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All 49 Bocas Town Restaurants

El Ultimo Refugio (The Ultimate Refuge)

Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
6726.9851
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the outside it looks like a hole in the ground. We followed the trip advisor recommendation and we glad we came! The good: -friendly staff -great ambience -great gourmet food -great presentation -the hi grade margaritas were tasty and potent -quite environment, away from the middle town hustle and bustle -menu changes every few days The bad: - a... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were so impressed with the quality of food at El Ultimo Refugio that we had dinner there twice during our stay in Bocas. Service was great and the atmosphere was fun and relaxing. There was live entertainment (local singer/guitar player) on our first night, which definitely added to the experience (he was awesome). Awesome location overlooking and open to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The chef here makes incredible food. Probably one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The price is right and the atmosphere is awesome. The restaurant sits over the water.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We found out about this place by a lady stopping on a bike in the main street, and telling us about this restaurant, which was her own restaurant. As it was low season, she was out looking for business. We checked for reviews on trip advisor and it sounded promising so 13 of us went along. It was only a... More

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Boquete, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Espectacular food and the staff is great. Is over the water. it is very romantic. I loved it and I wil go there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went here for dinner with a group of friends as we saw on trip advisor it was #1 for food! The restaurant was beautiful inside and had a great atmosphere to it! The food menu had good choices and looked amazing! I had the steak, my partner had the tuna and others had lobster. The steak was cooked well and... More

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We order Lobster risotto, Tuna steak, and a grouper fish. Everything was delicious!!! The menu change daily and the option are very limited. But excellent!!!

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Huntington Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food was quite good, drinks great, prices reasonable and service terrific-a good place for dinner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

El ultimate Refugio was highly recommended by our room host, Jack. We arrived and the place was busy, a good sign for us. We had personalized service. The filet mignon was one of the best that I have had. It was served over a bed of delicious mashed potatoes and topped with onion straws aside grilled vegetables. The ambiance was... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Seeing the reviews for this place we were looking forward to our visit. Sadly we were massively disappointed. The place was packed, menu looked great although the food is expensive we don't mind paying if it's good. It was not good, it took ages to arrive, then had to be sent back because it was cold, when it returned it... More

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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: 6726.9851
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian

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