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Ama Cocina, Albany, NY

Ama Cocina

4.7
4.7
279 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located in Downtown Albany, ama cocina delivers a fresh and funky twist on
modern mexican street food.

Our mission is to encompass the three most important elements of life -food•laughter•love

Let's get back to the days when we bond over a good meal and tasty beverage. Discuss our dreams, plan our next adventure, and remember the feeling you get when a thoughtfully prepared meal hits you. Don't forget to relax and laugh while you’re here - we will do the rest.
 Welcome to our kitchen - and know that there is a lot of thought, fun & love here at ama.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (518) 776-4550
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    At BMT Hospitality we have all the key ingredients to provide you the perfect holiday party, celebration, gathering or event! Let us bring the food to you or take advantage of one of our great spaces!<br /><br />Planning your next event?<br />We have a variety of spaces for corporate events, private parties, family celebrations or we would love to bring a full catering service right to you.<br /><br />For more information email: party@bmtmgt.com
  • Private party facilities
  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Cross street
    Pearl St and Sheridan Ave
  • Parking details
    On-street parking in the Downtown BID is free after 5:00 PM! <br /><br />Riverfront Garage: 2 Columbia Street Open 24 hours daily, 7 days a week Free parking from 5:00 PM to Midnight <br />(except for special events) <br /><br />Quackenbush Garage: 25 Orange Street Open 6:00 AM to Midnight <br />Monday through Friday <br />Free parking from <br />5:00 PM to Midnight <br />(except for special events)
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 279 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Lively

  • Capital District

    Best Value

  • Capital District

    Hot spot

  • Capital District

    Lively

279 Reviews
  1. AnnaP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We had a great evening.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for Happy Hour and it was a blast! As usual, food was amazing, delicious and so were the cocktails! Music was bit loud but was expected! It’s def one of my favorite Mexican spots to go to! 😊

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a blast! High energy good music.. close to home and enjoyable atmosphere!

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  4. KatelynD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fantastic and so was our server. We weren't super into the day party that was occuring though. We had been there previously and it never been this vibe before. Many people were dancing all over the place, grinding against the chairs we were sitting at, screaming, and being inappropriate. At one point a few women went on their hands and had their legs against the bar, 'twerking'. The music was so incredibly loud that we were unable to hear each other speak. I do wish that that was relayed when we made the reservation. The garage door was also open so it was extremely cold.

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  5. TSteg

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food and it’s got cool decor. The cocktails and desserts are delicious but on the small side. The guacamole with chips was really expensive. $17 for a bowl of the version with pineapple and bacon, which was more than my main course. Loved the fries they have as an appetizer. Birria tacos are amazing and the staff is great. The first time I went there was a nice ambience with some music playing at a normal volume. Went on a Tuesday evening next and there was a live DJ playing very loud dance music. That didn’t seem to fit the vibe and it was difficult to have conversations.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server jen was great! Food was quick and delicious!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just amazing!!! Loved everything we ordered there!! Can’t wait to go back!! Delicious drinks and food!! Loved Mexican pizza from apps!

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  8. ljuman82

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & drinks were delicious! Our server was very friendly and helpful when we were ordering. There was a DJ (it was a themed night) and the music was good but not so loud we couldn’t still have a conversation. Great time overall & can’t wait to go back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and restaurant. Love the dip trio. Love the feel and people

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  10. PamelaM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a Friday evening for the first time. The food and service were excellent.

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FAQs

Ama Cocina is rated 4.7 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Ama Cocina

4 Sheridan Ave, Albany, NY 12207-2227

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pearl St and Sheridan Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    On-street parking in the Downtown BID is free after 5:00 PM! <br /><br />Riverfront Garage: 2 Columbia Street Open 24 hours daily, 7 days a week Free parking from 5:00 PM to Midnight <br />(except for special events) <br /><br />Quackenbush Garage: 25 Orange Street Open 6:00 AM to Midnight <br />Monday through Friday <br />Free parking from <br />5:00 PM to Midnight <br />(except for special events)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (518) 776-4550
  • Catering
    At BMT Hospitality we have all the key ingredients to provide you the perfect holiday party, celebration, gathering or event! Let us bring the food to you or take advantage of one of our great spaces!<br /><br />Planning your next event?<br />We have a variety of spaces for corporate events, private parties, family celebrations or we would love to bring a full catering service right to you.<br /><br />For more information email: party@bmtmgt.com
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