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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
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Sun - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here after reading the reviews. And we weren't disappointed at all! Had mixto ceviche and octopus salad to share between the two of us. Portions for perfect for us (for a light fare dinner that we were looking for). Service was perfect, and so was the ambiance. We highly recommend, and thanks for the TripAdvisor community for letting us... More 

Thank nijjuy
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Miami last year and the Betsy Hotel (Paul) recommended Ola and it was outstanding then and remains so. We went again this year and took another couple who loved it. Lamb was incredible as was fish. Service is impeccable. You cannot go wrong here.

Thank Steve B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here to have a quiet Latin inspired quality meal, and this place did not disappoint!! The wine list was delicious, the meat was second to none, the flavors are just out of this world, and the service was great. Even the quiet spot in where the restaurant is gives it a different feeling to the rest of Miami Beach... More 

Thank Khalid A
Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know how this restaurant is not rated #1 in south beach. Amazing amazing service and the food is so delicious. Best ceviche around ! Every meal is awesome.

Thank Heather558
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great authentic and low key spot for a bite. Attentive service. Off the beaten path! The bill seemed a bit high for a 3 person dinner, but for good, authentic food in south beach, you have to pay...

Thank gypsypjprincess
Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice ambience. Sat at the bar, service was quick, server was Friendly food was excellent. A bit pricey but nice location.

Thank essjay2017
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been to Ola at least a half dozen times in the last year. The seafood ceviche is super fresh tasting , each offering is a different taste sensation. Can make a meal with all the selections. Pork is tender and very tasty, mojitos outstanding !! I agree that the restrooms need some attention, but we put up with... More 

Thank cocogal
Dover, Ohio
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mixto Ceviche was the best we've ever had. The filet was cut Argentinian style, like skirt steak. It was a generous portion and accompanied with Chimichurri sauce and crab salad. The side of Brussels with cashews was fabulous.

Thank carolc80
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small yet inviting The cuisine tops and service too. go try enjoy its a favorite for years The menu is easy to navigate and there is something for all

Thank Benny B
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 restrooms for a 70+ seating restaurant? Horrible result after half hour operation. Imagine by the end of the evening. Maybe if you arrive in a rolls, they will offer you the pleasure of being polite. Never seemed to have had customers from out of the US, 5 times trying for a credit transaction, because the machines asks for a... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?