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Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

4.4
4.4
322 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.

As of August 16th, 2021, all guests visiting our restaurant must present evidence of vaccination or proof of negative PCR test 72 hours prior to your reservation.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Farm-to-table, Puerto Rican

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–5:00 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

  • Neighborhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Cross street

    Located on the second floor 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

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

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Menu

Starters

  • Fruit Bowl$18.00

    Local Fruit, Crispy Quinoa, Local Honey

    • Yogurt Parfait$12.00

      Fruit Preserve, Granola, Fruit

      • Avocado, Serrano Toast$16.00

        Sour Dough, Crispy Serrano, Basil

        • Bacon & Cheese$13.00

          Rum Caramelized Slab Bacon, Chef Choice Cheese, Country Toast

          • Pastelillos$18.00

            Carne, Shrimp, Octopus Chipotle Aioli, Recao Aioli, Sofrito Aioli

            Pizzetta

            • Green Pizzetta$16.00

              Pesto Sauce, Heirloom Tomato, Fresh Basil, Candied Pine Nuts, Mozzarella

              • Serrano$17.00

                Organic Tomato Sauce, Manchego Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers, Olives

                • Salmon$18.00

                  Truffle Bechamel, Capers, Verjus, Arugula

                  Sunrise

                  • Coconut French Toast$19.00

                    Brioche Bread, Coconut & Almond Crumbs, Rum Caramel

                    • Waffle Croque Madame$21.00

                      Chorizo Cantimpalo, Idiazabal, Cream Sauce, Fried Egg

                      • Two Eggs Any Style$19.00

                        Herbs Potato, Choice: Sausage or Bacon

                        • Juan José Omelette$21.00

                          Farm Egg, Brie, Gruyere, Parmesan Cream, Local Kale, Herb Potato

                          • Benedict of the Day

                            • MP

                          Greens

                          • Kale Caesar Salad$15.00

                            Avocado, Crispy Chick Peas, Parmesan

                            • Wedge Salad$16.00

                              Iceberg Lettuce, Blue Cheese, Roasted Pumpkin, Spiced Cashew, Blue Cheese Dressing

                              Artisan Pizza

                              • Classic Margherita$20.00

                                Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil

                                • Truffle Cream Pizza$22.00

                                  Slab Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Parmesan Cheese

                                  Midday

                                  • Coconut Polenta$23.00

                                    Short Rib, Poached Egg, Gruyere

                                    • Vanderbilt Burger$23.00

                                      Brioche Bun, Amarillo Chutney, Gorgonzola Cheese

                                      • Roasted Salmon$27.00

                                        Lentil Stew, Fresh Mango Salsa

                                        • 24oz Rib Eye$72.00

                                          Potato Gratin, "Escabeche" Cherry Tomato, Assorted Butter

                                          • Chicken "Empanada"$25.00

                                            Grilled Marinated Vegetables, Fried Egg, Parmesan Cheese

                                            • Vegetable Stir Fry "A Caballo"$21.00

                                              Sesame Organic Quinoa, Carrots, Cauliflower, Broccolini, Fried Egg

                                              Desserts

                                              • Lemon Upside Down Cake$12.00

                                                Sour Cream Sorbet

                                                • Pecan Pie$12.00

                                                  Salted Caramel, Vanilla Ice Cream

                                                  • Churros$12.00

                                                    Dulce de Leche & Nutella

                                                    • Selection of House Made Ice Cream & Sorbet$8.00

                                                      Mango-Passion Fruit, Coconut, Cherry, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Dulce de Leche

                                                      Organic Juices

                                                      $9

                                                      • Zenergizer

                                                        Cucumber, Pineapple, Ginger

                                                        • Coconut Lassi

                                                          Local Coconut Yogurt Smoothie

                                                          • Turmeric Lemonade

                                                            Ginger and Turmeric Infused

                                                            Endless Mimosas

                                                            • Endless Mimosas$32.00

                                                              Limited to a maximum of 1.5 hours with the purchase on an entrée per person. Not valid in the pool area

                                                              Last updated: May 26, 2021

                                                              What 322 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                              4.4
                                                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.2Food
                                                              • 4.4Service
                                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                                              • 3.9Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

                                                              Loved For

                                                              • Caribbean

                                                                Late Night Find

                                                              • Caribbean

                                                                Great for Lunch

                                                              • Caribbean

                                                                Scenic View

                                                              • Puerto Rico

                                                                Great for Brunch

                                                              • Puerto Rico

                                                                Late Night Find

                                                              • Puerto Rico

                                                                Great for Lunch

                                                              • Puerto Rico

                                                                Scenic View

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                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                I’ve been before the lockdown to brunch and it was a great experience. But yesterday was a disaster. Menu is very limited now. Food was not outstanding since burgers, nuggets and fries does not provides room to make it different. However, our server was the worst. We were not guests at the hotel and she forgot to pass our credit card. She just returned it back with a receipt. So we understood that she charged us but not. We left the premises because she gave us a receipt and the valet parking ticket was validated. 20 minutes later, we were called to pay a bill we thought we paid. I understand we all make mistakes but the approach was like we left the restaurant on purpose without paying. The manager was trying to explain and we could hear the employee talking and screaming that we were wrong. Such a bad experience. Hope they take this as a learning opportunity to do the 1,2,3 before a customer leaves the local but also on how to address these issues.

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                                                                Our waiter never checked on us after taking our drinks. We actually had to ask another waiter to let her know we were ready to order. The Hangry Steak was very tasteful but my husband got the salmon and not in the description it said curry was used in the brief description. It was almost like a curry sauce surrounding the salmon which was not the greatest but he did say the salmon was good just minus the curry sauce. I ordered a Manhattan drink they gave it to me in a tall glass which made the drink look like a shot. The presentation of the drink turned me off so I ordered another drink that would be worth my money. The restaurant setup was very calming and a nice view. Would I revisit probably not.

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                                                                Everything was great! The service, food, they did not take long at all!

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                                                                DashleyE

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                                                                Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The restaurant was absolutely beautiful the staff are amazingly nice and the food was spectacular I would absolutely come again. Overall the experience was the best.

                                                              5. MV

                                                                MiguelV

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                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent service, good food , fast service, lot of food

                                                              6. TD

                                                                TeriD

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Our waiter was WONDERFUL!! The hostess was VERY helpful! Thanks

                                                              7. SS

                                                                SuziSunshine

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                                                                overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                Gorgeous view. Menu selection was lighter than I expected. Good service and beautiful view!

                                                              8. KA

                                                                KarniqueA

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent restaurant! Great place for breakfast . Took my husband here for breakfast for his birthday and he truly enjoyed it !

                                                              9. OT

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                                                                2.0

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                                                                Dined on October 8, 2021

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                                                                The service started off great but the food took over 30 mins to come out. The server forgot about the appetizer and instead of apologizing and owning the mistake, he said that the appetizer got mixed up with the food. It didn’t make sense. Even getting a lemonade took over 10 mins and the restaurant was practically empty. The chicken breast was moist but the side was extremely mushy. Not my favorite.

                                                              10. BL

                                                                BriannaL

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

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                                                                Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                I loved everything about this restaurant. The customer service was amazing. I got the fried snapper and shared it with another guest, it was delicious. I recommend this place 10/10.

                                                              11. ES

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                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

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                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                Good ambiance and beautiful view. Good for celebrating.

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                                                                aortegacesar2005

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                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                11 reviews

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                                                                Dee31

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                                                                Dined on September 19, 2021

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                                                                Great service, delicious food beautiful view and interior design!

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                                                                KeinaW

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Best device and best food ever!!! Everyone was so polite and the energy in the restaurant was so nice and refreshing definitely an A++ thank you all so much

                                                              16. KP

                                                                KeytchlaP

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

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                                                                Dined on September 16, 2021

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                                                                Excelent service, exquisite food. Perfect ocean view!

                                                              17. OT

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                                                              18. OT

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                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on June 24, 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                First, it was hard to find the restaurant. We entered the hotel through the main entrance and there were no signs pointing us in the right direction. There was also very loud "club" music from the outdoor dining area while other music was playing inside. The service was good but there were long gaps sometimes during which we needed water etc. and no one came to check on us. We expected more from a restaurant at a five-star hotel.

                                                              20. NV

                                                                NoeliaV

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                                                                janais

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                                                                Dined on May 1, 2021

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                                                                The ambiance outside was amazing and the bottomless brunch topped it off. Would definitely come back during my next visit!!

                                                              23. OT

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                                                              24. KH

                                                                KHumbert

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                                                                5.0

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                                                                Dined on April 24, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Staff and food were excellent. The music was too loud to have a normal conversation

                                                              25. h

                                                                honestlytori

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                                                                Dined on April 24, 2021

                                                                overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                                We've eaten at Ola a number of times and while the view is stunning, the food and service are subpar. I ordered the veggie stir-fry with an egg but it was more like a bowl of quinoa with a few veggies sprinkled in and a fried egg on top. It wasn't good. My partner ordered the burger with fries and it was cold and dry. We never leave Ola feeling satisfied. Such a shame because it is such a gorgeous place.

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                                                                MichaelM

                                                                Tampa

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

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                                                                Dined on April 24, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great atmosphere and good food... no complaints.

                                                              27. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

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                                                                5.0

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                                                                Dined on April 23, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Kale caesar salad was very good. Service was great and the place was very nice and clean.

                                                              28. OT

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                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 23, 2021

                                                                overall5food3service2ambience5

                                                                Very slow getting seated, waited an hour past reservation time , seemed shortstaffed.

                                                              29. WH

                                                                WhitneyH

                                                                Caribbean

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 20, 2021

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                This was the worst experience I had in PR! I would not recommend to anyone .

                                                              30. S

                                                                Shay

                                                                Caribbean

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 17, 2021

                                                                overall3food3service1ambience5

                                                                The view was beautiful ! However the service was very slow and despite my many times letting my waiter know I had a fruit allergy he kept bringing my drinks with the very fruit I said I was allergic to and kept having to take them away to re make

                                                              31. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Caribbean

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 17, 2021

                                                                overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                Buenos Dias El lugar es muy bello. Pero deben mejorar la calidad y la cantidad del desayuno. La experiencia del brunch no va deacuerdo con lo rico de la comida. Se paga mucho dinero para la cantidad y la calidad que ofrecen.

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                                                                linetteo

                                                                New York Area

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 16, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Wonderful view! GREAT FOOD! Would love to come back on my next trip

                                                              33. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 15, 2021

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Awesome!!!

                                                              34. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Atlanta

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 15, 2021

                                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                On vacation everything was good. The only issue was they did not confirm my reservation so I had to provide proof to open table that I dined their. We had chicken club and the side of the bread was a little too burnt. I had Angus beef burger loaded with eggs which was pretty good. Waiter was great.

                                                              35. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 11, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Brunch was amazing. Beautiful views of the ocean, delicious food and friendly, attentive service. Great experience!

                                                              36. A

                                                                Amber

                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 9, 2021

                                                                overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                Awful service!!!! We scheduled our reservation online through Open table and then called to inform the restaurant that we would be attending for a special event and request a ocean front table, the person on the phone stated that would be no problem. Upon arrival, we were told they were not allowed to seat us along the ocean because of the time, ok whatever, it’s no problem because it was still a beautiful view. Then we waited forever for a waitstaff to come to our table only to wait another additional 45 minutes for our drinks and only when we asked where our drinks were. Our food was mediocre at best and took an hour and a half to come with food ordered missing. Overall not even close to being worth $180 dinner. When I asked to speak to a manager I was informed that he would take note of the insistent but apparently wasn’t interested in coming to our table to have a conversation with us- so unprofessional.

                                                              37. RA

                                                                RAFAELM

                                                                Caribbean

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 7, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Nice and simple place to have a decent meal and the best thing is the view of the beach.

                                                              38. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Baltimore

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 30, 2021

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                Bad service

                                                              39. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 29, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Everything was amazing! highly recommended

                                                              40. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Charlotte

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                1.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 29, 2021

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                                You go to this place for the view but honestly considering how awful the service was and basic the food is, find another spot in this beautiful city

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                                                              Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt is rated 4.4 stars by 322 OpenTable diners

                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                                              Google Map for Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

                                                              1055 Ashford Ave. San Juan, PR 00907

                                                              • Cross street

                                                                Located on the second floor Ocean View

                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                Condado / Santurce

                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                Breakfast
                                                                Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
                                                                Lunch
                                                                Daily 11:00 am–5:00 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

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