OLA Restaurant

4.8
1295 reviews
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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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Dallas
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an excellent dinner. We quickly could see why the restaurant is rated so highly. The meal was great from beginning to end. The waiter assigned to our table did a great job explaining the menu. He did it in a way where you definitely felt the passion of the chef in how the food was prepared. We ended up choosing 2 ceviches for our dinner. The Fire & Ice ceviche was definitely something we have never tried before .The meal ended with a great desert that involved guava and flan. My wife loved the little touches such as warmed milk with the coffee. All in all - it was a great evening. We look forward to our next time in Miami. The restaurant will definitely be on our list of places to visit.

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LC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go every time were in Miami! The pork main dish is amazing. Never disappoints 👍🏼

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H
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met up for dinner with my best friend who I haven’t seen in a while. We were all blown away with the amazing service and fabulous ambience. The food was so unique and scrumptious. We look forward to our next visit

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Z
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in the Midwest and look forward to coming to Miami to eat at Ola. Amazing!

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W
Miami
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have not been to Ola since they moved to their new location. It's much prettier now. The service was excellent. My wife had the seared tuna. Ir was cooked perfectly, almost raw in the center.
The hamachi and shrimp and calamari also super.
Glad we returned, and will do it again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. But a bit expensive.

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been dining at OLA for the oast 6 years and it is always above and beyond my expectations. The servers are well tuned into the ingredients and know how to pair foods with wine and drinks. I’ve kept Ola as my favorite little GEM of a secret for too long, no i’m suggesting it to you.

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AB
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Great vegan options too
Very special spot

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A
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent, the answere every question about the menu. There offer us an advice about the wine. The only thing that I did not like was the dinner menu did not have as many options that I would like. It was more a starter menu than a full menu

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly flavorful ceviche and the bread was a tasty surprise. We asked for seconds on 2 of the dishes that we ordered.

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M
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an incredible food experience at OLA restaurant. From beginning to end, this was a memorable meal. We’ll definitely be back to OLA if we return to Miami.

Apparently the chef is known for ceviches, so we started off with a lobster ceviche that had delightful citrus flavors and a spicy tomato sorbet to balance it out. It was really awesome.

Next we shared a short rib empanada which was really delicious and had a sweet sauce and a spicy sauce to go with it. The empanada was melt in your mouth tasty.

For our main course we shared the roast Cuban pork and to say the pork was tender is an understatement. There was so much flavor packed into that dish.

Finally, we shared the flan ice cream sundae which was probably the most unique dessert we’ve ever had. And it was amazing. The meal couldn’t have been better.

Cocktails and mocktails were also excellent. The service was top notch and our waiter really had great recommendations and explained everything so well. We were very impressed all around.

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JL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. We will return

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PC
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been to Oka several times at the old location. Last night was our first time in the new location, instead of 4 and 4 stars gave it 3, the food was good, service slow and atmosphere fair, we missed the attentive staff and romantic ambiance.

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Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ceviche was excellent starter. Along with the fabulously rolls. Shared the grouper served with clams and special delicate sauce.
Wine selections is excellent.

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

So delicious. Looked empty from the street. Beautiful and remote inside!

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s
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been dining at Ola for many consecutive years during our annual Miami holiday. Their new location and outdoor dining area are a welcome change. Food and drink are as good as ever. Duck salad with goat cheese and baby greens was exceptional. A dish I’d order again. Crispy shrimp had just the right amount of heat. Pork entree was tender, flavorful and copious, accompanied by a delicious white bean purée that made us scrape the plate. Another dish to revisit. Empanadas with fig and frois gras with duck prosciutto sounds better than it it actually is, only because the empanadas were too doughy and could have had more frois gras incorporated into the figs.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around! Would definitely recommend and will return again!

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KM
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside next to the canal. Very romantic. Excellent lamb rack and pork!

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t
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor setting for a romantic dinner. The server recommended the ceviches and he was right! The mixed ceviche with cobia,shrimp and octopus was perfectly seasoned and delicious. All of them sounded wonderful and would definitely try another on a return visit.
My husband loved the pork dish. I was hugely disappointed with the lamb rack. It was very difficult to slice into individual chops. I gave it to the waiter to have him slice it and he couldn't do it either. He wound up cutting the meat away from the bone. The meat was tough and the sides were ice cold- the potatoes tasted great but were like cold paste after all the time it took to cut the lamb. I wished the waiter asked me if I would like a different dish. He did not and said 34 orders were served and I was the only one that complained!
He did take the dish off the check but I would have rather paid and tried something else.

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Knowing nothing about dining choices in Miami Beach, due to our late arrival, we wanted a restaurant that was convenient to our hotel. I also wanted to sample upscale cuban food. OLA was perfect in every way! So good in fact, that we are thinking of returning before our five day visit ends. My group of vacationers sampled a wide array of appetizers, salads, and entrees. Everything was superb. Wonderful selection of ceviche. And the college kids loved the desserts. The restaurant was active, lively but not overpowering. OLA definitely gets an A+ in my book!!

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DR
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, spicy, well presented food. Served in lovely surroundings. Stylish, but not pretentious. I would recommend Ola. Service was great! Thanks Hector.

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m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service good management, yummy food, great environment!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was good, the restaurant was nice but our waiter was rude and paid no attention to us. Had to ask other servers for drinks etc because he was too busy ignoring us.

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A
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service always special. Sitting outside on the patio is special, lovely setting. Highly recommend!

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Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

THe good reviews are spot on. I’m hard pressed to understand the bad reviews. THe prices were on par with every other nice restaurant in any other big city. We both had ceviche that was divine. I had the meatballs and they were out of this world, with a light béchamel type sauce. My spouse had the fish of the day and he said it was excelled. We shared a side of brussel sprouts with cashews and we are still talking about those. I am going to try to find a comparable recipe - the brussel sprouts were finely shredded and with the cashews there was no baby cabbage taste that can sometimes come if they aren’t cooked well. We aren’t usually dessert eaters but we ordered deconstructed key lime and it was great! I love key lime pie and this was a wonderfully different way to present it. I almost forgot - the bread is sort of indescribable - a small little light roll that came hot and delicious. I could have eaten a whole basket and I try not to eat the bread since it’s usually never worth the calories.
I will definitely go back if every in Miami again.

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IU
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just awsome - we keep coming back! After visiting several times on a trip a year ago, we came back - and were amazed once again by the fantastic food, great atmosphere, and excellent professional and attentive service. Our waiter Jackson was great: explaining various dishes, providing recommendations, helpful tips, and further details as every dish was served. Everything is super delicious, freshly prepared from quality ingredients, and beautifully served. On our multiple visits we have pretty much sampled the entire menu, and never came across something we would not want to try again. On this last visit, the local snapper ceviche was excellent, so was the pork main and the deconstructed key lime desert. Definitely our favourite place in Miami Beach.

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic gem a bit tucked away. Food was some of the best I’ve had and the atmosphere was calm and cozy with the patio just by the water!

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DT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite meal in Miami! Delicious & fab service in a unique location. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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DJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Patio is a very nice ambiance. The corn and short rib empanadas are amazing!!

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Miami

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NG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service, but the quality of the food for the price you pay was pretty sad :(

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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M
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience we had by far, while on vacation in Miami Beach. Friendly people and amazing food. We would eat here every day, if we could. Absolutely loved it!!!

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AS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Ola ranks up there in the top 20 meals I've had in my life. Seriously amazing. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone. Even though it is pricey, every bite is worth it. I'm just sad it's in Miami, and I can't go again until I travel back there!

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EP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Will definitely go back.

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F
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place. Outstanding menu and staff. Lobster empanada was delicious!!! Good wine selection by the glass. We’ll be back!!

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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

New location. Suggest uber or taxi since parking is not available. Good food but pricey. Rolls are very good and unique.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, very good food and professional, friendly service.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. The food especially! So fresh and delicious. The outside is right on the water and very pretty. So glad we went here !

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as was ambiance on back patio.
Wait staff was warm and friendly

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