Alma Cocina
Alma Cocina

Alma Cocina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alma-atlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4049689662
  • 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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Alma Cocina reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (87)good for groups (71)hot spot (42)neighborhood gem (39)great for lunch (37)special occasion (37)romantic (31)vibrant bar scene (31)late-night find (21)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Knowledgable Staff and Amazing Food
    Bullintheheather
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our server was so amazing and the food was outstanding! They gave us great reccomendations on both food and drinks that really maximized our experience. The Mole was one of the most authentic dishes I've had outside of Mexico. There wasn't one thing we tried that we didn't like. Make sure you save room for desert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing flavor
    KateB
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my 3rd time dining at Alma Cocina and it was fantastic. Went there with friends before seeing a play downtown and we were running late. But they were fantastic about getting us our food and out of the restaurant on time. The flavor combinations at Alma Cocina are really fun and a great take on Mexican classics. Great drink menu, including some delicious and unique non-alcoholic options. This was the first visit for my friends and they all raved about the restaurant. Great downtown dining options that is easy to get to by car, walking or MARTA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Yummy Twist
    JillT
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Delicious food even ordering something I normally wouldn't get. Listen to the server recommendations as they were spot on. Loves the surprise with plantains and the variety of salsas. Dinners were fresh and presented nicely! Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    Juls
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Every dish was ok but was missing something. The lobster tacos only had 3 dime size pieces, it was a joke. The goat entree was great. Not worth the 140$ for two.. Won't be returning
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale Mexican
    OleEngineer
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A very nice environment to have a great real Mexican meal, not Tex-Mex. The flavorings and sauces were superb. The service was excellent. The environment was very upscale with rich wood and modern design furnishings. I will definitely go back here. And it is located right on Peachtree Street. I think this would be a great place to eat before or after a ball game (Braves, Falcons, Hawks, Georgia Tech, Georgia State). Oh yes, their regular "classic" margarita was the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not up to par for the price
    freshmexican
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I ordered the corn roasted guac and the fish tacos and lobster tacos. The lobster tacos were excellent but the fish tacos, not so much. The fish batter was not seasoned at all, no taste what so ever. And guac was just ok. I don't mind paying a high price for healthy modern Mexican food, but it needs to have amazing fresh flavors and alma does not make the mark. At all. Will not return I'll stick with Cantina 76 in Columbia sc , the best.
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  • mmmm
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food was just bad. Not terribly expensive. .. but very bad.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not sorry we took a chance
    TheOutOfTowners
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Found this restaurant by searching near our hotel and reading reviews. This was the Mexican restaurant with the best and it lived up to expectations exactly. Service was phenomenal and food was very good. Don't expect traditional Burritos and Enchiladas - the menu is more Latin....but go for it and be adventurous with your selection. Our waitress spent time describing EVERYTHING on the menu and helping us make the right choice. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Mexican in City
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Not your ordinary Mexican Restaurant , first of all it's very clean. The menu is not just a taco and fajitas type restaurant . The menu is original not your stereotype Mexican Menu. The food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Find downtown
    RolandLovesFood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Was in Atlanta on business for one night and came here- very good wines, food was great but the one negative thing - I HATE when your still eating your apps and the main course comes! We weren't even half way through enjoying them! Can't you wait!!! the restaurant was only almost half full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    OnolaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time at this restaurant. The Guacamole wasn't exactly the best I have had, but we ordered the carnita tacos & those were very yummy! Sangria was good too. I loved the atmosphere and lighting. Its a pretty big place in midtown, certainly no small cantina. May give it a try again ,but parking, as always, can be pricey for a quick dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would return for the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was good...ordered salsa sampler, great flavors. The Bibb Lettuce salad was average...lettuce was fresh, dressing was watery and didn't do much to enhance the flavor of the salad. Veal Flank Steak Torta was great. tacos were very good. The beans and rice were barely warm. Service was excellent. Kaitlin explained the menu thoroughly...very professional and outgoing and enhanced the overall dining experience. Would return for the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    Lisa
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have already recommended Alma Cocina to friends! The service was excellent, the food was great, and we had a wonderful time with friends!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alma Cocina
    SROBBVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great Latin/Mexican food in downtown Atlanta. Great time with a group of 5.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The tres leches is to die for
    Daivada
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent food and atmosphere but the highlight of the night was the dessert ... Definately recommend the Tres Leches !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We adored Alma Cocina!
    Lisa
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had a free night while staying at Hyatt Regency and went with Alma Cocina vs repeating other spots near Buckhead. Right choice! The chips and salsa were a great start and I would add the guac next time. The addition of plantains to the chips was a nice add. The website video steered my sister to the fried avocado tacos which were outstanding. I let our server steer me to something different and went with the Roasted Chicken Mole Oaxaca. I am not even a fan of mole yet heard theirs was good and the server offered to put it on the side. The dish was wonderful!!! We would get these two dishes again. The sangria was good but not a repeat. The rice is great so don't skip that! I will come back next time I'm in Atlanta!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Very Creative Mexican Cuisine
    convoyhelmVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We started our meal with some delicious, sweet & spicy cocktails. The food was tasty and very satisfying. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    basic
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    one of the best i have eaten at while traveling. One regular entree plate is enough for two people plus a small appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We liked it, but...
    peatree
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were seated up front in the bar area, booths are uncomfortable & our server was very slow to get back to us to take our order. We were there during DragonCon, so in her defense, she had a lot of tables to keep up with. On a more positive note, she was very knowledgable about the dishes and the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Mexican Food
    FoodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A nice array of Mexican food that was so much more than many meat-cheese-beans establishments. Our server did an outstanding job of explaining the menu items available as well as the specials. She understood all the types of tequila and helped us decide on good drink choices. I ordered a tequila dessert that I loved based on her description. The appetizer of 3 different guacamoles and sauces with both plantain and regular chips was very enjoyable. My family and I had a great dining experience here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid outing
    RMO14VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First time at Alma Cocina . . . The tacos were really spectacular. The chicken mole was good. Salsa sampler was really solid. I'll go back to Alma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great 2 years in a row
    heynash
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We found this place while at Dragon*Con last year. The Sea Bass Ceviche is a hands down favorite. We tried the Chicken Tinga Tostadas as well, and they were excellent. All of the tacos we have tried were fantastic. The service is always top notch. Their El Classico Margarita is my absolute favorite margarita that I've ever tried- anywhere (and it's a $5 special every time I've had it!). We will definitely continue to return every year, as well as if we are ever in ATL and have some free time for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty food
    Dine
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was great and the service was friendly. We were escorted to a quiet, corner table. The ambience was suitable for romantic evenings. I highly recommed Alma Cocina
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and inviting atmosphere.
    midtownerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere were all in accord and made for a favorable impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Gem
    RWATLVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I continue to be impressed with the quality of food and service at Alma. This is a must visit in downtown Atlanta. I will continue to go to Alma
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great visit
    CardioDoc
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    2nd visit here. Food once again was outstanding. Had the guac/salsa sampler, veggie platter, avocado tacos, Chicken Mole, Tres Leches. All great. Drinks were really good. Friend and I tried the Mezcal drinks but my friend didn't like his and they replaced it, no charge. If it were closer, I would go there all the time.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOT YOUR REGULAR LATIN FOOD
    RidgeRunner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great service! Interesting menu - loved the Guacamole Sampler. Our table also tried the Octopus - the comment was almost as good as her Mother's! The Avocado Tacos - interesting and worth ordering. The Shrimp Tacos - Great! I'll go back to try other items on the menu. Laura was one of the best waitresses I've ever had serve me. She's an asset to your organization. Our waitress was extremely versed on the menu - she was able to describe each item was asked about, made great suggestions and was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Beautiful restaurant and the food is a great mix of traditional and creative. Cocktails were especially good.
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Lunch
    Greateating
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Couldn't have been better. They called to verify reservation and table was waiting.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I am delighted to leave this review. We had a fabulous anniversary dinner including some of the best cocktails I've had anywhere in Atlanta. The food was over the top delicious. We had the lamb ribs and a shrimp dish, both of which are making my mouth water again just thinking about them. The server was attentive and very knowledgable of the menu making great recommendations. I can't wait to go back, Alma Cocina is a reason to go in town for dinner or cocktails.
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    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome alma Cocina
    southerngirl44
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fantastic service! Great spot for corporate dinner, date night or simply drinks at a beautifulbar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The staff was incredibly attentive and friendly which made the whole experience that much better.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Service is wonderful, ambience is great, but the food options are only okay. For picky eaters there are not a lot of plain or traditional options on the menu. This place is for those with an acquired taste. Plus there's no queso dip which is a must for mexican restaurants.
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  • Nueva Comida Mexicana in Atlanta
    NCVisitortoAtlantaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Dined on August 13 during Downtown Atlanta Restaurant week. Tried the set menu to get a sampling of different flavors. Starter of Tinga Tostadas were superb. 3 small crisp tortillas with mixture of beautifully presented beans, pico, chicken, cheese, and herbs. Wonderful distinct flavors on the palate and the first time that I have savored this dish. Ordered the vegetable plate as main course and received 3 expertly prepared selections: goat cheese and corn tamale, grilled pepper served open with delicious filling, and huitlacoche burrito with veggies that was the best of the 3. Dessert of coconut tres leches cake with passion fruit sauce was the best I have ever eaten! Service was attentive and professional. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot....
    Wonderful
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had my wife and my 8th anniversery there last week and we had a blast. Great drinks and the staff was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown Gem
    RWATLVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food is great, great flavors. We took advantage of the Downtown Restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed it. All the options were great including the sea bass cervece. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner but greater service
    PickyATL
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant has yummy food and a really great wait staff. We actually commented that our server was one of the best that we've had in some time. Knowledgeable about the food and drinks, great energy, flexible with requests, and kept the food on a great schedule. Great evening. And we can be bit particular. We would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for restaurant week
    AmyD
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Overall service was great, called to confirm reservation and explained where to park (they validate to 2.5 hrs). We were seated quickly on a Saturday night, though I didn't like that we were in the buildings lobby and not inside the actual restaurant. Our waiter was great, and so was the food. We were there for restaurant week so we chose from a limited menu but we were happy with the options. I would go back and would recommend it to others
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome new find!
    SharVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    LOVE this new place. The chicken mole and the braised goat are a MUST! Drinks were impressive as well :)
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress rude
    Mexicanfood122
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Waitress was 10x more attentive to table next to us. Unfriendly and useless when questions asked about menu. Continuously corrected us when ordering if we mispronounced a word. I have several other friends who have tried alma and had very similar experiences to mine.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate