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Ola at the Sanctuary

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Latin, Central American, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, South American
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • 746
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  • 206
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
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
Awesome food!!

Loved this restaurant, staff was very attentive, our server Hector was super friendly, knowledgeable, funny and suggested us items from the menu.. Loved the gluten free Colombian bread, the short rib empanadas and the ice and fire ceviche were delicious and our mains were to die for lots of flavor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Malka G
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant, staff was very attentive, our server Hector was super friendly, knowledgeable, funny and suggested us items from the menu.. Loved the gluten free Colombian bread, the short rib empanadas and the ice and fire ceviche were delicious and our mains were to die for lots of flavor in every bite, I highly recommend the churrasco filet mignon..... More 

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Thank Malka G
Ulm
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169 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, I would say Latin restaurant with great food and cocktails. The ceviche is a must. Also the signature meat balls are fantastic. Nice cocktails, good service, rather a little loud inside, so outside preferred and the wine list is ok, but not great.

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Thank howo72
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel which was nearby... we went originally for the ceviche but instead ended up ordering two pork dishes. Both were done incredibly well, and very different from each other. We didn't have a reservation, but we grabbed a table outside and it was perfect. Try the pear caipiroska!

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Thank Amy N
Revere, Massachusetts
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always search for good restaurants to try when visiting Miami, and Ola was one we decided to try, and am I glad we did!!! We were seated in a cozy corner. Our waiter immediately came to the table to be of assistance. The ceviche here is the best I have ever had. I ordered the salmon ceviche, which was... More 

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Thank annmarie02151
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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently good food. The service is excellentt and I love sitting outside. Not in the hip area but on a side street which makes for better conversation around the table as not so busy and noisy. The food is excellent: go for the fish, cooked to perfection or the porc: out of this world. All the ceviche appetizers are excellent... More 

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Thank ChristineBindert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we tried - one of the best in Miami Beach, normal (not large) portions, realy tastefull meniu, with good selection of international dishes. Worth to try!

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Thank Kestutis S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, a lot of restaurants has ceviche lately. But this one was particularly good. If you are close to the Lincoln Road, but dont want to get trapped in a noisy and turisty packed restaurant, this is a quite good high end restaurant. Very pleasant!

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Thank Akio A
Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two years later, another visit, still a wonderful dining experience. Jackson, our favorite waiter, is still around and recognized us from two years ago!, warm, friendly, and happy as always. Speaks well of a restaurant if the waiters stick around because they like their place of work. $200 for two people including tip: two ceviches for appetizers - always excellent,... More 

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Thank Anna M
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the place was packed and yes it was loud, but the food and ceviche were awesome. I would return to give it another try. The only quirky part of our dining experience was that our table while it was in the main dining room, it was literally was on the threshold of the foyer. The service was great and... More 

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Thank goonthefly
Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the great fortune to eat at Ola. The food and service were among the best I've had in Miami Beach. A quick glance around the restaurant revealed nothing but happy faces. Highly recommend.

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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: Latin, Central American, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?