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La Ruina Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
+507 6527-8462
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (5 reviews)
“grilled fish” (2 reviews)
“lasagna” (2 reviews)
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Central American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 25 May 2017

The best fish and chips in Panama! Here's a restaurant that is worth finding. The owners oversee everything and make sure you are happy . Very friendly atmosphere. Try the steamed clams (if they have it that day) cooked in a wine,butter,garlic liquid. OMG so...More

Thank LindaB1947
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Owners are very friendly, US army veteran and his lovely wife really know how to fuse the perfect combination of Panamanian style with just a subtle hint of US culture. Excellent food, cold drinks, and a pool. 5 minute walk to the beach.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was on vacation with my wife and relatives introduced us to this lovely spot. The lasagna, chicken soup, fish was delicious. I will definitely eat here again when I come back to Panama. Thanks to the staff and owners who were extremely friendly. Cheers

Thank jefferyturriff
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This little restaurant makes you feel like to you are eating at your best friend's place. While the menu is often limited, nothing is better than the grilled fish dinner. Ordering a salad here is like being served a very tasty piece of art..... The...More

Thank SjNM123
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went to a birthday party where they served a buffet and the food was not very good.My wife and I went another time for lunch where I had pasta and my wife had a burger. My pasta was dry and like rubber and my...More

Thank Bill M
laruinagorgona, Owner at La Ruina Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thanks Bill, The restaurant business in this area is very competive. Unknown to us at the time, our cook was being recruited by another establishment. He began under performing with us and since then let go. If you're ever not pleased in restaurants, let the...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This place keeps its quality all the time and its a place where you can always go. Once you are in, its like you are forever friends! Best spot in Gorgona

Thank Fofiex
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Frank and his wife will make you anything you want to eat American or dish just some fun and loving people

Thank Andres357
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Always have enjoyed our meal and time at La Ruina. The menu is limited, but varied enough for anyone's taste. Fresh seafood, good burgers. Chicken dishes are delish, too. A unique building with lots of history - going back to World War 2 - and...More

1  Thank DamaniWVK
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Just to say we were very disappointed they were closed for July/August while we were there. We had heard and read so much good reviews on their hospitality and food we were looking forward to visiting the restaurant which was close to our condo we...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 18 June 2016

A friendly place, well decorated and quick service. Open area to get a cool breeze during our meal. Has a full bar to quench your thirst.

Thank IBPacman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Central American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Nueva Gorgona
  • Phone Number: +507 6527-8462
  • E-mail
Pacific Coast Restaurant/Bar in an historical building serving fresh seafood and original homemade platters for fair prices.
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