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Ola at the Sanctuary

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1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (17th)
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Upstate NY
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though we made a reservation, was a bit disappointed that we were seated almost directly by the kitchen entrance. This was a detraction from the great food an presentation of our meal. Next time will request the dining room opposite the bar for a more peaceful dining experience.

Thank oceans3
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I go to Ola every time we visit Miami Beach. The food and service are always excellent.. Alejandro was wonderful and charming as always. We look forward to going back to Ola on our next trip to Miami. (The corn empanadas and piononna are out of this world!)

Thank Judith P
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. We had no idea what to expect other than requesting a seafood dinner. I can understand the prior review saying that this was the 'best meal of his life'. The food is that good. The reason the food is so good is simply the unique flavors. We ordered the sample of the entire menu... More 

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge we had no expectations going in. We did the tasting menu that was offered. Best idea ever! I don't have much experience with Cuban food and this was the perfect way to dive right in. I like that it brought things that I wouldn't typically order. I loved the fire and ice... More 

Thank Jtraveler44
Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful small place with great service and a passionate chef! We had four different entrees and all were superb. Can't wait to go back and eat there again !

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

Thank you for your review. We would love to see you again. More 

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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the tasting menu. Note it is $75 per person. No price for this on the menu. You cannot go wrong. Amazing food!! Lovely server with great service!

Thank Shelano9
OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you had the summer duo menu. Which options did you try? More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was soo good! definitely on the pricier side, but worth it! The waiter was amazing, and we tried some things we would have never imagined. For instance a foie gras empanada! It was delicious! I didn't care for the fire and ice ceviche but hubs loved it and everything else we got was amazing.

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

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed reading your experience at Ola and hope to see you again. More 

Clearwater, Florida
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286 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and service are top notch. The 4 of us shared several dishes including Lobster Ceviche, Fire & Ice Ceviche, Chicharron, Kobe Beef Meatballs, Lobster Empanada. All of the dishes were very good. But, with only 3 drinks, at about $70 per person including tip (they add an 18% tip automatically to the bill), I think it is a... More 

Thank AldebaranFlorida
northampton, england
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to start with the bread rolls.mmmmmm. they are out of this world. I had so much , i struggled to eat my meal. Very tasty south american food.

Thank hrob_9
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good peruvian food, the place is to dark, I think is expensive, The atention is very good, The personal speak spanish and english

Thank Ernesto M

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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, South American, Central American, Spanish, Cuban
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • 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?