OLA at Sanctuary
OLA at Sanctuary

OLA at Sanctuary

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.olamiami.com/
  • Phone: (305) 695-9125
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6pm-10pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Castro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Contact Layla Seda for Details
  • Private Party Contact: Laylah Seda 3059154323

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th
  • Parking: Valet
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
OLA at Sanctuary reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)special occasion (59)romantic (49)neighborhood gem (47)notable wine list (29)hot spot (28)great for outdoor dining (24)good for groups (19)late-night find (8)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Did Not Meet Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We ordered a chicken and a salmon dish. The chicken was tough, which in my opinion, is unforgivable and the only reason for the poor rating. We have had better chicken from the supermarket rotisserie. We passed on the comment to one of our servers but did not escalate beyond that. The salmon was fine in terms of quality but was cooked with a sugar ( we knew on ordering ) that simply wasn't to our taste.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once more
    Celso
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    In my second dinner, again only good things to tell. Starting with ceviches, two different ones, passing for a pork in the oven and a very good wine picked up from a list that contains mostly titles from south america, with a very good range of prices. The sommelier is great in helping you. The service , great , includes a symphatic and competent waitress. the ambience is cool and through the window you see the sufficient amount of green sightmthat confots your sight and spirit. I'll return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    hpete
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Love to visit Ola when we are in town! Amazing food and service! Can't wait to go back! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Latin at its best in South Beach
    NYCtravVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Outstanding ceviche along with other notable Latin dishes all served in a sophisiticated room with upscale clientele. Service was helpful and courteous without being intrusive. Highly recommended! We'll be back the next time in South Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern foodcombo's with an excellent twist
    Foodylicious
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The chef knows how to make his food taste even better by making interesting combinations that bring out the flavors of the food. Really enjoyed every bite of every dish! I definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone who loves fine food!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ceviches and so much more
    dms11VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Ola is a real find in South Beach. We had a wonderful dinner here, beginning with one of their many tasty ceviches--Fire and Ice. The lobster empanada starter was equally tasty, as were the two main courses we had--Roast Cuban pork (their most popular dish) and Sugar Cane tuna, served on ice cream-type sticks. This place was a treat in every respect. I spilled a glass of wine all over my food and myself and the staff swooped in to clean up everything, replaced my chair (which the wine had also hit) and brought me a new glass of wine and main course in minutes. Somehow or other, the spilled wine actually enhanced my experience rather than ruining it, as it easily could have. I would go back here in a second and hope to do so soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Steve09
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Fantastic food and really good atmosphere.Service was also excellent, well done Hector! Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suzanne
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food is fabulous!! Additionally, we had a special martini. (Watermelon, cucumber, jalapeño) that was very good. The meatballs with fois gras and Kobe beef are yummy as are the rock shrimp. If you are looking for a food adventure, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class quality
    Mahimahi1001
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I definitely recommand this restaurant! Exzellent service with perfect wine suggestions hy out waitress (Rachel thanks for the wonderful service), the Fish ceviches are a must! Try the fish entree!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    ordered a variety of appetizers, and each one was better than the next! Wahoo Ceviche, Smoked Marlin tacos, short rib empanadas, King crab salad, all were simply wonderful!!! and the Peruvian Bread!!! I wish I could have purchased a bag of those gems! would highly recommend a dining experience here. Wait service was attentive and brought courses out in a moderate fashion. Never felt rushed, and could appreciate each course. Go if you are in SoBe
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of Continental meets S America
    OTREVIEWERVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Continental meets South America. Excellent service, menu, presentation and venue make Olah the place to be in SoBE. Off the tourist track and tucked away in boutique hotel you have “glam” without hype. Check it out. You wont be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blown away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I am 43 and live 1100 miles away (Austin, Texas). I have been to Ola once. It is my favorite restaurant on the planet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great one
    Jack
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Presentation was wonderful only to be outdone by taste and service Have traveed all aver the world this was a memorable meal. One of the great ones
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It is one of my favorite spots in SOBE. The lobster empanadas are out of this world
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Best meal of the trip. They really do it up right. Beautiful presentationl and delicious to eat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food
    Gman
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were in town for the weekend and came here on the recommendation of a friend, and had a terrific meal. Everything was fresh, nicely presented and great tastes. The marlin tacos (5) were small but full of meat and had a sweet, tangy taste. My only complaint is that we were seated outside on the front patio and it was a bit tight for the servers to get past our table. Also, they congregated behind us as they discussed all of the tables and who needed what, which was distracting. Overall, highly recommend the food and a nice quiet patio. Valet parking across the street for $20.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    GHArlingtonVAVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I truly enjoyed the beverage list, ceviche and Tuna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Nuevo Latino Cuisine
    NanaT77
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    While I've been to Miami a number of times on business, I'm often recommended places like Larios for good local cuisine. My friend and I were looking for something different and Ola did not disappoint. We had a beautifully, flavorful yellowtail ceviche, a trumpet mushroom ceviche which was refreshing and original, a tender, almost banana-y salmon dish on a bed of red quinoa, and a fresh twist on a caribbean favorite: pionono, which they describe as a sweet plantain roulade stuffed with green and yellow zucchini, spinach, piquillo peppers, parmesan cheese with homemade tomato and black beans. It was the best meal I've ever had in Miami. Their staff were attentive- even the bread rolls were so tasty we asked for more. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite Fantabulous Flavors
    Luv2luvola
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Ola is THE only restaurant in SOBE that I recommend & know that from family to top VIP's they will be more than surprised & satisfied. Albert, Jackson & the entire Ola staff have not forgotten how true customer service works. The food selection & flavors are unique and amazing. If you haven't been you should most definitely GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SOBE fantastic
    OTREVIEWERVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A real gem for the those looking for an interesting selection of fish prepared with South American inspiration (meat and a chicken also available). An outstanding menu, venue and service. And service is more than delivery; it is professional service at a level where the server is also a partner in your selections of food and accompaniments; ask for Rachel. She is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Tried the fire & ice cevechi and it was amazing. The meatballs, oysters and shrimp were all great. We shared several small plates and it was plenty for three of us. Prices are high. Wolfgang was a wonderful server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    amazing food - such creative ways with food - service was very good and attentive - one of the best meals I have tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    Munchie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Not obvious from the outside but welcoming and warm once you step in. Service and good was top notch!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in South Beach
    DontGetOutMuchAnymore
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My husband and I were looking for seafood and Latin cuisine and happily found both at Ola. The food was delicious. Our waiter was charmingly candid and his recommendations were on target with respect to both food and drink. We enjoyed a lovely evening in a nice atmosphere. My only wish would have been to slightly slow the pacing of the meal, but this is not an uncommon feeling for us when dining outside of our native NY. Even so, we would return to Ola in a heartbeat. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Allie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent food and friendly but non-intrusive staff. Very good recommendations on food and wine from the server. Only problem was the lobster empanada had a burned flavor that visually was disguised by the octopus ink. The item was re-made and was perfect. Long wait times for main course, but the kitchen may have been thrown off by re-doing the empanada. Cuban Pork was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish
    OhLala
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The Ceviche and the fish plates were simply delicious, we loved everything we ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delivers on a great reputation
    pickyeater
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lived up to the online hype, a must visit for those seeking a Latin food experience in Miami beach. The staff were attentive, their recommendations superb. Yes Cuban is not Mexican. Ola allows you to exolore the differences. Outstanding dishes, no duds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awsome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and the service that was provided...excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Latin food
    MonkeySixx
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Smoked Marlin tacos and squid ink empanadas.... To die for! The food, service, and ambience are all stellar at Ola. The menu is unique, and the food is just delicious. Highly recommended if in the South Beach area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Highly suggest coming here. My husband and I started with the fire and ice ceviche and the lobster empanada. Both delicious. For our main entres we got the tuna and duck. Everything was great, although I think we could've gotten away with one main dish since the portions were large!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive night out
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The ceviche was delicious, as was the fish, but most dishes are very unusual, a fusion of Latin America, like chocolate on lamb chops dipped in cream sauce, duck served with sweet beans and rice. The rolls are delicious (high in calories), made with butter, cheese and sugar inside. Quite expensive desserts: $12, although the presentation is beautiful! Service is excellent! If you want to try something very different, on a special occasion, this is the place. However, public parking opposite the restaurant at $15 is a rip-off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, ok atmosphere
    PhillyeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    we tried Ola on a recent trip to miami after reading rave reviews. We thought the service and food was very good- especially loved the meatballs. we were a little disappointed with the ambience. we were hoping for a trendier restaurant. We were there on a monday night and it was pretty quiet in there (aside from a fussy toddler). I think if you are an out of towner looking for more of a scene you may be disappointed with the atmosphere, but on the other hand if you are in miami and have been eating at trendy restaurants all week this might be a nice change of pace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Miami
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The ONLY "fit for foodies" restaurant in South Beach. A must-go if in South Beach!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Tomnallison
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic ceviche menu, salmons and pork dishes were memorable - quintessential Miami. Service exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Ola isn't the trendiest restaurant in Miami Beach, but it serves excellent Latin American food. Highlights to the menu are the lobster empanadas (no the crust isn't burnt, it is made with squid ink dough which gives it the black color), the meatballs, the ceviches, and the braised pork. The decor of the restaurant is slightly retro/rat pack, and the noise level is high, but this is the best food I have had in Miami Beach in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic experience
    partyphil
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Outstanding food & wine, everything we tried was delicious. Would recommend to anybody looking for great dining in Miami Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Miami favorite
    Tiffany
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant when we visit Miami. The creative and delicious food is only surpassed by the excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing short of amazing
    emmayer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Spectacular! Loved the lobster empanada, as others suggested. Had the Branzino on pork, amazing pair. A+ service and we loved everything about the meal. One of the best we had in Miami.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Insulting waiter/bad food ruined it
    SFfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We are willing to pay a high price for food, but the experience better be good and this was horrible. The server decided to pick on me, out of our table of 3, for special insult. When I ate a piece off the mountain of ceviche without also dipping into the granita in the Fire and Ice dish he was highly critical, but I didn't want the mountain to land in my lap. He failed to provide a chainsaw with which to cut the empanadas and never asked why they went largely untouched. He felt compelled to "instruct" me how to eat a deconstructed dessert as he placed it before me. I wanted to say, "Look here, bub, I was a foodie before YOU were born!" I thank fellow reviewers who warned of the 18% included tip so that we didn't overtip. We won't return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place to eat
    Rebenga
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I recently took a week long vacation, this was by far the best place I ate at during my trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic