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About 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.

191 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 968-9662

Website:
http://www.alma-atlanta.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is handled through our catering company, Bold American Events. For more info, visit http://boldamerican.com today.

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.

Public Transit:
MARTA Peachtree Center

Executive Chef:
Chad Clevenger

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Alma Cocina is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta and is perfect for your next corporate or social function for groups of 15 to 250.

Alma Cocina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Fit for Foodies (27)
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Authentic (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Spicy (21)
Business Meals (19)
Casual (19)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Romantic (12)
Tapas (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great Beer (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great place to dine. Brought colleagues from near hotels to location. Fit the bill.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was wonderful but the food could have been a bit better and I do understand personal preferences can play a role in that. Overall great place

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Tapas
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food. Great taco selections. We received apathetic service from greet and wait staff. First time I've ever had a waiter with back turned we he talked. "Ready when you are". Wow..impressive. IF you can put up with peculiar music (on recording) and impersonal wait staff then not too bad of a place

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

We were staying across the street at the Westin and happened to go in this place. At first we didn't understand the menu and were going to leave but I'm so glad we didn't. The food was very good and the appetizer fried cheese in green sauce was phenomenal (they didn't have queso but this was very good). We're Tex Mex people but their tacos were delicious. It is upscale but was worth the stop in.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and great service!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 7 days ago

Noisy. But the food was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food - will definitely be back soon. Favors are out of this world. Need reservation!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We arrived for a business lunch meeting. After 15 minutes of watching newly seated customers immediately being served, while our table was still waiting to be greeted by our server, I was ready to leave and take our business elsewhere. I got up instead and asked someone, who appeared to be a manager, if they could send someone to wait on our table. Patrick showed up, who was not assigned to our table, and made our business meeting less painful. They gave us a free appetizer, but that really doesn't compensate for the loss time we could have been discussing business, instead of looking around and hunting down our server.

Eventually, after about 30 minutes, our waiter arrived at our table. Seriously, why even show up?

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Terry was our server, he was phenomenal! So sweet and he had such great suggestions.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Alma is one of the best run restaurants in downtown Atlanta. If you are a resident of ATL it is well worth the drive. If you are on business staying in downtown ATL, it is a must experience! Fresh ingredients expertly presented to excite all of your senses. Great to treat as a tapas experience. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Spicy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I was in town for a conference and heard great reviews of this place. I made reservations on open table to meet several friends at the restaurant. We had the best time. The guac/salsa trio was wonderful. We also greatly enjoyed the plantain chips! I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone in or near the Atlanta area.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Guac and salsa selection was the highlight of the meal. We ordered the duck breast (tasted dull and lacked quality texture) and the vegetable combination dish (nice combinations and good portion size). Would only recommend for chips and guac/salsa and drinks.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter was excellent, however, the food was ok. Will not come back, but I'm glad I tried it

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful food, even better service. Both my date and I got the chicken entree on the menu, our waiter described how the chef uses over 30 spices in the sauce and I could tell.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food, drinks were a little off tonight, but Alma is one of the best Mexican places in Atlanta.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Definitely worth a trip, something new and different for my wife and me.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Alma Cocina was fabulous. We are normally not that impressed by Mexican restaurants, but the food was creative and delicious. Laura and Mark were terrific servers for us. And the ambience was very pleasant. We definitely plan to go again when in Atlanta.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really nice place. Great service. Food was very good. Different then what I expected, but a nice suprize.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoyed the restaurant. The food was very good. The appetizer was delicious. We did the trio dip sauce with chips. Our drinks were delicious. We both agreed that we would come back. Thank you!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was great. I was there for lunch. It wad a bit too noisy, hard to lead a conversation.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food and service! Would be glad to return! Only issue it was noisy, but that’s because it was totally full the night we were there.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Terry's service was exceptional. Delicious soup (enjoyed leftovers) and Tres Leches.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I enjoyed the many options from the menu
Everything different and unique
Server was a bit tooooo attentive

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Has a great night with friends. Has the flight of guac and Salsa and it was off the chain!! Our entree was the pork chop and it was great and don’t forget the dessert! Tres leche and churros!! Al fantastic!! Our sever was wonderful, we sat outside but inside the ritz.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was good. Our waitress Katie was AMAZING and AWESOME. The two-seater tables don't offer much intimacy to have a nice conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food, great services, awesome margaritas! We loved it and we are generally very critical! Try it, you won't be sorry!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Out wait staff, Terry, attended to our every request, and provided outstanding service. Dinner was fantastic, and our group left full and happy. Great experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our waitperson was friendly and attentive and pointed out vegetarian options for our one vegetarian. Everyone enjoyed their meal- elevated Mexican food! And don’t miss the smoky salsa!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved the flavor of the food. I had the char ceviche and the fried cheese in salsa verde (pictured). My entree was the snapper. Yummy!! Ambiance was nice and the service was friendly.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I always go to Alma Cucina when I'm in Atlanta. Their food is consistently good and so is their staff! We were kind of in a hurry the other night and our waitress managed our time and gave us wonderful service! Their margaritas are the BEST!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Happened upon this restaurant while searching for someplace good to dine before a concert at Phillips Arena. Two friends and myself made reservations as soon as they opened for dinner and were immediately seated and greeted by a server. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Margaritas were delicious and the food was upscale Mexican, which was outstanding. I would highly recommend this place and cannot wait to go back to Atlanta, just to eat there again!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Spicy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Almost every dish had a wonderful pop of flavor. Trendy/warm atmosphere and the service was outstanding

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We work in walking distance, so when we are sick of the fast food options, we schedule a lunch meeting at Alma and order off of the Rapido $10 lunch special menu. The staff is very knowledgeable, the food is amazing and we are back in our office within an hour.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Interesting cocktails, engaged service, distinctive yet approachable dishes, made for an enjoyable meal with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

In town for a convention and was looking for a unique place to go near our downtown hotel. Cool atmosphere and unique food. Service at a the bar was ok... they were pretty busy, but our server at the table was great. Very knowledgeable about the menu and helped my colleague and I pick great selections. I'll be going back next time I'm in town for sure!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We ordered the Margaritas that have the exclusive tequila in them and loved them!!!
We also ordered the tasting salsa & guacamole and loved it all except the smoky one that tasted like smoky BBQ sauce. We also ordered the cod tacos and thought they were good! Next time though we will stick to just the tasting salsas & guacamole as that is a lot for 2 women! Also, one drink and split the other would have been enough for us! Was hard to eat the tacos as we were full and hard to finish the second drink.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I'd like to emphasize the impeccable service. There was some event in downtown that day (maybe convention), and the traffic was horrible for a Saturday night. We arrived exactly at our reserved time but couldn't find parking. I called and they helped with directions but we just couldn't find. Anyway, after spending a lot of time circling around, we made it. No one made us feel bad for being so late (I felt awfully bad myself). I really appreciated such friendly attitude. And of course their food was vibrant and full of flavor, but it's a given for Alma Cocina :) Now I know how good they are at service. We'll be back soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Meh. I've eaten at a lot of fine Mexican restaurants all over the US, including Topolobompo abs Frontera Grill and this was just ok. The steak tacos were way over spiced and you couldn't even taste the meat. The elote wasn't properly coated. The corn tortillas were not as good as a lot of hole in the wall places. The chips and salsa were decent. The server was annoyed that my 12 year old wanted to order from the children's menu and huffed and rolled his eyes. Not worth the money at all.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent authentic Southwestern food with strong Mexican infuence. I'm vegetarian and have never been short of optons. Beans and rice are vegetarian. Everything I've ordered has been excellent and the service has always been stellar - a standout in downtown Atlanta. I usually walk / lyft but I recently learned that parking is validated. Located on same block as Peachtree Center MARTA station.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our waitress, Laura, was so helpful. I have Celiac disease and must eat gluten free. She answered all my questions and made some delicious recommendations. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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