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Ola at the Sanctuary

1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #5 of 810 restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $65
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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Westchester County, NY
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Loved the empanadas and marlin tacos. We had a great server. I was expecting Sobe attitude, and it was thankfully absent.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great flavor, excellent service, nice atmosphere and overall wonderful experience. We got empanadas appetizer, Cuban pork roast (omg amazing), sugar Cane tuna (husband loves it) and da bomb dessert which I loved and I'm not much of a dessert person. Highly recommend

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boston, MA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A bit pricey yet wonderful combination of flavors and excellent sauces. Try sharing plates to keep costs down. Do go here! An easy walk from the Ritz Carlton and nice to be off Lincoln Ave.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Everything about Ola was excellent- the food, the service, the vibe. Highly recommended for a nice evening out alone or with friends. And leave room for desert, which was fantastic as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I hesitate to write this review because I'd kind of like to keep this restaurant a secret. But, I'm not the only person who knows about it . . . as it was packed every night. We stayed at The Sanctuary so I saw the masses. The cocktails are unique and refreshing. The ceviches are beyond delicious. Every dish is... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a corporate event on the rooftop, and it was just fabulous. They were very flexible with us when our number suddenly decreased- and the food was just to die for. Make sure to try the lobster empanadas and kobe beef meatballs!

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Alamo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Marlin tacos, corn empanadas, and puerco asada were all fresh and perfectly prepared. Our server was attentive and friendly. Oh, and the caipirinha was as good as ones I've had in Rio De Janiero.

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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Wonderful service, amazing seviche menu. probably the best steak we have ever had! Cannot wait to go back and indulge again. Thank you, Ola!

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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you loved our menu and enjoyed the steak. Which one did you have? We are happy to hear you will return to Ola. More

Inverness, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This Latin American restaurant was worth two cab rides to get there located in the Sanctuary. The first cab driver dropped us off at the wrong location. The fresh herbs and lime juice made the Lobster Ceviche so delicious it could have been enough for a main meal for one. Smoked Marlin tacos and Chicharron (crispy rock shrimp) made up... More

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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you had to take 2 different cabs. However we are pleased you enjoyed the lobster ceviche , chicharron (shrimp) and marlin tacos.. We hope you do get to return before you leave Miami More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It's not a huge restaurant but we were able to get reservations. We arrived early and had a bottle at the bar. Staff at the bar were very nice and attentive. They seated us pretty much on time. We started off with the meatballs - they were simply amazing!! I had the filet - probably one of the best I... More

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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are loved reading that you were able to experience our bar and dinner as well as sitting on time. We are pleased to read you loved the filet and hope you will return again and try our other great items More

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