OLA Restaurant

4.6
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1533 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our anniversary and it was honestly the best mojito/caipirinhas, ceviche, and Cuban pork we have ever had! The fire/ice ceviche was my favorite!! Also, the service was impeccable. We had about 5 different staff attending to our table during the whole meal, and they were all so personable. This chef has something special going on!! Also, highly recommend sitting outside!

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ALEKSANDERK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food best grilled octopus I’ve ever had. Will definitely be back

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Naty
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I took my and family and friends for a night out to celebrate my husbands birthday, the food is very fine dining and pricey. Not much choice to choose from the menu, not to mention they need new menus, very cheap menus for such an expensive place. Overall, when it hit night time it was much prettier. But not sure if I’ll return.

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RasheedahS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I came to OLA to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. We all flew in from different states causing us to change the reservation time a few times. The staff was so accommodating and helpful... from the first time calling the restaurant to when we arrived they have been nothing less than amazing. They made the whole night perfect... the food and service were top notch. Elizabeth (Liz as we referred to her) was a stand out... she went above and beyond service wise. She made the night. I’ll definitely come back on my next trip Miami.

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ClaudiaVail
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is a small place but with the most amazing food and service, the flavors were amazing.

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Darren
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Location and atmosphere, comfortable, but the service and the quality of food was outstanding!!

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OscarV
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Moscow mules were not well prepared. Service was great. The pricing on the food was very high even at South Beach pricing. Lots of options with better ambiance in the area.

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vipAnaliaB
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cómo siempre la comida exquisita y el servicio extraordinario!!

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vipDonW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food

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vipAmyGB
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for dinner when we started dating 10 years ago. Despite a pandemic and wearing masks, etc, food and service was amazing and culminated in a proposal. Perfect place. Wonderful restaurant. Wonderful night!

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angela
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible flavors, fast friendly service, beautiful space and lighting.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I dined here during Florida’s phase 2 recovery from Covid-19. The waitstaff were wonderful and attentive. I ordered mixed ceviche and Cuban pork. Very good!

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vipmikhailk
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

food is mediocre and overpriced. Excellent service and pork.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was PERFECT!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of my entire trip!

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Grendal
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very nice dish of ceviche but they did not have the one they were famous for which is the fire and ice plate. Also, it is at the base of a hotel, not a stand-alone but, it was cool and quiet and we liked it.

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vipdanc
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food

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vipWS13
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE OLA! It was recommended to me by the concierge at the Ritz Carlton and after having am amazing meal there on Sunday night I actually went back on Monday night. It's that good. The restaurant is not crazy noisy like many places I've been to in South Beach. Fun decor. Superb service and the food is out of this world. The best Ceviche I've ever had (I tried three different kinds over two nights). The Salmon was also amazing, Crisped with brown sugar on the outside (though thankfully not sweet) and crooked to perfection the inside. We also had a vegetable main dish (can't recall the name) and it was fantastic.
I highly recommend Ola.

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vipEatwell
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, second time at the new location. Impeccable service and fantastic food. Short rib empanadas, Cobia and salmon ceviches, sugar cane tuna, duck salad, and Cuban pork are standouts! Outstanding!!

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Sadhour
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosts went above and beyond. Not only did they accommodate my allergies, but they brought out a dessert on the house to celebrate my bachelor party, and made sure it was allergy-safe...even re-made it when I admitted I was also allergic to strawberries. Beautiful view of the water too.

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Furey
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this newer location. Beautiful place

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vipkrisscipnyc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the tacos and service is always great.

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vipTazio
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Hamachi Ceviche was superb. Their usually great roast pork was moist but lacking flavor. Excellent wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly one of my favorite dining experiences, and we only had ceviches and starters. We bailed on ordering dinner bc we were too full. We can't wait to go back to actually have dinner. Too many items entice! A must dining experience in south beach!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
173 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot on Collins. Great cerviche & empanadas.. Cool vibe..dinner for 2: eats & drinks + tip = $135.

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vipBonrepas
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as good as always. Fine food great service. Friendly caring staff

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vipBabe
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of our favorites.. it’s a must when you’re visiting Miami. Service and food is always amazing and we love the new location! Can’t wait to come back!

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RandyH
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Miami experience...delicious food, outdoor dining, attentive wait staff

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vipbigrednyc
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice ambiance but think we ordered some wrong dishes. Some stuff was delicious while others were a bit bland. Would return to order other things. Overall, a pleasant dining experience.

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ElizabethK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

dinner order lost Btwn 2 large groups waiter responsible to check on it waited over an hour for dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Beaucoup de soins apporté à la présentation, néanmoins je trouve certaines associations trop audacieuses ce qui rend les plats pas très bon , comme la côte d'agneau avec du chocolat, la cuisson était maîtrisée mais sincèrement l'association avec le chocolat a tout gâché. C'était pas le gros kiff.

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vipJamesB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience4

The servers were great. However, the downfall of our experience was arriving and being told "we don't have any tables. You can sit outside or at the bar (we saw only one seat free)." The point of making a reservation is so that there is a table. Figuring that it would be difficult to get a reservation last minute on a Saturday in Miami Beach, we went outside. Five minutes in, it began raining and was very cold with the wind...we had not dressed to be outside for an extended period. I couldn't recommend friends make reservations where that doesn't result in a table being held.

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vipMartin
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our faves. Outstanding ceviches. Excellent wait staff. Good wine list. Always a nice evening.

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vipAnaliaB
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinario!

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vipKidsdoc
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ola is located romantically by the canal. The Colombian bread was so good that it could have been served for dessert. The tuna was perfectly seared and fabulously seasoned. The broccoli was uniquely prepared and was quite delicious, and our waiter recommended a Spanish white wine called Nobulius, or something close to that, and it was divine. We can’t wait to return when we are back in Miami Beach.

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vipShawn
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointed to say the least. We had a reservation for 6:30PM. The place was not that busy - maybe 5 other tables occupied. We sat outside and ordered. Proceeded to wait an hour+. Waiter didn't even come by for a good 30 minutes. As we waited it got busier. We finally asked the waiter and he said the kitchen was getting slammed. We looked around and not one table had food. Not sure what they were doing. We thought, based on reviews, this place was a good choice. In the end, it was over priced, slow, bad service, and the food was mediocre. Miami has a practice of adding the tip as a surcharge automatically. I see this as a means to not work as hard as other restaurants that actually earn their tip with good service. I was not anticipating that it would be a 2 hour dinner. Would not recommend this place.

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vipRogerS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

OLA has such good reviews so my wife and I gave it a try. They sat us by the water which is a stagnant lake and the smell was noticeable. We switched to a table a few feet away. The first waiter told us he would assist us at the new table but another waiter took our order. Two min later the first waiter came back and asked us what we wanted to eat. Communication was not the best. We thought the food was decent. We liked the salmon cirvice but not the lamb which was undercooked and not tasty. My wife had the mahi which she felt was dry and not too flavorful. We would not go back.

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DanC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and food. Waiter was very convincing and knowledgeable. Excellent ceviche selection. Bread was outstanding

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vipAnaliaB
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinario servicio!
La comida deliciosa

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vipPickyL
Denver
76 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and new location is nice- love all the tapas sized dishes- never met one we didn’t like

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OLA Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1533 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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