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“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Ultimo Refugio

El Ultimo Refugio
Ranked #3 of 71 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Vancouver, Canada
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256 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

The menu changes daily and they run out of things so you know it's fresh. Filet mignon was cooked perfectly.

Visited April 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Wife and I were staying in Bocas and had read about this restaurant. Very simple like everything else in town but food good and value for money. Word to the wise as the evening progressed dishes get taken off the chalk menu board. Definitely one of the best in Bocas.

  • Visited April 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best meal we had in Panama”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We tried this restaurant because of it's reviews. It's a little off the beaten track and not that easy to find, but well worth the hunt. The best meal we had in the entire country. Try it!

  • Visited April 2013
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Panama City, Panama
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“True Island Cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

The food was excellent. Not what you'd expect from a small island town. Highly recommended.

The appetizer we had, shitake and serrano au gratin, was AMAZING.

Downside was the 1 of the 2 servers. Frankly speaking, one of the servers was a dirty hippy. Live life how you want...and if being a smelly hippy is your thing, Bocas is a great place to be with your kind. However, serving tables is probably not a good choice. To top it off, the guy was very arrogant and not all courteous. Of course the other server was wonderful, and, I should note, was not a dirty hippy.

Visited April 2013
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London
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Food Great Cocktails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

I ate here last month...very atmospheric, live music and a great view. Food changes daily, we had quesadillas and ceviche to start Thai red curry and steak for mains...food was tasty and very filling! Cocktails are strong and staff were great. Definitely recommend if you go to bocas to drop in for dinner.

  • Visited March 2013
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