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Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

4.4
4.4
608 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
With the Atlantic Ocean as backdrop, Ola Oceanfront Bistro provides exquisite and unique flavors of Puerto Rican cuisine. Chef Alejandro Alicea 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 Mojito Bar.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Farm-to-table, Puerto Rican

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 985-7799

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alejandro Alicea

  • Private party facilities

    Every event deserves an exquisite setting. Whether business or pleasure, our venues provide the sense of timeless luxury exclusive to our Caribbean jewel. The Condado Vanderbilt offers magnificent facilities with natural light and mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean views. For additional private party inquiries, please contact hostess@condadovanderbilt.com

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Rivera: (787) 985-7845

  • Neighbourhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Cross Street

    Located on the second floor, West Tower Ocean View

  • Parking Details

    $10 Valet Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Father's Day Brunch

    US$90.00 per person

    Jun 18, 2023 only
    Dad deserves a special Father's Day Celebration! Invite dad to Brunch at Ola Ocean Front Bistro to Enjoy our delicious brunch buffet and to enjoy Ron del Barrilito Rum available for purchase.

Popular dishes

What 608 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Rico

    Great for brunch

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, beautiful view. Food was excellent as well as service. It’s not only about food but the experience. I definitely recommend it.
  2. FrancesG

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great view.............................
  3. LolaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dining experience! The restaurant's delicious food, attentive service, excellent MIUT DJ music, and inviting ambiance create the perfect setting for a memorable and satisfying meal. Highly recommended.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was better than the food. Food was not bad…just nothing that would make me come back. We had the mencocha, ola burger, and octopus
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Hostess at the door was very kind. The breakfast buffet was good but the wait staff just forgets about you after you order food.
  6. arianac

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, food was good I had the grilled octopus. My husband I had a great time.
  7. CLAUDIAC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best experience. Friendly staff. AMAZING delicious food. The views were beautiful and we were welcomed with a nice happy birthday card from Ola. WILL RETURN
  8. BrandiD

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was very cold inside the restaurant. Our waiter was wonderful. So was the food.
  9. JaredN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. Would totally go back.
  10. PaulA

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was amazing and the views were spectacular. The server was always available. Would highly recommend.
  11. HometownGirl

    Atlantic City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Food was good but the prices were out of this world for what we ordered.
  12. bdBinDP

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    View was fabulous, server Calvin was great, food was “okay” at best - I love eating octopus, but this octopus was under cooked and tasted gross.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Noisy, food ok and too expensive for the quality. The server was ok
  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We made a reservation and got there early. We were seated right away. Calvin was our server and took really good care of us. Food was great nice view and wasn’t too busy for a Friday evening. It was our anniversary and gave us champagne and ice cream to finish the meal. Overall good experience.
  15. Prasanna

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Restaurant for a Romantic Dinner in Condado Area of Puerto Rico. Highly recommend it for the service and staff. They all go above and beyond. Huge shout out to Calvin and Laura who took care of us for our special anniversary night celebration. #thankyou
  16. JohannaC

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time, great service and the view so espectacular
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was on vacation for my birthday and the service I received made my birthday the most memorable. All the staff signed a card an gave it to me. The coconut French toast is packed with so much flavor. The level of detail they put into service is so appreciated. Thank you all
  18. PayTechtraveler

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The menu was limited. The drinks list was small. The staff made the experience worth while. It was over priced for the value of the meal.
  19. Stephanie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Attentive service. Excellent view and ambience. Food and drinks quite good.
  20. LindaC

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Very disappointed with the $65 brunch. Mimosas were extra. The food quality and variety was poor. The dishes were cold. The soup offering was more of a broth. The cakes were dry as if they were previously frozen not fresh. Maybe if you order from the menu it may be better. Has a beautiful view so would go for drinks but that’s it.
  21. johnr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is very attentive and very nice. First class location and great food.
  22. Waldo

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ate all our daytime food here - breakfast and lunch , plus one dinner ! Good food - consistent ! Great service !
  23. JudiC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    It was our first night in San Juan and since we were staying at the hotel I thought it would ideal to just have dinner there. The hostess was lovely. Seated quickly and told water would be out. 40 minutes later no water. I am someone who hates to icky the boat but I was there with my 76 year d mom and she was thirsty, so I spoke with the hostess. She was very sweet and told me that some would be there soon. Mind you I saw two tables who were seated after us, speak with different people about getting water as well. 5 minutes later the hostess got our waters which showed she was picking up slack and I was very grateful. It took another 10 minutes for our server to arrive. And we’re behind three other tables that came after us. So in all it was almost an hour before someone came to hour table. Our server was was not welcoming and seemed very put out. We received no silverware and even our cocktails came in glasses that didn’t match the higher end glassware that was being served to other guests. I almost had my family walk out. Never in my life have I felt that way. I understand the service industry and get being overwhelmed but there were hardly anyone there as it was a Monday and early. It stated our vk poorly especially since it was my moms first visit back to here home town in many years. Thank God we ate La Princessa Cocina the next day and had a Wonderful experience to reinvigorate our trip. Clarifying the hotel itself is lovely. The rest of the staff were amazing and made our stay wonderful. This was for this night at ola.
  24. WarrenN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Overpriced and too casual. Kids running around did not make a pleasant experience. Food was flavorful but not worth the money. Venue is not upscale despite being billed that way. More of a lunch spot than a fancy dinner place
  25. Billy525

    Dallas

    661 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    661 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible hidden gem! We can’t wait to come back to stay in the gorgeous hotel. We ordered the shrimp gumbo, Angus burger and quinoa salad. All incredibly good! Service was friendly and service-oriented. Gorgeous view! Can’t wait to return!
  26. Jmb13

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Meh. The food was fine, at best. Our server was fine. Overall, just meh.
  27. MooseQ

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Super long wait time for our entrees. Nice location within the Vanderbilt Condado.
  28. LuzP

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    En general el lugar es agradable, hermosa vista al mar.
  29. Noname

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Limited menu but nicely prepared. Very nice service. A little pricey for a quick menu.
  30. JCangiano

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch with wife. Excellent food and multiple choices for all palate’s. Amazing view, superb service.
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio, y una vista espectacular. La comida es buena.
  32. Shafawn

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great poolside restaurant. Beautiful view! Will visit again.
  33. JenniferB

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were good, service was good. It’s more of a pool side hotel bar/restaurant which we didn’t realize but we enjoyed ourselves.
  34. MLKLQ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely sunset. Great staff. Tasty food and wine.
  35. KarenE

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The only reason I gave 3 stars was our server Carl. He was terrific very nice and moved the dinner along at a good pace. We ate here 2x and the first time we didn’t have Carl as our server and dinner took over 2 hours for 3 people who ate salads and sandwiches. Overall the restaurant is hideously overpriced for what you get. The gem salad was tasty but a small portion for the price. The grilled burger was ordered as medium and came very overcooked, it was well done. Cheese was $3 extra, I mean really. The french fries were good and a good size. The chicken club is good and tasty and you can get fruit or a salad instead of fries. The fruit was good. The margarita pizza was terrible. It had to be the worst pizza we ever had. It had orange sauce, was it tomato, who knows it had literally no taste. It was a personal pizza size and $19. This restaurant was empty at 8pm. If this restaurant had much better food and much better service it would be packed because of the location. This place with these prices is trying to be something it’s not.
  36. KarenE

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    At here last night after we arrived. We were seated inside and it was SO loud. Odd because there were very few people inside. Sit outside if you can. While the servers were nice, the service was incredibly slow. It took a good 25 minutes just to place our drink order. Food order was at least another 25 minutes. Again very few people inside, only 3 tables including ours. We ordered 2 salads 1 soup of the day and 3 sandwiches plus 3 iced teas. This meal took 2 hours and 15 minutes. The food was fair portions were small and the bill was $170 for this. Just to put a fine point on this, high prices for meals are not foreign to us as we live in a suburb of NYC. This bill for this food with this service is unacceptable.
  37. Dannyv

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and simple menu and the dessert was delicious!
  38. EricP

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No service. Sat for 20 minutes with a 7pm reservation and never even seen a glass of water at our table. Absolutely not worth your time. Go somewhere else.
  39. MatthewN

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Went for breakfast and were the only ones in the restaurant. Servers were friendly and attentive. The views of the ocean from our table were magnificent. The food was average, so for the price, I would have expected more.
  40. Maggie

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting right in the ocean. Delicious food and excellent service. Would definitely return!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt is rated 4.4 stars by 608 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

Pool Level, 1055 Av. Ashford, San Juan, PR 00907

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Located on the second floor, West Tower Ocean View

  • Neighbourhood

    Condado / Santurce

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Farm-to-table, Puerto Rican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    $10 Valet Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alejandro Alicea

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (787) 985-7799

  • Private party facilities

    Every event deserves an exquisite setting. Whether business or pleasure, our venues provide the sense of timeless luxury exclusive to our Caribbean jewel. The Condado Vanderbilt offers magnificent facilities with natural light and mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean views. For additional private party inquiries, please contact hostess@condadovanderbilt.com

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Rivera: (787) 985-7845

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