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Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

4.3
4.3
557 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

9:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

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

    Andrea Figueroa: (787) 985-7799

  • Neighborhood

    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

  • Valentine's Day

    $110.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Reserve your Valentine's Day Dinner so you and your special someone can enjoy this unique experience that you will not forget with our exquisite 5 Course Dinner menu and live music.
  • Valentine's Day

    $110.00 per person

    Feb 11, 2023 only
    Reserve your Valentine's Day Dinner so you and your special someone can enjoy this unique experience that you will not forget with our exquisite 5 Course Dinner menu and live music.

Popular dishes

What 557 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Great for brunch

  • Puerto Rico

    Great for brunch

  • Puerto Rico

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. r

    ritas

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    My bill was not correct and the waiter was gone for very long periods of time. With that said , the view was amazing. The food was average
  2. DN

    DfromNewton

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lunch while on vacation. Ate outside near the pool. Gorgeous setting— it felt like being in a movie. Setting would be 10 stars if it were possible. Staff were great. Food was fine , incidental to the setting.
  3. JS

    JennS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful dinner experience! Every dish we ordered was absolutely fantastic! The ambience and atmosphere is beautiful! We were not rushed at all and the host and wait staff was superb. Very happy employees, happy to serve and loved their smiles!!
  4. JM

    JoeM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife an I sat outside. We were worried about the wind but the setting was nicely protected and the wind was hardly noticeable , quite comfortable. The food was excellent. My wife got the salmon, very tasty and a large portion. I got the burger and fries. Cooked perfect and delicious. Service was great. Wait staff was friendly and would take the time to answer all questions.
  5. SF

    SharonF

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted dinner and cocktails with a beach view of the sunset. We hit the mark! The view was spectacular as well as the food and service. Calvin was our waiter and we had a memorable evening. We will definitely visit here again!
  6. B

    Barbara

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We we’re staying at the Condado Vanderbilt where Ola Ocean Bistro is located. The food was only average, nothing special, service was good. They do have a nice ocean view, however, at night you can’t see it. The breakfast was very good. The baked goods were very good, as were the omelettes, and the cut up fruit was sweet snd fresh.
  7. LC

    LaurenC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Basically everything is twice as expensive as you want it to be and I felt like we were an inconvenience to our waitress the entire time we were there.
  8. D

    Daniel

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our server did a terrific job. It is a beautiful place to dine outside in the evening.
  9. J

    Jane

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very nice and the portions were generous. Service was very good.
  10. CD

    CecilD

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Because our party was so large (6 people), we weren’t able to get a great table closer to the water. Our server was fantastic. The food was very good. Our only “issue” was that eve brick oven pizza was not made in a classic brick oven so it was good but not great. Hands down the seafood dishes were fantastic!
  11. h

    hpf30

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Went for breakfast. $70 for buffet with tip. Most expensive non brunch ever been too. And not the best. Limited options. NO berries no pineapple bananas. Limited options.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Kiara did a great job with ours requests. The only problem was that the level of the music. The photo with the Three king was amazing.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food in paradise! You must ho during the day so you can enjoy the view!! Great service & Delicious food!
  14. DS

    DSmithSHG

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, food, and hospitality! Expensive for the value but what 5 star hotel isn't. Highly recommend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Loved the ambiance and the food. Would love to again. Ask for the terrace
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was average Service was extremely slow but friendly Pricing is too extreme for products provided Ambience bright airy and beachy
  17. MM

    MilenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    200 por ciento recomendado full. Me encanta el lugar. He ido varias veces. Le doy 10 de 10.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Not what I was expecting. Restaurant is in the pool area of the hotel, view is ok. There’s quit a crowd because of the season. So there is a lot of distractions going on. Our waiter was on point tho, respectful, and a straightforward service. Pricy food. If you are looking for bunch try looking for another option.
  19. r

    rickt

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was amazing and ambience was great. Don’t get me wrong the food was not bad and it was a buffet style Dinner for New Year’s Eve, which we happened to fly in on this date. Pernil was excellent and the ceviches were the stars of the show.
  20. M

    Mjfoodies

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The steak was very good. The salmon was bland and the burger just okay. It was very expensive.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a group of certified foodies from Chi and Bos to celebrate new years Eve Eve and the reviews were 5 stars across the board. The food was tasty and portions enough to satisfy. Our server Calil was friendly and knowledgeable making great suggestions especially with the gluten free offerings. We chose to seat indoor and had a beautiful ocean view. Highly recommend for casual dining or special occasion.
  22. K

    Ks123

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overpriced and service was ok. The food wasn't amazing.
  23. CM

    CarrieM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was good however our waitress was terrible. I assume she was new as she knew nothing about the menu when we asked simple questions. I got a salad and she brought the wrong dressing so I just asked if I could have something else and she got all flustered and told me she had other tables to serve! There were 3 table in the entire restaurant. She never came back so I had to go to the bar and ask for olive oil… our drinks were all empty for 30 min and she just ignored the table . We had to ask the manager for the bill. It’s too bad because otherwise it would have been a nice dinner
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Despite checking in advance about the menu and even visit on our way the day before…. When we arrive we be been told “we have everything on the menu except….” Well except close to 50% of what was in the menu ! Unbelievable at this point. We decided to stay anyway considering we could not find other options at the last minute and hoped for the best of what they could offer and being in a positive mindset. Food quantity and quality were actually poor considering the price. We had much better food for same price range in few restaurants around that one. Worth looking for better options…. You won’t miss anything
  25. CM

    CikuM

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Everythibg was perfect except the food. Each dish looked great but fell short on flavour. The serving staff were excellent. Ambience A*.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was spectacular, and our waiter was so pleasant and attentive. We ordered burgers, and they were perfectly cooked and delicious. We loved the build your own mojitos!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place is a disaster. They did not honor our reservation and basically told us to “find somewhere else to eat” after we took a 50 Uber to the restaurant. Another woman left as we were trying to enter screaming “it’s been an hour and a half and I have got nothing from the kitchen”
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Did not honor our Rez.
  29. N

    Nomad

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    They had a DJ playing salsa and merengue music. Learned how to salsa. Great view of the ocean.
  30. DS

    DoriS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant- food choices for family style Christmas dinner was fair
  31. AF

    AnaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and impeccable service. Restaurant Manager, Indhira went above and beyond our expectations and ensured we were having a good time. Unlimited mimosas? Yes please, and ask for server Alberto, your glass will never be empty and always served with a smile. Loved the ambience, the space and everything was perfect. The food was top notch, my family couldn’t stop talking about it. We will definitely be coming back, thank you Indhira and Alberto for everything.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and ambiance. DJ playing great vibey tunes. And kudos to the staff who turned the music up a notch to drawn out the super loud talker at the next table who had a lot to say for at least 30 minutes.
  33. CA

    CelineA

    Montreal

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Overpriced food. Bad service. Awful vibe
  34. ST

    SequoiaT

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food I stayed at this hotel for a few days and everyone was friendly. I recommended the French toast and iced coffee!
  35. IC

    IvelisseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nuestra visita al brunch, fue una experiencia muy asertiva. Buena vista, variedad de estaciones, la comida caliente con excelente temperatura. Servicio de excelencia.
  36. RG

    RaymondG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best place we ate in Puerto Rico. Service was great
  37. YM

    YadiraM

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice well put together buffet for brunch! Our server Hector was great.
  38. TL

    TommyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Fantastic! Beautiful! Peaceful! Luxurious. Oh and not to mention, Delicious
  39. DR

    DeborahR

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The ambiance and service at Ola was wonderful. After all, the restaurant is located in the Vanderbilt Hotel. We were there for lunch. The food was okay. My chicken sandwich was dry and overcooked. The rosemary bread however was fresh and delicious. My boyfriend had the ropa Vieja sliders, again, okay not great. Go for the drinks and the ambiance. Skip lunch.
  40. PH

    PerH

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our Burgers took 45 minutes to arrive. We were happy that we ordered medium and not well done….

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 4.3 stars by 557 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ola Ocean Front Bistro - Condado Vanderbilt

1055 Ashford Ave., San Juan, PR 911

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located on the second floor, West Tower Ocean View

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Andrea Figueroa: (787) 985-7799

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