Alma at Hawk's Cay
Alma at Hawk's Cay

Alma at Hawk's Cay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hawkscay.com/dining_alma
  • Phone: 3057437000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Juan Natal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Overseas Highway
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self Parking or Valet.
A word from Alma at Hawk's Cay
Alma at Hawks Cay Resort features a refined, yet familiar menu of Latin dishes, prepared using classic European techniques. Our chefs incorporate the bold flavors of these regions in the dishes, which are ideally complemented by our distinct selection of wines. Perfect for intimate gatherings with business associates or romantic meals with loved ones, Alma offers an elevated Florida Keys dining experience in a relaxed, upscale atmosphere. Choose a cozy banquette inside Alma"s dining room, or dine by candlelight outside on the veranda.
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Alma at Hawk's Cay reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (6)special occasion (6)fit for foodies (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Delicious!
    Kt81
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Lighting was perfect for a romantic meal. Food was delicious. Waitress was very attentive and kind. Overall, we had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    HappyAnniiversary
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had a very nice, quiet 30th anniversary dinner. The restaurant was beautiful, food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Our reservations were for Sept. 22nd at 6:30 and our servers name was something like Delroy, I can't remember exactly, but he went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was wonderful, ending with champagne and key lime pie and "Happy 30th Anniversary" written in chocolate. It was the highlight of our 3 days at Hawk's Cay.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Atmosphere
    Bigfish
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were served by Delroy who was very personable and professional. Glass was never half full. Great ribeye dinner and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alma review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food here was fabulous! We ate here 4 nights in a row while staying at Hawk's Cay. Every meal was excellent! Service (especially Osmond) was outstanding! All members of the staff are polite, experienced and helpful! Food was artfully prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I expected more
    ScottSolkoffVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Competition in finer dining is lacking in the upper and middle Keys. I expected the fine dining option at Hawks's Cay to provide more of an experience, a better and more imaginative menu, better service and greater integration of their location in Paradise. The food was good, what you would expect from a decent restaurant. If you are a guest at Hawk's Cay and do not want to leave the property, then this is fine; otherwise consider Old Tavernier for a more vivid experience and better food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alma
    Fisherman
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had dinner at Alma to celebrate my wife's birthday. She had the scallops which were excellent. I had the Churasco steak which was good, but I found that the mustard sauce served with the dinner overpowered the flavors of the dish. We chose the dine outside and were disappointed with the ambiance. A local group was performing on the pool deck. The group was located very close to the Alma outdoor tables and was very loud.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was amazing. I had the scallops and my husband the paella. We were impressed with the quality and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Alma at Hawk's Cay reviews archive.
  • Beautiful spot at Hawk's Cay
    sobefoodiesVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Wonderful food after being tired of burgers. Classy place, cozy candle lit outdoors. Food outstanding! Sit outside and enjoy the view of the firepit out by the pool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unorganized !
    OutstandingVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I called 1 month b4 reservation 2 make sure we were outside . I called (6x didn't answer)day of to confirm they said we have your table of 10 inside & couldn't accommodate. They argued & finally said come 45 min earlier to fit usin. They waiter tried to rush us & turns out the place never was packed . They undercooked my steak & when we went to the bar after the bartender was so rude to all the customers not just our party They need to get it together
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    EdieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Nice restaurant to eat at in hotel. Nice choices on menu. Service very accommodating. Seafood and steak are good choices. I would recommend this restaurant for a little bit more upscale dining option. .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for recommending a real gem
    Photoboy
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We were looking for fine food dining in the Middle Keys and turned to Open Table. We are delighted that we followed their recommendation. The Churrasco Beef was world class and my wife's Blue Crab Stack, delicious and presented beautifully. We will recommend to friends and undoubtedly return to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return this week!
    Indianasweetpea
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    This is a highly rated resort, so our expectations were such. How happy we were to find that those expectations were exceeded! For openers the potato-chorizo tapa was outstanding in its flavors; I could have eaten that in a larger portion as a meal. Hubby's salad was the weakest area of the meal---little dressing and too sweet for his palate. The entrees were mouth-watering; his choice was the special, a huge marinated pork chop excellently spiced and cooked served with a fresh vegetable display. Loving scallops, I opted for that entree and was served three huge bronzed scallops with fresh cherry tomatoes in a glaze with mushrooms. Both were exceptional and large servings. The waitstaff could not have been more amenable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice at the resort
    dvsindyVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The food was excellent (although very expensive). From start To finish everything was delicious. Kids menu needs work, but the $13 Mac n cheese for kids Was delicious too! Nice wines. A better choice than the other Main restaurant at the resort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food and Ambiance
    JGNX
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    There is nothing I would change. Excellent meal and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not all its cracked up to be
    mcandtone
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It feels like a chain hotel restaurant and service was disjointed. The food was average and not worth the price. Great for cocktails and appetizers, but they share the same kitchen as the buffet restaurant next door. Love the resort, but would not do Alma again
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sweet perfection on valentine"s day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    plenty of food and plently of flavor. up scale and perfect for our valentine anniversary. professional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland and cold food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    "A" for effort and "C-" for results. Perhaps kitchen is over whelmed. Would not rush back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great. Very accommodat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The food was great. Very accommodating to special dietary requests. The service came up short. Guess everyone has a bad day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but pricey
    Kitkat
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The staff was great, the food was wonderful, very expensive . We ate at other marathon restaurants such as grassy key outpost which was very casual and had great creative food for far less. If you want to be a bit fancy go to alma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great romantic atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    My husband and I were staying at Hawks Cay with a group of 5, we wanted to sneak away for a romantic dinner and boy, did Alma deliver! The food, drinks and our server were top notch! Definitely will be recommending this to anyone staying in the area, and we will definitely be returning not only to Hawks Cay, but to Alma. Thank you to our fabulous server Denisa for making our dining experience memorable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's night at the Keys
    Skittles
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Wonderful restaurant fabulous food. Crab stack salad5 star. Scallops amazing. When we reserved table we had 2 birthday girls and they brought cake and key lime pie with happy birthday in chocolate. So nice -- service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday celebration
    cathy
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    food delicious. waiter appropriately attentive and hepful. live music a little loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ehh...not so great
    CLari
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I ordered the seafood paella and it was not hot. I felt like the food had been sitting out before it was served which took a long time to get over to me. It was my birthday so I ordered the Creme brûlée and that was also cold. The presentation was nice, but I've never had a cold Creme brûlée before. My sister ordered the drunken cake and it was dry. Given that there was a lower end restaurant next door called Ocean's that seemed more lively and packed I should've celebrated my birthday their.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not many choices
    Satisfied
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Dining choices at Hawk's Cay are limited so it would be easy for a restaurant like Alma to perform with mediocrity but I was very pleasantly surprised by the food quality. The wait staff at our table of 10 did a great job of meeting our needs. Wine list was limited but had some quality wines to choose from and our group found a couple that were great and reasonably priced. So, great job to Alma.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, reasonable price
    Dms21
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    The Latin infused food was top notch. The short ribs were fork tender. Our waiter was friendly and accomadating. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service!
    OnvacationVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Staff was attentive and pleasant. Food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special birthday
    Susan
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We came to the hotel for a special birthday weekend with family and made the dinner reservation 2 weeks in advance. At the time I also request a birthday dessert. I came to the restaurant late in the afternoon to confirm the table and dessert but no one was available. At the time of arrival I asked the host to check on the dessert. I didn't ask them to make anything special just add a candle or something to one of their menu desserts. We have 4 children and dinner service took over 2 1/2 hours ! At the end I had to get up from the table to ask for dessert to be served. The restaurant didnt seem that busy to warrant such a long service or they were understaffed. It was expensive for what it was.
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  • Happy as a clam
    InaBond
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    We celebrated my friend's 50th birthday at Alma. The food was superb. Our waitress was terrific. And the manager(?) who was helping out on the floor was so helpful and friendly. They served the dessert on a plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate. A wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Place
    Chels
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    This place was gorgeous, a little pricey, but the food was incredible, there was hardly anyone there and the service was impeccable. I could not enjoy this place more. I enjoyed it very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent
    Nater
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    The staff went out of their way to make my evening special. CAn not say enough about the whole enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely couples dining out
    NicksMom
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    The nicest part of the Hawks Cay Resort, by far. Wait staff are knowledgable, very friendly without being intrusive, prompt, and extraordinarily wonderful. The food was fantastic. Scallop and lobster special was heavenly and Hubbys short ribs were melting in your mouth. Heavenly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood!
    Tab9
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    We went their for my husband's birthday and the chef graciously surprised us with a wonderful hand crafted meal. The taste of each seafood item was delightful! I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even through the rain.
    BillVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    We had a wonderful dinner even though it rained and started to come in a bit near our feet, but no big deal. It was relaxing and soothing with outstanding service. The food was very good, but a little over priced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Subpar Hotel Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Food was overpriced and lacking any grace. Don't eat here unless you must - head off resort to other dining options in Marathon or Islamorada.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Resort Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I loved the unique cocktails and Martinis. Overall , I had a lovely experience and the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Hotel restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    Nice Hotel restaurant with good food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best option at Hawk's Cay.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Best option at Hawk's Cay. Expensive and not out of this world, but worth it for the convenience if you want a nice dinner at the resort.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special. You are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Nothing special. You are better off getting in your car and making the short drive to Marathon, where you'll get better food and better value.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alma is a nice little restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Alma is a nice little restaurant with a great bar, outside dinning is a must, eat late enough and you can listen to the live music near the huge fire out just 50 feet away. Service was outstanding. Hostess a actually read my open table comments and had the table I asked for ready.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server, Darcy, was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Our server, Darcy, was fantastic. Between her and the manager, we waited for nothing. Food was good, service was better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate