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Ola at the Sanctuary

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$$$$
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean
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1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508 (17th)
13056959125
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18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had one night to stay in Miami Beach and we ate at Ola. The food was superb: the salmon was the best salmon I've ever had (really!) and my husband loved the Cuban pork. The snapper ceviche and lobster empanada were very tasty. The wine we chose was just ok (but this was more our fault as we... More 

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Thank leahjc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From service to quality of the meals, it's excellent. Obviously a little on the pricey side but what a dining experience : amazing combinations (raw tuna + foie gras with jalapeño), perfect seasoning, balanced dishes. Very fine cuisine in South beach

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Thank Fred G
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We just had an outstanding dinner on Friday night The menu items are creative and delicious. The service was impeccable The service personnel anticipated every need. The atmosphere had a great buzz but you could still talk ! Highly recommended Michael Blank

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good, and the wait staff very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is how it should be. Lovely cocktails, great food, nice wines, great service. Not cheap, but you'll get your money worth. Very creative, yet not over the top crazy. All combinations, even the unusual ones, are very tasty. Ceviches were excellent. The next time we might just make a dinner of those. However, we also ordered the fish of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now this is how service should be done and the food was amazing. Everything about this restaurant was super efficient yet relaxed and friendly. Their bread are these delicious little fluffy pillows and the food is cooked to perfection - the short rib empanadas and chicharron are a must as is their signature dish the Cuban pork. If you only... More 

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Boston
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The New Year's Eve prix fixe was generally bland and dry. Just another excuse to gouge tourists during a special occasion. Similar to the dried out continental breakfast. Perhaps they recycle their food from day to night.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every now and then you find a great restaurant, but forget the name and location. Ola has eluded me for nine years. My wife and I came across Ola many years ago on a recommendation of a colleague of hers for Miami Beach. I remember it was off the beaten path, but worth the hunt. We are in South Florida... More 

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not cheap but not too expensive either, of course depending on your budget. Definitely recommend. The people were very welcoming and service minded, and the food was elegantly presented. And the bread is gluten free. They had a full understanding of gluten intolerance. Went there twice during our three nights in Miami Beach.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the presentation at Ola were just outstanding - one of the best meals that we have ever had the privilege to order out. It was a very memorable evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 65
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508
    (17th)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: 13056959125
Description
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?