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El Ultimo Refugio (The Ultimate Refuge)

Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
6726.9851
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great spot for dining - even made sure we had some gluten Free options for one member of our group. This is difficult in Panama as many of the chefs are not aware of gluten allergies. We ate here a couple of evenings and the food was great both times. Staff was very helpful.

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Playa Coronado, Panama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our first dinner in Bocas was great. My sister had tuna, husband had shrimp risotto, and I had mahi mahi. All three were delicious and well prepared. We ended with Snickers pie and crime brûlée which were also crave worthy! Service was good, atmosphere pleasant at waterfront table. We tried to return the next night but they were closed! Prices... More

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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There's not a great choice, but the few courses they offer are really good (especially filet mignon). I really suggest you a visit there.

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Bocas Town, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hands down Ultimo has one of the best dining experiences you will find in Bocas. Directly over the sea, watch the sunset as the boats cruise by. I recommend the mahi mahi and the steak.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

El refugio has been a consistently excellent dinning Experience since the first time i entered it, with great food, caring servers, and a tranquil atmospher that you dont want to leave!

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Grand Cayman
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The menu is well thought out, the food is both unique and local. It was full every night which speaks for itself.

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food is excellent and very reasonable - $15 for the best Filet Mignon with blue cheese sauce I have ever tasted. The atmosphere is friendly and the service is good. make a point of eating here - you'll be happy you did.

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Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Small menu of the day with good choice of entrees. Good food & service. Nice view, right on the water, had nice live music. Wish they had a better dock to come by boat.

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Pavones, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The food was delish. The waterfront location was perfect for our first dinner in Bocas. They have a nice bar. We enjoyed the live music and a cozy table right on the water.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were very lucky that El Ultimo Refugio was near our hotel. The service here was excellent as was the view out over the water. The food was also very good. We had the ceviche and red snapper. The red snapper had a pesto sauce on it that was very tasty. The portions did not appear large but once we... More

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