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La Ola Surfside Restaurant

1035 Estero Blvd, Unit 3, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
+1 239-765-2222
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“burrito” (73 reviews)
“nachos” (30 reviews)
“buritto” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1035 Estero Blvd, Unit 3, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
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1 - 10 of 314 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your at La Ola for a night or two, you will surely be entertained by one their great musicians. Phil Oxford gets the crowd dancing to the hits of the 60's and 70's. Great fun to be had! They have award winning appetizers and...More

Thank Thomas H
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thomas, thanks so much for the kind words. We're really happy that you were able to come see us for a great meal and music! Best, Tom, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in a bit late for dinner and even though we were late the kitchen was happy to accommodate our family. Caitlyn was an awesome server with a great personality. She was great! Jim was at the bar and also great service! We had live...More

Thank Lisa G
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lisa, thank you for coming in and seeing us for a great dinner! It was our pleasure to accommodate you and your family. It'll be our pleasure to have you in again soon! Best, Tom, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It comes alive at night.Great place for people watching anytime. The meals are always wonderful, prices reasonable, and the staff are all attentive and courteous. you can't go wrong!More

Thank Keith N
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's so great to hear you've been this impressed with the atmosphere, Keith -- it's wonderful you felt right at home with us! I'm glad the food and service were just what you had in mind as well, and we'd love to welcome you back...More

Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

You have got to stop and see Skinny (Timmy) he is the best bartender in Fort Meyers Beach. He has a great personality and is so much fun to be around. The Ola is a hidden bar in Times Square. The singer needs a new...More

Thank Jim S
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

The best bartender in the city? What a compliment, Jim! I'll be sure to pass the kind words along, and I sure hope we'll see you again soon for another drink. Until then, Tom, Owner

Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

À VERY Nice place to eat, personal is so great and fast to serve and Food is awsome. Restaurant is very near the Beach So go and join

Thank peterolsson
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

peterolsson, thank you so much for showing your appreciation for our food, service, and more! We can't wait to see you again for another great meal near the beach. Best, Tom, Owner

Reviewed June 1, 2017

"World famous" nachos were excellent - half portion was more than enough for one. Beers were cold and service was very attentive.

Thank Don D
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Don, thanks for the visit! We're so glad you loved the nachos. Best, Tom, Owner

Reviewed May 17, 2017

They have live music every night and this helps to create an excellent atmosphere. The food is always good with plenty of it. It is situated on Times Square so is good for people watching . We like the nachos covered in cheese and order...More

Thank peterallen386
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

peterallen386, thanks so much for the kind words. We're really pleased to see that you enjoyed our food, atmosphere, and music! We can't wait to see you again for another fun time. Best, Tom, Owner

Reviewed April 13, 2017

We had a very Happening and Enjoyable Tuesday night at La Ola this week. It was our first visit and we will be back! The live music and location offered a great beachin’ atmosphere! Extensive selection of beer and cocktails. I recommend their Margarita! The...More

Thank Carol B
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Carol, thank you kindly for this wonderful review and for your visit! It's tough to beat fantastic music, great food, and a beach to look at -- we're glad you enjoyed. It'll be wonderful to serve you another margarita and Ahi Tuna Tower! Best, Tom,...More

Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

I Remember when Ola was a buritto stand. -----now, still the best tasty buritto , drinks too. Great quick stop while waiting for the trolley, at times sq. They now have tables and friendly staff that just knows how to make you feel welcome. Great...More

Thank 359danp
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Thank you so much for your continued support! It's fantastic to hear that you've always been pleased with our burritos and drinks. You're certainly welcome here anytime. All the best, Tom, Owner

Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

We are vacationing in Fort Myers for the week and stopped here for lunch. 5 stars hands down. We had Tom as a server and bartender and he was so personable. I work in the service industry and this place was beyond what i was...More

Thank Vanessa K
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2017

Thanks for hanging out with us, Vanessa -- it was great to have you! I'm thrilled that you loved everything from the service to your lunch. I hope you'll come by and see us again next time you're in town. All the best, Tom, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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
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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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