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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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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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  • 575
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Sublime Ceviche!

No question this is my favorite restaurant in South Beach and given the excellent choices, that is no small compliment. Each ceviche is perfectly prepared, balanced with ingredients that make each one special and interesting. We usually have 4 or 5 different ceviches and no 2 are the same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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NYC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

No question this is my favorite restaurant in South Beach and given the excellent choices, that is no small compliment. Each ceviche is perfectly prepared, balanced with ingredients that make each one special and interesting. We usually have 4 or 5 different ceviches and no 2 are the same. The lobster empanada with squid ink dough is incredible and large... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a knockout restaurant -- best meal and service of all the places we tried in South Beach. It's a bit pricey, but that's the cost of perfection. It's listed at #14 on TripAdvisor for South Beach, but Ola was far better than the restaurants we tried with higher ratings. The service was simply impeccable. The entrees were scrumptious,... More 

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Pricey but worth it, if you are a foodie this will delight your senses, your taste buds will dance. I hade Kobe meatballs, salmon, others had pork, filet mignon and sea bass. The deserts where awesome. I left very pleased will be back.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We ate at Ola when visiting South Beach - We'd read many good reviews on several different travel sites. Ola lives up to the fabulous reviews, and is one of the most memorable meals we've had in recent years. Atmosphere: We sat on the patio which was very private with a good vibe. The tables are pretty close together as... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the meal here, it *is* expensive, and you do really need to make a reservation. I had the seabass; it came with a few other sea creatures on the plate <g>. Everything is a la cart so if you want a side you have to pay for it. The service was superb! Not kidding at all, our waitress... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent and portions are large but prices ($35-$50) per plate are very expensive. I enjoyed the Cuban pork and my wife had a nice fish meal.

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Houston, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Our 3d day in South Beach.The recommendation by the concierge of the W hotel was spot on.Authentic. expensive Very interesting Cuban/Latin-American fusion.Ambiance very nice.Quite location makes for a great atmosphere in a very otherwise noisy city.Had an authentic cuban mojito,Lobster ceviche,Kobe beef meatballs,and oysters for apperizers.Fish and pork for dinner.Kids had steak and lamb chops. Our experience was great.Although expensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We went on a Sunday night and arrived at 9pm. When we first arrived the restaurant was at full capacity so it was quite loud and diffiult to converse. By the middle of the meal most diners had left and the environment was much quieter. Our server was very attentive. I was expecting a 'snobby' attitude bc of the high... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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307 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ola was recommended to me by a foodie friend at home, so when I came to Miami I wanted to make sure I came here. That was a very good decision. The food here is very fresh and interesting. We started off with two different Ceviches, one salmon, another local red snapper. They were wonderful. For entrees, a friend and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the most expensive restaurants ever !! Nothing special at all, but so expensive and uncomfortable place. I've known better Cevicherias with good relation quality-price-service.

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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?