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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
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Price range: $25 - $65
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

OK have been here on 2 separate occasions, one for work and one on holiday. you could almost miss it from the street but once in side its beautifully decorated. Strangely the entrance is also the lobby for the hotel its in but you feel you are in the restaurant - just adds to the atmosphere. The food is a... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I think Ola at The Sanctuary was the best restaurant my wife and I ate at during our 7 day Miami Beach vacation. The food and the service were top-notch. My wife had the Filet Mignon Churrasco, which is topped with a crabmeat sauce; she said it was excellent. I'm a vegetarian, so I had their amazing Pionono and savored... More

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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing Spanish food. The service is excellent and is not too hard to get reservations. I would recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Overall had a great stay at the Sanctuary but it didn't get off to the best start - when checking in, we were told we had to pay a $400 holding fee for the room even though we had already paid for everything and there was no mention of a holding fee anywhere when we had booked - very presumptuous... More

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I ticked the "one of the best meals" box on this review - not because this is a gastronomical experience that one would traditionally associate with super-fine dining and tasting menus in 3* Michelin restaurants - rather, given the choice, I'd rather eat at Ola every day of the week. Every dish is superb and melts in your mouth -... More

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great restaurant, great food, great vibe, and nice location off of a side street that is not as busy as Collins. Try the lobster empanadas and tuna special if you have a chance although all the plates on the menu are tastefully done. I will be back and I highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After our horrible experience that the South Beach Ritz Carlton restaurant on the previous evening, this place was a very pleasant change. The service was exceptionally professional and the food was consistently outstanding. It was also unusually interesting. While we were there early, I would be concerned about eating there when the restaurant was full. The tables are closely spaced,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband picked this restaurant based on the raving tripadvisor reviews and I'm so glad he did. It has become our favourite restaurant in Miami beach. We went twice within a week and we chose it to be our last meal in Miami before we travel. Street parking is available and not too hard to find. The atmosphere of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located near South Beach in an Art Deco building. Serves awesome cerviche and Mojito, especially the coconut infused rum will make you want to dance rumba. The truffle meatballs, short rib puffs, and shrimp tacos a must try, creative flavors. I had the chicken which was a bit too dry, but the steaks and the deboned snapper were muy bien... More

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Brooklyn, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Let me start by saying we did not get a chance to eat the food. We had made a reservation for Ola and were excited by all the reviews. Every website had nothing but good things to say. However, we arrived for our reservation and walked inside to a musty smelling restaurant (maybe it was because it had rained that... More

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