La Ruina

International in Nueva Gorgona

For a leisurely bite, La Ruina serves stem glasses of ceviche (citrus-cured seafood) and authentic chicken curried with coconut rice bocatoreño-style. Sit outside at the leatherette booths and pass the time by chatting with the owner or tapping along to the country tunes. There's a pool (US$5) should you feel the need to cool off.

La Ruina is run by a friendly US Army retiree and his Panamanian wife.