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“First time, expensive, but great food”
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OLA Restaurant
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Ranked #14 of 1,137 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $65
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 17th
Description: 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
Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've been to the Ola at the Sanctuary based on the Tripadvisor reviews and we have not been disappointed.
It is a bit away from the scene in Miami Beach on a side road and if you did not target it based on the address you would probably never pass by or see it.
We booked a table and this worked out very good, no surprise in a professional environment like this. The service was extremely friendly, attentive and we did get explanation and advise on everything we asked.
A couple beside us was chatting and as they heard that we are not from the US we started a short discussion. The woman told us that she usually only goes there on business as it is quite expensive, but worth it. They are locals and told us that this is the best restaurant in Miami Beach and they are happy that it is not in middle of the touristic area so that it is not overcrowded. We didn't tell that the restaurant is already quite popular within the tourist community referring to Tripadvisor ;-)
We were happy having found this gem and it was a wonderful experience and we've been told that this is probably the best authentic latin american restaurant in Miami Beach.
We went for a mojito with the starter, which was the smoked marlin tacos - wow! Just great!
For the mains we had Pollo Criollo and roasted Cuban pork. We had a beer each and my partner a coffee at the end. We paid 166.37 (incl. 18% gratuity on the bill) and rounded up so that we finally included around 20% gratuity as we really have been happy with the service and the food.
We must admit it was more expensive than other restaurants, but it was a great experience as we did like everything we ordered and the coffee was excellent too.
This is another place we will go back to during our next stay in Miami Beach.

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Thank SwissGulliver
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OLA1745, Owner at OLA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Thank you for your detailed review. We are pleased to hear you had a great dining experience as well as were able to meet locals in the area. We are looking forward to your next visit to Ola on your next visit to Miami.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Was passing by n saw this Latin American restaurant... D manager explained us what they make n wat d food type is all about... Then we ordered whatever he wanted us to try n trust me it was amazing... It was our first time trying the Peru food and it was hell amazing.... Won't even think twice before trying it again...

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OLA1745, Owner at OLA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Thank you for your great review. What did you try during your visit at Ola? We are pleased to hear you will come back and dine again. Have a wonderful day.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This was my second visit this year and I can say that I was not disappointed. The appetizers were excellent. The meatballs, the tuna & foi grass (although it was mostly tuna), and the lobster empanada were delicious. My wife's tuna and my duck were very good. Service is excellent and the ambiance is good. The place is not inexpensive, but I do recommend it.

Thank Eduardo G
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OLA1745, Owner at OLA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Thank you for your second visit to Ola Restaurant. We are pleased you still had a great dining experience and will refer our restaurant to others. Have a wonderful day.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

soon i got off plane, checked in the Sanctuary i was in dire need to eat! thanks to Andreas assisting me with the option to dine at Ola. it was definitely a pack friday ngt, but they got my order in and out in no time! i enjoyed my food so well, that i invited a friend over for drinks and dinner there and not even having to leave my hotel, SCORE! my friend enjoyed her food as i did mine. the ambiance was so chill, we stayed for hours just talking and drinking after dinner! i forget the chicks name at the bar that served us, they were pretty awesome too!

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Thank LDeoneK
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OLA1745, Owner at OLA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Thank you for your great review. We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy dinner and drinks while you stayed at the Sanctuary hotel. Our bartender's name that served you was Liz. What did you order? We hope you return again.

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loved this restaurant. The food was delicious, especially the ceviches. The flavours were fresh and tasty, and the dishes were well-presented.

The restaurant setting was lovely and we had great service.

This was our fave meal in Miami Beach and we'd definitely eat here again.

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OLA1745, Owner at OLA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Thank you for your great review. How many ceviches did you try? We hope to see you again during your next visit to Miami Beach.

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