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“One of the best restaurant experiences in South Beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ola at the Sanctuary

Ola at the Sanctuary
1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #11 of 835 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $25 - $65
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
Naples, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurant experiences in South Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Ola is a real gem. A mid sized restaurant that is very inviting, bustling with activity but is easy to have a conversation in. Very deep menu, great wine list with expert service.

I've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. You can make a meal out of several of the small plates or feast your way through the courses of the menu.

Each and every dish is superbly prepared and served in perfect portions. The presentations are well done.

If you go see if you can request a table in Alejandro's section. His service is spot on!

Try this place once and you will return again each time you visit SOBE...

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
We are very pleased to hear you had a great dining experience at Ola Restaurant Thank you for your review and for being a returning guest and we hope you will visit again.
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“Hood”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

It was good food really enjoyed the trip there and valet was sooooo packed. They lost my keys in the drain but I would come back

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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
We are sorry to hear that Valet lost your keys while you were dining at Ola. We are not affiliated with the Valet/Parking services. However we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Ola Restaurant. Thank you for your review and we hope you will visit again.
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Oslo, Norway
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236 reviews 236 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Best ceviches ever (and much more)!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The ceviches are out of this world. We tried the Hamachi and the Corvina ceviches and they were indescribably seasoned and soooo tasty. Next were the meatballs: delicious. Last was the churrasco a lamb filet that I still feel in my mouth. I wished this meal never ends!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Ola Restaurant. We read you enjoyed the different ceviches we have available and we have a lot more on our menu list for your next visit :). Thank you for your review and we hope you will visit again.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Latin Eats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We found the food to be innovative and well prepared -- our server told us the Chicharron ("Crispy rock shrimp coated with rice and corn flour with a sweet and spicy panka sauce with micro cilantro") would melt in our mouths and it did! Very delicious. The staff are passionate and knowledgeable about the menu, the prices are what you would expect and the location is only a block from the Delano. Overall, we had a very good night and would come back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Ola Restaurant. Thank you for your review and great compliments towards the staff. We hope you will visit again.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

An intimate restaurant close to the main shopping district in South Beach, this gem offers food of superb quality and unparalleled service from a knowledgeable staff.
I really cannot rate the dining experience here highly enough and I have been to some of the finest establishments in the world. The smoked marlin tacos and the short rib empanada were out of this world.

A relaxed atmosphere, informed recommendations, and the quality to back it all up.

If you're in Miami Beach, you have to go here!

Visited November 2013
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We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Ola Restaurant. Thank you for your review and compliments towards our staff. We hope you will visit again.
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