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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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 Cuban food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Jim M
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Fort Worth
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Fort Worth
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183 reviews 183 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This restaurant was one of the ttop rated at Yelp so we decided to try it! The service was great, and our dishes just wonderful. They have a selection of drinks as well I had a non-alccoholic Mojito tthat was fantastic! They also erve bread with your appetizers and meal and this bread is a Must try! I just wish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had researched several hotels prior to my arrival in S.Beach and Ola had received consistent high marks. Needless to say the bar was set high - and quite honestly the exceeded EVERY expectation. Set just one block off of Collins Ave amid the top luxury hotels, Ola is located in what appears like a residential neighborhood. Our server was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Service in miami is not always great- despite very hefty prices for meals. Here we had a great server who was patient with my friend who can be... indecisive about wine- she let her try a number of them with patience and grace. We had a really good dinner- probably the best of our trip. Do I think it elsewhere... More 

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Old Bethpage, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I are here on Easter Sunday. The meal and service we excellent. The flavors exploded with every bite. From the Kobe meatballs to the Marlin tacos and Cuban pork. It's not on Ocean or A1A, 1 block in - perfect location. Sat outside, great atmosphere and staff could not do enough for us. If you want food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were recommended to visit this restaurant and the location slightly off the main beat was slightly offputting and the rest of the hotel looked a bit odd. However the restaurant, food and service was outstanding. My Bloody Mary was excellent and the wine list was impressive from which we ordered a Napa Chardonnay that was good value ie not... 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: Romance, 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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