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Ola Restaurant

Latin American Restaurant, Cuban Restaurant, and Peruvian Restaurant$$$$
City Center, Miami Beach
  • The folks at Eater and Miami New Times like this place. Would you agree?
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    • Miami New Times
  • Arne B.
    "Great place , the Marlin Tacos and the lobster empanadas stand out !"(10 Tips)
    Dennis M.
    "Lobster empanada and Pork Milanese is the best in Miami.."(8 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)
72 Tips and reviews
  • empanadas
  • marlin tacos
  • ceviche
  • deconstructed key lime pie
  • good for dates
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  • Ozlem M.
    Short rib empanadas are to die for but the filet mignon churrascou is totally heavenly! 10 out of 10!
  • tt t.
    tt tuFebruary 28
    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.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WickhamJanuary 28
    A great restaurant to experience modern Cuban food. Highly recommend the ceviche, and the salmon fillet was incredible!
  • Eiman A.
    Eiman AbdelmoneimSeptember 18, 2016
    Ceviche, seafood
  • F J.
    F JJune 4, 2016
    Authentic and fresh
  • Eric H.
    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.
  • Katrin H.
    Katrin HansenNovember 10, 2015
    Great food , vegetarian options were super delicious .
  • Blake S.
    Blake ShawNovember 9, 2015
    This was a great spot! Fire and Ice ceviche and short rib empanadas were delicious!
  • Kate S.
    Kate ShawNovember 9, 2015
    Don't miss the short rib empanadas -- they were the star of our meal!
  • Jose C.
    Jose CaballeroOctober 9, 2015
    The lobster empanadas, shrimp chicharones, and duck rice/meat where amazing!
  • Certainly S.
    Certainly StrangeSeptember 11, 2015
    Fire and ice, rock shrimp, marlin tacos, meatballs and flan. All excellent!
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MancinoAugust 27, 2015
    Marlin tacos , Lobster empanada and Pork Milanese is the best in Miami.. -Dennis Mancino
  • Fab
    FabJuly 13, 2015
    Amazing ceviches. Service is great, short ribs empanadas are fabulous as well as the meatballs.
  • 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
  • Gluten Free GRL
    Gluten Free GRLJune 6, 2015
    I cannot describe the Watermelon Jalapeño Wahoo Ceviche as anything but the most amazing explosion of tastes in your mouth you will ever experience. Go here. Eat here. Maybe even twice...if you can ;)
  • Drew G.
    Drew GeisheckerMay 12, 2015
    Ceviches, ceviches, ceviches... oh, and the Deconstructed Key Lime Pie.
  • Arne B.
    Arne BorreyApril 19, 2015
    Great place , the Marlin Tacos and the lobster empanadas stand out !
  • Maddie
    MaddieMarch 20, 2015
    Lobster. Empanadas. Interesting wine list and good cocktails too! Also try the pescado a la mancho
  • L C.
    L ClanahanMarch 14, 2015
  • suz q.
    suz 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.
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesNovember 10, 2014
    Always a welcome respite from the SoBe craziness, OLA serves consistent, delicious meals. Read more
  • Danil L.
    Danil LepkovOctober 18, 2014
    Fantastic experience of carribean cousine!service-just great.lobster seviche-masterpiece.tuna steak us also highly recommended.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SchmidtOctober 4, 2014
    Unreal! Best dining in SoBe so far!
  • Marla M.
    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!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Ola as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SmithApril 4, 2014
    Fire and ice ceviche is by far the best ceviche I've ever had.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CosterMarch 8, 2014
    Corn empanadas, fish tacos, & chicharron are to die for. Wash it down with watermelon mojitos.
  • Amanda
    AmandaFebruary 21, 2014
    Amazing! Yellowtail ceviche, lobster empanadas, marlin tacos, yellowtail main course, flan dessert. Great meal.
  • Tamar K.
    Tamar KoifmanJanuary 4, 2014
    Incredible (vegetarian) empanadas!
  • 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?!?
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PalmerDecember 7, 2013
    Go heavy on the amazing ceviches. Meatballs and marlin tacos are good too
  • Johannes R.
    Johannes ReckNovember 24, 2013
    Order the Yellowtail Ceviche. It will blow your mind.
  • 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!
  • Kiki S.
    Kiki SmithAugust 10, 2013
    Great food and excellent service. The pork is a must!
  • Nic B.
    Nic BarnesJuly 6, 2013
    Lobster empanada w/sides; brussels sprouts + rice & beans - you can't go wrong! Delicious
  • Ivan R.
    Ivan RosaJuly 4, 2013
    Fantastic ceviche!
  • Paul S.
    Paul StephensMay 26, 2013
    Squid ink empanada and tapioca flour roll... Wow! Ask for Jorge... He will take care of you
  • Barry M.
    Barry MererApril 13, 2013
    Hamachi ceviche is amazing! Must do it.
  • Philippe S.
    Philippe SchenkFebruary 20, 2013
    Cevices are incredible and so are the meatballs.
  • Deborah S.
    Deborah SimonFebruary 3, 2013
    Save room for da bomb for dessert!
  • Tina A.
    Tina AlexanderJanuary 13, 2013
    Foie gras empanadas!
  • Mariana L.
    Mariana LNovember 9, 2012
    Hazelnut crusted lamb is heaven - the Columbian cheese rolls are angels
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanSeptember 1, 2012
    I can't say enough good things about this place. Amazing original food. A must go whilst in Miami.
  • JOSH H.
    JOSH HARRISONJuly 4, 2012
    Great place! Amazing food and service!
  • Keba C.
    Keba CaswellMay 2, 2012
    So worth the price! Amazing food!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ShimApril 6, 2012
    Fire and Ice ceviche was on The Best Thing I Ever Ate
  • Tracey F.
    Tracey FortuneFebruary 7, 2012
    Absolute Best ceviche. Try the mixto w/ octopus and pisco sour!
  • Ed C.
    Ed CostelloDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the mojitos and empanadas.
  • 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.
  • Katie L.
    Katie Lewis-KooringDecember 8, 2011
    Amazing rolls and the goat cheese soufle is incredible!
  • Eleanor K.
    Eleanor KayDecember 3, 2011
    Order the chocolate cigar dessert and the deconstructed key lime pie
  • Fabrice L.
    Fabrice Le ParcNovember 27, 2011
    Get the rainbow ceviche
  • Steve S.
    Steve SolarNovember 12, 2011
    An awesome occasional splurge!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SmithJuly 27, 2011
    Smoked marlin taco!!!
  • Andy V.
    Andy VidalesJuly 23, 2011
    The ceviches are great. Sample all of them and order the Montes Alpha Chardonnay. Great combo
  • Hotel Tonight
    Hotel TonightJuly 12, 2011
    Located at the Sanctuary South Beach, guests rave about the ceviche. Rave.
  • Andrea
    AndreaJuly 3, 2011
    Not much seafood in the ceviche either. Skip it and go to Mexico for the real stuff.
  • Andrea
    AndreaJuly 3, 2011
    Mixto Ceviche sauce is not good. Taste like BBQ sauce and seafood. Steer clear
  • El D.
    El DropoJune 18, 2011
    The ceviche mixto is excellent. Highly recommended!
  • 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.
  • Rosy C.
    Rosy CMay 28, 2011
    Service is exceptional! Eat the pork milanese, to die for!
  • 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.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda McLeishFebruary 12, 2011
    Ceviche is amazing here as is the Hearts of Palm salad. Would definitely come back.
  • 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
  • Cherlie B.
    Cherlie BenitezAugust 30, 2010
    Passion Kamikaze soooooo good!!
  • d Todd M.
    d Todd McCormickMay 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great vibe!!! Fun fare!!!!!!!
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzApril 3, 2010
    The rolls are ridiculous, are the mojitos and lobster ceviche and empanadas and I'm not done eating yet
  • Angela B.
    Angela BarberJanuary 31, 2010
    save room for the deconstructed key lime pie, split it with a friend. it's just enough and DEEEElicious.
  • Pablo A.
    Pablo Arredondo AlemanOctober 11, 2015
    De los mejores restaurantes que he visitado en el mundo. "Da Bomb" 👌🏼
  • Naufal R.
    Naufal RamadhanAugust 13, 2012
    aku gakpernah kesini :(
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