My husband and I had to go to Corvallis to pick up a shipment. We live about half an hour away, so decided to have dinner in town while we were there. We picked Del Alma because of good reviews, but we were frankly shocked at how amazing the food was. I would characterize their food as Pan-Latin. We decided to have Tapas so we could try a variety of items. We tried the Bacon Guacamole, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Chorizo Verde, Scallops and Tamal, Albondigas, Yellowfin Tuna Cruda , Poblano Chile Relleno and a Ceviche that was the special that day. We also tried the Sangria, and my husband tried the Piña del Fuego with house-smoked pineapple juice. Everything was so full of flavor, although, because we had it last...the Poblano Chile Relleno suffered a bit by comparison. The sauces were remarkable. The smoky sofrito served with the Albondigas was eye-rollingly good. The tomatillo butter sauce with the Brussels Sprouts and Chorizo was very spicy but accentuated the other ingredients so well it was impossible to stop eating it! The plantain chips served with a couple of our tapas were light, delicate and perfectly salted - completely different than the thick, hard plantain chips that are normally found. We really wanted to try their delicious-sounding dessert list, but we just couldn't eat another bite. We are already planning our next visit. We will definitely make the 30 minute drive on a regular basis for the quality of food at Del Alma.
The ambiance and set up were beautiful and serene. Our server Christopher was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and ingredients and gave excellent recommendations. We will definitely visit again!
We loved the uniqueness of the menu
Our favorite in Corvallis. The food is always fresh and creative and the drinks are equally interesting and tasty. I love the soft colors and lighting in the dining room and the service is always friendly and attentive.
Second dinner. Absolutely worth every minute if our 40 min drive from Eugene.
It is truly at the top of my list.
third visit to this gem. food has never been presented as nicely as at del alma. service is active, not intrusive. meal preparation superb.
We have been here several times, and it never disappoints. The service is thorough but not intrusive, the atmosphere was great, beautiful setting, and although Latin food is not my favorite, there are quite a few things that I love on the menu. This time we had just tapas, and were very satisfied and full with 4 of them that we shared. The tenderloin, delicata squash, brussels sprouts, and albodingas were amazing. I wish there had been more tenderloin, like about a pound of it, but it was a tapas. The chard that came with it was spectacular!!!
Love love love this.
First visit to Del Alma. Everything was excellent. Our waitress completed our dining experience with her excellent recommendations and service. Glad to have a new restaurant to look forward to when I visit Corvallis.
Went for Valentine’s Day dinner and had a fabulous time! Ordered 6 tapas between us plus cocktails/beer and a sweet in the end. Didn’t break the bank and you couldn’t choose the best dish among them.
Food was beautifully presented. Service was outstanding! Very attentive and professional waiter!!! We come every year for our foodie daughter's birthday. Love it each and every time!
McKenzie was our waitress. She was perfect, and took great care us! Excellent tapas and the Cuban Chicken was very nice.
I have always loved the setting of the restaurant even before it was Del Alma. I would request a table farther back in the restaurant for a quieter meal. We had the bar noise which really wasn't that bad. Took my son for his 50th birthday. The cocktails were great as well as the food. Waitress was a little slow getting to us but really no complaint about service.
A little on the noisy side. A lot of hard surfaces that bounce any sound. The meal, wine and service were excellent! I will be a regular when in town on business or pleasure.
Cocktail s were wonderful. Tacos of the night was bbq pork. Pork was dry.
Nice table, excellent service. Eclectic menu. A little pricey. I am not sure I’d eat here again.
Had a party of 15, for a birthday. Food was as good as always, the service was excellent. Hector the manager was very helpful in the planning and prep.
Phenomenal dining experience!
We dine here often- food is always on point. Service varies according to where you are seated, as does the noise level. High levels have bad service and are incredibly noisy- request seating on main level.
The general dinner was fine. We just feel that the lighting is very dark especially if one needs glasses to read the menu. Perhaps you could add more candles or lights on the table.
Was looking for a nice place in Corvallis for my son's 21st birthday. We ended up finding our current favorite restaurant.
This was our fourth visit to del Alma for dinner. The food was very good on the first three visits, but this last visit was somewhat disappointing. The restaurant has great ambiance and a nice location by the river. The main dish featured a large portion of pork, but It was tough and had little flavor. For the money one should expect better quality. The rock fish soup was excellent and their desserts are always superb. The service has also been very good on each occasion and we will probably visit them again.
Excellent food and service with an interesting menu. Truly a gastronomic experience for a small town.
We love this place. It has the convenience of being close to OSU, just in case you're going to an event there, but I'd go to Covallis just to eat at Del Alma. The delicata squash was magnificent, as were the beets. The chili relleno was unusual and excellent. We had the bunelos for dessert, and it was one of the most unusual, creative, and outstanding desserts we've had in recent memory.
Good food. Had to go to the bookstore though to buy Spanish-English translator though to read menu....
The chef did a fantastic job on our meal and service was wonderful! We will definitely be back!
Love the tapas. Drinks food and service is always top notch
One of the best dining experiences in years. Everything was perfect. We had the three-course special and each course was simply wonderful. The service was very friendly and competent and professional.
A totally excellent experience in every way.
Had our 20th anniversary dinner here and it was amazing! It's one of our favorite spots.
I am sad to make this an issue but only because we go here frequently I need to say what I am about to write. Long story short 3 years ago TO THE DAY we were BADLY served by a lady that worked at LUC, she was so terrible at her job that we literally threw our $300 on our table and walked out with out eating a bite of our food! Needless to say we NEVER went back to LUC because of this lady. So last night here at del alma on dec 31,2017 at 5:00pm seating on the floor level, we noticed we had not seen our server for 26 min. ( which was very odd since this has never happened to us ) I had to ask another server if she can please take our drink order. Colette was the server that was kind enough to get our drink order. We have had Colette as our server a number of times and we LOVE her. So since I am comfortable with her I said to her we have not seen our server once n it's beed 26 min it reminds me of a server we had 3 years ago at LUC. And guess what ???? It was the same server from LUC!!! I can't not believe that we were PURPOSELY ignored for 26 min because she recognized us from 3 years ago!!!! I can not believe that she had the audacity to have that control to ignore us at this restaurant. She finally asked Colette to take her table because she had a bad experience w us 3 years ago. I am appalled by her immaturity of a women!!! If this happens to us again I will go over and beyond the nice manager that does work there. Unbelievable! We are very upset about this and sad because we love the manager Hector and he is an amazing man that takes his work very seriously.
Ambiance perfect... food even better! Prices on point for the quality of the dishes.
A very enjoyable dining experience.
Service excellent. Food was incredible!!!
We like Del Ama for special celebrations, especially when we have out of town guests. Even Portland based food people are impressed with the menu, the ambiance, and the formality in a rather small city. Another couple who have been in the food business all their lives and travel yearly in Europe rated Del Ama as unique and "you are lucky to have place like this".
The drinks, food and service were exceptional. Had a lovely pre -Christmas dinner with family. The best of Corvallis!
Wonderful service, lovely atmosphere, interesting and delicious food! Perfect for our quiet but festive holiday feeling.
I love coming to Del Alma to have a nice relaxing evening with friends. It is clean and the food is good. It is the only restaurant in Corvallis that provides upscale dining experience.
First time in a long time coming to this restaurant. The ambiance is elegant but inviting. The food was unique, distinct and delicious. Great restaurant for a special meal. We look forward to returning soon.
We went for our 49th anniversary. Great ambiance, not very noisy despite several office parties and large groups. I am not a great fan of Latin food (Japapenos, chiles) but found the tapas outstanding, and the spices not too heavy. We had the filet mignon and I asked for a lighter rub of adobo. Just perfect! lightly spiced, but delicious. The most outstanding part of the meal was the tapas. The delicata squash with hazelnuts and pea shoots. It was absolutely amazing. I think next time we will go for just the tapas. Saw several I am dying to try, like the sirloin with chimichurri, the guac and bacon,. etc. Yum. I felt a bit sad for the waiters who had to go up and down the stairs about a million times we were there. Good exercise, I guess.
We had our office Holiday at Del Alma and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Although the restaurant was full, we were able to enjoy our conversation without raising our voices. The food was also a celebration sensation of its own. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Overall WONDERFUL!!! Been going there regularly for 7 years. NEVER disappoints!
Superb tapas and cocktails !!
Never disappoints, service is attentive without being intrusive. If you enjoy quality and creativity......try it !!