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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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Zanesville, Ohio
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 56 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 

PA
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Had 2 different flat breads that were really yummy, as was the pineapple mango salsa. Servers were very friendly, and gave us free Jell-O shots after our meal.

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Thank ChrisPA70
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so happy to read that your party loved the flatbreads you ordered! Our Pineapple Mango Salsa is a crowd favorite -- you've got great taste. We do the best we can to make sure every guest has the best time possible when they visit us, so I'm glad your servers helped make that happen for you. Hope you're already... More 

Fort Myers
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79 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Margherita flatbread pizza was excellent!! as was the service and live entertainment. Not overpriced either.

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

Dave, I'm very happy to read that you loved your flatbread pizza, and I'm glad our music kept you groovin'. Hope you'll come back soon! Sincerely, Tom, Owner More 

Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Not much good to say about this place. Typical medicore food, Worst waitstaff anywhere. To the waiter on 05/24 at 9:pm...You got a $3.00 tip on a $30.00 check because you never came back to check on the table or refill the drinks...I usually tip at least 20% but you were horrible. We will never be back. Glad there are... More 

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

I truly apologize for how your dining experience went the other night. It sounds like we may have been pretty busy when you visited us as my staff is trained to check on our guests throughout their meal. Know that I'll be meeting with my servers from that night so that we can make sure this does not happen again.... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Stopped by twice on recent trip to Fort Myers Beach. One time was for lunch. In evening stopped by where a local band was playing. Excellent inexpensive food and drinks. Good wait service. Flatbread especially good.

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

Frank, thanks for hangin' out with us while you were on your trip. As happy as I am that you came by for lunch, I'm ecstatic that you got the chance to come back for dinner. You can't fully immerse yourself in the experience of our restaurant without stopping by when one of our jammin' live bands is playing. I'm... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a light dinner on our first night in Ft. Myers Beach. The food was edible but nothing special. The beer was cold and cocktails tasted great but light on the booze. Our server was very busy but friendly and served us in a timely manner. The live music performer was very good and played a wide... More 

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

Although we couldn't be prouder of our drinks, appetizers, and live music, it's concerning to read that you didn't find the entrée to be up to par. My staff puts just as much care into our food as we do into everything else, and that's usually obvious in the taste. Since we use only the freshest ingredients possible here, your... 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, Takeout, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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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