Alma Cocina - Downtown

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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AndyC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great coming here. The service and staff are wonderful and the food and drinks are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have you ever tried butternut squash and fig-jalapeño guacamole before? It was my first time trying these fancy guacamole. The butternut squash is my absolute favorite now, I’ll definitely try to make it myself. The street chicken tacos had a delicious flavor of lemon grass. The only topping lacking on the tacos were onions, I can’t imagine my tacos without onions. Besides that, the rice and beans were well seasoned. I got their most popular cocktail, “Just Wear Black- milagro blanco tequila, agave syrup, hand-squeezed lime juice / spicy rim.” It was a bit too sour for me but went well with my food. I was dying to try their flan, unfortunately, they didn’t have it at the time. I definitely would like to go back for the flan and the Guacamole Trio.

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vipGJLpotomac
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top Mexican restraurants I have ever eaten at. Had dinner one night and went back for lunch the very next day. The dishes are so unique. Not your typical microwave Mexican restraurant. The chef and staff really know how to create delicious meals. A MUST GO when you’re in Atlanta

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Alma was absolutely amazing!

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vipHannaA
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as always. We’ll be back!

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LaurenL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We got the salsa/guac sampler appetizer which was the perfect amount for 4 as well as margaritas! We all got street tacos for dinner which were also small but the perfect size to not be too filling. Food was all fresh and delicious with great service and atmosphere. Will be a staple for all upcoming Atlanta trips in the future.

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kimber
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Very flavorful and the cocktails were perfect.

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Zapatad
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food the tortillas they served with the guacamole were amazing. The chicken tings tacos were my fav and my husbands goat tacos were spicy and yummy. Only downfall was the waiter was not very attentive, rushed and didn’t really listen to us at all aside from that everything was great!

KB
vipKarenB
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and it was outstanding. Great service too!

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vipStuartH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Margarita's were outstanding. The Mole Chicken was great and the location downtown was easy to get to.

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MEWReview
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service from our waiter and maitre d'. Always enjoy it here.

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MartinW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great..... Until it came time to get it bill. Couldn't find out waiter..... So flagged down another who printed out bill. Then we waited 10 minutes for our waiter to pick it up and run my credit card. Slow. Other than that absolutely fantastic dinner.

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JUANITOK
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I lived in Mexico for 10 years so we are always searching for the best Mexican food. Alma is becoming our favorite and my wife asked to go there for her birthday.
Our server was friendly and helpful. My wife had Chili en Nogada . It was an excellent vegetarian version of this standard. I had the steelhead in a spicy pineapple mole. Both were wonderful.
For dessert we shared a coconut milk tres leches cake that was delicious. I highly recommend Alma Cocina.

CB
vipChristopherB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Server took the time to explain the menu and made great drink recommendations. Food was excellent. Very flavorful.

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vipMarySL
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it so much a few days earlier we went back. In from out of town for the marathon. Had to try all the vegetarian options. Delicious

LG
LauraG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Everything we tried was amazing!

LG
LizzyG
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great dinner here celebrating on a Saturday night. Drinks were great! Food was delicious but a lot spicier than we were expecting. Get the guac sampler!!! Service and ambiance were also exceptional.

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nycfoodiegal4life
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ATL Tourists, Go here for great flavorful and modern Mexican. When I heard Mexican and Atlanta, I thought,” hmmmm? Smh” But, its a superb restaurant. I and 5 colleagues went there during a conference at a nearby hotel. Perfect ambience; great sharing small plates for apps and entrees-many vegetarian options. Highly recommend. So much so, my boss tried to go the next day for an early lunch but it didn't open until 1

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vipMarySL
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the most amazing waiter! Both my husband and I are vegetarian and our waiter was very knowledgeable about how the food was prepared. We asked for recommendations and each dish was wonderful!

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vipCHCannondale
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Takes over the top of the list from Rosa Mexicano.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Waiter was personable, but not very attentive.

DM
vipDougM
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Mediocre service. $17.00 martini?!?! Love to eat here. Will never drink here again.

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TraceyL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go back just for the fried cheese!! Excellent service and the best churros I’ve ever had!!

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vipHungryinDecatur
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Definitely miss the old menu. It an effort to offer a different menu than other Mexican/Southwestern restaurants... they took away nearly everything we loved about this place. For heaven’s sake, even the tortilla chips are gone! (Replaced by large, flat, greasy tostados. Would the manager like to explain how the heck we are supposed to scoop up their hugely overpriced salsas?). Even the margaritas don’t taste right anymore. (Think the same bad mix as is it their sister place Original El Taco in ViHi.). Oh well, restaurants change with the tides. I’ll try them again in a year or two.

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vipAtlanta
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is a go-to for authentic high end Mexican. Our bottle of wine wasn’t delivered to our table for an extended amount of time due to a disconnect between the server and the manager, but the food here is always good. Please bring back the plantain chips!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review