The owner, from Washington DC has spent nearly 20 yrs in the restaurant industry and past experience coupled with a decade in Bocas have made El Ultimo Refugio one of the best restaurants on the island. The chef hails from Seattle and has been in Bocas for 8 years. His focus on fresh ingredients and local outsourcing lends to a creative and ever-changing menu. Refugio takes pride in swift and friendly service.
Seafood from both the Pacific and Caribbean side of Panama are the main focus of the menu, but there are also meat and vegetarian options. The menu is presented on a white board and changes frequently to utilize the freshest products that can be found. El Ultimo Refugio offers a fully stocked bar, including Panamanian beers and liquors as well as an extensive and creative cocktail menu.
Works of local artists adorn the walls and many nights clients can enjoy live music played by local or travelling musicians. It is a comfortable and unique atmosphere that has kept clients returning for almost a decade.
El Ultimo Refugio is featured in many premiere travel guides, including The Lonely Planet, readers choice in Fodors guide, Conde Nast, Frommers, and received a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor three years in a row.
A true tropical dining experience!