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Alma Cocina
Alma Cocina

Alma Cocina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alma-atlanta.com/
  • Phone: (404) 968-9662
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Chad Clevenger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is handled through our catering company, Bold American Events. For more info, visit http://boldamerican.com today.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: MARTA Peachtree Center
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking in the 191 Peachtree Tower parking deck which is accessible via Peachtree Center Avenue. Your parking will be validated at the restaurant.
A word from Alma Cocina
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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Diner Reviews
  • "We heard great reviews about this place from the hotel we were staying at and took our boss out for his birthday! The place is slightly small but overall great place to eat and drink!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Every time I am in Atlanta, I dine at Alma Cocina. I find the food wonderful, the staff attentive, and the ambiance comfortable. It can get packed and noisy but I always ask to be seated out in the atrium where the noise is manageable. There are great menu choices but my favorite is the sauces, salsa and guacamole sample with tortilla and plantain chips!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We tried it last night for the first time, and had a fabulous evening. Rather than having a couple of entrees, we opted for a more tapas style of grazing, which allowed for a broader range of flavors. The snapper ceviche was delightful, with a fiery corn salsa as a perfect counterpoint. Loved the Guacamole with watermelon; a seemingly odd combination that turned out a pleasant surprise. The salads were also wonderful; light and refreshing. Not your typical Mexican joint; the chef puts together some unusual combinations that work!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The service was mediocre although there was hardly anyone there for a late lunch. Some of the food received by my party was not even seasoned! The drink was decent but 95% ice. Definitely not worth the inflated price."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Superb food and service outstanding. Can not wait for my next visit there. Not your typical mexican menu. Food excites your taste buds"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The blood red orange cocktail drink was fantastic, service was great, and food was different from the ordinary. Loved this place and would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This place is fantastic! I had the drink Fuego Sur, and it was the most interesting cocktail I have ever had. Spicy, sweet, salty & boozy all at the same time. Our bartender, Cassandra, was awesome, and very knowledgeable. The food was great too. We had the octopus ceviche, lamb ribs, shrimp huarache, and lobster tacos. My only complaint is that I wish there was more octopus in the ceviche. Each dish was unique and flavorful. This place is a must if you are in the downtown Atlanta area."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is a great place if you are looking for a nicer, table service restaurant downtown. It's an easy location to get to if walking or driving being located in the 191 Building. We weren't in a rush, but if you only have an hour for lunch this is still a great place. In fact they have a rapid menu with $10 entrees, which includes a non-alcoholic beverage. Our waitress was great. Very sweet and cheery and made good recommendations. We shared one of their fancier guacamoles and it was delicious with chipotle sauce and sweet corn. My co-worker and I both ordered the fried avocado tacos and they were amazing!! The avocado is barely covered in batter so it isn't heavy or greasy. I would highly recommend the dish."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very dark inside restaurant. Rice and beans have no taste. Tacos don't have to be plain but they don't have to be overdressed either. Way to much going on inside of tacos."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Our server went out of his way to ensure our experience was good - always close enough around to fill a glass, but not hovering. The food was clever, and by that I mean slight (and sometimes major -e.g., Watermelon guacamole) twists on traditional Mexican dishes. Good portion sizes and value for the money."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The restaurant has a gluten free menu which was full of good selections. I had the sea bass - delicious! We went for lunch and sat out in a section of the atrium (of the 191 building) which is beautiful. The restaurant had a good vibe to it. I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is not your typical Mexican fare. Very creative menu items. We went twice within three days. Notables include the Tinga Tostadas appetizer, the guacamole & sauces appetizer w/regular chips and plantain chips, and the Elotes which is THE best grilled corn you'll ever taste."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Chicken Mole was really dry.. It felt like it was sitting out for a while and they decided to use it for my meal and just pour Mole sauce all over it.. The chicken was hard to eat and the Mole sauce did not have enough flavor. How do you mess up chicken, I mean come on.. Its chicken.. There are plenty of other places that easily I would suggest.. The Service however was ON POINT.. Our server was always paying attention to what we needed.. I am surprized at how good the food, ambience, and location where while the food was horrible.."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was seriously good, and it had an uncommon selection for a vegetarian. So many options! Our server (Alexander) was five star. Couldn't have been nicer, more knowledgeable, or more attentive. It's seriously loud in there, though. Kind of hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Loved this place for lunch and look forward to trying for dinner."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Good food! Menu was a little “intricate” but overall good experience. Churro was awesome for anyone with a sweet tooth."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We have been here before and dozens of times to other 5th Restaurant Group restaurants. The waiter was barely adequate - he did not try to explain anything on the menu, he did not know Alma Cocina has a house tequila, he brought out our entrees while we were still eating appetizers and asked if he could clear the appetizers to make room for the entrees. There are too many other good (non national chain) restaurants in downtown Atlanta to want to go back to Alma Cocina."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The guacamole was amazingly delicious! They have a variety of interesting menu options, everything looked good. I went with the mahi tacos and I would highly recommend them. The margaritas are also delicious! Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I absolutely loved Alma Cocina. I came for my birthday and was treated incredibly well by Jamal, our waiter, and the manager that night. The drinks, salsa and guacamole sampler, tortilla soup, and rest of the vegetarian options were fantastic. I would definitely go back--this place comes highly recommended. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We loved our experience at Alma Cocina. There were 4 in our party, two with dietary restrictions. They were able to accommodate all that we needed and were glad to do it. Love that they have a gluten free menu with plenty of options on it. Delish and would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great Mexican food. Very fresh and done perfectly."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Wonderful to have a restaurant that isn't a chain around the hotels in downtown. Loved the drinks, the fresh juices make all the difference! The food was great! The plantain chips were actually my favorite...regular chips just won't do anymore. The portions are huge. Our waitress kindly wrapped up our lobster and avocado tacos which we ended up giving to a man further up the street. The drinks, food and staff are all amazing. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Mexican food with modern twists. chicken mole had a nice sweet, smokey flavor but maybe had too much sauce. great premium cocktails. salsa and avocado sampler provided fresh ingredients in unique variety of flavors. little dark in the dining room."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Everything we had was delicious and our server Ryan was great too. I will be back very soon to have some more braised beef cheek with incredible ramp chimichuri and chicken mole! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Coming from a foodie who tries one to two new restaurants every week, I felt Alma Covina was over priced and the wait staff was rude. The food wasn't great, but the cocktails were delicious though."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "From our first visit at the opening, to our most recent visit, Alma Cocina continues to hit the mark delivering fabulous and creative food options along with exceptional cocktails. The bar program not only offers phenomenal tequila and mezcal, but the cocktails are unique, balanced, sometimes surprising and always applauded. As with all Fifth Group restaurants, the service is remarkable. One of the many things I appreciate about Alma Cocina is that you never feel like you are in a downtown restaurant surrounded by an out-of-town demographic. AC is one of the few downtown restaurants that feels like home, and that is completely due to the efforts of the staff. Congrats!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Disappointed with food presentation, it was Luke warm. The food was so eccentric that none of the dishes really had a unique defined taste. The parking is remote and difficult to find."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had dinner at Alma Cocina on 5/9/2014. Margarita was tasteless, watered down, with salt only on 1/3rd of the rim of the glass (a small glass). The food came out cold and tasteless. Parking was difficult due to restaurant's location. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS ESTABLISHMENT. Take your money and play the lottery unstead."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This was our first visit and it was disconcerting to be out of menu items at lunch including one of only two specialty beverages and an entree I'd wanted to try. While lunch was busy, it wasn't busy enough to justify the outages. The reason given was they hadn't recovered from Cinco de Mayo, that was Monday, this was Wednesday. Being a former Purchasing Agent in hospitality, I know how quickly you can restock, no excuses. We may go back, we may not. You have one chance to make a great first impression, this was luke warm. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We arrived for lunch and it was somewhat busy; the food seemed to take a while, but nothing unreasonable. The manager ended up giving us our entire meal for free in order to compensate for the long wait. We did not expect this level of service and were very pleased! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Our group of four tried a little of everything - the guac and salsa sampler, sea bass ceviche, lump crab tostada, lobster tacos, and carnitas tacos, plus naranjarita (blood orange) margaritas. It was all delicious. The atmosphere was lively, but still upscale, and the service (Laura) was incredible. We were celebrating a birthday and were comped a coconut tres leche. It had a little too much passion fruit reduction and the coconut could have been toasted, but otherwise was melt-in-your mouth delightful. We will return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed an "Express Lunch" here recently & it was indeed express....very good if you're on a tight schedule. Loved the poblano chile rice!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I have a great experience every time I go to Alma. The quality of the food and service greatly surpasses any other restaurant downtown. I really enjoy dining "tapas style" while here- they have enough great smaller plates and ceviches and sides that it's easy to do so. The snapper ceviche is my favorite- just the perfect combo of flavors. The new beef cheek dish with a crispy poached egg is also wonderful! Reminded me of something I'd have in Spain. Cocktail menu is one of the best in the entire metro Atlanta area in my opinion. Try one of their mezcal cocktails if you like smoky things- the Dios Mio is my favorite!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food was good but nothing extraordinary the service was very good I will definitely go back we had a good time"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "In Atlanta for business/pleasure. My girlfriend and I had a nice dinner here. Great intown location close to hotels etc. Pleasant staff and good food."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is my new favorite spot. I've been to other "modern Mexican" restaurants, but this one is my favorite. Everything was delicious and the service was great. I left feeling full, but not like I had overeaten, and the food was fresh and not deep-fried. I highly recommend the butternut squash guacamole. It was a little loud and crowded, but you have to expect that for a Friday night. No problems, and I hope to return soon. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We're critical of Latin food, and this food was really good. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "For an upscale, unique, downtown Mexican restaurant, this is your place. We enjoyed the same dishes as other reviewers had as well as the Flounder special. Good apps- margeritas!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Salad portion was substantial, and fruit iced tea was very nice. The Cuban sandwich was not the best I've ever eaten. Server was concerned about whether we were on a tight time schedule. Lunch specials were appealing."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Very fresh. A varied menu with eclectic Latin-American-inspired offerings. The Pineapple & Bacon Guac is amazing as are the margaritas!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014