Alma Cocina

4.6
1833 reviews
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Latin American
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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Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I met at this restaurant almost 4 years ago and got to celebrate our 1 year anniversary last night. The food was delicious and the service was 10/10 even after we arrived late. It felt so special to be back, and everyone at the restaurant truly went out of their way to accommodate us. Thank to everyone and especially Janel for taking care of us!

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Maybe, not a great fan of modern Mexican food, was looking forward to the authentic experience.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome, wonderful chefs and wonderful servers.

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VE
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Will was awesome and the food was great!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best taco I’ve ever had IN MY LIFE. The chicken al carbon taco was life changing. It is served deconstructed as one big piece of chicken and all the sides and you create the taco yourself fajita style and it is marinated perfectly and I can’t stop thinking about it goodbye

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Dinner only. Bar area use to be very attentive but waiting a bit and person sitting next to me was a little upset at the wait.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group really enjoyed our dinner at Alma Cocina. Great food & drinks!

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Alma Cocina several times after Atlanta United games. I love the small plate offerings, as well as main dishes. Cocktail and wine selections are also very good. This visit, my daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner including scallop ceviche, shrimp tacos, and seafood soup (we were all-seafood this visit). All were delicious! Service was excellent too!

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was lovely and it’s a very pretty restaurant. I took my parents there for Mother’s Day and we tried the chicken mole and the stuffed poblano pepper dishes. The mole was DELICIOUS. I’m very picky about my mole but this was so very tasty and the chicken was nice and tender. The poblano peppers were also delicious, however I felt there was just a little something lacking in the balance of the flavors of the dish - it had a little too much “acid” and not enough salt and fat so it was falling just a bit flat on the palate. Over all it was very enjoyable - I just tend to have great expectations for the balance of flavors. The churros were not nice and crispy as well and they came out a little soft. The taste was very nice for those however. I would still go back!

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JM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

food was very heavy and large portions but delicious. Margaritas were too sweet and made from pre-mix - dont recommend

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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good place was clean area was nice employee's were friendly. Took my girl there for her birthday and they gave her this beautiful and tasty dessert on the house. Definitely will go back shouts out to Alma Cocina

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TG
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Southern/Latin fusion. The pork belly First Bite is delicious and the Carnitas were off the chain!

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Selection of food was nice and items ordered were quite good. Excellent service from the staff. A bit noisy, but small group discussion was possible. All-in-all a wonderful find for an out-of-state food experience. Thank you!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, manager was excellent when we had a parking issue and made the night awesome!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Loved the guacamole ensemble (3 types of guac and 3 types of sauces). Chicken mole was wonderful and tacos were very tasty. Wait person was very informative. Loved the place. Wish I lived in Atlanta so I could return often.

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Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Festive, lovely place to celebrate any occasion, especially 5 del Mayo!

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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre, service was slow and it was so loud we could barely hear each other. Not sure we’ll be back.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome and the service was really good. They did a dessert for us that we wanted but was not on their dessert menu

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Tampa
57 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dinner, as always. Delicious guacamole and chicken al carbon.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business lunch was great!

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at Alma Cocina. The food is inventive and beautifully prepared. Our server, Haki, was likely the best server I have ever met. He was smart, knew the dishes well, made excellent, careful recommendations, and was poised and very unhurried in his explanations of the menu items available. He was available throughout the meal but not hovering. The meal was well timed. The room is quite loud so if you are interested in a very intimate experience this may not be quite right, however, my husband and I had no problem speaking across the table, and shared lovely conversation with the couple at a nearby table. I would say that if you are in Atlanta, it would be a shame to miss out on this awesome restaurant.

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Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great margaritas and food is excellent! Service also very good and friendly. Would def return.

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Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service. Food is not flavorful and too spicy to our taste. Coconut dulce de leche is the best.

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HR
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went to Alma Cocina for my birthday. The waiters who served us were very nice and friendly. They even offered to keep my cake in the fridge for me! The food was absolutely delicious and worth it. The scallops were fresh and the fried cod tacos were everything you could've hoped for. The building the restaurant is in is absolutely gorgeous. Even with a table of 10, our food came out in a timely manner and we were out of there in just over an hour.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Birthday/ date night

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1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The meal was great until it was time to leave. From the time our server took our credit card it took 30 mins!

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner! Our waiter Jordan made the experience even better.

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HS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat at Alma Cocina at least once a month, and it is always outstanding.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran comida y servicios. Los platos signatures son caros, pero hay opciones.

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Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a very good place to go for some very innovative Mexican food. The open air court seating was
wonderful and we had a very good waitress. She was very knowledgeable and gave good advice on our food selections. The food came promptly and her service was good.

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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and great service. Waiter was fantastic while the host was less than friendly, thus the four stars.

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Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Very good food; server was rude and forgot part of our order, kept pushing another glass of wine and seemed upset that we wanted coffee. Also, a broken espresso machine that has been broken for a while seemed inconceivable in a good restaurant. Do they not fix it to turn tables faster?

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NA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time there. We were a big group and ordered a lot of appetizers and main dishes and everything was exceptional. I will be going back again for sure!

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RN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican spot in Atlanta Downtown. Highly recommended.

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Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff treat you like royalty. Definitely try the fried cheese. Share lots of small plates so you get to taste more of this authentic Mexican restaurant. Best margaritas you'll ever drink. Ask for a booth although tables are situated for easy conversation. Vast wine and tequila menu. Plenty to eat if you are a vegetarian. Make the reservation, you won't be disappointed.

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Denver
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We've always enjoyed this restaurant but did notice that average prices have increased since my last visit I was also disappointed in that I'd called the restaurant, in the afternoon prior to our visit, and spoke to a hostess whose name I didn't get, about honoring one of the couples we were with who were celebrating their 50th anniversary. I was assured that it would be taken care of but nothing was provided so not sure where the communication breakdown occurred or if the word even got to the server. There was no expectation of any kind of comp but merely a surprise for them.

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1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really happy with the service. Food was good but not my favorite.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! The table and ambiance was perfect for a special gathering, the waitress also gave us the perfect amount of attention, from menu descriptions to taking group pictures for us. The menu was also exceptional with many unique items that were clearly prepared by the chef with care and attention to detail. The octapus was really amazing! Will come back every time I am in ATL!

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time in Atlanta and had to come back to this place! Great food, great service and great venue!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I came here for a business meeting and was very happy with the table location in the quieter atrium area away from the main room and bar. The server was great; attentive but leaving us time to talk before ordering, and recommending the guac and salsa tasting platter which was excellent. The roasted chicken mole main was good, but a little overpowered by the smoky mole sauce. Everyone enjoyed sharing the tres leches cake for dessert, so much so we ordered another.

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