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El Ultimo Refugio

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Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite on the island, very innovative and a palate pleaser...food snob approved. I just got back in town and can't wait to get here.

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Thank Jason S
Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended by both Tripadvisor and the place we stayed in Bocas and didn't disappoint. We sat table side on the water and started with the smoked octopus which was amazing... Then had the curry shrimp that lived up to its reputation. The lobster risotto was good but I preferred the shrimp. Great place to eat!

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Thank Parisleen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot on the water ..a lil more then I wanted to spend but worth it ..good chief.try the shot they have specially made

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Thank dgeno28
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and it lived up to our expectations. We ordered 4 appetizers because we wanted to try so many things on the menu and that ended up being enough for 2 people. Great drinks as well. Would definitely return

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nicknjh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great staff. Live music with sea views. The Pasta I had was amazing. You have to try out the snickers pie dessert it's amazing. My first choice for food in Bocas town. Don't miss it.

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Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every single person we spoke to told us we had to come and eat at this restaurant. It seems the menu is created with what they have every day. I had some shrimp with I think was rice in a sweet sauce and it was very good! We had all types of meat here (tuna, fish, meat and shrimp) and... More 

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Anaconda, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here twice. The food is amazing the owner and her staff are great .Do yourself a favor and have a nice dinner and stay for a cocktail afterwards .

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Thank Jeff C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great restaurant; excellent food. This is an american owned place with a European/american clientele, but the food was Caribbean fare made by a local chef. Drinks were NOT weak!

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Thank Dan H
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Two years ago we tried to go to this restaurant but it is closed at the weekends. That in itself tells a story. They are so good. This trip, being more organised, a group of 8 of us dined there. What can I say? It was amazing. From being greeted at the door, Table service, leaving very late as we... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was hands down the BEST restaurant in town! It's not on the main stage but just a few steps around the corner. Worth the walk and worth a second meal! We are here twice during our 4 day stay in Bocas. The lobster risotto was superb! The seared ahi amazing! Good wine by the glass. Excellent service! It doesn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?