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Ola at the Sanctuary

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1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508 (17th)
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service was excellent, the food was exquisite. I would definitely go back again, and recommend the meatball appetizer.

Thank Samantha L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was over the top from all perspectives, taste, presentation and quality. I highly recommend this restaurant! One of the best restaurants I have been to in Miami....

Thank KG279
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a foodie, think you might be a foodie, or one day hope to become one, eat at Ola. It is hands down one of the best meals you'll ever eat in the U.S. I eat at Ola every single time I'm anywhere near Miami. The ceviches reinvent the word and if you like ceviche before you go... More 

Thank mdiddy041
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting, always make a point to come to here. Start with a Watermelon Mohito and then order the ceviche. It's complexity and fusion is unique and well executed. The service is great, they intelligently explain the menu and what you are eating. Location is one block off Lincoln which makes it walkable when in South Beach.

Thank cskr1
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for latin food restaurant and the hotel recommended. At first the restaurant didnt look special to me. Is inside a small hotel and deco is quite basic but food and service are outstanding!!! Food was delicious, desert was amazing and fun. We order the chocolate cigars. The waiter that took care of us was so good, she... More 

Thank Mariettata
New York City, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time at the restaurant. I'm not sure if we would ever find this place on our own, not much happening on the outside. Not the most inviting entrance but maybe that's part of the charm? Service was stellar. Our server was very knowledgable and such a pleasure, bravo! Food was delicious! Corn and lobster empanadas, yoummy!! My fish... More 

Thank Christian C
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend when I had to entertain some high end guests from out of town. What a terrific recommendation and if you like fish, I think this is one of the best places to eat in Miami. There were a number of choices that ran the gamut from light, white flakey to the more solid,... More 

Thank John K
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I am very critical in my reviews, but if you love good food, then book now a table at Ola. The food is amazing and the service is excellent. One more reason: the bread. It is the best and most delicioiz bread i habe ever tried in my life. It is addictived. It is made with some vegetable root flavor.... More 

Thank lanzara86
OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. The bread is Pan de Bono it is also gluten free it is with arena de yuca More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

A very beautiful restaurant with an awesome service the menu and the wine list was very delicious and well prepared for all occasions.

Thank pnasser2112
OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. What did you like best of the menu and wine list? More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable ceviche!! Go With Julian's recommendations for the food and the drinks! YOU WILL NOT GO WRONG and food is something for to die for

1 Thank Omar K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $65
Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Spanish, Cuban, South American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: 13056959125
Good for Romance, Special Occasions, Entertaining Clients, Large Groups, Private Dining Dinner Options: Reservations, Dessert, Late Night, Out door Dining, Private or Semi Private dining available for large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?