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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%
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“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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11 - 20 of 745 reviews

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had a good meal here. Only had to wait about an hour for the food, which is faster then most places in town. Dessert was a passion fruit pie, that was very good.

Thank Quilibet43210
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Chef knows some stuff. Done with intention. Accessible and delicious. Nicely plated. Passion fruit pie was amazing!!!

Thank jbschneider75
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Food was absolutely amazing. The filet mignon and blue cheese sauce is the best filet I ever had. The ceviche is a must as well. Vegetarian food was also very good.

Thank breakingsociety
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We chose El Ultimo Refugio based on Tripadvisor ratings and the meal was really wonderful. My son had chicken on a bed of mashed potatoes and I had the lobster over rice. Both were magnificent in every way. The fish ceviche was excellent as well....More

Thank Myroonster
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great food, great staff and without a doubt the most enjoyable atmosphere to dine in Bocas del Toro, located over the water with a view of Bocas marina, the live music was perfect to accompany great food...This is a very popular restaurant, let them know...More

Thank luc p
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We ate at this restaurant twice during our three night stay in Bocas Town. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely recommend this restaurant from one foodie to another!

Thank tdbodin
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I always expect bad service when traveling in Central America so this place was a nice surprise. The waiters were on it! The food was really great - we went back twice and ordered the same thing - the steak. It's great!

Thank KelseaMike
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Honestly the best food I've ever had! Great service and amazing food. I had the pumpkin gnocci as an ap, chicken for my main, and the snickers cheesecake for dessert. I haven't stopped thinking about it since!

Thank J-canada2
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a great meal, you'll not be disappointed. Try the frozen snickers pie, magnificent ending to a fun experience

1  Thank ktglaguna
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a great meal here. My husband had the sesame crusted tuna which he really enjoyed. I had the snapper and it was also very good. The jungle Juice drnk was too sweet for me but others that like sweet drinks would probably enjoy...More

Thank Blaxton
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
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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