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All 51 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 #2 of 51 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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Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place, tucked away at the end of the island. Easy to miss but worth seeking out. Prices are higher than most in Bocas but you'll soon learn why. Food is great, portions are big. Staff is fun. We had desert first cause it looked so good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you come to this place you will be obligated to eat as much as you possibly can because your tastebuds don't get this very often. We ate here twice and left super happy both times. We tried every appetizer, they were all amazing. All their seafood entrees, amazing. I'm from New Orleans and now live in Alaska. I know... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I ate here on Christmas Eve. It was a fixed price three course meal, and a two man band playing Christmas music. The place was run by two young (American?) women who were friendly and accommodating. The pumpkin soup was outstanding, as were the chicken and fish main courses. Without this was the best place we ate... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

So we were 4 people, looking for dinner & drinks. This place has happy hour & we got local mixed drinks for $2, which was a great start. We ordered 2 appetizers, both of which were great tasting - the only problem was the size. The tuna was a good size. The grilled calamari also had a great flavour, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I had dinner at the bar one night when there was live music. Servers were very friendly & attentive, food was great, would go back!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My expectations were too high after reading all reviews here, so I felt I would be disappointed, or at least leaving with a «it was not that special» feeling. Mistake. We ordered tuna and mahi-mahi, and the ceviche as appetizer. It was simply excellent, cooked to perfection. We haven't been to other restaurants in Bocas, probably they are good too,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If we ever make it back to Bocas, we're definitely going to revisit El Ultimo Refugio. Quick and friendly service, excellent well-priced seafood dishes, beautiful waterfront view with an open area in the back so you can enjoy the breeze Watch out for the jungle juice! It's delicious but potent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great food and a great vibe. There was a guitarist playing a great mix of songs, the food was delicious and came in and out fast. We wanted some water to bring with us and the waitress emptied and washed out a wine bottle and filled it up wit drinking water for us! Such a great hostess who went out... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food and the location was wonderful. I had the pasta dish and the others in our party had seafood. The wait staff were very courteous and our meals were served within 15 minutes cooked to order. Will definitely go back next time we are in Bocas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was the "nice" dinner we had while visiting. The food was really great. And the service was the fastest in Panama. Great drinks and fun. We had the Panama Concierge book is up with things to do and this was one of them. It was packed in there. The bathroom was a bit gross but other than that 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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