Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

4.5
281 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
With the Atlantic Ocean as backdrop, Ola Oceanfront Bistro provides exquisite and unique flavors of Puerto Rican cuisine. Chef José Cruz 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 al fresco bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 281 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Amber
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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RAFAELM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 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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MonicaW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and scenery. Love the brunch and Mimosas

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vipmakpak
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and view!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Menu is very poor, service is also not really good.
The best options for lunch were quesadilla and cheeseburger and coffee was $75-very disappointed

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SimoneW
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the view and the service. The view of the water was incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and probably some of the best service I’ve had. I can’t remember our servers name but he was amazing and really took great care of us making us feel special

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The churros are to die for!!

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glori
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We were in for a relaxing lunch overlooking the ocean. The place was jammed packed, since is located by the pool. The music , extremely loud and annoying.
The service was amiable but the food took forever. The quality of food was good but expensive for what we ordered. 1 quesadilla, 1 salad and a small portion of salmon.
Will I be back....don’t think so..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and the food is lovely, great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful drinks, outdoor environment, incredible food, and divine service. The salmon and chicken dishes pictured are highly recommended. They also had a pumpkin soup this evening that was absolutely scrumptious.

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ArmandoA
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience3

We arrived a couple of minutes early for our reservation and as expected the place was packed. The hostess told us that it would be a long wait time even though we had a reservation. I think I repeated the fact that we had a reservation about 7 times and it felt that we were being ignored and she didn’t even take our name. So we waited. When we noticed that people that had arrived after us were being seated we spoke to the manager who seemed to also ignore the fact that we had a reservation and told us that it was a 2hr wait time. So we waited about 5 minutes. Another hostess arrived and I spoke to her that we had a reservation and sure enough she seated us in less than 2 minutes. Afterwards the waiter was excellent. Service was excellent but management was the worst that I had experienced in a restaurant.

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MelCol
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service, more then half and hour and appetizers never arrived.

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PauletteH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Aun que realice mi reservacion para una hora en particular, tuve que esperar 30 minutos y no obtuve el localizacion de la mesa que solicite en mi reservacion. La comida estaba fria y el servicio es lento.

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ScottNSher
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Ola Bistro for Valentine's Day brunch. We were a group of 6 and we truly enjoyed the experience. The only issue was that we made a reservation 2 weeks ahead of time for 9:45am, and it was not honored. When we arrived at 9:40 we were told the restaurant was full and that we would have to wait 30 minutes for a table because they sat walk ins first. The couple ahead of us were told the same thing. We wait about 35 minutes before we were seated. Other than the wait, and disregard for reservations, we enjoyed our meal and experience. Two of us did bottomless mimosas for $29 each, and we loved the fact that we did not all have to get the bottomless. The food was excellent, the views were gorgeous and we will definitely return when we visit PR. I still suggest making a reservation because after they filled up they only accepted hotel guests and those with a reservation. Beautiful and elegant restaurant with a casual beach vibe.

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RaviC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I ordered a monitor that was delivered without alcohol. I ordered sliders that was served with a one inch piece of aluminum foil in the meat. I ordered the snapper, waited an hour and it was served with scales in a couple of small areas. There is a mandatory 20% tip to included on the bill however with all of these issues the restaurant manager never came over to check on our experiences.

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ASHELYP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing with Carl our waiter. Food was delicious. Ambience for my boyfriends birthday dinner was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the staff is extra nice. One of our most favorites. See you soon-

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! Everything was perfect

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RicardoN
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall... Good+
ambience, Food and courtesy was aceptable 😋😋

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EvelineL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

La paella la deben mejorar. Yo dejé toda mi comida. Los entremeses y el postre estuvieron espectaculares.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Worst service.

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vipStephanie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at this hotel and was blown away by the food and service! We dined here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and every dish was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday they didn’t sing the song thou. Still great food and great service thank you.

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SuheilM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambient, view and food. I recommend it! I’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We went for breakfast and it was good but not enough to go back. The French toast was amazing though. Mimosas were just ok. Ambiance and decor is beautiful and that’s what you really pay for in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio del mesero! Gracias

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Nene
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and ambiance was spectacular. Our hostess Mai Ling made our experience there one to talk about!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Ambience was great, food was perfect and the drinks were delicious. Definitely recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem. Very classy. We had brunch there ana the food was so good that we decided to make dinner reservations. Dinner was an amazing experience. The wait staff made it a memorable night. Will definitely come back again

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vipChristinaO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ola Bistro was absolutely phenomenal!! The Brunch was delicious and the view made the experience even better!

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MrandMrsH
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for my husband's birthday 1/16, was not even greeted at the door of the restaurant, the guy who walked up after we were just standing there, never said welcome or anything. I stated we had a reservation, he said they are full from walk ins, I said well I made a reservation to avoid that. His demeanor was very nonchalant and he said well I will see. So we were just standing there as he walked away. We took a seat at an empty table next to bar, he never came back to say anything, we waited about 15 mins. I ended up walking over to another gentleman and asked do he know how long the wait will be and that we had a reservation, he said we would have to verify that you made a reservation. We were so disappointed as the menu looked great and we were starving. We saw 2 couples come in after us and received water and was being serviced. No one ever said a word to us so after sitting for another 10 mins and no one ever came to the table to say anything. We left! Found a place up the street that was so welcoming and we ended up having a nice night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and ambiance. Nothing like eating breakfast next to a beautiful pool feet from the ocean.

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Gustavo
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

To pricy for the food and taste

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VonteB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful oceanfront bistro. No need to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy this place

FAQs

Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt is rated 4.5 stars by 281 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.