About OLA at Sanctuary
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Welcome to OLA at the Sanctuary Hotel.
Latin American, Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:30pm-10pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm-11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact Layla Seda for Details
Private Party Contact:
Laylah Seda: (305) 915-4323
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
OLA at Sanctuary Ratings and Reviews
Service and menu were amazing. Duck sala ...
Service and menu were amazing. Duck salad and lamb with their Rioja were a great combination. Didn't get the full experience sitting in the back but with the boat show apparently not everyone is guaranteed the best seats. Anyway, the staff made it all worth it.
Had really high expectations since this ...
Had really high expectations since this hit top lists on Trip Advisor, Yelp, and Open Table. Unfortunately, it fell short. The food was so average, but the prices were way above average. The appetizers made great effort to be high end with a lobster empanada, but made me long for a truck empanada. Cuban pork at $38 was one of the cheapest dishes for entrees. It was good, but was nothing to warrant the price tag. Sad, but did not live up to the hype and fell even further short of the prices.
I absolutely love the food here. Lobster ...
I absolutely love the food here. Lobster ceviche is soooo good and the Cuban pork main is a must. Service is always outstanding and I love that it's in a hotel but doesn't feel stuffy. You won't regret eating here!
We come to Miami every few weeks. Ola i ...
We come to Miami every few weeks. Ola is the only place we make sure to hit every time we come. It's always good, service is good and friendly, I dare try different dishes because we have never had a bad meal here.
Appetizers came out fast. Main Dish took ...
Appetizers came out fast. Main Dish took a long time to be served which was a let down after the quick appetizers. Service was great. Waiter spoke to us rushed. He knew exactly what he was talking about and recommended several dishes. Food was expensive without much value built into the meal. Ingredients are surely costly but the chef can work on the menu a little. Food was mostly spicey. Main was not balanced and ingredients do no complement dish well, which I expect if I'm paying over $100/person. It was nothing out of this world. Food was well-cooked and presentable. Lobster empanada was unique and tasty. However, it was nothing out of this world. It is my experience that you can have a better experience for this money elsewhere in Miami.
Food was very tasty but can get similar ...
Food was very tasty but can get similar quality at a local Miami Latin/Peruvian restaurant for half the price. A couple of interesting presentations, but not worth the mark up for fine dining environment. Not a wow for me.
OLA was truly a delightful dining experi ...
OLA was truly a delightful dining experience. The service experience was excellent but the highlight was definitely the creative Latin cuisine.both in the choice of ceviches, all fresh seafood, as well as the main courses running the breadth of Latin cuisine. The cocktails were also tasty and we'll prepared. Highly recommended by me as someone who lived many years in Latin America.
We always to try to eat here when we vis ...
We always to try to eat here when we visit South Beach. Once again had an outstanding meal. Octopus appetizer, whole red snapper for a main course, asparagus and Brussel sprouts sides. We shared everything and couldn't finish. Recommend highly.
The tasting menu was a fabulous way to e ...
The tasting menu was a fabulous way to experience this creative and delicious Latin cuisine, it was as good a meal as I've ever had. I compare it to French Laundry and Guy Savoy. Everything about OLA is top notch, a totally outstanding meal and service.
Excellent service. Rolls were delicious. ...
Excellent service. Rolls were delicious. We chose the tasting menu for $85 pp. although the portions were small, we were full after the second course. Everything was very yummy and while it was nice to taste everything on the menu, I suggest splitting two ceviches and one main course.
My husband and I went to Ola for our 37t ...
My husband and I went to Ola for our 37th anniversary. His pork dish was fairly routine although the sauces with it were delicious. We also loved our chicarrones shrimp appetizer and the little Cuban cheese rolls. I ended up being disappointed however because there was no acknowledgement of our anniversary. despite having notified Ola beforehand and mentioning it to one of the servers. No one said happy anniversary, even the server! And while it is not necessary, restaurants often bring out a special dessert. I would never go here for a special occasion again.
I loved the outdoor dining aspect of thi ...
I loved the outdoor dining aspect of this restaurant. The drinks were perfectly crafted and went well with our dinner. The empanadas are to die for!!!!
Had both the Lobster and Corn Empanadas. Staff was very nice and attentive! Oh they served gluten free bread, which was a treat. Would definitely visit again
The most overrated restaurant I have eve ...
The most overrated restaurant I have ever been to. Not only the food was not worth the high price, but also many dishes did not taste good at all. I have been to many gastronomic restaurants before, and there's a difference between mixing ingredients and have an amazing - or even just nice- result and adding on things just to make it more "eclectic" and make it taste really bad. I order empanadas and they were really bad, the lamb was tasteless and not well prepared, they made a mistake on our order and didn't even mention/asked for allergies, the fish dish (pescado a lo macho" was extremely spicy (I have that dish at other places and definitely not that spicy), the salmon was fine, but it really is hard to miss on salmon. The dessert I tried was not good either (and I love desserts).
The only good thing was the drink I had (which could have been a little stronger, but it worked out well for me as it was).
Service was mixed, I felt somewhat of an attitude from some while others were really helpful.
Again, not sure what is all the hype about. Never again.
The food didn't disappoint dispite the h ...
The food didn't disappoint dispite the high expectations. Civiche isn't typical fare; more like sushi but with the civiche flavor. Short rib empanadas should be ordered by everyone and for dinner, slow roasted pork and tuna could be ordered every week and it disappoint or become boring...great flavors. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Service (our server was Rachel) was very ...
Service (our server was Rachel) was very friendly. Food was delicious, if very pricey (though perhaps not by Miami standards). But 3 shared courses took well over 3 hours, with over an hour for the third course (rare tuna), without being attended to until just before the last course arrived. Without being prompted for consideration, we were offered a glass of complimentary Cava (our bottle of wine had long been finished). There were a few parties at the restaurant, but unless there were some unseen mishaps in the kitchen, the wait seemed extraordinarily long. Another few customers said the same thing. Maybe it was unusual for the evening, but for that price point, it was disappointing.
The yellow fin cerviche was amazing. Cou ...
The yellow fin cerviche was amazing. Could not get enough of the homemade pandebono (rolls) I had the catch of the day and it was expertly prepared with a nice variety of fresh seafood. My husband had the hazelnut crusted rack of lamb ....best he's ever eaten. Can't wait to return to Ola!
Food was delicious. More than a tapas/ce ...
Food was delicious. More than a tapas/ceviche place. Corn empanandas fantastic with two sauces that make you want to lick the plate clean. Unusual and tasty meatballs. Server Rachel was great and attentive. We'll visit again soon.
All five of us couldn't stop talking abo ...
All five of us couldn't stop talking about the meal. The flavors were outstanding and creative. We shared 5 dishes so we could try more and then all enjoyed outstanding entrees. Every dish was delicious. The service was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.
We loved everything about our experience ...
We loved everything about our experience! The place was hopping, busy with chic people… The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was lovely. We even met Brian and Anika, the owners, after dinner and had a fun chat with them. No wonder this place is so cool!
Food and service were very good. I reque ...
Food and service were very good. I requested a birthday oriented dinner with birthday wishes and a little birthday desert. I was given a nice table and was served great food but no birthday wishes nor dessert....
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