Alma Cocina

4.6
1657 reviews
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 968-9662
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chad Clevenger
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Catering
Off-site catering is handled through our catering company, Bold American Events. For more info, visit http://boldamerican.com today.
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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.
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Public transit
MARTA Peachtree Center
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1657 People Are Saying
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BG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Alma and we will definitely be back! The food was incredible! We ordered tequila drinks, appetizers, tacos and a dessert and all of it was phenomenal. The service was great too. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and drinks/food came out in a timely manner. Can’t wait to go back!

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C
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente opción para comer comida mexicana con un towue de distinción

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j
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very best Mexican restaurant in Atlanta! Visited once for lunch and once for dinner!

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CS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gaucamole trio was to DIE for. So so so good. And the tried and true fried avacodo tacos? Yum. What a fun take on Mexican Food - and great service too.

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j
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding and the suggestions from our server could not have more spot on. The octopus appetizer was great, charred and tasty. Their house special tacos were definitely worth it. They’re pricier than the street tacos but they’re unique and served in large potions. Also, this place knows how to make a margarita. You won’t go wrong and will want to return.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous from the service to the food!

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My spouse and I went here because it is a celiac friendly resturant. It did not disappoint, our server will was uber friendly and knew his stuff. Definitely reccomend it.

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RT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Far from your average Mexican restaurant with an inspired menu, expertly prepared. Wish i could have tasted everything--would definitely return and highly recommend.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I did not find the prices to align with what was delivered to the table.

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't know fried avocado was a thing, or how much I needed it in my life until I had the street tacos. Life changing! Our server was very nice and professional. I can't wait to go back! 😊

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PS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I ate at Downtown location. The cuisine was very unique. Try the guacamole trio for sure. I had Jumbo Mexican White Shrimp taco - it was expensive but worth it. It was Southern/Mexican fusion - grits and sweet raisin salsa really made the dish memorable. My wife had beet salad and tuna tostada - both excellent and a friend had the fried cod street tacos - they were just ok imo. Server very nice and helpful but we felt rushed at the end. Also, the piped in 'thematic' music was too loud for my tastes. Overall, excellent experience well worth the visit!

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CC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service was great as usual. The pork belly bite and squash blooms were the best.
Goat and cod tocos were outstanding.

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BR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Atlanta for a conference, and the restaurant was close to our hotel. The food was a great twist on authentic Mexican cuisine meets Southern-style traditional. For example, the shrimp and grits tacos were amazing. Fabulous service, great cocktails, and the ambiance made this one of my top 5 vacation meals.

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HB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Alma was fantastic. Service was actually faster than we would've wanted, but how can you complain about that? The food was authentic and unique Latin cuisine, not just your standard Mexican restaurant fare, but something for everyone. The atmosphere was warm and inviting with very low level lighting that we enjoyed. The roasted corn guacamole was absolutely incredible and the Whole Hog Street Tacos were spicy and delicious. We had a few fattier pieces of meat that I could've done without, but I'd go back and order the same thing in a heart beat. Highly recommend the salsa and guac sampler. Two of us split that and one order (3) tacos and were stuffed when we left. Give it a try!

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RT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great but the service was remarkably bad. Our waiter kept apologizing but empty apologies are kind of worthless.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect from start to

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RC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love Alma's for the uniqueness of the food and always getting to try something new.

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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food and a modern take on Mexican food. They emphasize plantains which is nice and a more Honduran take on Mexican.

Room Temperature is A tad on the chilly side, so if you are cold natured bring some form of cover or a light jacket.

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AT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our group went to Alma Cocina before a concert. The restaurant has a great vibe. Energetic but not overly noisy. Service was perfect. Our waitress was on point in her suggestions. Lots of interesting flavor combos on the menu. The food delish. My Narangarita was so good I could have had one or two more! But I thought the prices were a little too expensive for what it was. $15 or so for 3 very tiny tacos which in turn made the entrees priced a little too high. Flavors, ambiance & service super good. Value...not so much.

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the steelhead, one of their signature dishes, and it was dry as well as tough to cut.

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AZ
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am in Atlanta on business regularly and never miss an opportunity to eat at Alma’s. Food and service are always fantastic. Servers know the menu inside and out and can direct you to what you might like. Great flavors and mix of ingredients.

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KT
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! I ordered the fried avocado street style tacos, and they were the clear favorite of the table. The grilled octopus was yummy. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. So yummy.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & margarita were exceptional. Hope to get back to Atlanta to try more menu items. Highly recommend

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LR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy visiting Alma, but absolutely loved a few of the dishes I tried the other night. The Albacore Tuna Tostada, the Grilled Octopus, and the desert I had (I can't remember the name but it had a creme brulee like toping) were amazing. Service, as always, was perfect. Will be back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday, the food was amazing and our server Isabella was lovely. Thank you for the experience, I highly recommend.

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RW
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

There is a difference between efficient service and being rushed - this felt like the latter. And not because the restaurant was busy - but because they just don't pay attention. We ordered overpriced (but tasty) guacamole which had barely arrived when our main courses were brought out - before our pre-dinner drinks (margaritas) had even arrived. The tardy drink was delivered with the way-overused-nowadays "I'm so sorry". When you're spending SEVENTY dollars for tacos - regardless of how tasty or "inventive" they are - I do believe you can expect a bit more on the service. This barely lived up to the price.

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! We were blown away!

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JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time and we enjoyed everything!!!!

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RI
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Alma Concina for our wedding anniversary and had an incredible time. Mark the manager was friendly as was our server Katie. The food was top notch and we couldn’t have asked for a better time. We highly recommend Alma Cocina!

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l
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The fried chihuahua cheese in salsa verde is to die for - so good and unique - a little spicy too. Also love the shrimp sopa on the appetizer menu. It's the perfect size for a meal (for me anyway.) The sampling of salsas/guacamoles (I think there are six) is also amazing - totally worth the $ to try them all. So much flavor. Good atmosphere.

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RF
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific cocktails at the bar; try the “ice-cube” varieties!

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SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose to go to Alma Cocina as a date night for my husband and I but also to celebrate my birthday. The staff there made my visit a wonderful experience. Not only were they sweet and thoughtful about their small touches in making my birthday a great night but they delivered great food as well. I will definitely be coming back soon. Thank you so much for making my night!

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a
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!!! Great cocktails but overpriced. Food was interesting but again, overpriced. Great ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going to downtown to have a nice meal with my girlfriend for our 10 month aniversity and I loved it. Just keep in mind the plates come bigger than expected we ordered a little too much but it was all worth it. Very clean and chill place to spend a evening at.

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RL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was a great find! Very unique flare on Mexican, would recommend to anyone.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Original food. Some were great. Others not so much. The small plates were better executed that the main courses. All the specialty drinks were great.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Didn’t like the food and my waiter gave me the he wrong tab

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D
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selections! Recommend ordering multiple dishes and sharing. Ceviches, lamb shank tacos and fried cheese were our choices this time. Very attentive service as well. Will be back.

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M
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner at Alma tonight!!

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K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious. I would not recommend 9:30pm reservation as the kitchen closes at 10pm.

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