Alma Cocina

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$30 and under
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Latin American
Alma Cocina introduces Atlanta to a refreshing new approach to modern Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in a variety of vibrant fresh dishes. We also feature the most unique tequila selections and a host of innovative Latin-influenced cocktails beyond a superior margarita.

We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and are positioned perfectly for downtown corporate and social group and private dining.

Alma is operated by Fifth Group Restaurants, owners of Atlanta favorites South City Kitchen Midtown, South City Kitchen Vinings, La Tavola, Ecco, El Taco, Lure and Bold American Events.
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LT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! I always have dinner here when I’m in Atlanta

BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Food even better. Make sure you try “ the main squeeze”.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to this restaurant was a nice experience. We parked in the 191 parking deck and received parking validation. This made it super easy to get to the restaurant without having to walk on peachtree. I made reservations and was seated quickly. Our waiter Haki was very knowledgeable. He knew absolutely everything about the food and drink menu! He left no question unanswered. I ordered the chicken signature taco and it was seasoned with perfection! The drinks were very good and not too strong. The ambiance was awesome. Nice place for a date! We will be back.

AG
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails are amazing. They have their own reposado tequila that is perfect for sipping.

LF
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

t
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food, drinks, and our server had great energy. It's kind of loud so probably not suited for business dinners.

C
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend the salsa and guacamole tasting and the fried cheese is incredible! Fun bar scene. Great service, great food!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

locale grande ma intimo. Personale delizioso. Era io nostro anniversario di nozze e ci hanno offerto 2 calici di champagne al nostro arrivo. Per dessert ci hanno sempre offerto un pezzo di torta con tanto di candelina. Hanno reso speciale la serata. Grazie

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ME
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party on Saturday night. The staff was very accommodating and provided great service. Food and cocktails were exceptional! Thank you Alma Cocina for taking care of us. Look forward to coming back again!

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Good service. Wonderful atmosphere!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and service!

GA
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted and seated ahead of our reservation time. Hostess and waitress congratulated is on our anniversary. The waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and have awesome recommendations based on our taste. We ended the meal with surprise churros and champagne!

B
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The first time I went to Alma Cocina, I had a wonderful time at the bar. The bartender was new from California. He was very enthusiastic and provided us with input about various drinks and dinner options. I was excited to go this time but was very disappointed and doubt I will go back. I had reservations this time and we sat in the back at a corner table. As soon as we were seated, Ricky came over to get our order. He seemed as though he didn't have time to wait and we didn't know immediately when we sat down what we wanted to drink or eat. He disappeared and didn't come back for a very long time. When he returned, we ordered the salsa and guac sampler and a margarita. The margarita consisted of mostly ice and was watered down. I requested a bar straw and Ricky was quick to correct me into telling me that it's called a cocktail straw, and they don't have any. We ordered the seafood ceviche and a few more snacks and when Ricky returned about an hour later, I had removed all the ice from my glass so I could drink the remainder of my cocktail. I strategically placed the ice on my plate, which appeared to be a problem for Ricky. He said "Is there a problem?" I was annoyed at this point and said no, just bring us the bill please. The food was good, as it was the first time I went. The service on the other hand was a good deterrent. I would recommend if you serve cocktails without straws, you use a different ice to serve them with. If I ever came back to dine, I would sit at the bar and if this guy Ricky was assigned to my table again, I would surely leave.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the ambience and food options. Definitely will return

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative Mexican cuisine!!! Loved the variety of flavors.

AU
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent tequila. They had trouble getting us seated in spite of our reservation, so the restaurant offered us a couple of apps on the house - very classy! I only wish they would let you mix and match tacos instead of committing to a whole plate of the same thing.

DM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Definitely recommend a visit here and sample their offerings.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food and great service

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you to Hilton hotel concierge who recommended Alma Cocina. Great choice - get the pork belly app.

NJ
Atlanta
125 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Alma Cocina. Excellent staff, great ambiance, good food. We'll definitely be back again soon!

M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

My wife & I had lunch there on September 19th. We had the fish ceviche as an appetizer. That was excellent. Unfortunately, the same could no be said about our main courses, a steak taco with rice & beans for her and a pork sandwich for me. Both dishes were inredibly salty, even the rice & beans. And what was worse, our waitperson basiclly said that's the way the dishes are prepared. I don't believe that for one second. Surely, nobody who has any cooking experience deliberately serves a "salt bomb"

b
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Our meal came out late, but the manager came over and apologized

T
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here Specifically because of its proximity to our hotel and because of my dietary restrictions. I have Celiac and its always a challenge to find safe places to eat when I travel. The staff at Alma Cochina Went above and beyond. Our hostess informed the server about the allergy before he even got to our table, When he arrived he was knowledgeable and considerate, offering crudete and gluten free tortillas to avoid common fryer items like chips for the salsa. He double checked with the kitchen about the entree I was interested in and was able to help me switch to something else that was AMAZING and not going to make me sick.

All in all I was blown away. The food was amazing, our flour-less chocolate cake made me so happy, and the service was impeccable. I will be here again the next time I come to town for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience and highly recommended

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, ambiance. We go here every time we come to Atlanta!

JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Would only recommend to friends/colleagues if they had extra time for slow service.
Staff were friendly- just very slow.
*That includes getting any drink refills. If you are half way thru your beverage (especially the bar), go ahead and order another one. It appeared our waiter may have had too many tables... not exactly sure if that was the reason for this specific night.
Food/Chefs did a great a job and this is what we appreciated.

l
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Guacamole was disappointing. Very bland, no lime (we added a lime squeezed from a drink’s garnish which helped a bit), and had to ask for salt to add also. Tasted like canned product.

Very loud noise level inside restaurant between music at high volume plus lots of hard surfaces for reverberation of conversations,

Just not a great experience which we had enjoyed previously. Server was friendly and efficient

Not worth the extra effort to dine downtown when living in the burbs

OT
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose this restaurant to use gift cards we were given. We weren’t disappointed. Parking was hectic upon our arrival, but easy when leaving. The waiter was attentive and gave wonderful recommendations, the food was delicious!! We will dine here again!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was less than ideal for a restaurant of its caliber. The waiter seemed preoccupied with his coworkers and there were issues with our meal and drinks that required us to send it back for the correct order. Overall, the food was good but the service could’ve been better for the price.

OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Casey did an awesome job educating us on the restaurant and menu. He made excellent recommendations and really improved our experience. The food was presented well and tasted great. I would definitely go back. The ambience and noise level were fair but we still had an enjoyable experience

KO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Disappointed that the Shia Fresca wasn’t Available.

o
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, but the food was only okay. The guacamole bland, chips were unsalted, steak was good. Was hoping for a more flavorful experience.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent, menu marked for gluten free, but one of our party ordered the goat tacos not realizing they were super spicy. In my opinion, menu should specify anything at habenero levels or above or waiter should make a point of double checking that patron can handle that level of spice.

EP
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta, hands down. The food is amazing, the drinks are fantastic, the atmosphere and service are incredible. Awesome date spot or good for a dinner out with friends, and they're super accommodating with dietary restrictions-- one of my best friends has Celiac and the servers/kitchen are always understanding and friendly and make sure her food is as safe as they can make it. Definitely recommend!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always

PP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night. We come every year during DragonCon.

Y
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service at the bar as well as the table, sat at the bar while they were getting my table ready. Love the atmosphere and surrounding area. A little pricey but worthy

MC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous service and food.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Wine choice was fantastic. Food was very sub par. Borderline bleh. Service was fantastic. Ambiance was great. Desert was awful. Overall, bleh. Would come for happy hour because of the fantastic drink selection and the impeccable service.

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