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Ola at the Sanctuary

1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #11 of 843 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $65
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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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

The food is just amazing! We were seated outside on the terrass which was really great. The menu is fascinating, and you feel like trying one of each. We had some ceviche first, they're fantastic. Do try them! Some of us had meat, some fish and everybpdy was very happy with their food. Nice and friendly staff. Going back for... More

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Excellent food, impeccable service and great wines. What more can you want? The diningroom is very elegant and smart. Our waiter was very sweet and the sommelier full of knowledge with what to eat with the spicy food. We had a great evening and can warmly recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

The atmosphere, the service and the food were all stellar. The foie gras empanadas alone are worth the trip - amazing. A wonderful evening!

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Ashford, Kent
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

I am so glad I stumbled upon OLA during my recent trip to Miami! My wife and I were in Miami for a week and naturally checked out all the online reviews of all the top restaurants. We didn't however come across OLA in all the main websites until I saw it on the Zagats (I think) website. On whatever... More

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

OLA was recommended by our hotel concierge at the Shore Club on our last stay in Miami—and I find myself going back for the spectacular food. It is pricey but fantastic. The appetizers are all great (better than the mains which are also very good) My recommendations include the ceviches’ (the rainbow and mixto ), marlin fish tacos and oysters... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Excellent restaurant, yes a tad on the expensive side but you get what you pay for on South Beach Excellent cerviches and two main courses rocked. We will be back when next in Miami Thank you

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Irvine, CA
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195 reviews 195 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and was attracted by the uniformly great reviews. On a Friday night, we were able to get a table at 9:30 with only 1 hour notice. We arrived early and were seated immediately. The service was outstanding - knowledgable and friendly. Had the mixto and wahoo ceviches which were lovely. The short rib empanada and... More

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Long Island, NY
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011 via mobile

The fire and ice ceviche is not to be missed. Complimentary yucca cheese biscuits arrive to the table warm, sweet and gooey. Lobster empanadas seal the deal. Friendly service.

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Worth it? Debatable, but the food was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious - shared a ceviche appetizer with a friend and then had the duck entree for myself with one glass of wine. My portion of the bill, including tax and tip was around $70. So $70 gets you half an appetizer, one entree and glass of wine. No dessert.... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Ola stands for "Of Latin America". Food and service was fantastic. Everything about our meal was excellent. No question that we will eat there again next time we visit Miami.

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