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Ola Restaurant

Latin American Restaurant, Cuban Restaurant, and Peruvian Restaurant$$$$
City Center, Miami Beach
  • Stars
  • Stars
    The experts at Eater and Miami New Times recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Miami New Times
  • Tips
    Arne B.
    "Great place , the Marlin Tacos and the lobster empanadas stand out !"(10 Tips)
    Ashley K.
    "Loved the lobster empanada, rock shrimp and mojito"(9 Tips)
    Blake S.
    "Fire and Ice ceviche and short rib empanadas were delicious!"(6 Tips)
    Stephanie S.
    "Fire and ice ceviche is by far the best ceviche I've ever had."(5 Tips)
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  • deconstructed key lime pie
  • good for dates
  • desserts
  • healthy food
  • gluten-free food
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  • sue q.heart icon on user image
    sue qJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here many times great service. Ceviche was great must have the Fire and Ice. Lobster empanadas has wonderful squid ink dough. Fried oysters with fufu a must! Don't forget desert da bomb.
  • Sam C.
    Sam CMarch 3, 2019
    Amazing atmosphere, service, and food. You HAVE to try their ceviche and mojitos! Also cuatro leches cake with passion fruit ice cream will change your life.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurtoApril 5, 2014
    The food & service here is amazing. 2 glasses of Cava to start. Pair with Fire & Ice cerviche, marlin tacos and the short rib empanadas. You've already won. Choose whatever Entreè sounds good.
  • Alex W.heart icon on user image
    Alex WatsonJanuary 8, 2022
    Came just for dessert but ended up getting the lobster ceviche and fried rock shrimp (chicharrones - not fried pork tho!) all flavorful and delicious, lobster a bit chewy. Service was perfection!
  • Jessica W.heart icon on user image
    Jessica WickhamJanuary 28, 2017
    A great restaurant to experience modern Cuban food. Highly recommend the ceviche, and the salmon fillet was incredible!
  • MNT M.
    MNT M.July 24, 2014
    The menu is similar to past OLA incarnations (the restaurant has moved around some) -- a concise framework of 12 small plates ($13 to $19), eight ceviches (most $16). Read more
  • tt t.
    tt tuFebruary 28, 2017
    OLA in Miami is to die for. The ceviches, the cocktails, the actual entrees. It's romantic and chic and like such a classic in this town.
  • Eric H.heart icon on user image
    Eric HaeusslerJanuary 7, 2016
    Just had appetizers here - all excellent recommendations. Pricy, but sat outside with another couple and had a great time in this atmosphere.
  • Amandaheart icon on user image
    AmandaFebruary 21, 2014
    Amazing! Yellowtail ceviche, lobster empanadas, marlin tacos, yellowtail main course, flan dessert. Great meal.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 7, 2011
    Go with a group so that you can sample as many small plates as possible. Favorites are the short rib empanadas, fire and ice ceviche and smoked marlin tacos. Still hungry? Deconstructed key lime pie.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MecumJuly 3, 2022
    Ceviche and empanadas are great, but the the Stuffed Poblano Pepper with vegan cheese was amazing. Unexpected hit.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 14, 2011
    Menu highlights at this Douglas Rodriguez restaurant include the lobster empanadas with squid ink, fish tacos and fire and ice ceviche. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Marla M.heart icon on user image
    Marla MullowneySeptember 5, 2014
    The chicarrones to start, the fresh catch of the day as the main and then end of with da bombe. You won't be disappointed!
  • Mark N.heart icon on user image
    Mark NielsenMay 17, 2018
    The staff, the atmosphere, the food. Fantastic seafood and even though it's a bit pricey it's worth every dollar.
  • Danil L.heart icon on user image
    Danil LepkovOctober 18, 2014
    Fantastic experience of carribean cousine!service-just great.lobster seviche-masterpiece.tuna steak us also highly recommended.
  • Ozlem M.heart icon on user image
    Ozlem MCMay 7, 2017
    Short rib empanadas are to die for but the filet mignon churrascou is totally heavenly! 10 out of 10!
  • Rosana C.
    Rosana CorreiaNovember 20, 2013
    Great food, great service. If you are not that hungry ask for meat balls w/side of asparagus... And go to heaven!
  • Fabheart icon on user image
    FabJuly 13, 2015
    Amazing ceviches. Service is great, short ribs empanadas are fabulous as well as the meatballs.
  • Maddieheart icon on user image
    MaddieMarch 20, 2015
    Lobster. Empanadas. Interesting wine list and good cocktails too! Also try the pescado a la mancho
  • Blaire M.
    Blaire MonroeDecember 26, 2013
    Smoked marlin tacos and the meatballs are soo tasty. Also, this is the best bread I've ever had? What is it?!?
  • Christina C.
    Christina CosterMarch 8, 2014
    Corn empanadas, fish tacos, & chicharron are to die for. Wash it down with watermelon mojitos.
  • Jose C.heart icon on user image
    Jose CaballeroOctober 9, 2015
    The lobster empanadas, shrimp chicharones, and duck rice/meat where amazing!
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesNovember 10, 2014
    Always a welcome respite from the SoBe craziness, OLA serves consistent, delicious meals. Read more
  • Charheart icon on user image
    CharJune 29, 2022
    10/10 amazing. Food was outstanding and the service is top notch!!! Will return!
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HribarMarch 30, 2011
    Amazing rolls (gluten free), smoked marlin tacos, fufu and delicious braised pork that you can share. The asparagus were gigantic, but not that special.
  • Certainly S.
    Certainly StrangeSeptember 11, 2015
    Fire and ice, rock shrimp, marlin tacos, meatballs and flan. All excellent!
  • mia p.
    mia pDecember 17, 2011
    Trust your waiter's recommendations. Fois-Gras Empanadas: extravagant, but worth it! For a cocktail, they make the best Pisco Sour.
  • Nic B.
    Nic BarnesJuly 6, 2013
    Lobster empanada w/sides; brussels sprouts + rice & beans - you can't go wrong! Delicious
  • Paul S.
    Paul StephensMay 26, 2013
    Squid ink empanada and tapioca flour roll... Wow! Ask for Jorge... He will take care of you
  • Nick J.heart icon on user image
    Nick JordanSeptember 1, 2012
    I can't say enough good things about this place. Amazing original food. A must go whilst in Miami.
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PalmerDecember 7, 2013
    Go heavy on the amazing ceviches. Meatballs and marlin tacos are good too
  • Dennis M.heart icon on user image
    Dennis MancinoAugust 27, 2015
    Marlin tacos , Lobster empanada and Pork Milanese is the best in Miami.. -Dennis Mancino
  • Drew G.heart icon on user image
    Drew GeisheckerMay 12, 2015
    Ceviches, ceviches, ceviches... oh, and the Deconstructed Key Lime Pie.
  • Kate S.heart icon on user image
    Kate ShawNovember 9, 2015
    Don't miss the short rib empanadas -- they were the star of our meal!
  • Arne B.heart icon on user image
    Arne BorreyApril 19, 2015
    Great place , the Marlin Tacos and the lobster empanadas stand out !
  • Cuneyt U.
    Cuneyt UysalJuly 11, 2015
    Pretty much just had a foodgasm. Lobster empanadas could make a grown man cry. Better than the food I had in Peru
  • Ashley K.heart icon on user image
    Ashley KnightJanuary 11, 2021
    Loved the lobster empanada, rock shrimp and mojito
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SmithApril 4, 2014
    Fire and ice ceviche is by far the best ceviche I've ever had.
  • Andy V.
    Andy VidalesJuly 23, 2011
    The ceviches are great. Sample all of them and order the Montes Alpha Chardonnay. Great combo
  • Mariana L.
    Mariana LNovember 9, 2012
    Hazelnut crusted lamb is heaven - the Columbian cheese rolls are angels
  • Katrin H.heart icon on user image
    Katrin HansenNovember 10, 2015
    Great food , vegetarian options were super delicious .
  • Barry M.
    Barry MererApril 13, 2013
    Hamachi ceviche is amazing! Must do it.
  • Tracey F.
    Tracey FortuneFebruary 7, 2012
    Absolute Best ceviche. Try the mixto w/ octopus and pisco sour!
  • Kiki S.
    Kiki SmithAugust 10, 2013
    Great food and excellent service. The pork is a must!
  • Eleanor K.
    Eleanor KayDecember 3, 2011
    Order the chocolate cigar dessert and the deconstructed key lime pie
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda McLeishFebruary 12, 2011
    Ceviche is amazing here as is the Hearts of Palm salad. Would definitely come back.
  • Johannes R.
    Johannes ReckNovember 24, 2013
    Order the Yellowtail Ceviche. It will blow your mind.
  • Katie L.
    Katie Lewis-KooringDecember 8, 2011
    Amazing rolls and the goat cheese soufle is incredible!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SchmidtOctober 4, 2014
    Unreal! Best dining in SoBe so far!
  • Rosy C.
    Rosy CMay 28, 2011
    Service is exceptional! Eat the pork milanese, to die for!
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