Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

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210 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 210 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.7
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4.1
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EmmanuelC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food experience; plus the view from the place to the ocean was spectacular.

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ErikaS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Host started to call us out because we made a reservation. He seemed angry that we were there under reservations and started to tell us that he isn’t accepting any other reservations because he is not running at capacity because of COVID restrictions. The waiter got our order mixed up and we had to struggle to get the attention of any waiter so they can bring us juice or our appetizers which arrived after our main meal. Food was delicious and the location is gorgeous but the team needs to work on their service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Excellent service and food. Endless mimosas are really endless; server was very attentive and would refill without having to ask!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it here! I can’t wait to go back the views are amazing and the staff is even better!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch.

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JamilaT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was breathtaking and the staff was great! I had the Salmon Kale Salad and it was delicious 😋

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Saltlife1818saltlife1818
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, great service and good food. I could definitely come back to this restaurant again. Thanks for the experience.

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samadordg
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was the best server ever!! I love this place, the food, and the service!!

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James
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paula was amazing! The food was exceptional! We had a great time and will be back.

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JasmineC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best birthday diner I’ve ever had. This restaurant was so beautiful I almost cried.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu could be better. Very little options. The best thing about this place is the view! Omg the view is everything, we came there for lunch and it was nice.

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MaJoArenales
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious! One of our orders had to be sent back because it wasn’t done as asked but they changed it with no problem.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place redefines fine dining with its impeccable service. The food was so delicious, so good, well and artfully plated. The servers were so busy as I watched them but they made sure that my glasses never emptied. I love this place and will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Need more employees. Service was extremely slow.

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KellyS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Basically you are just paying for the view at a beautiful hotel when having breakfast here. The portions were small and everything was drastically overpriced. Service was fair, we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! A bit pricey but definitely worth it with the views and atmosphere.

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JillianW
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Ola Ocean Front Bistro was expensive, but well worth the high price tag. I was especially impressed by the attentiveness of the hotel and restaurant staff, and specifically the bellboy, Bryan. Although my companion and I were not staying at the Condado Vanderbilt, Bryan graciously checked our bag while we ate, gave us directions to the restaurant and the bathroom, and was the personification of excellent customer service. This level of attentiveness was matched by the brunch display itself, which was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a nice classy brunch I had. I had an amazing view of the ocean. The food was phenomenal, the passion fruit mimosas were divine, and the staff was just beyond expectations. I honestly didn’t even want to leave that’s how comfortable I felt. It was such an amazing atmosphere to be in! Thank you for having my mom and I! I can’t wait to visit PR again and go back to Ola!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for bottomless mimosas! The waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cockroaches. We saw two large cockroaches scurry across the floor while we were eating. Needless to say we lost our appetite. The waiter just laughed it off and didn’t say anything about it. Speaking of the waiter- it was the worst service. He didn’t show his face for 20 minutes at a time and there were only three tables seated in the whole restaurant. What a horrible ending to our vacation.

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vipAdam
Pittsburgh
65 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Overpriced as expected.
You pay for the view and friendly waiter service.

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BobF
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner in a casual setting with a beach-like decor to the room. Beautiful view of the ocean as you look across the patio. Enjoyed cocktails and burgers. My husband had the sliders. I had the Angus burger with awesome fries. Service was attentive and loved our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Small portions and kids were running around near the pool. We sat outside. I wasn’t happy the table was very sticky. The food was good tho.

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LeoNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great view, tasty food and kind service. Outside tables are next to the pool with kids playing.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place👌🏼

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vipKalK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a Valentines dinner which to my surprise had a special menu for that day. Thank you Militza and Mariana for your recommendations to go to Ola. It made Valentine’s Day even more special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was overall good, but the price was too high

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tha food was amazing and the view

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ARACELIS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Red Snapper was undercooked (reddish pink in the middle) and the soap was oily

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vipcrlipkin
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful brunch on the ocean, with bottomless mimosas! Delicious food and stellar service. Highly recommend.

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EmilioB
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful view, excellent and attentive staff, brunch was delicious and a multitude of different dishes were available. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the place, great staff.

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YitongW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Environment: I like this environment, mainly because there is a sea view, you can watch the sea while eating, very beautiful
Service: I ordered a pina colada. Later, I felt that the rum was too much, and the wine tasted too strong. I told the waiter a bit. I didn't expect them to make a new cup for me. The attitude was great. Before I entered the restaurant, the staff in the hotel lobby was very nice and would say hello to you
Food: I ordered shrip tartine and a pizza. To be honest, the pizza of that pizza is really hard and ca n’t chew.

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EtienneB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a. excellent place to eat asnd enjoy the view of the Ocean

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner and the service and food was amazing! Highly recommend!

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vipMimi
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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vipSusanH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our server was wonderful. The food was good, though not extraordinary. The view is great. The bill was wrong- the menu listed prices which were different from what we were charged, so we had to double check every item and that was frustrating, but they did fix it (while noting that no other diners had questioned the prices). We had the same experience in a different restaurant in San Juan; not sure what's up with that.

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CelinaV
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful place. The Chef Cruz makes a Menú with a mixture of Puertorrican food and internacional food; Lo g Doy and Vanderbilt Hamburgers are a reall gastronomic experience.

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vipbobbobla
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant located near the pool at the Condado Vanderbilt. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Although we had a reservation, we still had to wait a couple of minutes to be seated and were offered a table inside. I assume the nice experience would have been amplified if we dined seaside.

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vipAwful
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex best waiter I have had in long time and made it amazing

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Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt is rated 4.5 stars by 210 OpenTable diners.

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