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El Ultimo Refugio (The Ultimate Refuge)

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Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Excellent Choice

There are lots of places to eat in Bocas. El Refugio was an excellent choice for my family and I. The service was friendly and attentive, the food was fresh and prepared very well. I would highly recommend this resturaunt.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Bob K
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Chandler, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There are lots of places to eat in Bocas. El Refugio was an excellent choice for my family and I. The service was friendly and attentive, the food was fresh and prepared very well. I would highly recommend this resturaunt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well cooked tuna, actually perfectly cooked served with vegetables that for once was not overcooked. Amazing flavour, great staff - much better than what you would expect when you walk into the quite simple building - avsolutely recommended!

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Brownsboro, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place to have dinner. Overlooking the water, you will enjoy the drinks and fresh food. The whiteboard menu provides the choices of the day.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a great little Restaurant, was very happy to have to close by to my Hotel! Was so hard to choose what to have an everything looked so delicious. The sangria not so much though

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The food is awesome, the drinks are strong, and the view is wonderful. What more could you ask for, Australia eat when visiting Bocas!

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We enjoyed everything about our dinner. Food was totally just good. Drinks were by the pitcher and refreshing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ideally located over the water. If you time it right, you can watch the sunset from your table. The whiteboard menu always has something interesting, and if it's on there, you can bet it will be amazing. Most recently I started with a gnocchi appetizer and then followed with a sesame-crusted seared tuna steak. One of the best meals I've... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

One of the pricier eats in bocas- but if you want a delicious dinner i'd say its worth it. Right on the water(then again, almost everywhere in bocas is) and food thats better then anything else youll eat in bocas town.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Lovely deco, came here for a dessert for our daughter. She wanted ice cream which they didn't have, so we got a snickers pie instead. Absolutely amazing and 100 times better thab ice cream! Had we known this we dedinitely would have had our full dinner here! Service was excellent too!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Atmosphere, service, and food here was amazing ! Loved it . I had the Curry and it was delicious, i will certainly come back ...

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Additional Information about El Ultimo Refugio (The Ultimate Refuge)

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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Restaurant Details

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: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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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