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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, 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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  • 560
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    Very good
  • 58
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  • 17
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  • 15
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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
Most recent review
Fun night, terrific food!

Friends and I were staying in Miami Beach for a girl's weekend. We chose Ola based on other reviews and were not disappointed. It has a great vibe and atmosphere. Service was top notch and food was just amazing. We had a few of the different ceviches and the corn empanadas for appetizers which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2012
SKBRIGGS1
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South Orange, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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South Orange, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Friends and I were staying in Miami Beach for a girl's weekend. We chose Ola based on other reviews and were not disappointed. It has a great vibe and atmosphere. Service was top notch and food was just amazing. We had a few of the different ceviches and the corn empanadas for appetizers which were delicious. A couple of us... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The food was great!!! The service was wonderful. The bathroom needed some attention. That was the only thing I could say bad about this place. It is a must!!!

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

My husband and I went to Ola for our honeymoon and stayed at Sanctuary. We were absolutely blown away by the high standards all around, excellent food quality and phenomenal service. In fact, we were here almost a year ago in August! We will be coming back soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We went with a friend family and chose this place based on this site. We had an excellent experience in every way, service was a nice blend of American and Latin, atmosphere was ver Miami Beach (noisy, lots of laugh ... Vacation mood). When they say that food is Latin American is so true...dishes are a mixture on spices and... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

It was recommended by the hotel, who wasn't 100% clear on the price range. It was a little pricey - average $50 per peron - we all drank water. The wine was pricey as well. But the food was amazing. I had the Chicarrones (sp?) as an appetizer, and the salmon - loved every bite! The waitress was rude -... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Everytime I get a taste for cerviche I visit Ola's. The just got the best due to the unusual flavors. I prefer to sit outside since the restaurant inside feels very noisy when packed. Service is very attentive, friendly and helpful. I can recommend the place.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I love this place. It's small and tucked away on a residential street far away from all the South Beach action. The dining room is lovely with a very attentive staff and the food is amazing. I like to call it Latin fusion cuisine. The dishes are so original and delicious. It's a great place to share a lot of... More 

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Winterville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This small restaurant is just off of Collins avenue. It has a great environment, friendly staff, and excellent food!

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

You must try this place ASAP! Amazing selection of ceviches. We tried the fire and ice and it was the ceviche we've ever had. The crispy pork (recommended), sugar cane tuna and filet were big hits at our table. Great food, great dining experience. A MUST try. Can't wait to get back to this place during my next Miami visit.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

There is too much to say--all excellent. You can't get to this restaurant fast enough. The cocktails were excellent and the food is creative and exceptional. The rock shrimp chicharrons were fun and flavorful. The mixo ceviche was the best I've ever tasted. Go there--now!

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?