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El Ultimo Refugio

Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster risotto” (45 reviews)
“snickers pie” (12 reviews)
“fresh tuna” (9 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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had an incredible dinner here. The owner and staff were wonderful and the food delicious. Recommend this to all!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a nice local Restaurant and where absolutely satisfied. We had ceviche and Tuna tartar for starters which were served with crispy tortillas. The main courses were absolutely delicious - shrimp curry with a glance of coconut and banana and plenty veggies...More

Thank Marie-Luise S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice water front restaurant. Friendly service. The menu changes daily and there is always delicious options on the menu. I particularly enjoyed the tuna cakes I had last time I went. The desserts are generous. They also have a good drinks menu and make a...More

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Thank Christine F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum and I visited this restaurant as we were looking for somewhere in Bocas that catered for vegetarians. We were not disappointed! The food was superb, incredibly flavoursome and good portion sizes. The desserts were amazing! Be warned you will have to eat the...More

Thank Autumn_white
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and the ambiance are the main highlights here. While a little pricier than other restaurants in town, its hard to imagine being disappointed by a meal here. Make sure to take a peak at the dessert menu too - the passionfruit pie was...More

Thank Matt F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here a few times and loved the food, cocktails and the ambiance. They also offer live entertainment. Definitely a must if you visit Boca.

Thank Keckie62
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We met the owner at the airport on arrival (we were a large group) and she introduced herself and told us about her restaurant. When we said where we were staying she had lots of other recommendations for us as well. We made it to...More

Thank kylapdavies
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Started off with the tasty coconut shrimp appetizer. My wife had the shrimp curry, I had lobster risotto and we split a slice of passion fruit meringue pie. Our best dinner experience in Bocas! Thanks Chef Ben!

Thank DJLee2014
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We came to this restaurant on recommendation but when we arrived did not find food on the menu suitable for the 2 vegans in the family. The chef came out of the kitchen and told us he would prepare vegan food especially. After a few...More

Thank Razia M
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We had one of the best meals of our whole holiday in Panama in this restaurant. It is a bit more expensive than some of the other restaurants in the area but it is well worth it. The decor is also really nice and it...More

Thank emalice9
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Questions & Answers
Geraldine N
18 October 2016|
Response from meencantacomida | Property representative |
We are open on the 24th and 26th. Not on Christmas
16 September 2016|
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Response from Dawgs73 | Reviewed this property |
Sept 26th to be exact!(Website)
28 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
US$15 - US$25
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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Rustic and quaint, over the water, Caribbean-American fusion, focus on fresh seafood. Meat and vegetarian options always avaible
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