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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great local restaurant in Miami that is not well known in South Beach but that is good ! No wait or reservation needed and excellent service from a friendly professional staff! The fish dish I had was Peruvian inspired and simply delicious! Try the Mojito is it the real deal! My only regret is I didn't have room for... More 

Thank Edward H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have heard so much hype about this place, including from people whose opinions i trust, but i was underwhelmed when i finally got to try it. don't get me wrong, the food is good, especially the ceviche, but i had heard it was the "best latin food in miami" and as i'm sure you can imagine, that's a tall... More 

Thank Alex T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Specialty is a variety of ceviches. In addition there are a variety of dishes to please different tastes. I first visited this restaurant 3 years ago with a small group of people composed of Americans, Danish and Chileans. We were all surprised and awed by the mix of ceviches that, besides some of them being very innovative, they were all... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The club concierge at the Ritz recommended this place, gave us a map, so we walked over to Ola. We ordered tuna & foie-gras ceviche, hamachi ceviche, and Mixto ceviche to share. All were very good and very fresh. For main course, I had Pescado A Lo Macho fish of the day, which was black cod that day. The fish... More 

1 Thank Moonlight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here twice and it just keeps getting better. One of my favorite spots in Miami. Fantastic meal, every time. Portions are very good size for fine dining, and the food and cocktails are great. I've eaten outside and inside and actually prefer eating inside. Service was attentive but not pushy, everything that kept coming out was better than... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for continuing to dine at Ola we appreciate your visit. We hope to see you again. More 

Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OLA is simply amazing. From the impeccable service to the ridiculously tasty food to the very cool, old-school South Beach hotel location, OLA needs to be on your list if you are looking for a great dining experience. We opted to have the tasting menu based on the recommendation of our outstanding server, and we were not disappointed. Each course... More 

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

Great to hear you had a wonderful experience at Ola. What selections did you choose while dining? More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fire and Ice Ceviche, Lobster Empanada and Short rib Empanada's were my favorite of the appetizers my party tried. I did not care for the Fig and Fois Gras empanadas, they tasted like Fig Newton's to me. Every entree we ordered was fantastic from the filet, lamb chops, pork milanese and cuban pork...delicious! Service was fantastic too!

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

Great selections for dinner. We are happy to know it was delicious. Thank you for your review. More 

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?