Fabulous New Latin Cuisine
This was our second time at Del Alma since Sept, and we'd visit every week if we lived closer! Every dish was generous and very tasty. From 5 - 6, there are reduced price tapas. We had a fish of the day taco--fresh Pacific halibut, guacamole and more; and a meat taco--with chorizo, potato, etc. From the dinner menu we had a pulled pork and scallops tapa that was extraordinary--a mound of pulled pork in "chipotle cola bbq sauce" surrounded by seared sea scallops, all on a bed of parsnip puree. Though satisfied with these large servings, my husband clamored to try the "plato grande" of lamb mole. Glad he did! It came with a piece of succulent, tender lamb topped with thin crispy onions on a bed of sweet potato puree and veggies. Awesome!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keeps getting better
I have been to Del Alma no less than four times since their opening a few years ago. Each time I go the food gets better, the service gets better and I enjoy my time that much more. This place is a perfect date spot and great for celebrating that special occasion.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
exceptional experience all around
All I can say is I drove an hour from Eugene for a first date and del Alma was the perfect place. The quality of food, service and ambiance made for a perfect evening. I only wish del alma would open a restaurant in Eugene. Kudos to all who make the restaurant all that it is.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Tapas in Town
We've been to Del Alma several times, always going the tapas route for dinner, because we like variety. Speaking of variety, we wish that there was a choice of potatoes on the tapas list. The restaurant always gives the option of asking for a side of some kind of potato from the regular dinner list, so that works for us. The food is interesting, and we love saying "albondigas". Oh, and the martinis were great. It's also refreshing to be able to order a pisco sour. The restaurant is on several, set-back levels with huge windows looking out toward the river. Sometimes it can be very noisy, but not intolerably so.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Big dining in a small town.
Del Alma is an oasis in the mid valley where very casual dining is the norm. Located in the only "tall" building on the downtown riverfront, Del Alma serves excellent Latin inspired food with a non-traditional flare. You'll find well chosen and rare beer, wine and spirits that buck the latest brand trends. The atmosphere is energetic but relaxed. Service is professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their offerings. Prices are higher than average but reasonable given the quality of dining and experience.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a terrific dining experience. Best. Dinner in Corvallis. Our waitress, Danielle was informed and helpful. We had 4 appitizers to share. The stuffed Chile was amazing.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, drinks, and service!
We've been here a couple times now and both times have been fantastic! The food is always amazing and we haven't even tried the entrees yet; just the tapas. They have great, unique cocktails and a pretty good wine list. We have also had the same server both times and he is great; funny, knowledgeable, and not annoyingly attentive.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is definitely a favorite. Relaxing yet lively atmosphere as well as great food.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you can take advantage of the happy hour prices, you can get an outstanding meal for a very reasonable price. The cocktail list is inventive and fun, pairing well with lots of the tapas plates. We had four plates, along with bread that comes with three different spreads and were fully satisfied. And the mole chocolate cake for dessert was complex and unusual, not the usual take on a dessert that capped off the dinner perfectly.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was tasty and well
The food was tasty and well presented. The service was efficient, friendly and attentive.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the overall ambiance
I love the overall ambiance of the restaurant. Upon entering we were immediately acknowledged and greeted. Our waitress was fantastic. She was knowledgable of the menu and beer/wine/cocktails. My stepmom ordered a glass of wine that she did not care for and asked for something else. Dixie didn't lose a beat and proceeded to bring her two tastings of wine that might be closer to what she was wanting. She was very pleased with this and found a wine that she enjoyed. Our food was fantastic. My dad ordered the pulled pork and my stepmom and I both ordered the Adobo chicken. Amazing. For dessert we shared the tres leches cake. That was to die for!I am anxious to return and try more of the dishes as well as some of the speciality cocktails.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Background noise did make conversation with a large party including those with some hearing issues difficult at times. I would recommend this resaurant.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Del Alma is probably the best restaurant in Corvallis. The drinks were fabulous. highly recommend Sgt. Pepper. The bacon, hazelnut guacamole was amazing and the Strawberry Tres leches cake was fabulous. Can't wait to go again.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in Corvallis
Probably my wife's and my favorite fine dining experience in Corvallis. Pros: Excellent and interesting cuisine (sort of a Latin American fusion), excellent service, lovely decor. Only con is it's a bit noisy; the owners should invest in some sound dampening materials. Still highly recommended.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great corvallis spot!
I went here for the first time this past weekend and have really wanted to go for awhile now. My boyfriend and i both absolutely loved it. The food was terrific, our waitress was great and the bartenders were very accommodating and friendly. It is on the pricey side for Corvallis, OR, but definitely worth it if you're into sophisticated and delicious food and a nicer evening out.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were in Corvallis, Oregon for our son's graduation from OSU. We were looking for a new place to eat and came across Del Alma and we are all so happy that I did. From the minute you walk in to when you leave, EVERYONE is so nice and accommodating. The atmosphere is like being in a New York restaurant, we loved it! The food is beyond delicious, from the hor d'oeuvres to dessert it's fabulous! A gem!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
SO GOOD, WE ARE BACK AGAIN!
Look at my other review...coming back again the next night says it all...=)
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a group of six. Everyone
Took a group of six. Everyone was happy with the food from a vegetarian to many meat and seafood lovers. The service was great. We had a great time.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed! Each person
Never disappointed! Each person in our party of five had a different dish. Each one delicious.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the Best
I have lived in Corvallis for three years now and I've had a good cross-section of eateries here. Del Alma is simply the best. Always great food, a wonderful environment and the wait service is very polished and professional but also personable and enjoyable to interact with. I can't imagine going to Del Alma and having anything but the best of dining experiences.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing, just amazing...
My girlfriend and I went to Del Alma for our one year anniversary. We were greeted at the door by smiling faces and shown to our seats, which were set up exactly how we had requested in the reservation. Our waitress was attentive and polite, checking on us throughout our meal to see if we needed anything.The food was delicious, and the dessert was phenomenal. The lighting was great, soft enough to be romantic while still being bright enough to create a warm glow. The noise level was moderate, though the music was a little hard to hear over other table's conversations. Overall my girlfriend and I enjoyed our experience greatly and would happily recommend this restaurant to any of our friends or family looking for a fun romantic place to eat.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in Corvallis
Unique menu. Great food and service. Portland vibe.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved this place.
The latin-infused menu was very inspiring and unique. The food tasted delicious and our server was just right...very accommodating but not over the top. When we ordered champagne for our birthday celebration, so said they only had one on their wine list but asked my husband to accompany her next door to the liquor store so he could pick out the one he wanted (they own that too). This is a rare gem to find in Corvallis, OR. One bad note, the lamb chop was over-cooked. That is why we only gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite spot for a special
Our favorite spot for a special occasion or birthday. Always a good spot for a quick get away to unwind!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding unique cuisine
The food was outstanding and unique! Probably the most creative cuisine covallis has to offer! The salads were cold, crisp and delicious, followed by a dynamite entree, complimented with good wine and excellent infused mixed drinks. Lastly, the dessert was the perfect way to wrap up the meal. The service was outstanding and efficient! We left very satisfied and we will be back!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Atmosphere was friendly, professional but not intrusive. Tapas dining this night and the worst one was great. Scallops and clams were some of the best I had ever had. Specialty drinks were hard to chose as the variety was incredible - with some ingredients that I had never heard of - but staff had all the answers. Awesome wine list also!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
GF foodies dream!
We had four tapas dishes that were all excellent. The best was the warm beet salad . . . Divine! We shared the Classic Flan, delicious. The service was impeccable. We will definitely return.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, the service was great, we ate outside so I can't say much for the interior, but what I saw was nice!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nick K was great server
Nick K was great server, food was excellent (blackened salmon and ricotta cavatelli)
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of five have diverse
Our group of five have diverse tastes for food but all liked the food and drinks, a lot! Service was knowledgeable and friendly. Location is prime and décor was interesting yet pleasing.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a delight! The salmon tacos and the pork tacos were superb happy hour tapas. We also ordered the albondigas (meatballs) based on a review but were disappointed in the sauce, it didn't do the beef justice which was delicious. My husband ordered the pork posole and I shared it, it was great! We ordered my favorite drink, Piña del Fuego and he,a very dark stout. The young man that waited on us, apparently a new waitperson, was delightful and we're certain he'll be an asset to Del Alma's Staff.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose to order tapas from the bar menu in order to try a variety of dishes and were not disappointed. Our friends, who had not dined here before, we're amazed at not only the quality, but the amount of food provided for tapa size servings. Queso fundido and fish tacos and shrimp were favorites.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite in town
Del Alma is my favorite place to eat in town. I would be there more often if the prices were lower, but it is definitely worth the price for the amazing food.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three of us were very happy with our dishes, everything well-prepared and delicious. Not cheap. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, not too noisy. Wait staff was able to describe dishes perfectly. Options for wine by the glass somewhat limited.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed dining outside. The weather was perfect and is was quieter. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and atmosphere
This is a great place to have a quality dining experience. The tapas change with the season and I have yet to try one I didn't like. The entree's are also delicious. So, our group of four shared two tapas and each ordered an entree. Each was special and cokoed to order. I loved the salmon, other family enjoyed hte lamb, and the tamales were spicy and yummy. We had plenty of food but couldn't pass up dessert, also to share. Ask the wait staff for suggestions, as they are very helpful and just the right amount of attentive.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I always struggle to find a new place to celebrate our anniversary...because once we find a nice place...they either close or change management and just aren't the same. I must say we were both delighted by Del Alma. The server, Francesca, was wonderful. She was very knowledgable and helped us with chosing our dishes with her expertise. And the food was wonderful. Enjoyed it all!! My thanks to Del Alma for the complimentary champagne to start the night. We chose to continue with another glass since it was such a lovely selection.
I can't say I would come to Del Alma more frequently....but I would come on special ocassions. Thank you again...for such a delightful evening!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the consistancy....every time I've eaten at Del Alma's, the food has always been very good to excellent. I love the ambience ad location and find it to be always a refreshing point in my day to dine there.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A local favorite
Always an interesting menu with new items to try and old favorites. Relaxed ambiance and full bar make this a local favorite. In a rare miss, our usually delicious mushroom quesadillas, were off the mark and were promptly comped. Everything else we tried were spot on. Service is outstanding.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you for taking good
Thank you for taking good care of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony's special guest, Alexander "Sasha" Ghindin. He's an internationally renown classical pianist and dines in all the major metropolitan hot spots. He has exquisite taste. When we arrived at your restaurant, we were seated at a great table by the window and our server was friendly and attentive, although she seemed to know nothing about my reservation and special requests. Nevertheless, we ordered and enjoyed a fabulous meal and were on our way to the evening's rehearsal on time. My compliments to the chef.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely place to enjoy our anniversary dinner. When I return to Corvallis you are on my list.
10/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
You'll want to return....
Great food. Great service. All very UN pretentious but top quality. While they are called little plates, in fact, portions are VERY generous and delicious.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my OSU daughter there. Lovely dinner. Fantastic food. Great service too. We'll go back on my next trip.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Del Alma for my
We went to Del Alma for my birthday and each loved our meals and the service was wonderful! - we'll definitely be going there again.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Find!
We loved everything about this restaurant! The food was excellent, great flavors & presentation. My margurita was also very good. We were too full to try dessert, I'm sure we would not have been disappointed. I have already told my friends about it.... I wish we lived nearby to be able to visit more often (we are from California, was there on business).
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not super kid friendly. They
Not super kid friendly. They did have high chairs, but no activity (i.e. crayons) and no kids menu.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful place with interesting
Delightful place with interesting and good menu. Higher noise level on a busy night, but perfect for a quieter dinner on a slower night.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were a lot of small dishes on the menu that my husband and I did not care for, so we ordered entrees. It was a good choice, as my salmon was very, very good, cooked just right, and served with on a tasty bed of veggies and things (it was dark). We ordered the hacienda salad, which turned out to have a very spicy dressing. I couldn't eat it, and the waitress did offer to get me a salad without the heavy jalapeno. The bread and dipping sauces were excellent, as was my pisco sour (just like in Patagonia). My husband also enjoyed his pulled pork with guacamole and black beans. The desserts were great.. It was fairly noisy, but not so that it would interfere with conversation. A good birthday dinner.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
love this place
One of our favorite restaurants in the valley. Never disappoints. Cocktails and tapas are fantastic, as are desserts. We have rarely made it to an actual entre, but when we have we've love those as well.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our go-to restaurant
This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM