Alma Cocina - Downtown
We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and are positioned perfectly for downtown corporate and social group and private dining.
Alma is operated by Fifth Group Restaurants, owners of Atlanta favorites South City Kitchen Midtown, South City Kitchen Vinings, La Tavola, Ecco, El Taco, Lure and Bold American Events.
I don’t think we’ll be coming back. The service was awful. Our server didn’t pay attention to our orders, she forgot our drinks and extra tostadas. The food was ok. Whenever we needed something our server was never there. The staff was very aloof and not attentive.
Going to a concert
We have "fallen in love" with this place! We have been there 2x for lunch, but 1x for dinner. We brought our friends with us and they nothing but good things to say. Our waiter, Jayson, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable about the good. We had the guacomole and salsa tray, fried cheese for appetizers, one of our friends had the chicken street tacos; I had the scallop our husbands had the steelhead dinner. I highly recommend this place!
We had a great meal on a Saturday night. We had made reservations for 6 were very glad we had them as they were full for the evening. The food was excellent - fresh with unique flavor combinations. Everyone at the table ordered something different and we all enjoyed our food. The atmosphere was festive and there were people waiting to be seated. The bar area filled up right away too. The classic margaritas were better than average, especially rimmed with the chili powder in place of salt.
Food was excellent. We were a party of 10. We had 7pm reservations for a party of 4 and a party of 6. They would up seating us together at a table for 10 which was appreciated, but they changed our reservation time to 7:15 and it was 7:30 before we were seated. We could see them setting up our table and it took way longer than it should. They were not that busy for a Friday night. The great food made up for it.
Slow service. Forgot things that were ordered. Otherwise excellent.
Great restaurant but the didn’t give me my 100 PT’s on open table
Great food and margarita. Bartender had great recommendations and everything priced reasonably.
Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. During our dining experience, two different managers came to the table at different times to ask how everything was. It felt a bit intrusive especially given that we had an attentive server and we hadn’t complained about anything. Food was delicious!
The guacamole trio and corn esquites were great!
Consistently good food! Great service! It would be even better if the chips were warm when they serve them.
Fantastic meal. Amazing service. Visiting from out of town... wish I had a Mexican restaurant in my home town this great!!!
Love Alma Cocina for lunch! Food quality is top notch. Just wish I could have their awesome margaritas at lunch....
Great avocado tacos!
Excellent food and service - can't wait for their Buckhead location to open
The service was great staff was really friendly food it's good just different to the one I was used to California!!
The food was great and I had a very attentive (but not annoyingly so) waiter. Definitely recommend!
Had an amazing time here with a few family & friends, the ambiance, customer service from the host & everyone who assisted with my birthday dinner were great. I love the whole scope & layout of the restraunt very beautiful
I def look forward to coming back again real soon for a great time
Thank you to everyone,
Waiter seemed bothered by any questions about the menu or to bring water or check on table. Guac was very good. Fish was well prepared but the butternut squash puree beneath the fish was too spicy to actually eat like it was too concentrated and overly seasoned.
Our server was outstanding. I will definitely return
The food was amazing and the service was the same!
I was a single diner and was placed at a nice table. My server was very busy and told me everything was good. I had the grilled octopus and a salad, two small plates. the server asked if I wanted them in any particular order, so I suggested the salad come first and then the grilled octopus. However they came at the same time. I was in and out in 40 minutes.
Great Food and service as well as excellent Tequila
It is on my must go to list when in Atlanta the only disappointment this time was the fried queso. Way to much breading and overcooked. Everything else was great. Octopus was 5 star
It's a great place to meet up with friends. In the heart of downtown awesome food and friendly staff.
Food was amazing great service..made a reservation and was taken immediately
Alma Cocina is a long time, downtown Atlanta favorite for us and we always have a good meal here. This is unusual that although we had reservations, they were very polite in accommodating one more guest for us. We love the atrium seating for a larger crowd and although noisy as all hell we could still carry on a conversation. Our order was for food all over the menu and everyone loved their meal. I had pork Tenderloin tacos and would order again in a heartbeat. My husband felt the same about his shrimp and scallop tacos. Our server Alex was a delight, willing to put up with our antics and most accommodating.
The meal and service were outstanding. Alex our server was a gentleman and needs to train the staff in hospitality
Felt so rushed. Had a 5pm reservation on a Saturday and felt so pressured to leave as soon as we sat down. Not relaxing.
A must every trip! Never a disappointment. Always tell others about this fabulous place.
Deceptively pleasant dining experience. Seated quickly and met by a very pleasant sever. This was our first time and he made a number of helpful suggestions. Started with the shellfish cerviche. Quiet spicy but very good. Moved to the Chicken al carbon. Chicken was well cooked, but bland even with the additional dipping sauces. Would have liked a little more heat in the dish. Overall, a nice experience and will be on our list for future visits
Food was amazing!
Food is limited, but very solid. Had a fabulous waiter that helped us through some food allergies
Food was excellent and service was even better. Will definitely go back.
Great food with excellent cocktails and spotless service. Bartender Gio is fantastic
All courses were exceptional as always. Our only disappointment is the absence of some of our favorites- shrimp sope, the veg dish and the collard greens.
As always, wonderful!! Great ambiance; great selection of unusual Mexican dishes. It's our go-to place on New Year's Eve.
It was disappointing that our server allowed us to over order so badly. It just came across as though he wanted to get a bigger tip. When we asked him how he could do that he just said we can box it up. Really not good- he knew we were ordering too much and didn’t say anything! Not ok.