OLA Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Latin American
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Sun - Thu 6:30PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 6:30PM - 6:30PM

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

DC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AB
Miami
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinario servicio!
La comida deliciosa

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PL
Denver
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

g
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the whole red snapper that was not fresh. Everything else was excellent.

JR
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous filet mignon with crab. Well worthy he price.

R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great service.

GH
Puebla
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ceviche top, empañadas ricas. Buen lugar para disfrutar

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b
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OLA is one of our favorite restaurants. We ordered the fantastic Fire and Ice ceviche. The duck is also very good.

The service by Jackson was outstanding. He was friendly and explained the key components of each item.

KA
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner at OLA. Food and service were both excellent, with unique and creative dishes and an outstanding waiter. The ambiance inside the restaurant is nothing special, and probably better in outdoor seating but the weather did not allow that on the night we were there. The ceviches were very good, my wife enjoyed the short rib empanadas and I liked the pork dish that was very rich.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Crazy expensive but really delicious

AL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth dining experience with OLA in a 5 year window. Living in CLE we have many talented Chefs and wonderful Restaurants that set the bar, OLA has yet to disappoint our group. Entree’s authentic and on point, service amazing, dessert a must try. Only suggestion, new location has beautiful outside seating, several seats within valet and bustle of staff passing, need more closure surrounding. Other than that... will see again !

DP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The once great OLA is no longer. The cerviche was good, but the rest of the meal was just not up to standard. It took forever for the kitchen to get the meal ready and when it finally came out it was almost inedible.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my birthday party and was very surprised by the atmosphere and how incredible the food and cocktails were. The patio was quaint with a Latin feel. More importantly, it was refreshing to go to a restaurant in South Florida where the employees really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Exceptional night!

C
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ola is the best restaurant.
After I heard about Ola many times from my best friend, I finally went Ola during my trip. It was an extraordinary experience. Every single dish is so fresh and just right. Bread was so good. Dessert was good. Service was excellent

I wish Ola opens a branch in NYC.

JF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute booking. Turned out to be fabulous. Other reviewers are right—don’t miss the ceviche. We had the snapper and it was delightful and more than enough for two people. They even have one of my favorite wines—carmenare—something you don’t see on many wine lists. The rolls are gluten free and made from yucca plants. I was a bit suspicious but these were delicious. We even asked for extras to take home. This is a South Beach gem.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and a knowledgeable attentive staff.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

T
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were spot on, great wine and killer rolls
with a little bit of sweetness.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a beautiful night. Food was excellent, and our service was great.

ES
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit new location same exceptional food and the service. Our server was very knowledgeable, warm and helpful. The food was delicious, we all ended up sharing because everything was so good, you can't go wrong with any choice but you must try the ceviche.

B
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner. The service— from the hostess offering a choice of tables to the waiter making wonderful suggestions — was both friendly and professional. But the real reason to go is the food. The ceviches (especially the lobster with a spectacular spicy tomato sorbet) are real standouts. And the deconstructed key lime pie is so worth the extra trip to the gym you will need in the morning. Definitely worth it.

OT
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food quality and presentation

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Jackson was really nice

BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at OLA. Our server, Guillerm, was friendly and great at helping us make our choices. I felt like she actually cared which is rare these days. The empanada starters are amazing and wealth worth the splurge. I had the Pionono which was very flavorful and my hubby had the yucca mash which he enjoyed immensely. We were celebrating a special occasion and were vern pleased that we chose Ola.

AR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The drinks were to die for. Our waiter was so attentive. Loved sitting outside by the water. Would go back again!

AB
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cada día se come más rico! El servicio es extraordinario. Todos pendientes de cada detalle.

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may have been the best meal of my life, and considering I live in a top three food city that is saying something. The service was impeccable. The fire and ice ceviche was so memorable and interesting. The courtyard setting was majestic. It was a pricey meal but well worth it for a big birthday, which we were celebrating.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I have been to Ola many times. They have relocated a couple of times, but the food/cuisine is so delicious, every time. I grew up eating Peruvian food, so the ceviche was on point, bringing me back to the days my grandmother use to make that for us. We enjoyed the OLA meatballs made of Kobe beef, and the lobster empanada..amazingly delicious. Red Snapper special was juicy and flavorful. The chefs know what they are doing here.

SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Food was fantastic. But service was extremely poor. Our server didn’t check on us for an hour in between ceviche course, appetizer and entree, and it took 2 hours for our entree to come. I think the reason it took so long is because our server didn’t check on us or the food, so he didn’t realize the kitchen didn’t get the order. I think our situation was abnormal, as everyone else who arrived after us, got their entrees quicker and were checked on more frequently. And once again, the food was delicious.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una Experiencia fantástica, la comida en general deliciosa, la atención súper buena , agradecidos de Francisco por su buena atención . El bar muy bueno y los bartender súper atentos . Recomendamos el restaurante

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M
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible experience.
Waited more than 90 minutes for main courses to arrive and then were told it would be another 15 minutes.
Appetizers tasted good but by the time the main courses would have arrived, it would have been to late.
We cancelled the mains and left disappointed.
We used to love Ola in its old location, this is nothing like it.
Won’t be back

LP
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had 2 ceviches and chef special fish of the day grilled (no head or bones). Absolutely delicious and flawless. Little sweet bread on the side was also amazing. Do recommend!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service cadence was way off. Received ceviche very quickly (5 min from ordering) then waited 20 min for first parts second course, and another 30 for rest the rest of the second courses. We had to cancel the main because food took so long.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Restaurant 30% overpriced - however the food is very creative and extremely tasty.
Except the desert which was downright awful

DT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

expected more unfortunately. The ceviche was excellent as was the tartare.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and our server Guillerm was great!!

JS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is always great. Service was very slow. Very. Will make me reconsider going.

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