OLA Restaurant

4.7
1197 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
Welcome to OLA Restaurant. Please visit our website for cuisine description.........................
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dinner Sun-Thurs
Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(305) 695-9125
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Carlos Castro
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Private party facilities
Contact Rachael at events@olamiami.com for Details
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Private party contact
Rachael Clements: (305) 695-9125
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Catering
Contact Rachael at events@olamiami.com for Details
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Parking details
Abundant Street Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 6:30PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 6:30PM - 6:30PM

What 1197 People Are Saying
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SU
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a beautiful restaurant with delicious and unique offerings. I have dined there at least 10 times over the years, and it is consistently my favorite in South Beach. The service is professional, attentive but not obtrusive.

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FD
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food in a patio atmosphere

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m
Miami
115 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit since they have moved as we now live more of a distance away than we did several years ago. I was a tad anxious about the new digs, but there was no need to be. My lobster ceviche was fantastic - I don't think it would be possible to improve on it in any way. In fact, all four of us in our party ate different things yet we were all very, very happy save my wife who said her panela salmon was not served hot.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OLA remains one of the best places to eat anywhere in the world.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An all around outstanding experience! Food was excellent!

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible in every sense of the word. Phenomenal service and even better food. One of the best dining experiences of my life.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals on the beach!!!
Pan de Bono!!! Omg!!!

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Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is not a complete visit to Miami for me without dinner at OLA. The food is outstanding, creative, perfect presentation by a knowledgeable and attentive staff. Do not miss this culinary experience!

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VS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and drink. A MUST DINE. Worth flying to Miami just to go here.

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DD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. The appetizer and main courses was delicious. The best food I have had in the Miami area. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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f
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not an exaggeration that this was one of the best meals I have ever had in a restaurant! Hector, our waiter was superb. The mixto civeche is out of this world. The flavor of the lobster empanada was so delicately rich. It was hard to pick a favorite because the pollo criollo was incredible!!
Ask for a table outside, you’ll love it! Several reviewers mentioned they thought the restaurant was expensive.... it is worth every penny. And, yes, gratuity is included, but we found that to be standard at every restaurant in Miami.

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AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with our kids and had a dinner on the patio. Great service, fresh food and lovely ambience
Would definitely go again

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DZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Ola several times and always have an outstanding experience. The food is innovative, super fresh, and delicious, the service attentive and knowledgeable. They are amenable to special requests and never fail to deliver on that. We loved the new space, great for both indoor and outdoor. Great place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster empanadas was delicious!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Service was very good. We had misto and Hamachi ceviche, tacos, and Kobe meatballs! Delicious! Love the little bread rolls too.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Every time we visit Miami , we always make it a point to have a dinner at Ola.
We were very pleased to see that Ola moved into a new location and must say they did a beautiful job with the overall design of the restaurant. Their is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and I like that the restaurant is spread out that you can be in loud section of the restaurant or ask for quite table in the back.
Food is outstanding , from the little pandebono (handmade cheese bread) to desert our meals were delicious. I would suggest trying the empanadas , my favorite was the lobster empanada . We also tried beet salad and fresh fish of the day, everything was cooked to perfection .
Dessert was outstanding and I’ll definitely go back just for the tres Lethe .

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SC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Ceviche, empanadas and pork all must orders. Great rear deck.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner was fantastic!

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D
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly good and innovative.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Miami. Great experience in all aspects. Highly recommended

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LW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and so flavorable. Service was very attentive knowledgeable and friendly

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Dusseldorf Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it at OLA. Delicious food and excellent service. Our waiter Jackson was highly motivated and enthusiastic about the food so he gave us really good recommendations which made our visit even more special.

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NN
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent evening at Ola - the ambiance and decor is warm and inviting. The hosts were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was truly delicious - will definitely return and recommend highly.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food
Great service

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VW
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Unique and lovely meal. Conversation friendly. Super mojitos, hamachi crudity, octopus salad...outdoors but not on the street:

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NY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a real find - looking for more traditional Cuban food but ended up at Ola for a variety of reasons - but so glad we did. Excellent food with creative twists, warm service, generous portions and an upbeat environment that really made it an all around great experience. Would definitely return if we are back in the Miami area. BTW, the Cuban mojito is one for the ages!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Positive experience from start to finish. Great service. Superb food. We’d been dining at the big hotels on the beachfront. This was way better.

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New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ola baby! Everything was great, always fun, a great place to share the tasty appetizers. Recommended. Regards. Ned.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I and my buddy saw an amazing overall review, so we tried this restaurant with a high expectation. The taste was decent, however, it was a huge disappointment on their services and preparations. Please check this before you visit here:

1. Expect a 50 minutes wait on the appetizer and an additional 30 minutes for a main course.
2. Be careful about the fish bone and fish scales, because they do not clean their fish very well.
3. Unlike other reviews said bread was cheesy and delicious, it was no bread served in my table and I ask for a bread, they never bring me any.
4. No water refill until you finish your whole meal.
5. Without talking you, they automatically charge you 18% tips, no matter about their quality of services.
6. It was overpriced when considering their food and service quality, since you are paying about $100 a person.

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J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is just so good. We ordered a lot of different things - ceviche, empanadas, octopus, fish of the day and everything we had, including the cocktails, was fresh, creative and delicious. We've been here multiple times and it's consistently top notch.

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AL
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, the guys are very pleasant, service quick and food good as well. We loved their Columbia’s cheese bread balls and deserts. Mains were good but not outstanding. Again, service was outstanding and we came back 3 times for deserts later. Will be back next time.

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CP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite stop in Miami - great food - excellent service - fun vibe. Would highly recommend. Lobster empanadas- mystery meatballs- pande bono (worth the trip just for those) and the chicken entree are some of our favorites. Will defined go again. New location is great. Well done!

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NO
Miami
181 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Ceviche? I do since I discovered the variety of wonderful creations at OLA. I like the lobster empanada, But, OLA has wonderful entries as well. I’ve returned many times and never been disappointed.

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CT
Miami
124 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

OLA is always outstanding, and clearly one of the best restaurants in South Beach.

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g
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first time and I chose it for convenience. What a delightful surprise to find the food
SO delicious, creative and upscale in a good way. All the suggestions made were really good and that
ice cream sundae with the guava foam....wow.
The staff was so delightful and funny and very welcoming. I have already made a note to return for
sure on my next trip to Miami.

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P
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Still the same chef and menu after the move. Like the new restaurant space. We sat outside which was overall a nice experience, but it was a bit noisy from cars on nearby busy road. Our waiter, Hector, was great. Knowledgeable and attentive. Will definitely go there again.

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B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The outdoor setting is very tranquil

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. One of the best I’ve ever had.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant! You MUST get the lobster empanada. I seriously wish I could eat it every day. I will definitely be returning whenever I return to miami! The mojitos were also perfect. Not too sweet and had plenty of fresh mint! I would recommend to anyone.

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G
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable and food was better than I remember from our last visit!

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