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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
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Thomasville, GA
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just steps from the Ritz Carlton South Beach, we found Ola to be one of the best dining experiences in South Beach after two trips there. The service, ambiance and food were the highlight of our trip. Not one for special cocktails (straight & neat guy) I thoroughly enjoyed the different cocktails. I am an adventuresome foodie while my girlfriend... More 

Thank Bryant B
Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mostly any dish that we tried are delicious, well prepare dishes and fresh fish on the ceviches. their empanadas are great.

Thank Patty G
Sao Paulo
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567 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been to Ola for dinner [make reservation]. They're specialized in latin american food and the dishes were good - not excellent. Service is really attentive, atmosphere is nice and romantic and wine list is decent. But the prices are high - considering that everything in South Beach is very expensive in comparison with similar places in other cities, like... More 

Thank alalas
San Francisco, CA
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food with ample portions and incredible service! I came expecting great food based on the reviews, but few talked about the substantial portion size (especially compared to most fine dining). Our server Julie was a delight! Highly informed about the food and the perfect balance of professional and approachable. Can't wait to come back!

Thank Love2TravelnCA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Ritz and our concierge recommended this great restaurant. Its a short walk from the hotel, a few blocks, and it was worth it. We had great service and was able to find a nice table outside on a Saturday night. We started off with some Mojitos, (offered with light rum or dark rum). Next we... More 

Thank Liz B
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Based on what we heard and read were expecting a mind blowing dinner, actually it was quite average. Dinning room was dark and kind of tired/dingy. We preffered to eat outside but there was no outside dining that night as it rained at around lunchtime? We had the fire and ice cerviche.Flavor and texture was good on first bite but... More 

Thank travelrads
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best ceviche I have ever had. Service is a little slow and restrooms let the restaurant down- it had rained and you walk through a courtyard which was slippy. Pork main was good as was the empanadas.

Thank Andy H
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner at Ola, sitting on the lovely outdoor patio. The server was friendly and helpful with recommendations, and we had a nice, leisurely dinner with absolutely no rushing or pushing along. Food and cocktails were delicious.

Thank honeywhite
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was greatly disappointed in my visit to Ola while in Miami. This was positioned as a top restaurant in Miami and I felt the food, service and ambience did not align to that. Service was slow to begin with. It took over 10 minutes for someone to take our drink order after seating. The food was average at best.... More 

Thank cherima76
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointingly small and warm. The menu is limited but food quality is excellent. Good service. Seems overrated at top of the list for Miami Beach dining.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$65
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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?