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Ola at the Sanctuary

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1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508 (17th)
+1 305-695-9125
18:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the best food I have ever eaten. Order the lobster empanada for maximum visual appeal and amazing flavour.

Thank Hannah K
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible service and a bad experience from beginning to end. Our waiter was simply in a bad mood. I guess they try to sell you the Pre-fix menu and if you don't get it they treat you poorly. They made a mistake with our check and when we notified they still made another mistake. The service was so bad we... More 

Thank 15cubby
Miramar, Florida
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a place to celebrate our anniversary. Exactly what we were looking for. Romantic, cozy, great service, and amazing gourmet food! Our server Jorge was top notch. It was our first time in this place and we went with his recommendations. We had: Hamachi Nikkei, Chicharron, Lobster Empanada, Octopus Salad, and Filet Mignon Churrasco. Every single one... More 

Thank vcroy165
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say about Ola other then hands down the best resturant in Miami Beach. I visited this quaint resturant ( off the beat and path) two weeks ago. It was one of the best dinning experiences I have had in Miami in a long time. Yes it was busy but the owner was mind enough to buy our... More 

Thank David S
Cleveland, Ohio
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ran away for the weekend and a friend insisted we check out ola. At first it doesn't look like anything special... but let me tell you it is! Every piece of food was amazing! Met the sommelier and talked wine, they have an amazing white tempernillo! The Kobe beef meatballs and lobster ceviche were remarkable! We... More 

Thank mlefkowitz1018
Wellford, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started with the fire and ice ceviche and the the filet mignon churrasco. I would almost come to MB just for this good!! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. A truly wonderful foodie experience.

Thank Neil W
Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yeah. It was THAT good. Everything we had was delicious with flavors that were interesting and complex. The service was attentive yet unpretentious. We had mixto ceviche (which was chunkier than I'm accustomed to, but very tasty), the Kobe meatballs (excellent texture and sauce) Brussels sprouts (who knew they could be this good), the Cuban pork (just plain dynamite) and... More 

Thank Heather M
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined alfresco at this delightful restaurant . Wait staff very helpful and professional . Food very different lovely menu to choose from . We shared an emplanada starter I had the chicken with sweet potato gnocchi which was delicious and my husband had the roast pork which was equally tasty. This was a lovely meal to end our last... More 

Thank sue j
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The server was top notch, the ceviche the best ever, excellent cocktails, and the main courses delightful. I wish there was a bit more character in the decor and ambience, but the food, drinks and service made up for it.

Thank Nancy M
Tampa, United States
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While a meal for two at Ola can be very expensive, I highly recommend especially for a special occasion. Food was superb, tasty, well presented and wait staff very professional.

Thank Steve H

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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
USD 25 - USD 65
Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 305-695-9125
Good for Romance, Special Occasions, Entertaining Clients, Large Groups, Private Dining Dinner Options: Reservations, Dessert, Late Night, Out door Dining, Private or Semi Private dining available for large groups

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