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El Ultimo Refugio

Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“snickers pie” (11 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (28 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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1 - 10 of 745 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost everyone we talked to in Bocas Town said this was the best restaurant in town. We found it good but not exceptional, maybe because of its too-laid-back ambience. The food was passable and the service was good.

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food for a reasonable price. The chief is from Spain but the food in from around the world. Excellent choices. Serving staff and chief were very friendly. I want to return.

Thank Tcook8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

super fresh cooking, fantastic service and romantic setting.FFreat sunset view and often life music.

Thank amanap
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Exceptional food with lots of flavour. Carol was a great host and was more than happy to give us a few tips for our stay in Bocas del toro.

Thank RedWineSwirl
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A spot over the water with jazz that will knock your socks off. Freshest food and so delicious! A hidden gem. Its around the corner past the ferry, Don't miss it!

Thank vtacademymom
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Went here based solely off of other good reviews and ,as promised, was not disappointed! I had a beautifully tender Filet Mignon with bleu cheese sauce and a delicious drink followed by snickers peanut butter cheesecake. Friends had shrimp risotto that was to die for....More

Thank Kelsey T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were told El Ultimo Refugio was good and it did not disappoint. The food was fab and the staff were attentive. Give the cocktails a miss though - weak and watery. Live music was really cool as well.

Thank nessams
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great experience with a live reggae band playing. We enjoyed the ceviche and had to try their coco shots. The shots were sweet and smooth. Great to try, but be wary (or not) because they'll hit you hard before you know it.

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant, good vibe with live music and friendly staff. Slightly overpriced but tasty food. Snickers pie is their famous pudding, was ok but need change the base to topping ratio!

Thank AJS1991
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Recommended by Chris at Boteros de Bastimentos, it was the best dinner ever. We have fresh tuna & MahiMahi. Chef Ben came out to check on us and we had a nice chat, finding out he was from Seattle. Our dinner was absolutely fabulous and...More

1  Thank Tricia M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Geraldine N
Hello. Are you open for Christmas Day dinner? We are flying in Dec 23.
18 October 2016|
Response from meencantacomida | Property representative |
We are open on the 24th and 26th. Not on Christmas
We stopped for dinner this past week. Sign on he door said closed for two weeks. Which weeks??? Specifically when will it reopen? Thanks. I need a Refugio fix!
16 September 2016|
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Response from Dawgs73 | Reviewed this property |
Sept 26th to be exact!(Website)
Does anyone know if it closes now for the Rainey season? I tried to go last night and it was closed
29 May 2015|
Response from meencantacomida | Property representative |
hi there, I am the owner. We are remodeling the restaurant and it will be back open on monday. have been closed 2 weeks for construction. sorry for the inconvience
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 6726-9851
  • E-mail
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