Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

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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.

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What 164 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, brunch was amazing! $38 buffet & 22$ bottomless mimosas. We had passion fruit mimosas , they were delicious! Omelette station was great. Hotel was beautiful & staff was. Very nice & attentive to all guest. Best brunch In PR!

JR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambiance, food and service. Before leaving the restaurant made another reservation for next month.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

They needed more viraity in the menu. More cold cuts, mimosa station, etc

s
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

we took guests for a casual lunch. view outstanding facing the water..service a little slow but
it was busy and we wern't in a rush

OT
Caribbean
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It is a great place for weekend brunch and they were so nice to us and our dog. A great place with views, food, drinks and Petfriendly

MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Outstanding service provided from all, especially from Alex. Food was high quality, large portions and flexible options for our daughter, who is vegetarian. We celebrated my mother in law birthday and the restaurant gave her a nice dessert for free.

b
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

B
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service

S
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

L
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We reserved for lunch and the buffet brunch was open. Some of our friends decided to eat from the buffet and some ordered from the menu a la carte. Service was poor. I had to keep asking for items, including water. Certainly not well-orchestrated. This was unlike other visits, where service has been perfect. Food remains good and the view spectacular.

DG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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

a
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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 July 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GOOD SERVICE

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

C
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

CH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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

a
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lucky to be there during Restaurant Week Puerto Rico!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

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 May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

h
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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 April 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

RB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 April 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and good food. The ocean front is amazing

PP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

M
Caribbean
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 March 15, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

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

DM
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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 March 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Personal muy amable, buen ambiente!

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EG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and very attentive/polite staff

DR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

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 March 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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 March 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 March 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.