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Del Alma
Del Alma
  • Address:
    136 SW Washington Ave STE 102
    Corvallis, OR 97333
    Neighborhood:
    Corvallis
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Del Alma Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.delalmarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (541) 753-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Latin / Spanish, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Conor Claffey-Koller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: del Alma has a private banquet room that can accommodate up to 50 for dinners and other events. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Carolyn Krueger (541) 753-2222

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking on both Washington Avenue and 2nd Street. Free public lot located at 2nd and Western.
A word from Del Alma
del Alma Restaurant, located in downtown Corvallis, offers an elegant yet warm and inviting dining atmosphere with a view of the riverfront. del Alma means literally "of the soul", and the entire del Alma staff strives to create a dining experience that reflects their passion for excellent service, warm hospitality, and great food. The menu is inspired by the flavors and cuisines of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain and offers items ranging from tapas to full entrees. del Alma brings its passion for the vibrant flavors of Latin America and pairs it with the offerings of the Northwest, using fresh ingredients from local markets, farms, and ranches. The bar hosts an array of libations ranging from south-of-the-border classics to contemporary cocktails plus an interesting and food-friendly wine list featuring both Old and New World selections. Prix-fixe dinner specials are available on Wednesdays and pairing dinners are regularly featured.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "I've never been disappointed with my experiences at Del Alma. The staff is attentive, friendly, and professional, and they work as a team to ensure their diners' experience is a positive one. Each dish, from the appetizers to the desserts, is a treat for the tastebuds."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Went to Del Alma for a nice dinner. We got what we came for :) The tapas were great, interesting flavor combinations. Decent wine list. Main entrees were amazing, I got the filet mignon, my husband had the salmon, all perfectly done. And dessert was lovely (I recommend the chocolate mousse cake)."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The food was excellent and our server, Scott, made the dining even more pleasurable."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We always enjoy our meals at Del Alma. The caldo was superb."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We have been going to Del Alma for a couple of years, and they have never disappointed us even a little bit. Their tapas and small plates are always fantastic, their drinks are top notch, and full dinners are a treat. This time, I took an out-of-town guest who isn't fond of "exotic" or spicy food... we assured her that del Alma has something for everyone and that food was flavorful, but not too hot to eat. She loved the mushroom quesadillas and queso fundido."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We love having a great dining option again in Corvallis. Quality food and great service."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We have enjoyed our meal every time we have eaten here. We especially like the 3 course $25 meals on Wednesday nights. This is our favorite "special" time restaurant in Corvallis. The service is always wonderful."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "After a stressful day of meetings with business colleagues, Del Alma is a great place to relax and enjoy the unwind of the day. The food, atmosphere, service and drink selections are just what we needed. I've never had a meal at Del Alma where the staff wasn't as friendly and outgoing as I would expect it to be. Totally enjoy the myself there every time."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Made reservations for a special evening. Folks were ready. Had a table by the window. Service was excellent! The bacon guacamole was a perfect starter. Entrees were both delicious. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "less spice / pepper would bring us oftener...we'd like to visit del alma, perhaps once a month, but find our mouths hot / pepper sore when eating anything except dessert...would also appreciate more options without cilantro"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Neuvo Latin dining does not get better than this. It's why we drive an hour from Eugene to get our fix of very well-prepared and locally-sourced dishes. Our table of six shared a variety of generously-sized tapas and a round of excellent desserts, each of them superlative. These come with tasty breads and a medley of three toppings. Fine cocktail and wine offerings. Friendly and attentive service. Make reservations -- they are often full, even on a Tuesday evening mid-summer."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Five of us dined for the first time here & really enjoyed the tapas. The trio of dips that accompanied the bread were delicious. The seared Tuna, Pinchos, Mushroom Quesadilla, Beets & Chile Relleno were delicious with nice presentation & sauces. The only tapas dish none of us cared for was the Causa (cold potatoes, fishy salmon & unpleasant). Everything else about Del Alma was lovely... Great atmosphere & service. The entrees looked inventive & delicious... We'll try those next time."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We arrived for a birthday dinner for my husband with our son and his fiancé. We found wonderfully friendly staff, a delightful atmosphere, beautiful decor and a very knowledgable and kind waiter. The atmosphere was wonderfully relaxed and we were able to enjoy each and every course to its fullest potential without ever feeling rushed. We have found a new favorite gourmet restaurant and plan to return often!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was not as good as expected. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Ordered the tapas mushroom quesadilla which was good, for dinner order the chicken dish and a halibut dish but both were not very good quality and did not taste good. Halibut was covered in sauce. The chicken there was barely any meat it was mostly bone, and the empanada served with it was bland and flavorless, not to mention hard. We were also served some kind of pickled, fried lettuce that was gross. I would not come back to this restaurant, and again, would not recommend it. I hope you can either get a better chef or lower your prices, because for the kind of food it was way overpriced."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "It is always a pleasure to dine at Del Alma, whether it's getting together with the girls or for a romantic dinner or to share some wine. The atmosphere is elegant and classy, yet not stuffy or pretentious. There is a great selection of salads, small plates and large plates and the food is always very flavorful and fresh. I love the signature tapanade that comes with the bread and think it should be a menu appetizer item all on it's own because it is just that good. The staff is always knowledgeable and friendly. Del Alma provides an overall wonderful dining experience, not just great food...keep up the good work!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrate all special occasions; holidays, wedding anniversaries, birthdays it is always Del Alma. The total experience is outstanding but mostly it feels like you are have a meal with your family. Excellent experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We chose Del Alma at my daughter's recommendation, and had a table for seven that included a two-year old. I appreciated how the staff accommodated my granddaughter and how they seated us on an upper level away from other diners. Although our waitress told us this was only her third week on the job, she was attentive and pleasant ~ around enough but not too much. The food was excellent and portions were good. The selection on the tapas menu was great. Would recommend Del Alma for a lovely evening out."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "As always, Del Alma is the quintessential dining experience in Corvallis. They do everything right. Our server this time, Francesca, knows her craft well and is always a joy to interact with. We know we will never be disappointed going to Del Alma for that perfect special occasion."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "AFter negotiating a bit for the 'view' table we requested, this meal was terrific. Upscale menu and ambience could be in a major city... the mixology was outstanding... we really liked the grapefruit ice ball in my "Old Fashioned". The overall menu has a lot of interesting items (Including tapas), and the weekday prix fixe menu of three courses for $25 was over-the-top in value. (Call to see when this is offered). We had a lovely puree style gazpacho, nicely seasoned squid ink pasta with grilled shrimp (although perhaps a bit more al dente preferred), and a very airy and yummy coconut encrusted Key Lime Pie. Kids allowed, but be prepared for an elegant venue where most clientele are adults on a 'night out' or having a business dinner."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We saw this restaurant to be highly rated on various websites. As there are so few sit-down dinner restaurants in Corvallis, perhaps it is the best there, but it would be unlikely to even survive in Portland. Had their recommended pasta dish -- I'd suggest they get a better chorizo (try Palacio), and tighten up on the homemade noodle -- it needs to be firmer. As it is, the dish is too heavy and has undistinguished flavors. Very pricey for the quality. Would drive somewhere other than Corvallis rather than eat here."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "we tried the $25 3 course set, Appetizer and main dish are good, however the key lime pie is served at room temp. should it be a cold dessert? my husband and I both think that we liked the normal menu better.."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We like the creative and changing menu with tasty food at reasonable prices. The staff is very friendly and it is usually fairly quiet. It always seems elegant but still friendly."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very unique menu with interesting options. Guacamole tapas were excellent as guacamole had hazelnuts and bacon and chips included plantain and zucini chips as well as blue and yellow corn chips. Good wine list and excellent service. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I was so happy to finally dine at Del Alma and it met all my expectations. It was my birthday so we wanted something special. We chose the Wednesday night 3-course meal and were very pleased. The price was right and the unusual flavors of the selections was good. The only thing I didn't like were the dips for the bread. Each one was spicy and I think that one should have been mild. We will return to try the different tapas. Our waiter was excellent and was very informative about each dish."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food the service the atmosphere the whole restaurant. in my book this is a five star restaurant right in downtown Corvallis Oregon. A must go to for special occasions the food outstanding the service outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • " The bar continues to offer delicious drinks (I had a cool gin martini with cucumber and mint) and the bread and dips continue to be first rate. The salads were fresh and nicely balanced in flavors and dressing. But the five small plates disappointed. A tuna ceviche with papaya was so drowned in a red pepper sauce that the flavors were lost. The goat cheese chili relleno was mushy and bland. The "crispy chicken" on flat bread was soggy and dull. Overall the impression was that the hot dishes suffered from being overworked. A shame because D A has long been one of my favorites."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Del alma is one of the best places we've eaten at in Oregon. Reminds us of our favorite place in NYC. Fabulously delicious food! Great space/decor and good service. But the food was really extraordinary. We can't wait to return and try everything on the menu. If you wanted delicious, interesting food in a beautiful but relaxed environment, this is must go destination. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A menu a foodie would love. "Finally" a place that understands Oregon isn't the only producer of wine. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We love eating here when visiting from Portland. So many places in Portland are overrated. This restaurant has it all; good food, good service, ambiance with attractive decor, softer music and is not dark like so many Portland restaurants. Portland could learn from Corvallis."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had guests in from out of town and could think of no where better than Del Alma to take them for dinner. We had a group of eight adults and had a great time sharing tapas and desserts. It was fabulous! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Friends and I typically meet at a brewpub on wednesdays, but decided to go upscale for a change. We all had the $25 wednesday night special. The taste of the food was excellent, portions sizes were good, the drink prices were fair, and the service was attentive but not hovering."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Every visit here is a memory made. The food is inventive, flavorful, yet not pretentious. The bartender even made me a mocktail version of my favorite drink, Green Acres, since I'm pregnant. I can't say enough good things about this place. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The restaurant says on the river, but they don't mean you can actually see any part of the river. The food was good, but very overpriced. My $27 halibut (that does not come with soup or salad) was 3x3x1, if that. You can get soup for another $9 and a salad for another $9/11-depending on size. I asked for black iced-tea no lemon. It came with lemon and was definitely not black, but fruity. Bill came and it said 'passion fruit tea' or something of that nature. And the tea came in a very narrow glass and was never refilled, even when waitress came and saw the empty glass, so I had to continually ask for it. It was pretty much a take order, deliver food, deliver bill. For the price of everything, it just wasn't worth it."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Hi, we always eat her when we are visiting our daughter in Corvallis and think its food compares to the best, even in NYC where we visited lately. We had the halibut both nights during the last visit. Tender and delicious and served with perfectly cooked vegetables. This restaurant bend over backwards to accommodate gluten free diets. Influences are Mexican (yum) and Spanish. Ingenious recipes; perfectly cooked. Wait staff is attentive and ensures that all goes well."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "quickly sat. great menu items and spectaclar food."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The waiter was very professional and right on the ball. The food is always delicious! "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Diverse southwestern menu, from the tapa's and drinks, to the main course! We enjoyed the Hemingway Daiquiri and Green Acres martini with shrimp Pincho's and mushroom quesadilla's, both fresh and flavorful! I enjoyed the grilled chicken with chili rub, paired with a variety of fresh seasonings, a melody of freshly prepared vegetables of which my favorite was the sweet potato cubes and crisp polenta. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the oh so tender milk lamb with the delightful sides. The service was exceptional. The dining room was a little loud, especially on the upper tiers, but we were seated on the ground floor, so it was a little quieter, very energetic. Good bar too."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Even this rating system doesn't allow a too loud to hear the people at my table, I'll say it. Some restaurant manage to control noise well . This one is unpleasant if you want a quiet evening. Carpet would probably help reduce sound levels."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is the place to go when you wish Corvallis was a little bigger and more cosmopolitan. It's got a sleek, modern ambience, with a nice view of the river. One thing about this place: Like many on-trend fine dining establishments, they're very eager to tell you absolutely every ingredient in each dish. What this told me is that there are a few too many ingredients in some of them, and sometimes one that will queer the deal -- like, we were doing fine until they mentioned jalapenos or fennel, two of my least favorites. But, truly, everything I ate was delicious. The service was very accommodating, even allowing us to go out for a smoke break partway through the meal and come back to our table!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Read the reviews and decided to try it, as we are always looking for a place with a Spanish bent to it that does not just cover everything with cheese. This turned out really nice on a Saturday night. We came early and closed the place down, with no one trying to push us out the door. Wine prices were less than double retail, so good for a restaurant. Service was quick and attentive without hovering. Bar area is separate, so the rest was more quiet. Food was just excellent. Had a couple tapas before moving onto the main course. You could fill up on all the great tapas actually."
    Dined on 3/29/2014