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Alma Cocina Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Alma Cocina Buckhead

4.6
4.6
654 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Welcome to Buckhead’s most unique approach to contemporary Mexican and Latin American cuisine. Enjoy delicious dishes and fantastic service – there’s nothing else like it in Buckhead.

Bright, fresh ingredients and regional influences shine through lunch salads and taco spreads, our seasonal guacamoles and salsas, and traditional chicken mole Oaxaca full of rich flavor. Sample from the most diverse tequila selection in the city and an inventive cocktail list while we deliver a destination dining experience to remember.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (404) 873-4676
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chad Clevenger
  • Private party facilities
    Alma Cocina is perfect for business entertaining and leisure dining. To learn more, visit https://www.alma-atlanta.com/buckhead-private-events/.
  • Private party contact
    Mandy Hanlon: (678) 302-3221
  • Neighborhood
    Buckhead
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available and complimentary. Self-parking in the Terminus parking lot that is next to the building is also available and we will validate for up to two hours.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 654 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

654 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu was good, just wished that the buckhead location would have more variety on their dinner menu, perhaps more meat protein base tacos. Ordered a Caesar kale salad but it was only lettuce no kale.

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  2. LESLEEC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a very beautiful room. It’s unique inviting, and somehow restorative. The food is spicy, but your server can guide you in terms of what you would like if there is a limit for you. The wine list is a little stingy because they are making a point of trying to stick to the regional styles of the restaurant, but the signature cocktails are outstanding. Enjoy !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, pricey but very good. Services was also great.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm not going to say that it was bad, but it's not my favorite place. The waiter was friendly and made good suggestions. To start, we ordered the apple guacamole, which I found to be just average. The cocktail I ordered had too much ice and was not very strong. For the main course, I ordered the steak, which was literally burned on the outside. Overall, it was a very average experience. I think it has a youthful atmosphere, which is not for me.

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  5. SantiagoC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Not efficient on busy days, took time to have a table even with a reservation. Since I arrive took 50 min to get the food before the beverage.

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  6. Victor

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always ! Never had a bad experience or meal here yet .

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  7. sue89

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious, the food came out, hot and very flavorful. The cocktails were very creative and well balanced.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. The host was very friendly and sat us immediately after I mentioned I had a reservation. The food was delicious. One of the best meals I’ve had in Atlanta. I was recommended the chihuahua cheese to start and was utterly impressed and surprised at how unique it was. It’s a must!! My main course was the fish tacos…. Again I was not expecting the presentation of it! You won’t leave hungry let’s just say that! We didn’t get to have dessert because of how full we were but the table next to us had it and I know I will try it next time I visit. I will be back for sure.

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  9. TM80

    Atlanta Metro

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time dining at Alma Cocina & it did not disappoint. The customer service was great especially for a Friday evening in Atlanta. I would definitely recommend & I will definitely return to try more menu items

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  10. Jazz

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and so was the atmosphere; service was slow.

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  11. ERodriguez

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, wow! Very authentic mexican food. We love it.

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  12. barnesas22

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere! The Small Plates are large and shareable, which is what we happily did between 4 of us. Don’t miss the apple chamoy guacamole, blistered shishito peppers, sweet fried plantains, and the Big Trouble in Little Oaxaca cocktail. Looking forward to our next meal here!

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  13. None

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oil used for defrying tasted like it has been used many times. Great service and ambiance food was average.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious margaritas and best shishito peppers I’ve ever had. Pibil tacos were a favorite as were the vegetarian tacos. All the salsas are really good. Service was good. Would eat there again.

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  15. JB02

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great service. Wonderful guacamole and tuna ceviche.

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  16. joem

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is gourmet fare. The exotic design of the smoked salmon dish could have been in any restaurant on your favorite list. Crisp Tortillas with salsa and guacamole were suggested by our knowledgeable waitress and were fantastic. My companions shared mezcal flights tasting, while I enjoyed the Albariño. The chicken mole had just enough spice to delight. Coming back!

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  17. CharmicaE

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating at Alama Cocina and the best part of our meal was the appetizer la. We had the guacamole and salsa sampler and the grilled octopus. They were delicious! The main courses we ok but not a flavorful like I had expected. The service and atmosphere was great.

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  18. JoelC

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was creative and tasty, the service was outstanding, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Would recommend Alma Cocina to anyone.

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  19. MarisaC

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent but service was terrible. It wasn’t busy either. Carlton was our server. Took 20 minutes just to get our drinks and he even brought the wrong drink. Took even longer to get water. Will definitely be back because the food is so good, but hopefully l better service next time.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible dinner at Alma. My margarita that the server suggested was actually delicious. The fried cheese appetizer was also as good as always. My steak was not good. It tasted kinda off and didn’t have the chimichurri that it was supposed to have. We wanted to get dessert, but we felt rushed to leave by 10 so we didn’t. I would have had another drink too, but again we felt rushed to leave

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  21. LizM

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately disappointing. The fish tacos truly looked and tasted like frozen fish filets that had been microwaved. Nothing crisp about it, flat rectangles that were obviously pre-breaded elsewhere. Nothing like they used to be. The Marguerite’s and salsas were great.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious.

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  23. RobertV

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Went for our anniversary and loved it. If we're ever back in Atlanta we will be returning.

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  24. MiguelC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience as always. Food is great, drinks are amazing and ambiance is nice. Will recommend and return.

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  25. David

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tucker did great - he was funny but kind - very attentive to our group

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  26. RachelU

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. High class Mexican food. You will have plenty of food to eat with your entree dish. You will not regret eating here. We come back every year for our daughters birthday dinner, per her request. The drinks are very good too. Love the atmosphere as well. You can wear pants., shorts or dress up if you’d like, either works.

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  27. Scott

    Atlanta Metro

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with knowledgable servers. A unique take on Mexican cuisine.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most amazing food, made with extremely fresh ingredients that compliment each other very nicely! The plates are very unique with really beautiful presentation. I love this restaurant and its food. Definitely my favorite restaurant!

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  29. JuliaT

    Atlanta Metro

    146 reviews

    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food is like an explosion of flavorful goodness. great service from Josh who was very helpful in explaining the dishes and helping to guide us to what to order since it was our first time there. the drinks soso tastly.. the apple guac is to die for - the fried cheese in bubbling verde sauce OH MY... everything was a pure explosion of tasty goodness.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall not a bad experience, but this is not traditional Mexican by any means. Not my cup of tea at all. The food didn’t taste bad per se, but not what I was looking for. Service was really good, the atmosphere was good as well, just not my type of Mexican food.

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  31. JacquiN

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality, presentation and flavours are excellent. Menu design and choice also great. Our only problem was the lack of service. The individuals were all very pleasant and trying to be helpful but they were just too busy.

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  32. Musophilus

    Atlanta Metro

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a great meal at Alma Cocina. The margaritas were excellent, the food delicious, and our server, Whitney, was extremely friendly and helpful. I ordered the Pork Cochinita Tacos, which could easily be split between two people, especially if you also split one or two appetizers.

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  33. JoeT

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were exceptional. They put a modern-day spin on their menu while still allowing you to experience the traditional flavors of Mexico. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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  34. Nyholmdk

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a pleasant surprise to visit this restaurant. Everything went smoothly and the food was delicious and elegantly served by a very service-minded waiter. I can highly recommend this place.

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  35. MargotH

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the restaurant. It was recommended by our friends and we are glad we made the reservation. The food was fantastic and the service was fast, attentive, and very friendly. This was a really great experience. The quality of food and ingredients were great and the prices felt appropriate. The drinks were great with some unique flavors. Overall a great experience. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and will be back for sure.

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  36. JenniferW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and well presented. The wait staff were friendly and attentive.

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  37. Pamela

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is very tasty and flavorful. However, I feel it is over priced in some areas, especially when it comes to the sauces, and the guacamole. The portions are very small. Also,  there needs to be more side item choices. the rice and beans were not as flavorful and were rather on the bland side. 

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food is very good and filling. I had the chicken tacos which are served like fajitas. The fried cheese in salsa is to die for. Drinks were good and when someone in my party wasn’t pleased, they made it better w/o a hassle. Loved the ambience and service. Thank you for a great birthday dinner.

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  39. DanL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. Food is excellent Brittney was amazing.

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  40. JaneW

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drinks and Ryan was a great server with helpful recommendations and a great smile. I would definitely go back. Plus they validated our parking.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alma Cocina Buckhead using the Order Online button. Alma Cocina Buckhead also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 873-4676.

Alma Cocina Buckhead is rated 4.6 stars by 654 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alma Cocina Buckhead

Terminus 100, 3280 Peachtree Rd, NE #100, Atlanta, GA 30315

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Buckhead
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available and complimentary. Self-parking in the Terminus parking lot that is next to the building is also available and we will validate for up to two hours.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chad Clevenger
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (404) 873-4676
  • Private party facilities
    Alma Cocina is perfect for business entertaining and leisure dining. To learn more, visit https://www.alma-atlanta.com/buckhead-private-events/.
  • Private party contact
    Mandy Hanlon: (678) 302-3221
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