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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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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best meal in Bocas!

The best meal I had all week in Bocas! A must visit while in town. A wonderful rotating menu of fish dishes (as well as meat and poultry). I couldn't resist over-ordering as I wanted everything on the menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Candice M
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The best meal I had all week in Bocas! A must visit while in town. A wonderful rotating menu of fish dishes (as well as meat and poultry). I couldn't resist over-ordering as I wanted everything on the menu.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here with my daughters. Shared 3 different seafood entres and all were excellent. Topped it off with Snickers pie. I would go back to this place.

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Bayside, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food is pretty good and probably towards the high end that you'll get in Bocas Town... We ordered the ceviche to share ($8.50)and each had the seared sesame crusted tuna ($16 pp) as well as two beers each($2 ea). With tax and tip it cost about $57, and while it wasn't outrageously expensive, I thought the portions were small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The vibe, food, and experience make this the must-go place in Bocas Town. Katherine - hardly a Panama native - has created a unique experience in the heart of the Bocas Archipelago. She brings fusion cuisine, a laid back vibe, and loving attitude to the experience at an incredibly reasonable price. If you visit Bocas town, don't miss Refugio!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Mmm Mmm Good! We ate here two times and it probably would have been more if we had more time. Wait staff was great and food was delicious - the menu changes daily... what a delight sitting right there looking out at the water.

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Invermere, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Met friends for dinner here after receiving recommendation by B&B owners and others. Seared crusted tuna melted in my mouth, snapper was delicious also. Staff over the top excellent, just the right amount of friendly and attentive. I would love to go back this trio but feel like I should try other places since restaurants are in such abundance here.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went with friends and had delicious drinks. We ordered tuna tartare and ceviche for appetizers. I had the seared tuna, wish the fish would've been more fresh.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We heard about this restaurant through friends who had recently visited and it came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. The staff was attentive and friendly. Food was fresh and everything we all had was delicious. I only wish we had one more night to watch the sunset which we heard was a prime spot.

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San Anselmo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is great. We had chicken satay, sear tuna, and mahi mahi ceviche. All excellent quality and flavors. There was a reggae band playing there that night so the atmosphere was great. Service was really good. Bring cash, they take credit cards but the machine has been mysteriously broken for quite some time. Read some of the other reviews.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The staff are friendly. The sesame seared tuna is amazing. The tuna duo appetizer was good as well. Restaurant is located on the water on the south side of town, just past the large diving center.

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Additional Information about El Ultimo Refugio

Address: Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6726-9851
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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