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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: Dessert, 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
Best restaurant in Miami!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
MichaelaKate
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

While in Miami, I had the most pleasant experience at Ola! The first time I went--the food was so amazing, I returned for seconds on the last night I was on town, Jose was my server and I was permanently impressed he was able to answer all of my questions about different dishes on the menu. After careful consideration, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Seven of us for a business dinner so we had several of the starters (empanadas, ceviche, short rib, spicy shrimp) and then a variety of entrees. All were excellent. The rolls were the best I've ever had! One of the other reviewers described them perfectly and they alone are enough to visit Ola every time in Miami. The desserts looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Absolute four star experience. From the moment you arrive, you know you're in for a treat. The updated Art Deco hotel is gorgeous. The staff is welcoming and the service was attentive and perfect throughout the meal. And then the food, OMG. The Fire and Ice ceviche was the best ever. My pork dinner and my partners filet mignon churrasco... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I eat at Ola every time I come to Miami. It's consistently amazing. The ceviches are great. They serve you these rolls (as many as you want). And, they aren't just rolls, they are the most delicious ones you've ever had -- crispy on the outside, doughy inside, with a hint of sweetness. To die for. The service is excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went as part of a big group which is not normally my preferred way to enjoy a dinner but the food, cocktails, and service made it truly enjoyable. I went Cuban with empenadas as an appetizer and then Cuban roast pork as an entree. Both were spectacular. I also stole one of my wife's fish taco appetizer and it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Guests are welcomed to the restaurant and are directed to a table. The waiter service is efficient and multilingual as we overheard conversations with other diners. The quality of the food is good, certainly when you compare it to the rest of what is available in south beach. The portion sizes are relatively generous, some plates get more, others less.... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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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