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La Ola Surfside Restaurant

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1035 Estero Blvd, Unit 3, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
+1 239-765-2222
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10:30 - 02:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have live music every night and this helps to create an excellent atmosphere. The food is always good with plenty of it. It is situated on Times Square so is good for people watching . We like the nachos covered in cheese and order a plate to share as there would be too much for one person.

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Thank peterallen386
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

peterallen386, thanks so much for the kind words. We're really pleased to see that you enjoyed our food, atmosphere, and music! We can't wait to see you again for another fun time. Best, Tom, Owner More 

Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a very Happening and Enjoyable Tuesday night at La Ola this week. It was our first visit and we will be back! The live music and location offered a great beachin’ atmosphere! Extensive selection of beer and cocktails. I recommend their Margarita! The Ahi Tuna Tower was well presented and very tasty. Not over-the-top seasoned where you missed... More 

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Thank Carol B
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Carol, thank you kindly for this wonderful review and for your visit! It's tough to beat fantastic music, great food, and a beach to look at -- we're glad you enjoyed. It'll be wonderful to serve you another margarita and Ahi Tuna Tower! Best, Tom, Owner More 

43623
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I Remember when Ola was a buritto stand. -----now, still the best tasty buritto , drinks too. Great quick stop while waiting for the trolley, at times sq. They now have tables and friendly staff that just knows how to make you feel welcome. Great stop, close to the trolley and , listen to BIG BEN chime away, reminding you... More 

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Thank 359danp
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your continued support! It's fantastic to hear that you've always been pleased with our burritos and drinks. You're certainly welcome here anytime. All the best, Tom, Owner More 

Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We are vacationing in Fort Myers for the week and stopped here for lunch. 5 stars hands down. We had Tom as a server and bartender and he was so personable. I work in the service industry and this place was beyond what i was expecting. If i lived in Florida, i would want to work here. The food was... More 

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Thank Vanessa K
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for hanging out with us, Vanessa -- it was great to have you! I'm thrilled that you loved everything from the service to your lunch. I hope you'll come by and see us again next time you're in town. All the best, Tom, Owner More 

Indiana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Some friends and I spent the afternoon there a couple weeks ago. Sheena had announced her being on the Voice. She is a great entertainer! Great Nachos and very cold beer!

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Thank IndianaBeachgoer
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

IndianaBeachgoer, we're so happy that you and your friends had a wonderful time with us! Great music, cold beer, and fun entertainment can't be beat! Best, Tom, Owner More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We visited here for the first time the last week of Feb., thoroughly enjoyed it,, great atmosphere,, great food,, if hungry order the platter of Nachos,, trust me,,,the staff were great ,,when its really busy you ll wait a bit,,BUT HEY,,your on Holidays...the music is awesome,, Sheena,, i luv you. we will return.

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Thank Ray S
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Ray, thanks for coming to see us for a wonderful meal in February! It was our pleasure to serve you, and it's fantstic to read that you loved our nachos, service, and ambiance -- we can't wait to see you again. Best, Tom, Owner More 

Rochester, Michigan
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Wow love this spot!First day in ft Myers beach and found outdoor seating, live music, great run runners!!! Coming back for sure. Thank you Bruce for awesome service!!

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Thank lauram0625
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

lauram0625, thanks for comign to see us for a great time featuring wonderful service, awesome music, and a lot of fun! We hope to do that again. Best, Tom, Owner More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I visited LaOla on 3/13/17, as soon as I sat down my chair fell into a sewer grate. After needing assistance from the server to get me & the chair up, I was informed they have been requesting this repaired with the town for several months. Their remedy was to cover the grate with a chair! Fortunately I was not... More 

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Thank Peggy675
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Peggy675, it definitely appears that the initial situation led to an overall poor experience. We're truly sorry about that, and you are justified in your feelings. We've been working hard with the city, and will have a remedy for this soon. - Tom, Owner More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Seriously, we have attempted to flag down a server for 45 min to either pay for our drinks that took 30 minutes to get here, or order more drinks. The table next to us, that wanted to order food (easily $100 bill therefore potentially a $20 tip) just left, having grown weary of waiting. Thinking we will walk away and... More 

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Thank stp2010
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

stp2010, we're truly sorry about the confusion. We aren't sure how this could have happened, You deserved better, and this isn't like us at all. We hope you'll accept our humble apology. Best, Tom, Owner More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We have been in Ft. Myers Beach since Jan. Been through Times Square area numerous times and La Ola is always the liveliest place around. Good food and even better music. Wait staff are friendly and hustle all day and all night long. We particularly enjoyed listening to Sheena and Phil. Going this week to hear them one last time... More 

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Thank Gumfrat M
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Gumfrat, we're so proud to read that you loved dining with us! Putting in the hard work and effort to make sure that we make a fantastic impression on our guests -- thank you so much for the review. Best, Tom, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 02:00
Monday
10:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 02:00
Thursday
10:30 - 02:00
Friday
10:30 - 02:00
Saturday
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1035 Estero Blvd, Unit 3, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-2222
Description
Located in historic downtown Fort Myers Beach at Times Square, La Ola Surfside Restaurant is the perfect location to enjoy live music, people watching, great food and overall fun. Our Mexican inspired menu offers something for everyone. Our burritos, tacos, and world famous nachos are popular amongst our guests, we also have some amazing seafood and steaks. Everything from tacos to filet mignon, you can find it here. We cater to gluten free and other food allergies too! Our full bar serves the best cocktails, sangria, and coldest beer in the area. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-5pm daily. Our pet friendly patio welcomes your furry friend so make sure to bring them by, we're sure they would love the live music. If you are looking to throw back a cold one in a fun and energetic atmosphere, look no further than La Ola Surfside Restaurant. We're one of the best restaurants on Fort Myers Beach!

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