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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, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Great food!

My wife and I went here while we were on vacation. We had a fantastic meal of different ceviches and empanadas. The cocktails we had were creative and delicious. When we went to leave SOBE was having one of its typical late evening Summer down pours. The hostess could tell that we were hesitant to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Kevin W
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here while we were on vacation. We had a fantastic meal of different ceviches and empanadas. The cocktails we had were creative and delicious. When we went to leave SOBE was having one of its typical late evening Summer down pours. The hostess could tell that we were hesitant to make a run for it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A very elegant restaurant located a very short walk from the best-known hotels in Miami Beach. Relaxed atmosphere but best to dress up a bit. Judging by how busy it was on the night - full, in fact - I got the impression that booking in advance had been a very good idea. The staff were very welcoming and made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We found this restaurant on our second to last evening and loved it that much we went back the next night and the food was even better. Staff were very attentive and the restaurant had a lovely setting. Defiantly worth a visit.

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Scarsdale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My friend and I visited OLA this past Friday while staying on SoBe. We were shown to the bar while a table was being prepared for us. As soon as we received our drinks, we were shown to our seats. Our server, I want to say her name was Stephanie, was friendly and helpful. She described the specials so well,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wonderful range of Cuban food. Each dish was delicious and well presented. Friendly staff and good wines. Definitely worth a trip

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent meal. This is our second time there and we really enjoyed it. The service is good and the food is unbelievable. Latino with a truly creative twist. We had a great time with our large party.

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Atlanta, GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a terrible experience with the food. My husband and I went to this restaurant on Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. We read so many reviews about the great food, that I was excited about our meal. We were about ten minutes early for our reservation, so we waited at the bar. At the bar, it was dark and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have been to many different Miami restaurants, and most are over priced for the quality and service they provide. Ola was a nice surprise! The meatballs were outstanding , the crevice was delicious and the fillet was perfectly cooked and was accompanied by a very tasty sauce. My son had the pork and that was delicious also. Great desserts

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to Ola's for our anniversary and the food was awesome and great service definitely going back next time we are in Miami Beach...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Even though I had included this restaurant in my to-do list, I was initially deterred from visiting it by a (in retrospect) ignorant concierge but eventually decided to trust my instincts. The ambience is nice but then I couldn't care less even if it was a dump, as long as the food is great . Well, my instincts were having... 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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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