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La Ruina Restaurant & Bar

Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
+507 6527-8462
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (4 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“grilled fish” (2 reviews)
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Central American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here numerous times while in Nueva Gorgona. Tried something different each time, was all delicious. Atmosphere is like a sports lounge, very relaxed and comfortable. Owner is super friendly and the service was excellent on each visit as well.

Thank westcnd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kathy and I went with another couple, Jeff and iris. All 4 meals and the 2 shared appetizers were amazing. The room is about 100 years old. A lot of great history. Used by the army to help relocate the town of Gorgona, from what...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had spaghetti which was a child's portion (l left hungry) and my wife was served raw chicken wings. We will never go back. She showed the owner and was given 25% off...7 wings for $7.50, 3 were extremely small and 4 were medium. You...More

Thank stevemcbuck
laruinagorgona, Owner at La Ruina Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

La Ruina Restaurant is no franchise! You left no meat on the bones of your plate. You didn´t ask for them to be cooked more, checked, returned, or even thrown out. Yes, we cooked them too fast and the inside stayed rare, but not raw!...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

It took an hour for our dinner order to arrive. The food was average at best and just wasn’t worth the wait.More

1  Thank Ben L
laruinagorgona, Owner at La Ruina Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

That´s just not true! The waiting time in our restaurant is maximum 15-20 minutes. We do serve excellent food for higher prices, but the inexpensive "Meals of the Day" are supposed to be average. But it looks like when Ben L. visited, we thought he...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch and beers and had a great time . The building ‘the ruins’ is actually a former military outpost which has been beautifully restored by a us military vet and his Panamanian wife. Recently added a pool so you can swim while...More

Thank Chrishuber
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The best fish and chips in Panama! Here's a restaurant that is worth finding. The owners oversee everything and make sure you are happy . Very friendly atmosphere. Try the steamed clams (if they have it that day) cooked in a wine,butter,garlic liquid. OMG so...More

Thank LindaB1947
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Owners are very friendly, US army veteran and his lovely wife really know how to fuse the perfect combination of Panamanian style with just a subtle hint of US culture. Excellent food, cold drinks, and a pool. 5 minute walk to the beach.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was on vacation with my wife and relatives introduced us to this lovely spot. The lasagna, chicken soup, fish was delicious. I will definitely eat here again when I come back to Panama. Thanks to the staff and owners who were extremely friendly. Cheers

Thank jefferyturriff
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This little restaurant makes you feel like to you are eating at your best friend's place. While the menu is often limited, nothing is better than the grilled fish dinner. Ordering a salad here is like being served a very tasty piece of art..... The...More

Thank SjNM123
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went to a birthday party where they served a buffet and the food was not very good.My wife and I went another time for lunch where I had pasta and my wife had a burger. My pasta was dry and like rubber and my...More

1  Thank Bill M
laruinagorgona, Owner at La Ruina Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thanks Bill, The restaurant business in this area is very competive. Unknown to us at the time, our cook was being recruited by another establishment. He began under performing with us and since then let go. If you're ever not pleased in restaurants, let the...More

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Questions & Answers
16 December 2017|
Response from laruinagorgona | Property representative |
When you arrive, just ask for Dilcia or Frank. We have most of the food items that special diets need... and the cooks can always make adjustments to the normal menu suited to the customer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Central American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Nueva Gorgona
  • Phone Number: +507 6527-8462
  • E-mail
Pacific Coast Restaurant/Bar in an historical building serving fresh seafood and original homemade platters for fair prices.
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