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Ola at the Sanctuary

1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #7 of 833 restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $65
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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88% Recommend
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I came back to Ola on my own after Ryne and I had been there a few months ago. The bar was quiet though the rest of the restaurant was busy. I usually don't drink a specialty cocktail but I do like cucumber martinis and their's was delicious. I'd enjoyed the ceviche very much my first time so wanted to... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We came here for our last dinner in Miami. Since we like starters we ordered 6 to share and that was plenty. The Fire and Ice, Lobster Cevice and the glazed shrimps were amazing. The staff was very friendly and gave good recommendations. It is on the pricier side but totally worth it if you want to eat really good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We dined at this restaurant in July. The servers were very knowledgeable and friendly. Though the kitchen was a bit slow on the weeknight that we went. The decor isn't very memorable but the dining room has a nice ambiance with Latin jazz playing in the background. The menu has nice variety but the clear winners are the ceviches. Get... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We are still dreaming of "Fire & Ice" which is a ceviche menu item. Cobia is marinated in blood red oranges, topped with a slices of fresh jalepeno, served on top of pear granita! The most amazing culinary experience ever!!! So glad our waitress who had worked at Ola for many years recommended it to us. Everything we ate was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Excellent meal made even better by our waiter. Jorge made the experience exceptional. Will definitely be back!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Terrible not open for business Recommended by concierge. Paid taxi. Not recommended. Couldn't believe nothing posted

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San Diego
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food here is amazing, it's small with a great staff, busy, but not too loud where you can not carry a conversation. We come here every time we visit Miami.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've been to the Ola at the Sanctuary based on the Tripadvisor reviews and we have not been disappointed. It is a bit away from the scene in Miami Beach on a side road and if you did not target it based on the address you would probably never pass by or see it. We booked a table and this... More

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Gandhidham, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Was passing by n saw this Latin American restaurant... D manager explained us what they make n wat d food type is all about... Then we ordered whatever he wanted us to try n trust me it was amazing... It was our first time trying the Peru food and it was hell amazing.... Won't even think twice before trying it... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was my second visit this year and I can say that I was not disappointed. The appetizers were excellent. The meatballs, the tuna & foi grass (although it was mostly tuna), and the lobster empanada were delicious. My wife's tuna and my duck were very good. Service is excellent and the ambiance is good. The place is not inexpensive,... More

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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your second visit to Ola Restaurant. We are pleased you still had a great dining experience and will refer our restaurant to others. Have a wonderful day. More

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