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El Ultimo Refugio

Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster risotto” (47 reviews)
“snickers pie” (13 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (12 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this is hands down one of the best places to have dinner in bocas! the atmosphere over the water and all the love they put into their decoration makes you feel like home! the service is amazing and the food is just incredible!

Thank 312jeaninneb
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to get ourselves to El Ultimo Refugio after 2 or 3 locals told us to get over there during our visit to Bocas. We like good food and this place did not disappoint. Service was fantastic. The salad we had was huge, delicious...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We always have good food when in Bocas, but this is the best meal in town! We brought the whole family last trip and made this a planned destination. The staff is always friendly and attentive. Our meal has to start with the gnocchi...it is...More

Thank eadams2017
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent menu with a variety and quality you don’t find often in Bocas. The prices reflect that, but great atmosphere and cozy place to bring a date or invite friends. Itsnright on the water and the staff and owner are extremely attentive and friendly.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great food - casual atmosphere on the water. Have been traveling to Bocas for years - Refugio is consistently the best meal on the island. Had a great pitcher of Tinto Sangria on my last visit and the Lobster Risotto ... mmmm

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It was a great experience to have dinner at El Ultimo Refugio. Even with the low season, the restaurant was quite busy. The food was delicious, staff very friendly and excellent live music. I recommend to have diner here if you stay in Bocas del...More

Thank Arthur861
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Great service, food, (live) music and ambiance!! We shared the snapper Ceviche (local dish) as a starter which was delicious. After we had the tuna steak and the Merlin. Also happy hour from 17.00 till 18.30.

Thank 美 丽
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My friends kept raving about this restaurant and when I came I was not disappointed at all, absolutely love it, so delicious, flavorful, happy atmosphere

Thank Aymeev
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This was by far the best restaurant we ate at while in Bocas del Toro! Great food and strong drinks! Who could ask for more on vacation???

Thank ChristySS76
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic Caribbean cuisine Top five restaurant with tourists and locals alike. No One Believes disappointed.

Thank ewjm56
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Questions & Answers
Geraldine N
18 October 2016|
Response from meencantacomida | Property representative |
We are open on the 24th and 26th. Not on Christmas
16 September 2016|
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Response from Dawgs73 | Reviewed this property |
Sept 26th to be exact!(Website)
28 May 2015|
Response from meencantacomida | Property representative |
hi there, I am the owner. We are remodeling the restaurant and it will be back open on monday. have been closed 2 weeks for construction. sorry for the inconvience
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 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
  • E-mail
Rustic and quaint, over the water, Caribbean-American fusion, focus on fresh seafood. Meat and vegetarian options always avaible
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