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Ola at the Sanctuary

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1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508 (17th)
+1 305-695-9125
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just a few meters from Collins Ave and Lincoln Road... very busy on the day we went, but they had a cancellation so we were able to get a table. We had the Chicharron and Lobster Empanada - both were delicius and arrived quite fast. Also the Salmon and Pollo can be recommended. It was a bit pricey though (4... More 

Thank ClausP
Zurich, Switzerland
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely stunning what we have eaten. It was so tasty and special, the cuban pork and the meatballs, i never expected to have these kind of food prepared so tasty and unique, a jewel of a restaurant

Thank Hans H
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my second time visiting Ola and it was just as good as the first time! The service was impeccable, and the food was still extremely high quality, interesting latin food. It's pricey but worth every penny! Definitely can't wait to return!

Thank alexisalong
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far best dinner we've had in Miami! Tuna ceviche & the rolls made of yucca & tapioca were out of this world. The fish tacos are to die for. I would consider extending my trip just to eat here again. Best seating is outside - very romantic. A 10 out of 10.

Thank Samantha L
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow: Not just good Latin food. Great food.. Atmosphere and service were great. Good even better. Must go!!

Thank Gad L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food we have had in America! The ceviche is simply out of this world! Excellent service and ambient interior. The desserts (try the key lime pie deconstruction) were worth every calorie! The place filled up fast, so reserve! They were also super at making accomadations for glutenfree needs.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, so tasty. Had the hamachi ceviche which you should definitely order no matter what else you get. Hubby and I split the rack of lamb which was still too big for the two of us and was very, very good. Great service, nice atmosphere. Such a good looking menu I'd like to go back to further explore it.

Thank BostonDiscerner
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ate at ola for the 4th time. This is the best food in the United States! I don't eat raw fish, but here, the snapper ceviche is unreal. The lobster empanadas are superb. They have Columbian bread that you won't be able to stop eating. The roasted pork on yucca was great, very flavorful. Finished with deconstructed key lime... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really great find one block from Collins Avenue. Fantastic South American food and really good value - would definitely go again.

Thank Munchies0412
South Florida, Florida
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241 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at Ola during a recent visit to South Beach, as we do every time we visit the area. I've written several reviews before, so this one will be brief, but once again we had a great experience. On this visit, we shared the Hamachi Nikkei Ceviche, Chicharron (rock shrimp), Ola Meatballs, and Short Rib... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $65
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
6:30 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: +1 305-695-9125
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?