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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, 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
Excellence at this restaurant is an understatement!

My friend and I were both celebrating our birthdays, because my husband and I have dined at Ola previously we suggested that she and her husband join us. We made reservations way ahead and were seated promptly when we arrived. This restaurant is very Elegant and is a great place to "Dress up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My friend and I were both celebrating our birthdays, because my husband and I have dined at Ola previously we suggested that she and her husband join us. We made reservations way ahead and were seated promptly when we arrived. This restaurant is very Elegant and is a great place to "Dress up" should one desire. Which also makes this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Relaxed atmosphere and fantastic food. We were a group of friends who tried a variety of dishes which were all extremely delicious. The staff were also helpful and knowledgeable of the ingredients contained within the dishes. The stand out dish was the pescado a lo macho. Unfortunately we didn't get to try the ceviches or desserts, although next time I'll... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite restaurants in Miami Beach. The menu is replete with delicious, authentic, and interesting Latin American dishes. We had a delightful Lobster ceviche, tuna carpaccio with a bit of spice, and two fish entrees which were perfectly cooked, delicately seasoned, and light on sauces which we love. The atmosphere is almost club like, and buzzes without being... More 

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GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My girl friend and I are here while visiting south beach. It was an excellent meal! We had the tuna, lobster empanada, and meatball for appetizers. All were sizable portions and excellent. Our entrees (Tuna for her and pork for me) were also amazing. Flavorful and cooked to perfection. Definitely worth a visit if you are looking for some high... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I decided to check out Ola for our 6th-month anniversary... and we're not disappointed. This restaurant was great for a few pivotal reasons. Plus, lollipops. Confused? Check this out: We were looking for a place that met a few, strict criteria. First, we wanted something that was within walking distance to our hotel in South Beach. With... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This restaurant is so underrated and I'm saying that as it is currently the #7 restaurant in Miami. This restaurant by far deserves a spot in the top 3 at least. My friends and I came for my birthday last week and were unbelievably impressed. If you have a chance to go, definitely request to be seated wherever Jackson is... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I took a few colleagues to this restaurant based on the recommendation of a friend. In preparation for our visit I had the occasion to talk with I believe her name was Amanda several times. Each time she answered my questions with great patience! She was also delightful to meet in person. We had several appetizers (fried oysters, spare rib... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ola accommodated a group of 8 for a 8pm reservation. We were seated at a great table, and received superb service. The fire and ice ceviche appetizer was unique. Everyone at our table had something different, and there were no complaints from anyone. With all the choices in Miami, I am glad we selected Ola.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The service and food is top notch, which is surprising considering you are eating in basically the lobby of a rather marginal south beach hotel. I love when a restaurant makes a statement with their food. Ola is all about the ceviche, 12 different and unique ones to choose from. They have done a nice job of editing their menu... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The rudest and nastiest manager we have ever come across. The chicken was not properly cooked. Nobody came to check. We complained at the end and because we had eaten what we could he abused us. We are from Australia, we travel extensively and have never experienced such inappropriate behaviour.

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Additional Information about Ola at the Sanctuary

Address: 1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: 305 695 9125
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 65
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, South American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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