Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

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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 196 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.0
Value
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KellyS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 June 26, 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 March 8, 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 March 8, 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 March 8, 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 March 5, 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 February 29, 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 February 24, 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 February 19, 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 February 17, 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 February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the place👌🏼

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vipKalK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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 February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was overall good, but the price was too high

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tha food was amazing and the view

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ARACELIS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 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 January 26, 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 January 26, 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 January 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the place, great staff.

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YitongW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 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 January 17, 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 January 10, 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 January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic!

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vipSusanH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 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 December 31, 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 December 30, 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
38 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipJr121
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was decent but the service was very slow. It was not crowded so not sure what the issue was.

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JohnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Excellent service horrible food - would not go there.

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VladimirM
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is located at Vanderbilt. these are all said

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Buffet tastes okay. Only a few stations to choose from. There’s a fly flying around salad bar when I was there.

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TripV
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
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!

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vipYOLO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice view and good service!

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JackieR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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dezzri
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
131 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate here 3 times on our trip! Everything is absolutely amazing! Every bit of food was yummy and cooked to our liking. Servers are super attentive and so polite and accommodating! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipsusanb
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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
36 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

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MariaC
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.

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broox9
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.

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Becca08
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular

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