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Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

4.5
4.5
518 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
With the Atlantic Ocean as backdrop, Ola Oceanfront Bistro provides exquisite and unique flavors of Puerto Rican cuisine. Chef Alejandro Alicea proudly offers dishes made from fresh local products, served in a relaxed and family friendly environment. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and refreshers from Ola’s Mojito Bar.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Farm-to-table, Puerto Rican

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 985-7799

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alejandro Alicea

  • Private party facilities

    Every event deserves an exquisite setting. Whether business or pleasure, our venues provide the sense of timeless luxury exclusive to our Caribbean jewel. The Condado Vanderbilt offers magnificent facilities with natural light and mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean views. For additional private party inquiries, please contact olarest@condadovanderbilt.com

  • Private party contact

    Andrea Figueroa: (787) 985-7799

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Cross street

    Located on the second floor, West Tower Ocean View

  • Parking details

    $10 Valet Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Family Style Christmas Day Dinner

    $40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Come celebrate with us Christmas Day at Ola Ocean Front Bistro with a "Family Style'' Dinner menu

Popular dishes

What 518 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PH

    PerH

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our Burgers took 45 minutes to arrive. We were happy that we ordered medium and not well done….
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Great food , but unfortunately hair was part of it … boomer !!!:) Waiting time is way to long … let’s blamed on staff shortage… For the price / quality I will not recommend this spot . Enjoy your vacay !
  3. RD

    RobertD

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Last 2021 year for thanksgiving the spread was much better and more delicious this year was lean and not as fun food was just ok. In 2021 it was right on !!!
  4. FM

    FrankMedina

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El personal es otra cosa , súper especial. Marcos el chef es un excelente cocinero y súper atento . Mi hija Flaviana que no le gusta comer mucho , el la atiende y le busca los gusto . La vista al mar le da un toque de película . Me encanta en la parte de adentro por los mueble que son más cómodos . El que va por primera vez repetirá porque es uno de los sitios en el condado
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio.
  6. NP

    NatashaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance was EVERYTHING. I had a GREAT birthday dinner!!! I highly recommend!
  7. JS

    JuliaS

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal, the service was great. No complaints.
  8. B

    Bolivar

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was excellent! However we felt like our waiter forgot about us on several occasions, in fact we had to fetch someone to take care of us on two occasions. Maitre d' did not show up either. This is unacceptable for this level of hotel.
  9. LS

    LizzetteS

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The place has a nice view. In my opinion Service could have been better. They offer a buffet yet the server did not pick up my plates and clean the table. I had to call him over several times to pick up the plates. Drinks were not kept full. So as I showed service was not wonderful at all.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location and staff
  11. GM

    GarrettM

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our waiter was wonderful and kept the table well manicured throughout the dining experience however the sides for the fried snapper just fell so flat that it makes it hard to give a more favorable review. Imagine a stale creme puff with no filling. Our wine was great and at 85 for a Willamette Pinot I was thrilled. We may try some appetizers and give them a second chance during the visit
  12. TM

    TaroM

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Visiting from atlanta, searching for a nice restaurant. Came across Ola and made the reservation for 9:30. Passed dozens of other restaurants to go to this one only to be told as soon As we were seated that the bar was closed and the kitchen was closing so we needed to order quickly. Needless to say, we left.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great good with an amazing view
  14. MD

    MelloD

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I wanted to love it. Conceptually it was really nice. The problem that I had with it was that the furniture was dated, and as beautiful as the outside scenery could have been, it was full of dirty dishes and items all around the outside of the infinity pool. It was lit up and positioned perfectly to over look the beach and ocean, but I couldn’t block the images out of my head of the dusty dishes and a few blowing items from the light breeze. Under the right management, it could have been so much more.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the experience!
  16. CJ

    CarlissaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful scene and great food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice time.Our waiter Ruben was very friendly.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente!
  19. SH

    SaidaH

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    After sharing our dietary restrictions we received food with pork.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience
  21. SG

    SunburstGal

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful location with great service and exciting fare.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dined here for our 10 Wedding anniversary. The service, the food, the drinks and the dessert were all A1. They even put a candle in our dessert to celebrate the occasion. Our server Gaby was very friendly and made great menu recommendations. We will definitely be dining at Ola the next time we are in Puerto Rico.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall good
  24. JG

    JuanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place🏝 The view is very amazing during the sunset
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice lunch with family- good service- and food was very good as well.
  26. B

    Belcuore

    Caribbean

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Three people having a casual business meeting here. One of the guys wanted to do Denny’s or IHOP; I said no way. I wanted an upscale, dignified breakfast. I prevailed; sort of. The venue at the Vanderbilt is spectacular; beautiful grounds with beach and pool views, good decor and seating inside and outside. They have buffet and a la carte; both absolutely overpriced. But you don’t come to the Vanderbilt without a generous budget. The good: breakfast potatoes, cheese pastries, decor,ambiance, convenience of location. The bad: service is impersonal. You have to ask for every.single.thing. If you ask for coffee they don’t offer sugar, if you ask for water, they should bring ice or at least ask. No eye contact whatsoever with uppity servers that act as if it’s a privilege to be at their mercy. Buffet had scrambled eggs that included shells. Not a single piece of salmon or anything non meat. No vegetables. Oatmeal was horrible. Boxed cereals; nothing fresh or special except for a bit of granola. Fruit selection also very poor; in an island of delicious mango, pineapple, bananas… I asked if they had a live egg station, waiter said dryly: “only on weekends”. I might come back on a weekend then and maybe experience a real upscale resort breakfast. This was so not it. Unfortunate, considering how beautiful the venue is. A note, one waiter scolded me for picking a plate from a stack that was underneath the serving stations. Why put stacks of plates that customers can’t use there then? It’s like putting a container full of spoons next to the cereal and then reprimand people for picking one to eat such cereal. Bizarre and undignified.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Octopus was excellent , bruschetta was ok , but not great , salad was good , pizza was very good My daughter ate it .
  28. p

    potato

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was great but the ravens made.the experience bad
  29. AG

    AngelicaG

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make a reservation before coming. Lots of people like this place but they have limited seating. Good food and professional service. Fantastic views!
  30. A

    Adiari1966

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida, ambiente y servicio altamente recomendado
  31. AR

    AndrewR

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice setting in a large upscale hotel. Good overall, but the pricing was high for Puerto Rico and above what I would expect to pay there.
  32. F

    Fiori

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server and everyone around were excellent! The food was a little bit here and there but still very good overall. We got the whole fried fish which although tasty was very dry. The desserts on the other hand were out of this world good!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful scenery food was 10/10
  34. R

    Rodz

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, the service was excelent but the regular breakfast menu is very limited.
  35. JM

    JasmineM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful hotel and a beautiful restaurant right on the beach. The view was beautiful. The find was great. The breeze was really nice.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French Toast! Delicious lattes! Friendly and attentive servers.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food and service. Prices are fair enough, and the view is magnificent!
  38. L

    Lfields

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, our server did an excellent job. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The fresh fish chicharrones Were extremely salty and we were unable to eat it. The service was slow.
  40. JM

    JessicaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience! The atmosphere was nice, the food was delicious, and my waiter Calvin made the experience even better. Excellent service Calvin! I will be going back. I definitely recommend this place!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt is rated 4.5 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

1055 Ashford Ave., San Juan, PR 911

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located on the second floor, West Tower Ocean View

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Farm-to-table, Puerto Rican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    $10 Valet Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alejandro Alicea

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (787) 985-7799

  • Private party facilities

    Every event deserves an exquisite setting. Whether business or pleasure, our venues provide the sense of timeless luxury exclusive to our Caribbean jewel. The Condado Vanderbilt offers magnificent facilities with natural light and mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean views. For additional private party inquiries, please contact olarest@condadovanderbilt.com

  • Private party contact

    Andrea Figueroa: (787) 985-7799

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