ilov305 Ocean Drive

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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Grammy®-award winning artist and international superstar Armando Christian Perez known as Pitbull, aka “Mr. Worldwide,” with the creators of globally renowned brand Sugar Factory American Brasserie and Las Vegas’s El Dorado Cantina debut a restaurant, cocktail and nightlife concept, El Dorado 305, where tropical Latin cuisine blends with Mexican cuisine. The multifaceted venue, “Where What Happens, Never Happened,” houses a main dining room, three VIP rooms, a private lounge, and four bars featuring cocktails reflecting Pitbull’s energetic and upbeat persona. The menu showcases authentic Mexican cuisine and traditional Latin fare, El Dorado 305 features Mexican inspired dishes such as the tableside Guacamole, Filet Mignon Tacos with a house-made chimichurri sauce, and more, as well as Latin fare including Ropa Vieja, Churrasco, Lomo Saltado and more. With a selection of house-made margaritas and specialty cocktails to appeal to all tastes.
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3.4
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3.6
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Blacky17
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

I made a reservation to celebrate my birthday in the brand new “pitbull restaurant” the website Is still working showing menus and stuffs . So when we arrived and see the menu I realized is now “Wild and Out “ restaurant , menu was totally diffferent so It was a not good experience . the manager offered 20% discount but i don’t think is okay the Ilove305 website is still offering all different menus that you expected to see so be aware .

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a really nice place. The music was great and the show was Amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome environment good service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We went at 9PM Wednesday evening for a birthday celebration. The offer on their website said "Half Off entire check" with Florida ID on Wednesday nights. We mentioned this when we arrived but waiter was not aware of this and told us he'd check.
After it took 30 minutes to get our drinks (the restaurant was empty except for one other table inside) we were contemplating leaving when the very nice young waiter finally returned and apologized for the wait. We ordered, and the food came in a reasonable time. It was all fine, nothing exceptional but reasonably editable. It's on ocean drive and it's a tourist trap so everything was twice as expensive as it should be, so half price makes it fair for locals.
When the Check came it was not discounted. The waiter apologized and came back again with only the food being discounted. We asked the waiter and he said it just applies to food but, the website says "Entire Check" no other conditions. The waiter was getting really stressed and for a $40 difference we didn't want to fight, especially since it was a birthday so we told the waiter not to stress it.
His 20% of the full price was already included as is usual on Ocean Drive.
It is false advertising but, it wasn't the waiters fault.
Maybe on a weekend night it might be a good party place to have a drink, but there's a lot better food in South Beach anytime. I like Pitbull but I don't think his brand should be associated with this restaurant.
Won't be returning.

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StephanieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fun food really good, think I was over charged for the chocolate piñata but all good

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vipBryanF
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible experience in an almost empty restaurant. They were overstaffed but they all seemed miserable and service was nonexistent. After an HOUR we had not received a complete first round of drinks for the table and several of my guests went to the bar and just started their own tabs. Food was just mediocre Mexican food and took almost TWO HOURS to come out. There were exactly 10 other customers at tables while we were there. Whole experience was one of the worst service experiences of my life. I was embarrassed that I recommended this place for our group’s special night out. I don’t know how it’s still open. Wish I could give it zero stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool experience. Love the violin techno music live.

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vipFoodieSanDiego
London
27 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service and overpriced drinks

Our 4 standard drinks were over $100

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Ralphie
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Place was fun. Manager and Server were great. The food was not good at all. Best thing was the yuca fries. Drinks were great! Will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Server was sweet but barely understood English. Margaritas were mostly sweet mix and hardly any tequila. Asked for a medium rare burger and it came out burnt to a crisp. Carnitas Street Tacos were over seasoned. It was a cool place to go to see but would never go back for food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exelent food and and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE CAME AT LUNCH TIME FOR MY SISTERS BIRTHDAY AND IT WAS AMAZING. BEAUTIFUL INSIDE GREAT for insta photos and the food was amazing too I would recommend the ham croquetas.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

En primer lugar el menú que aparece en esta página y en el internet no es el mismo,el restaurante según me dijeron allá lo compraron unos mexicanos y cambiaron el menú.
El ambiente pésimo,no había ni música ni nada para entretener,súper caro para el local y la calidad,mi experiencia en pocas palabras no lo recomiendo ni lo volvería a visitar.

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MildredH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

To many fees. They charged a resort fee and a non- grat srv fee of 20% . I took it as it was the gratuity already.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Don't waste your time! This restaurant was booked with the expectation of it being the restaurant that is advertised on the website with the same menu. None of which is true. This restaurant is under new ownership "as of 3 weeks ago", is currently under construction inside (while seating people inside as well), totally different menu - nothing like actual ilov305 - but kept their $$$$ prices, nothing available from the bar except margaritas and bottled beer, exposed light sockets in walls & they'll be changing their name to El Dorado 305 as of Nov. 4.

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RaeS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This website allowed me to book reservations when we got to the place the place is no longer open/there.

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KatherineL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I loved everything about this place. Need more steak options on the menu though.

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OrlandoM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

First of all, we were never told that the Star attraction, Pit Bull had sold the business and converted into a Mexican restaurant. When we were called to confirm the reservation is when we were advised that it was a Mexican restaurant now. Not until we personally asked after arriving for dinner, were we told of the change in ownership.
Our table area was a little too dark and it made even harder to read the extremely crowded menu, with very small print.
I thought the food was good, but very over priced for being Mexican food. I do understand the rent is high and you have to pay the bills.
I must say that Mario, unlike some of the other staff, really stood out as being a very hard worker, always hustling back and forth, inside and outside. He was also very cordial and polite.
I don’t think I would go back, or recommend the place.

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SelenaP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I showed up for my 11 o clock reservation, and they were closed.. in fact they even said they weren’t Ilov305 and refused to take my Groupon. This was horrible service I will never come back. I came from every far to just get to a closed restaurant.

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John
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I made a reservation for out door seating and it wasn’t available when we arrived. Our food order was completely wrong. I ordered a steak quesadilla and I got chicken, my wife ordered a chicken bowl and got a veggie bowl.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible customer service. Will never return. Beware 20% tip automatically included but they will circle the tip section the receipt trying to trick you into double tipping. We chose a bottle of Moet champagne off the menu for $81. They presented us with a random bottle of Chandon and proceeded to tell us that this was the Moët. We disputed this. They then told us the Moet was $250 despite the $81 price listed on the menu.

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vipMichelG
Miami
89 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

food and drinks were not good enough for the price. It was almost empty and they were painting on Sunday brunch time! I do not recommended it

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying life so why not celebrate .The violinist was all that .He really did his thing. I see him going far🙏🏾

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Too many taxes applied to the bill

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food service don’t waste your money

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vipFromFLL
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The place is super chic. We went on a Wednesday night so it was not crowded which was great for us. The food was really good. I ordered the Branzino and it was delicious. The staff was super friendly and nice. My only issue is that they charge a "20% non gratuity service charge" that nobody could explain to me what it was. So on top of that, you have to leave tip. It seems a lot for a service charge that nobody knows what it is. Very disappointing. Not sure if I'll go back.

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Brimartz
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We called to switch our reservation to a later time and it would’ve been the opportunity to let us know of the limited items available. We were celebrating a bday and wanted to have a nice time but we were sat in the bar/lounge area which was extremely loud. After ordering drinks, we were told of items out of stock such as all the steaks, some of the sides and appetizers. We decided we were gonna go somewhere else and we spent almost $70 for two unfinished drinks and an appetizer that wasn’t that great. They also included gratuity. There’s really nothing great about this place.

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PinkyP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and a bit pricey. I love the live performance he did great

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MileidyE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From decor to service to food it was an amazing experience. Will be back when in Miami

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YeseniaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect just next time, They offer the hookah I would like to know I am being charged for it lol 😂 overall place was LIT! Love it beautiful place

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Awesome
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time , food was amazing.

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AnnaA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

iLov305 is a blast with great food, entertainment, and staff. Would highly recommend!

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vipPattyvk
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

There seemed to be an issue with the lights and the music. I couldn't tell if it was on purpose or not, but it seemed like a mess. It was very disruptive: In the middle of a conversation the music would suddenly go up insanely, and we had to shout. Then it would go low again and suddenly we're shouting. Funny, but not fun in the moment. You'd think if there's one thing Pitbull learned in showbiz it would be lights and music.

The food was good and service was good.

Watch out: The itemized receipt includes a "Non-grat service fee" of 18%, and the credit card receipt for the restaurant has a line for "tip" (WHICH OUR WAITRESS CIRCLED!!!) Are you kidding me? Very sneaky. It's the same thing and already included in the receipt. Don't be fooled.

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Stevend
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Everything is great as far as food and ambiance...
The only thing that ticks me off is that they ad this non gratuity service fee which they don’t tell you is a tip that’s already included in the price... I’m from New York so I tip 20% no matter what
This is their way of getting a double tip which in my mind is a scam I’m sorry
I probably won’t go back because of it

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MCAS305
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant inside is beautiful. The lighting is very pretty and it creates an intimate ambiance. I really liked sitting in the booths. It was comfortable and private. The waiter was very attentive and took his time explaining the menu. It is a steakhouse, so I highly recommend that you order a steak, you won't regret it. The Ribeye was Delicious and it melted in my mouth. We also shared the Seafood Paella, which was out of this world. The Guava Cheesecake was also great. We had an early dinner, so there was music playing, but it was not blasting. We were able to have a conversation without shouting. Overall it was a wonderful evening and we really enjoyed the meal and the service. Will definitely return to ILOV305 whenever I'm in Miami.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible attention, our table wasnt ready when we get there, been there waiting for 1 hour and no one take care of us. Horrible

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Blanco
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Wasn’t that impress with the place. Music was good but not much entertainment going on. We went on a Friday night and it was kind of empty. We ordered appetizers that were good. Signature Drinks are big ok for the price but very sweet. Not my favorites.

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vipGinoDeisy
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I will say that the food was delectable, the service was great and the vibe was very energetic even though it got a bit too loud that we had to talk loud to hear each other. My biggest issue is the cost which was outrageous! Not worth it for the cost AT ALL. For a Sunday brunch with unlimited mimosas for 2, the cost (without tip) came out to $255. There is 7% sales tax, a 2% resort tax and an automatic 20% service fee charge which IS NOT a gratuity fee. It's not worth it in the end.

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LauraM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The brunch is not a good value. They only let your table order 5 items at a time. My friend was ordering all Hispanic food that I couldn’t eat and they wouldn’t let me order any food that I liked until we got those 5 items. The eggs are powdered. It’s not worth $50 a person. Also we asked if they could sit us at larger table while the restaurant was completely empty and they sat us in the most uncomfortable spot possible. We were in a tiny little walkway to the closet next to the stairs and we literally couldn’t move.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT! The food is expensive but worth it. Loved the service, loved the food and especially loved seeing Pitbull!

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ilov305 Ocean Drive is rated 3.1 stars by 131 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.