Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

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  • Waterfront
  • Casual
With the Atlantic Ocean as backdrop, Ola Oceanfront Bistro provides exquisite and unique flavors of Puerto Rican cuisine. Chef José Cruz proudly offers dishes made from fresh local products, served in a relaxed and family friendly environment. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and refreshers from Ola’s al fresco bar.

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What 157 People Are Saying
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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s in the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel and it’s not bad. Probably better during the day if you sit inside when the sun is up so the view can be seen. Otherwise at night you have to be outside to see the view. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service

S
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The paella was absolutely marvelous. Our waiter Alex was kind and provided excellent customer service. The ocean breeze complimented the evening perfectly as we finished off with their delicious creme brûlée platter and apple tart.

DG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Great service, great food and great view.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant we came to dinner here before our night out it was phenomenal!

a
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Amazing views and the unlimited mimosas bar definitely makes it worth it!
Our server Gabriel was certainly outstanding.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GOOD SERVICE

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, from the service to the food. Would return next time in PR

C
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted with “Happy Anniversary”, nice touch, but after staying at The Vanderbilt for four days we had become accustomed to such greetings. Ola was no exception, food was amazing, the staff was more that attentive and virtuous they treat you as family. This place is on point, we wish every hotel and restaurant would take note. Nicely done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

JC
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Olas. Sara and her team ara amazing and you can feel the greatness as soon as we are welcomed by the hostess.

FE
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place to be for Sunday's brunch!!! Great view, excellent food, outstanding SERVICE!!!

CH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch and best view of our beach in PR. Relaxing space to eat & drink until full

a
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lucky to be there during Restaurant Week Puerto Rico!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food could be cooked better(wet Mac n cheese, doughy churros and non marinated steak) .... Waitstaff were amazing though and the views beautiful.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendid ocean front dining with impeccable service. I didn’t deserve this

h
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We ordered a couple of pizzas. They were good, especially the one with the mushrooms. We decided to stay inside and had the place almost to ourselves, which was very pleasant.

F
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Nice view of ocean. Service was good but slow.

RB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I and our 4 kids had a great dinner here last night. The server was terrific (I think Alex). The food was spectacular. The ambience was great but we would have like to be seated closer to the seats having views of the water. We were seated back against a wall behind the bar. Not the best table for a family dinner. The desserts were tremendous. The wine list we were given looked OK but not good enough for me to order something from. So I had a couple of cocktails, which were made to perfection. I didn't ask for a full wine list so that actually might exist. I would highly recommend this place to anyone going out to dinner with their spouse and/or with their entire family. Not cheap but worth it. R.B.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service by gisselle was amazing ! Beautiful place , we will comeback for sure

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and good food. The ocean front is amazing

PP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great location! Will come again when we come back for another visit!

M
Caribbean
15 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my bday and everything was amazing!!! Sara the Manager was amazing and the whole staff was great!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow what a truly Great dinner. Ambiance was wonderful. Attentive and polite service. Food was delicious. Salmon cauliflower and the burger were perfectly cooked to order. The star of the meal was the vegetarian quinoa my daughter ate. Great flavor and very unique. Loved the menu options and Gabriel was a fantastic server.

n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful breeze and the ocean just beyond. Kind and friendly service. Salads were superb- lovely subtle tastes and textures...exceptional!

SB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was fair. Service lacking. Expected more at a top rated hotel.

DM
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Prime location, good service. Food ok. Go for the outdoor dining experience or the indoor window view. Short draft beer list, but local was great.

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

Personal muy amable, buen ambiente!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very attentive/polite staff

DR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

It was extremely disappointing, I had been evaluation several restaurants for dinner and selected this one because of it's location and outstanding menu choices. However I was faced with a mediocre lunch menu at 5:45 PM; we waited until 6:00 PM for the dinner menu to find out that the difference was the tuna tartar and the salmon. Absolutely unacceptable, the online menu is not what is currently being served and they do not have a friendly environment. Ultimately after 2.5 hours we just had the flat bread pizza. I will never return nor will I ever recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was a letdown, what a failure, I was to say the least displeased.

s
New England
47 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went on a Sunday when they were serving brunch. It was very popular and busy. We didn’t want the brunch, just a lunch. We were pleased, had burgers which was all we wanted, we had a full breakfast earlier. Excellent burger, came with fries and Was large. Excellent view of ocean. I usually laugh when someone reviews a “burger” but in our situation that day it was the perfect lunch. I would go there for the brunch or dinner because our experience showed what the kitchen is capable of. And nice ambiance as well.

JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, ambiance! Our waiter was outstanding and the Sous Chef came out of the kitchen to introduce herself and ask how we liked everything. The view could not have been better high atop the Vanderbilt with sweeping ocean views and the sound of the crashing waves. HIGHLY recommend!

e
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The service was superb. Our waitress shirley could not have been more pleasant and attentive. The scenary is breathtaking. On the the ocean. The salmon was perfect. Lots of vegetarian options. The Quinoa dish was excellent as well. Nice selection of wine. Loved it.

DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, beautiful ocean views and kind service. Will be back for sure!

AH
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEAUTIFUL views, sea breezes, and ambiance. My husband and I started our honeymoon here and they took note, congratulated us and gave us two seats overlooking the ocean. Great breakfast buffet and very relaxing.

B
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Extremely slow service. Food was average.

DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mushroom pizza with truffle sauce was a outstanding!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great second experience, service with a smile and quality cuisine. Will be back!

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful open air poolside restaurant. Great selection menu and fine service. Would be very glad to go again!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Brunch was pricey and not good.

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