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No doubt, 2020 has b*tch-slapped the restaurant industry. More than 8 million restaurant employees were laid off or furloughed, and the industry lost $235 billion in sales between March and November. 

OLA - Latin American - Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a hot ... and not just the temperature. It's home to some of the best restaurants in South Florida ... including OLA ... Latin American food at it finest ... 

Describe the restaurant in three words: 

Authentic, Tropical, Romantic

Solo dining rating:


OLA is located in the Sanctuary Hotel in Miami Beach. Parking can be challenging in this area; an Uber is suggested. However, there is an open lot directly across from the hotel which charged $25 to park. I got lucky once again; I found a spot directly in front of the hotel, used @Parkmobile, and paid $8 for about an hour and 45 minute visit.

Can you eat at the bar? 

No. Although there is a lovely, long bar at OLA, it's not there for dining. 

Interior Seating 

What to wear:
Be advised, OLA is fine dining .... diners were dressed nicely in typical Florida Chic attire; most women wore summer dresses or slacks, the men were comfortable in mostly collard shirts. There were some diners who came in wearing shorts, but they were the exception. Dress nicely. 

People watching/entertainment/atmosphere rating:

Organic/Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly
Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are on the menu. There are twelve different ceviche items from which to choose; Fire & Ice ($18) being their most popular.  The corn empanada ($16) is served with mushroom salad, huitlacoche (a fungus that grows on ears of corn), and sweet corn sauce. Pionono ($26) is a sweet plantain roulade, stuffed with yellow and green zucchini, spinach, pequillo peppers, Parmesan cheese, with homemade tomato and black bean sauce.