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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
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dont leave without trying the Kobe Meatballs

They had two long tables for about 45 of us. They served the appetizers family style so I got to try everything. The ceviche was ok, but the kobe meat balls along with the short rib empanadas were amazing. For the entree I had the churasco steak and it was in the top 2 or 3 meals I have ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
AGolden161
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Fort Myers, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

They had two long tables for about 45 of us. They served the appetizers family style so I got to try everything. The ceviche was ok, but the kobe meat balls along with the short rib empanadas were amazing. For the entree I had the churasco steak and it was in the top 2 or 3 meals I have ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

First time here and It won't be the last. Alejandro was the best server we could ever ask for. Service was flawless all around. The staff seemed to be in sync. Our dishes were amazing (marlin tacos, lobster ceviche, braised rib empanadas) and the columbian bread- I wanted to several mouthfuls of it. The tres leche cake was to die... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Expencive place but still ok, service was very good but the food did not meet up to the price, lobster ceviche was the only dish that we enjoyed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Amazing date night! Romantic atmosphere, extensive wine list, phenomenal service, delicious food. The restaurant is small and quaint. Candle lit and low music. We enjoyed a bottle of wine that the sommelier suggested. The wahoo civiche was an exotic and delicious combination. Our server suggested the short rib empanadas that were fantastic. Finished with duck and fish special of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Food rating: 1-10 Red snapper ceviche- 7 Lobster empanada- 8 Pescado a la Mocha- 7.5 Roast Cuban Pork-6.5 Bread-9 OLA... Olé! Very busy, lively, fun. Red snapper ceviche and Lobster empanada-very good. First try at squid ink, will do again. Pescado a la Mocha and Roast Cuban Pork for entrées- Pescado a definite winner, though Pork was tasty. Ate at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I visited Ola with my mom and sister and was very impressed. We ordered the shrimp for a table appetizer- amazing! I had the lobster empanada which was also great, my mom and sister had the wahoo ceviche- delicious! For an entree I ordered the filet with the crabmeat dressing & chimichurri on the side. I was glad I got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I'm not sure what experience others had at this restaurant, but ours was amazing. My husband and I travel and eat out, a LOT, at high end restaurants....but this service we have never experienced before. There must have been 6 different people at our table at various times to serve water, bread, deliver drinks, clear plates...just amazing. And not over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Ate here with family for my wife's birthday celebration. The food and service were spot on. Our waitress provided perfect suggestions for our teenagers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My adult son and I were in Miami for one night and this restaurant was recommended to us. Moreover, as we are from the west coast of Canada, we were eager to experience the "Pan Latin" cuisine. Everything about our evening there worked so well. The atmosphere when you walk in is sophisticated and sublime. Our waiter was excellent; with... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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