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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, Dessert, 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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  • 19
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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, Lively Atmosphere

I had the opportunity to dine at OLA during a recent business trip in Miami. Our group of 10 was easily accommodated, and while the "merriment" in the restaurant made serious [business] conversation difficult, the food and drinks were great and the wait staff were very attentive to our party. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I had the opportunity to dine at OLA during a recent business trip in Miami. Our group of 10 was easily accommodated, and while the "merriment" in the restaurant made serious [business] conversation difficult, the food and drinks were great and the wait staff were very attentive to our party. The ceviches are incredible, and the meatballs and mini tacos... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I chose this spot based on Trop Advisor comments and was very happy. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was great. I had the snapper ceviche and roast Cuban pork. Both were excellent.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Ola was recommended by our hotel as a great Cuban restaurant. A two minute drive from the Betsey just north of Ocean Ave. 9:00 PM reservation to celebrate our anniversary. Sat at a table overlooking the street, in a full and busy dinning room. Menu seemed to be more Argentine than Cuban. Ordered the Lobster empanada which was very good.... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Was invited to dinner with about 10 people at Ola. Fantastic food, great and attentive staff and wonderful drinks. We were the last table in the restaurant on a Tuesday night and we were not rushed at all to finish our networking. We ordered multiple entrees and shared family style and it was all perfect!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. Food is delicious and creative. I had the ceviche which was delicious. The seafood was also very good. The niece is nice. You can see people enjoying the meal. Interesting location in lobby of Sanctairy hotel. But makes it an excellent conversation starter. Worth checking out.

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

That good we visited twice during our 5 nights in Miami Expensive but then again what isnt in the South Beach district, but at least here you leave feeling that you have had value for money rather than most of the other tourist traps, particularly those on Ocean Drive On our 2nd visit we were lucky to have Hector the... More 

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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Have been almost 10 times in the past 7 years to what i considered one of the best latino restaurants. Returned after a long time and was slightly disappointed for the first time. First, the menu is still the same after so many years, there is should be some creativity, new dishes, given also the new restaurants in the neighborhood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Had a gorgeous meal here with family, the food was superb. All the flavours were spot on. The waiters and waitresses deserve a mention also as they were so attentive it enhanced the whole experience.

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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A great restaurant in an unlikely location. The ceviches were as good as any I've had anywhere,the rest of the food was great and the service was charming. What's not to like!! Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a lovely, serene spot with terrific food. You could forget you are near the bustle of SoBe. Outside is nicer than inside.

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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: Cuban, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, 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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