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El Ultimo Refugio

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Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
18:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dinners , the service, and the sax player/singer were exceptional. Beautiful waterside views. Make sure you get there during the week as they are closed Sat. and Sun.

Thank Sharon P
Catskill, NY
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place with good service and delicious food I had a delicious Stuffed Chicken and although my wife liked the shrimp dish it was a little salty for her taste. Overall a good restaurant and fun place, they had some live entertainment while we were there. Fun!

Thank rvrvwmike
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant! Delicious food! The jungle juice, lobster risotto and ceviche were amazing. The chef met us at the door to tell us they got a grouper that day! So we all got grouper and it was fabulous. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Jackie H
Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing, I highly recommend a reservation because the first night we went there was a hour and a half wait and on an island that's really saying something! The lobster risotto is devine and the Jungle Juice is amazing, I recommend you order a pitcher!

Thank Catherine H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner there last night. The lobster risotto was delicious as was the stuffed chicken. Service was good but we did feel rushed out once we had finished.

Thank Eric M
Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at that place and it was outstanding! The menu changes daily or weekly and everything in it seem just delicious. It is a bit pricey but totally worth it!

Thank colonia235
Bay Area, CA
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is soooo yummy, we loved it! The ambiance and service is also great - we had a table near the water and a very enthusiastic server. I would definitely visit again when next in Bocas.

Thank rachelmiura
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shared 2 appetizers & one entree. Gnocchi as well as coconut shrimp. Seared tuna was done just right. Live music on Friday night but duet never seemed to get it going at least for the our we were there, too bad nice voices .

Thank tonytD9568SZ
Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool vibe, live music, delicious food & drinks. We tried the lobster risotto, the ceviche, shrimps & grits. They all tasted great

Thank Ralucabrb
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food! Great drinks! Super friendly staff! Vacationing in Bocas Del Toro and went for dinner multiple times-well worth it. The food is fresh and delicious. Sangria and Jungle Juice are both a must try. The owner is very friendly and the local entertainment is fun.

Thank Lisa Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?