Alma Cocina Buckhead

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Mexican
Welcome to Atlanta’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 tortas 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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DarlaB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended brunch, and was pleasantly surprised by and thoroughly enjoyed all elements of the dining experience. Small plates and especially salads were actually quite large and filling! Cocktails were also on another level, especially the naranjarita. Definitely try the different guacamole varieties and the ash-cured steelhead. Absolutely recommend!

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GTOGirl
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoy Alma Cocina. It’s in a strange location to access unless your familiar with the area though. Otherwise I recommend the food and adult beverages they serve. Pretty tasty.

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vipBetsyB
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Unexpected combinations.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant! Outstanding food choices.

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vipLorenB
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at this restaurant. My husband would always say that he wanted to go in. We had DELICIOUS appetizers and entrees. The service and atmosphere was great, too! Valet parking can be paid via a link they send you which is hood because we never have cash for a tip.

Alma Cocina Buckhead
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you, Loren, for the wonderful feedback!! I am so glad to hear that you you and your husband had such a great experience. We look forward to seeing you back in the restaurant soon. David Bridges - General Manager - Alma Cocina Buckhead

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Carlton was absolutely awesome!

Alma Cocina Buckhead
Responded on March 14, 2020

Carlton is great and I am so happy that he was able to give you such great service. Can't wait to see you again soon!!! David Bridges - General Manager - Alma Cocina Buckhead

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vipDoug
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new Alma! Superb and attentive service delivered delicious food in a comfortable setting. Thank you!!!

Alma Cocina Buckhead
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thanks, Doug. It's always great to hear about our service and food. Come back in and see us again soon! David Bridges - General Manager - Alma Cocina Buckhead

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vipBabeRuth
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. I highly recommend checking out the restaurant.

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vipMoniqueC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful new location, ambiance is amazing. The food is delicious; we took all our server recommendations and the meal was perfect, start to finish. Would highly recommend and will definitely return.

Alma Cocina Buckhead
Responded on March 14, 2020

I remember you being here and Andrew was your server. He truly shines on the floor and knows his stuff. I am so happy to hear that he was able to recommend some great food for you to try. I hope that you get a chance to come in again and see us again soon. David Bridges - General Manager - Alma Cocina Buckhead

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vipBrendaS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was Andrew and fantastic

Alma Cocina Buckhead
Responded on March 6, 2020

Brenda Thank you for the feedback on Andrew. He is great and we are glad he is part of the team. It is nice to hear. We look forward to having you back in the restaurant again soon!!! David Bridges - General Manager - Alma Cocina Buckhead

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vipHappyTraveler
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service beginning with the host stand was impeccable. All were polite and there to serve. There is a sense these folks take their job seriously and are there to exceed your expectations. The menu is interesting but not so interesting you won't know what to order. The portions are generous so order less than you think. Next time I will order the salsa trio, skip the guac as it was good but not amazing, order the octopus, and then will order the 3 street tacos as a shared plate with my S.O. We each ordered an entree and left feeling wasteful and uncomfortable though they offered a to go box. Dont get me wrong it was all great but just too much!

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Miataman
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ceviche and the chef version of eggs Benedict was phenomenal and the Sunrise cocktail and Bloody Mary super good - First time for brunch and was amazing-

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1sttimedine
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Our server, Susana was very friendly and knowledgeable. We’re looking forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent as was the food! Definitely want to return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to Alma Cocina Buckhead and it was as excellent as the first time!

Alma Cocina Buckhead
Responded on March 1, 2020

So glad to hear that you keep coming back! I look forward to having you as our guest again soon!!!! David Bridges - General Manager - Alma Cocina Buckhead

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FoodLuvR
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Rell was AMAZING. Very knowledgeable and personable. Made our experience go off without a hitch. The hostess Tiffany was so sweet and accommodating. The manager David came by and he was hilarious and seems to thoroughly enjoy his job. The ceviche, tamarind wings, crab tostada & the esquites were some of my favorite menu items. Chef Clevenger is a genius when it comes to creating an experience through food.

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KristinS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and exceptional service!

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LarryB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was well-prepared and imaginatively served. The service was excellent. I DID NOT like the charitable solicitation at the time the check was presented. Cheap shot! Will not return.

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vipCoopiano
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere!

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VolleyballMom15
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is outstanding! I will order the chihuahua cheese and empanadas every time I visit.

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Mary
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable.

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vipMarkP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Disappointing after opening with some buzz! They had been open 3 weeks so time enough to iron out basics. Confusion at the front upon checkin. Food was just OK. Service was actually fine but the waitress spent several minutes at the end selling up on the idea of contributing to a fav Fifth Group charity after we had said no.

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vipRogerS
Atlanta
239 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alma Cocina Buckhead experience was excellent. The restaurant interior is beautiful. The food was excpetional! Niki our server was very diligent in making sure we were pleased.

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vipJimJ
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very interesting place, very loud. The service was excellent and our server was very helpful with explanations and suggestions. Drinks were great. The food was unique and very tasty. Fried cheese was different but somewhat overwhelming. Carnitas tacos were some of the best we've ever had. Only been open a couple weeks but they obviously train the staff well. Nice place. We'll be back.

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Foodmaga
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Alma Cocina. The restaurant is beautiful and service outstanding. Some of the dishes we had need was quite bland and need improvement. However, the octopus appetizer and churros were divine. We will go back.

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vipSRuss2007
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. By far the best upscale Mexican restaurant in Atlanta.

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vipDoreenS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful clean sleek interior
Very welcoming staff
Menu varied and inventive
Good bar scene
Overall a winner . Glad in my hood

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CCT2017
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parking is a bit chaotic for the area, in general (better signage needed). Warm greeting upon entering. Even though our reservation asked for a quite area, the hostess did not seem to understand that. She sat us next to a table for 8 or so people. When I asked, her response was they wouldn't be here for awhile, but didn't offer another table which there were plenty to choose from. We went because it was their first Sunday for brunch. The menu is very limited for actual brunch, so it is not a place we would go to often, since that is usually why we go out. The presentations were appealing, although the table for 2 was a bit small for the appetizers we ordered, had to keep shifting things around. The server was pleasant, engaging, and knowledgeable. The restaurant was clean and the decor average.

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vipBettyd
Atlanta
65 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend this place. Loved the traditional guacamole served with perfect whole tortillas. Empanadas had incredible flavor. Chicken al carbon was spectacular! Beautiful decor! Nice staff- particularly the barstaff! Look forward to trying the rest of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both great. Excited to have them in the neighborhood.

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vipFredB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have Alma Cocina in Buckhead! Food was excellent. Our server, Andrew, was amazing! That spicy Margarita.......... Yum! I just need to figure out a better way to park. $18 for self park is steep for a lunch. I meant to ask if you validate parking, but I forgot and no one offered. That would be a great incentive for us to come more often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful time here! Our server gave us a wonderful run down of the menu when we arrived since it was all of our first times. We got the guacamole trio, which was delicious, as well as the Chihuahua cheese small plate. Highly recommend both of these! The taco plates were large and filling too. Very impressed with the first experience and excited to go back again soon!

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vipJaysac
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, tasty food and affordable wine list.Good experience.

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vip2DiningDocs
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive wait staff. Ricki at the bar is spectacular!! Dennis, the manager, is engaged with customers and is always at the ready to answer questions and assist staff. Dynamic vibe at the bar. Food is outstanding- try the three style guacamole and the ceviche appetizers!!

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Daph416
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My son’s birthday celebration . Everyone was courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. We really enjoyed the experience.

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gharris
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really creative and different. Great food!! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews