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Ola at the Sanctuary

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1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (17th)
305 695 9125
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Good for Romance, Special Occasions, Entertaining Clients, Large Groups...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 561
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    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 17
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful presentation and delicious food

We went there on a Saturday night and had a great time. We started with amazing cocktails and ceviche (they have many delicious varieties), and then had wonderful fish dishes. Nice Cuban- Asian fusion type of cuisine. There is an outdoor patio that was quite busy when we were there, plus there is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Vic128_12
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We went there on a Saturday night and had a great time. We started with amazing cocktails and ceviche (they have many delicious varieties), and then had wonderful fish dishes. Nice Cuban- Asian fusion type of cuisine. There is an outdoor patio that was quite busy when we were there, plus there is an indoor bar. White tablecloth service, and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Love this restaurant. My wife and I had an excellent dinner here. Great service as always. The ceviche was wonderful and the dinners were amazing.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great service, very attentive staff. Very very good food. A bit loud in the room as there is a lot of tables in a small space. But, a two course dinner in one hour? They could take down the tempo a few notches.

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Haydenville, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful restaurant off the main drags of Miami Beach. The food was truly exquisite. They are known for their cerviche, both in terms of quality and variety. We had red snapper cerviche and it wads elicits. We also had mini tacos and tuna lollipop and a wonderful deconstructed key lime pie. The service was lovely and we... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are amateur foodies. We love finding the locally owned restaurants, and sifting through reviews to find the really good places. 404 in Nashville, our home town, is one of those. There are many others too. We are in Miami on a three day couples vacation. We came down with reservations laid-out ahead of time. After talking... More 

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London, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a work colleague. We started with a drink in the bar which was fine but I was not overwhelmed - however, we then went to our table which was outside on a lovely Miami evening and the food and service was stunning. We ordered lobster cerviche to start - it was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This place has very good ratings hence we tried it ,the service was good,There is no atmosphere whatsoever.I ordered the meatballs i tasted them but could not eat any of them it was so so salty.The Fire and ice Ceviche was apparently ok I tried it indeed just ok.The mixto Ceviche also average apparently.Unfortunately I ordered the Roast Cuban Pork... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a fantastic evening at Ola!! The Limon Mojito's at the bar prior to dinner were excellent. Maybe the best I have ever had!! Bar was crowded and difficult to find a spot but I guess expected on Miami Beach on a Saturday night. Hostess was very nice...were seated promptly and in a great spot. The star of the evening... More 

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Raleigh
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I can't say enough good things about Ola. The setting is very pretty and hip. My mom and I shared the ceviche which was amazing. Then I had the lobster empanada and we shared a pork dish for dinner. The waiter recommended a delicious Malbec to accompany our meal. The device was also top notch. I would definitely go back.

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Everything was so incredible. The different mojitos were all incredible, even the virgin watermelon for my teenager. The ceviche and the corn empanada were all delicious. My husband and daughter had the duck which came with a side of a large bowl of rice flavored with edamame, pine nuts and other yummy things. I had a vegetarian dish of pionono... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
    (17th)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: 305 695 9125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 65
  • Cuisine: South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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