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Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

4.4
4.4
502 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 4 times today

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 Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 985-7799

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, 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 olarest@condadovanderbilt.com

  • Private party contact

    Andrea Figueroa: (787) 985-7799

  • 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, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 502 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Rico

    Lunch

  • Puerto Rico

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice time.Our waiter Ruben was very friendly.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente!
  3. SH

    SaidaH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    After sharing our dietary restrictions we received food with pork.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience
  5. SG

    SunburstGal

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful location with great service and exciting fare.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dined here for our 10 Wedding anniversary. The service, the food, the drinks and the dessert were all A1. They even put a candle in our dessert to celebrate the occasion. Our server Gaby was very friendly and made great menu recommendations. We will definitely be dining at Ola the next time we are in Puerto Rico.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall good
  8. JG

    JuanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place🏝 The view is very amazing during the sunset
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice lunch with family- good service- and food was very good as well.
  10. B

    Belcuore

    Caribbean

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Three people having a casual business meeting here. One of the guys wanted to do Denny’s or IHOP; I said no way. I wanted an upscale, dignified breakfast. I prevailed; sort of. The venue at the Vanderbilt is spectacular; beautiful grounds with beach and pool views, good decor and seating inside and outside. They have buffet and a la carte; both absolutely overpriced. But you don’t come to the Vanderbilt without a generous budget. The good: breakfast potatoes, cheese pastries, decor,ambiance, convenience of location. The bad: service is impersonal. You have to ask for every.single.thing. If you ask for coffee they don’t offer sugar, if you ask for water, they should bring ice or at least ask. No eye contact whatsoever with uppity servers that act as if it’s a privilege to be at their mercy. Buffet had scrambled eggs that included shells. Not a single piece of salmon or anything non meat. No vegetables. Oatmeal was horrible. Boxed cereals; nothing fresh or special except for a bit of granola. Fruit selection also very poor; in an island of delicious mango, pineapple, bananas… I asked if they had a live egg station, waiter said dryly: “only on weekends”. I might come back on a weekend then and maybe experience a real upscale resort breakfast. This was so not it. Unfortunate, considering how beautiful the venue is. A note, one waiter scolded me for picking a plate from a stack that was underneath the serving stations. Why put stacks of plates that customers can’t use there then? It’s like putting a container full of spoons next to the cereal and then reprimand people for picking one to eat such cereal. Bizarre and undignified.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Octopus was excellent , bruschetta was ok , but not great , salad was good , pizza was very good My daughter ate it .
  12. p

    potato

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was great but the ravens made.the experience bad
  13. AG

    AngelicaG

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make a reservation before coming. Lots of people like this place but they have limited seating. Good food and professional service. Fantastic views!
  14. A

    Adiari1966

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida, ambiente y servicio altamente recomendado
  15. AR

    AndrewR

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice setting in a large upscale hotel. Good overall, but the pricing was high for Puerto Rico and above what I would expect to pay there.
  16. F

    Fiori

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server and everyone around were excellent! The food was a little bit here and there but still very good overall. We got the whole fried fish which although tasty was very dry. The desserts on the other hand were out of this world good!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful scenery food was 10/10
  18. R

    Rodz

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, the service was excelent but the regular breakfast menu is very limited.
  19. JM

    JasmineM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful hotel and a beautiful restaurant right on the beach. The view was beautiful. The find was great. The breeze was really nice.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French Toast! Delicious lattes! Friendly and attentive servers.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food and service. Prices are fair enough, and the view is magnificent!
  22. L

    Lfields

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, our server did an excellent job. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The fresh fish chicharrones Were extremely salty and we were unable to eat it. The service was slow.
  24. JM

    JessicaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience! The atmosphere was nice, the food was delicious, and my waiter Calvin made the experience even better. Excellent service Calvin! I will be going back. I definitely recommend this place!
  25. DG

    DebraG

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calvin was great!
  26. o

    oscar

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicioso desayuno, vista espectacular, servicio exelente.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    They had a large group and ushered us outside on the patio. Apologized for slow service for dealing with large party.
  28. C

    Carrie

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calvin took such great card of us! He had wonderful recommendations and knowledge of the food and drinks!
  29. NB

    NicolaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We we're staying at the hotel so the location was convenient. Food was good. Service was okay.
  30. JS

    JamieS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calvin was AMAZING! Such an outstanding server! We will return, not only for the food but the hospitality! Thanks so much Calvin and the Ola team!
  31. R

    Rundmc

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent .. food choices somewhat limited if you are vegetarian . I think it’s overpriced
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went here for our 1st year wedding anniversary. Calil was our host and was absolutely great ! He was attentive and made us feel comfortable . I’d go back when I visit San Juan again !
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very expensive, the drinks are not good. The service was very slow. We left after an appetizer and drinks because we were not receiving good service. The location is nice.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I didn't realize this restaurant was in the same hotel as another restaurant we recently dined at. Like the previous restaurant, the service at lunch was phenomenal. The food was very good as well the the view was spectacular. Nice wine offerings by the glass was another plus.
  36. AC

    ACor

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of the ocean but food & drinks were very expensive. We had short rib sliders, chicken kale salad, French fries & 2 drinks. The total bill was $125!
  37. JR

    JRmartin027

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Best Brunch in San Juan in the most gorgeous place
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my birthday in Ola. Our waiter was excellent and super attentive with us in every matter we needed. Definitely we're coming back!!
  39. JM

    JanM

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We were here on vacation and wanted to eat by the ocean. Ambiance was good but my salmon was overcooked. All my waitress did was apologize and say “next time ask the chef not to cook well done”. I thought they should have offered something to sr d me away happy since I’m on vacation and will not likely return. We even said we were not likely to return and it was just “sorry”. Salmon was visibly dry and crispy.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ordered a side order of pancakes and they Were burnt on one.Also French toast was burned. All other food was very good.

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 502 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 4 times today
Google Map for Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

1055 Ashford Ave., San Juan, PR 00907

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 Daily 11:00 am–5:00 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, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alejandro Alicea

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, 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 olarest@condadovanderbilt.com

  • Private party contact

    Andrea Figueroa: (787) 985-7799

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