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Ola at the Sanctuary

1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #12 of 846 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $65
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Had a very nice banquet here. Excellent service and food. Our group raved about the snapper and Cuban pork.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The food was pretty good, but, not as good as I anticipated. The wahoo ceviche was delicious, as was the lobster empanada. The empanada was quite doughy, but, still good. I was anticipating a pricey meal, but, did not expect to pay $52 for a snapper special. This is a local fish that can be easily found in the area.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have to share how good this place was. The Ceviche was amazing, especially the Hamachi! The pisco sour was perfect, and the service attentive/helpful without coming by too often. The Sugar Cane Tuna, the fufu, the empenadas, the filet mignon, were all fantastic--if that seems like a lot of food to have tried, well I WENT 3 TIMES IN... More

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amherst, ny
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had a nice outdoor patio table to enjoy a nice sauvignon blanc and great fresh ceviche and seafood dishes. I loved my tuna tacos. My wife thought her grilled snapper was unique and well prepared. Service was spot on, and the outdoor table very pleasant.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great location, great atmosphere, and wonderful food. The waiter was extremely friendly and patient. He gave us some great recommendations.The fresh made-Guten free bread (free) had us begging for more. The empanadas and ceviche are da bomb!! Everything on the menu here is delicious. And dont forget to end your meal with some super delicious deconstructed key lime dessert. Yum... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The food was extremely flavourful and delicious. The lobster ceviche was incredible. The Churrasco is worth the visit alone! Very generous serving. Side dishes could use improvement, such as the Yuca. Bring your appetite! Service was simply ok. Could have displayed more enthusiasm.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We are foodies and find a reason to go to Miami just to have a meal here! The wait staff is knowledgeable and the food is immaculately prepared. The flavors are balanced and blended beautifully. If you really want a high quality dining experience whilst having Latin American cuisine, visit OLA! Make sure to have the columbian cheese bread! We... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great restaurant. Wonderful service. All of the food was excellent. The only reason I gave 4 stars is that they added 18% gratuity and didn't tell me. I almost missed it and significantly overpaid by adding our 20% gratuity on top of that.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Faultless service great menu, classic south american cuisine this is a place not to be missed. Unassuming entrance, but from there fantastic. Not the cheapest place, but comparative to any upscale Miami beach eatery.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

From the moment we arrived the service was amazing. Great food great ambiance and my favourite was the chocolate cigar for dessert... if you like quircky interesting flavours here is the place....Thank you for making our first night in Miami beautiful

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