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Ola at the Sanctuary

1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #11 of 843 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $65
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 17th
Description: Good for Romance, Special Occasions, Entertaining Clients, Large Groups, Private DiningDinner Options: Reservations, Dessert, Late Night, Out door Dining, Private or Semi Private dining available for large groups
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The food was extremely flavourful and delicious. The lobster ceviche was incredible. The Churrasco is worth the visit alone! Very generous serving. Side dishes could use improvement, such as the Yuca. Bring your appetite! Service was simply ok. Could have displayed more enthusiasm.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We are foodies and find a reason to go to Miami just to have a meal here! The wait staff is knowledgeable and the food is immaculately prepared. The flavors are balanced and blended beautifully. If you really want a high quality dining experience whilst having Latin American cuisine, visit OLA! Make sure to have the columbian cheese bread! We... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant. Wonderful service. All of the food was excellent. The only reason I gave 4 stars is that they added 18% gratuity and didn't tell me. I almost missed it and significantly overpaid by adding our 20% gratuity on top of that.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Faultless service great menu, classic south american cuisine this is a place not to be missed. Unassuming entrance, but from there fantastic. Not the cheapest place, but comparative to any upscale Miami beach eatery.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

From the moment we arrived the service was amazing. Great food great ambiance and my favourite was the chocolate cigar for dessert... if you like quircky interesting flavours here is the place....Thank you for making our first night in Miami beautiful

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This restaraunt personifies what one would expect to eat in Miami when looking for a spanish / latin fusion with a terrific scene. Being a local www still frequent the restaurant !!!!

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Harpswell, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Although I wasn't sure what to expect, and thus I can't tell you if this is what it should have been like, I thought that this was quite good. A number of species and seasonings were unfamiliar. The staff was good at explaining the dishes and were very accommodating. The portions were larger than I expected for a trendy place.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Visited Ole on Saturday 4th October with 8 friends to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. Staying in South Beach for 4 nights I did. Lot of research on Trip Advisor to select restaurants and without doubt our group rated Ole the best by far of the 4 restaurants we visited. The food was simply sensational - we didn't have starters... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ola at one time must have been the place to be seen! Ordered "Lechon Asado" and it was tasteless. Chef must not be Latin. Two other guests left most of their meal, Staff was very nice so it's a shame!

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We loved the food at Ola so much that we came here twice during our 7 night stay. Mojitos were excellent and the lobster ceviche and chiccharon (posh popcorn shrimp) were so delicious we didn't want them to end. Difficult to choose on the main courses but the fillet mignon with chimichurri (and crab - genius!) was a narrow winner... More

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