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La Ola Surfside Restaurant

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1035 Estero Blvd, Unit 3, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
+1 239-765-2222
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10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Iowa City, Iowa
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super place to stop for a late night drink or appetizer! The entertainment and wait staff were both fantastic!

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Thank darlinH
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! I'm happy you love our great food and entertainment. Can't wait to see you again someday! Until then, Tom, Owner More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only was the staff incredibly kind, the atmosphere was fun, and most importantly, the nachos were the most amazing nachos I've ever eaten. Supposedly, they're famous for the nachos - and now I know why. They're baked. Maybe this isn't a new way of preparing nachos, but, whatever they're doing to them, it's working! I ordered the half order... More 

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Thank Matthew S
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

This is a great review, Matthew! I'm happy you had a pleasant afternoon with us. You're right -- those nachos are something else. You'll have to come by some evening for the entertainment! Until next time, Tom, Owner More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is on the beach in downtown Ft Myers Beach. The food was actually very good and reasonable in price. The service and the attitude of the staff was not great. The Bubba Gump Burrito was outstanding!

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Thank lukehL204HX
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you love our food, Luke! Sorry that you didn't have a great experience with our staff. Please feel free to reach out if there's anything else you'd like to let us know about your experience -- we're all ears. In the meantime, I hope you'll visit us again someday so we can show you we can do better. Regards,... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with their calamari quality and presentation. I thought that it will be fresh and better than the ones I can get in Texas but I was wrong. Looks likes frozen calamari from the store with some brown lettuce and old piece of lime that looks they pick up from the trash can. I was going to order dinner... More 

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Thank Francisco M
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't have a good experience here, Francisco. All of our food is made fresh, and I apologize if it didn't taste like it. I hope you'll consider visiting us again so we can show you that we can do better. Regards, Tom, Owner More 

Gulf Breeze, Florida
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314 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stop here every time we are at the beach. Once again the half order of nachos and flatbread were the choice for us. The half order of nachos is plenty! Taste is consistently good and so is the service. Great seating outside!

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Thank PensacolaBeach
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm happy we're a beach favorite for you! It means a lot to me that you mention our service as well as our tasty nachos. Can't wait to see you the next time you're beaching it! Until then, Tom, Owner More 

Zanesville, Ohio
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

La Ola is quite the Mexican atmosphere. They always have good entertainment. I love the little bar area that is off the main part of time square. The bar tenders and servers are always friendly and prompt with service. Their drink selection is amazing, but be careful if you are not wanting a "stiff" drink. Let them know to take... More 

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Thank Valerie A
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you love our entertainment, Valerie! Thanks for appreciating our servers and bartenders as well -- I'll be sure to let them know they're doing a great job. Can't wait to see you back again someday soon! Until then, Tom, Owner More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Food was disgusting, very bland and sauces looked like they had been sitting there forever. Entertainment was amazing though, the live music is awesome. Would recommend for drinks only

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Thank Cristina Q
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't like our food, Cristina. That's really disappointing to hear. We definitely make everything fresh, so it shouldn't have seemed like your food had been sitting out longer than necessary. Regardless, I apologize that you didn't enjoy it. Glad you liked the music, though! Hope to see you again sometime for drinks. Regards, Tom, Owner More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I love La Ola's Mudslides! We shared nachos and steak tacos. They both were the best Ive ever had. Very fun place with Live Music every night.

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Thank Thomas H
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Happy you love us, Thomas! It means a lot to me that your nachos and tacos were the best you've ever had -- thanks! Hope to see you again sometime soon. Until then, Tom, Owner More 

Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Had great fish tacos and hubby had a cheeseburger. With the outdoor seating and live music it was truly a cheeseburger in paradise.

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Thank Compsncakes
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Sounds delicious! I'm happy you had a wonderful time here. Hope to see you back again someday soon. Until then, Tom, Owner More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a really entertaining bar. Caught the singer Phil Oxford a couple of times a good laugh and good music was enjoyed by all. The one thing of special note is how the bar staff noticed you were ready for another drink and remembered the order - great service!

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Thank Lola186525
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Lola, I'm so glad you have fun at our bar! Phil is incredibly talented, and we love having him here to entertain the masses. We wouldn't want you to have to take time to track down a server when you're jammin' to Phil's music, and that's why my staff is trained to always be on the lookout for guests that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1035 Estero Blvd, Unit 3, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-2222
Description
Located in historic downtown Fort Myers Beach at Times Square, La Ola Surfside Restaurant is the perfect location to enjoy live music, people watching, great food and overall fun. Our Mexican inspired menu offers something for everyone. Our burritos, tacos, and world famous nachos are popular amongst our guests, we also have some amazing seafood and steaks. Everything from tacos to filet mignon, you can find it here. We cater to gluten free and other food allergies too! Our full bar serves the best cocktails, sangria, and coldest beer in the area. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-5pm daily. Our pet friendly patio welcomes your furry friend so make sure to bring them by, we're sure they would love the live music. If you are looking to throw back a cold one in a fun and energetic atmosphere, look no further than La Ola Surfside Restaurant. We're one of the best restaurants on Fort Myers Beach!

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