Del Alma

4.8
797 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Del Alma Restaurant, located in downtown Corvallis, offers an elegant yet warm and inviting dining atmosphere with a view of the riverfront. Del Alma translates to "of the soul", and the entire del Alma staff strives to create a dining experience that reflects their passion for excellent service, warm hospitality, and great food. The menu is inspired by the flavors and cuisines of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain and offers items ranging from tapas to full entrees. Del Alma brings its passion for the vibrant flavors of Latin America and pairs them with the offerings of the Pacific Northwest, using fresh ingredients from local markets, farms, and ranches. The bar hosts an array of libations ranging from south-of-the-border classics to contemporary cocktails, plus an interesting and food-friendly wine list featuring both Old and New World selections. Prix-fixe dinner specials are available on Wednesdays and pairing dinners are regularly featured.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Latin / Spanish, Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(541) 753-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Conor Claffey-Koller
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Private party facilities
del Alma has a private banquet room that can accommodate up to 50 for dinners and other events. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Private party contact
Carolyn Krueger: (541) 753-2222
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st Street
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Parking details
Ample street parking on both Washington Avenue and 2nd Street. Free public lot located at 2nd and Western.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 797 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our celebration at Del Alma. Communication regarding changing our reservation was professional and timely, the food was outstanding, our server was amazing, and the atmosphere was intimate but lively.

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BJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Four of us opted for an assortment of tapas and drinks. Fun, attractive plates, portions perhaps a bit skimpy. Super service. Prices a bit steep but we knew that going in. Filled up on good bread and tasty dips.

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CC
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the happy hour sours and tacos; the olive and hazelnut tapas were great too. A thumbs up from all 4 of our group!

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RC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service and as always, a satisfying experience.

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

Del Alma never disappoints. I feel it is the nicest elegant dining experience in Corvallis.

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WO
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Del Alma for five years! We recommend them to all our friends! We love this venue!

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KL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice table in the upper elevation. I had the salmon, which was okay. Too saucy for me. I like to taste my fish. She had a salad of some sort and didn’t seem impressed with it. The wine and cocktails were excellent. For the price, the food should’ve been better. I didn’t fault our server, as he was great.

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clearly the best fine dining option in Corvallis/Albany/Lebanon area. The experience is worth the price.

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HM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our dining experience. Great food, wonderful staff. Our waitress was awesome

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TN
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Plate presentation was great, but the taste just wasn't there for the price.

The greens on our plate were too tough and chewy.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time celebrating my wife’s birthday! Looking forward to coming back again!

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MH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fabulous & staff was professional and friendly. Nice drink selection. We’ll be back for another date night.

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D
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Only reason not rated 5 stars across the board in all categories of experience is that I have not yet found an Oregon restaurant that meets what I will call my national experience of across the board 5 stars. For Oregon only, it is 5 star in my book.

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CS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back

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f
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our main waitress was fabulous - she was knowledgeable, professional, and attentive. We were assisted by two other staff members who were also very good.

The food was excellent - we had bacon guacamole, the house salad, a yellowtail hamachi appetizer, steak, Roasted Squash Enmoladas, and 3 fabulous desserts.

The restaurant was a little cold.

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OR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very surprised to find such a great choice in a hotel context. The cocktail and food menus both demonstrated sophistication. The service was outstanding.

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HM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there when we were visiting our son in Corvallis and and had the most enjoyable dinner together. The food was great. The ambience was amazing. Everything was perfect and the food was FANTASTIC!!! Great for all occasions.

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D
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tasty, fun eats, great staff, fantastic desserts with a touch of molecular gastronomy. And yummy non-alkie drinks, which is fun. A great night out under the atrocious mural over the bar.

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EB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and beverages were well done. Absolutely only thing keeping food from being the same is that the chef doesn't know the difference medium rare and medium well (I asked for the latter, got the former).

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TW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our first time was wonderful! Delicious food, fun cocktails, and a decent wine list. Only complaint was that it was a little loud, but there were two large parties seated on the levels above us. The seating is interesting, there’s a multi-tiered seating arrangement. The high ceiling may add to the noise. I had the pork chop over sweet potatoes au gratin. Was rediculous good. I’ll go back.

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w
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Corvallis teaching for 2 days and ate there both nights. The menu was so varied that we could have gone more nights to taste all the delicious choices there were. The servers were great human beings and wonderful at their job. If we end up in Corvallis again, that's where I'd go.

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M
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there for my birthday and were given a nice table with a view toward the river. The tapas menu was creative and delicious, especially the chile rellenos and the poke tuna. The wine was very good and our shared dessert, the sorbets was excellent. I was given a wonderful chocolate truffle for my birthday. We'll definitely come to Del Alma again when we're in Corvallis.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blown away by the service, the selection of unique and traditional food....and the wine list!!! The decor was chic yet comfortable and classy! I have already told people who are visiting Corvallis soon that this is a must! Can’t wait to visit again!

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b
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Flat steak and lamb meatball dinners were very tasty. Deserts were a little too rich. Prices were higher compared to other quality restaurants in the area.

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MR
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We heard that this was a great restaurant and have been wanting to try it out. Finally the timing was right. Wednesday nights they feature a 3 course special meal for $30 (as of 10/17/18), but there are choices
for each course. Great! We had an early birthday dinner celebration and took advantage of the opportunity to try it. We would call this restaurant "Gourmet Mexican". Everything was very nicely
prepared. Special requests for "No spicy food, please" and a nut allergy were graciously accommodated.
Our waitress was friendly and conscientious in her service of our meal. She made it a very pleasant experience. Oh yes, and it was a birthday and the way it was celebrated was very tasteful and not an embarrassing event. I won't spoil the surprise for you if you go for a birthday in the future. It was a great experience, and we look forward to our next meal there.

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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been going to DelAlma for many years. Love their DelAlma salad, and beet salad - yum!! Their tapas are awesome and their house-made ice cream and sorbets - exceptional.
It continues to be our favorite place to eat and grab a cocktail. I would take tough food critics there.

Love it!!

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CS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive menu, beautifully presented. Excellent wine list. Fantastic desserts. Outstanding service. A bit noisy.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in town

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AF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining atmosphere is classy yet comfortable to enjoy a special evening. And the food is well crafted and interesting. It was a lovely dining experience and fun to share it with people you care about

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic. Been coming for years. Great menu of small plates. Drinks are fabulous. Very consistanlt good.

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c
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best meal I’ve had in Corvallis! Everything was prepared perfectly. The cocktails are inventive and blended magically. The service from everyone we encountered was superb.

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

Perfect dinner spot for 8 out of towners enjoying downtown Corvallis and OSU Football. I selected this place due to location. Very special surprise all 8 of us had a blast and loved our dinners. I was the hero.

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

Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food. Menu has lots of great options.

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LL
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Tapas menu. Food was amazing and our server was wonderful.

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LO
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Del Alma is my favorite restaurant in Corvallis! Dependably great food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere.

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

I've been here multiple times, and it's blown me away every time! Great cocktails (if you like tequila!), service, and food. Each experience has brought a new surprise for me, I would recommend this place to anyone!

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DP
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! What a gem we unearthed in Corvallis!! Christopher N. was our amazing waiter! So helpful and attentive! Such amazing food!! We loved every minute!

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DP
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior service. Amazing food.

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l
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

My family and I came here for the first time four years ago and had a good meal. Came here every time we visited Corvallis. Went there last Monday with my family and had a mediocre meal. Very disappointing! All four of us felt that each of our dish tasted unsatisfying. The vegetarian dish, mushroom and winter squash wrapped in corn tortilla, awful. My husband's halibut was too dry. My older son's chicken was mediocre at best. We all decided not to return to del Alma anymore!

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