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Alma Cocina

Alma Cocina

Latin American Restaurant, Mexican Restaurant, and Taco Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta
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    Blue B.
    "... ever do it...delicious Amatitán margarita...goes down a..."(5 Tips)
    Ingrid N.
    "Great modern Mexican- no cheesy, rice beans dishes !"(4 Tips)
    Susan Z.
    "I had the chicken Mole and it was really good."(4 Tips)
    G J.
    "Make sure to get the Fried Avocado Taquitos, amazing."(4 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon108 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • amatitan
  • margaritas
  • good for dates
  • trendy
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  • Tricia B.heart icon on user image
    Tricia BeanSeptember 25, 2016
    AMAZING FOOD/AMBIANCE! Laura great w/ recos. guac trio, ceviches, avocado tacos, sangria. Spectacular standout. nothing compares to food and svc dwntn! The mgr,Jason check on svc incredible exp!
  • Drew M.heart icon on user image
    Drew MAugust 13, 2017
    Share the tacos. In order we liked the carnitas, steak, chicken, and then the avacado. The street corn is a good side as well though it'll be a lot to eat!
  • AJC
    AJCMarch 15, 2013
    I love the unique tequila selections and margaritas, but it’s the memorable and unique interpretations of classic Mexican fare that has you wondering how long has downtown had food this tasty? Read more
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    There are four entrée-sized dishes, but only one of us indulged — a flat iron steak with adobo sauce and sides of goat-cheese potato gratin, spiced with poblano chiles, and avocado-arugula salad. Read more
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    Join Chef Wolitzky as he investigates Challah, Babka, Coffee Cake & Rugelach and how these breads and pastries symbolize great moments with family in the South at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 5/29-6/1 Read more
  • AJC
    AJCMarch 15, 2013
    A smart, sleek modern Mexican restaurant tucked into the lobby of a downtown office tower. Great margaritas and ceviches as well as more involved entrees. The kitchen also makes a mean tamale. Read more
    365Atlanta.comMarch 15, 2012
    Need a perfect and perfectly delicious lunch? Try the fried avocado taquitos! Great portion - 2 taquitos with rice + beans. Amazing flavor - you won't be disappointed!
  • Blue B.
    Blue BeautyNovember 14, 2013
    One of the best to ever do it...delicious Amatitán margarita...goes down a beautifully mastered Pork Belly Tostada...I had mine with the Mexican Chopped Salad...a must visit!!!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    But I recommend the Amatitan, made with reposado tequila and channeling the woodier, funkier qualities of the spirit rather than trying to cover it up with loads of saccharine. Read more
  • Yanira R.heart icon on user image
    Yanira RiosJanuary 26, 2017
    This place has impressive food, no way to go wrong with any option. There is also a guacamole tasting flight.
  • Jordan M.heart icon on user image
    Jordan McKinneyOctober 28, 2016
    What's good here? EVERYTHING. The food, the drinks the impeccable service. If you are craving Latin food, GO!
  • April T.
    April ThompsonSeptember 13, 2014
    Mahi tacos and naranjo-Rita were excellent. But was very unpressed by the service I received and witnessed other customers getting as well...
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaFebruary 14, 2012
    While Alma does suffer from some of the pitfalls of "modern Mexican," it also gets a lot right, taking traditional dishes and refining them just enough to allow you to taste them afresh. Read more
  • Mads-Emil L.heart icon on user image
    Mads-Emil LarsenDecember 4, 2017
    Best margarita I’ve ever had. The food really good too. Great dining place in downtown.
  • Francisca S.heart icon on user image
    Francisca SanJuly 16, 2012
    Good food!!! Waited for 1 1/2 hours, didnt know we need to rsvp. We didn't disappoint! Grouper is good, pork tenderloin is good, mango salad good, crispy cod n pork belly good : )
  • Alissa Krasner M.
    Alissa Krasner MaizesJanuary 5, 2012
    Awesome food .... Michael & Jose are great servers so ask for them!!! If you prefer grilled fish on the tacos just ask and the chef will accommodate. Yummy!!! Great for vegetarians too.
  • Robert M.heart icon on user image
    Robert MAugust 31, 2013
    The tomato salad has nothing to do with Mexico but everything to do with seasonal and local wonderfulness. I eat it all throughout the summer.
  • AJC
    AJCApril 25, 2013
    The Corvina Sea Bass- lime, pico de gallo, avocado mousse at Alma Cocina is a must get dish Read more
  • Susan Z.heart icon on user image
    Susan ZochMarch 26, 2023
    It was easy to sit at the bar and get full service. I had the chicken Mole and it was really good.
  • Steve W.heart icon on user image
    Steve WorthingtonMarch 3, 2016
    Order the guac it's excellent. The blood orange margarita is out of this world! Make sure to save room for some churros!!
  • Jessica T.heart icon on user image
    Jessica ToliuszisJuly 18, 2013
    The corn guacamole is a spicy slice of heaven pie. You could (quite literally) rub it all over your body. Order it. Make a reservation.
  • Ellen S.heart icon on user image
    Ellen S. P.November 8, 2017
    The appetizers are great: pear guacamole, octopus, and pork tamales made a great dinner!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    It's woody, warmly lit, and divided into three dining areas that soften the noise, permitting scream-free conversation. Read more
  • M B.heart icon on user image
    M BJuly 14, 2018
    I wasn’t thrilled when I saw the price of the entrees. Much more than I like to pay. I ended up with happy hour priced pork rinds, and 3 street tacos.
  • Emilia D.
    Emilia DoerrNovember 6, 2013
    Five at four happy hour. Skip the $5 margarita, go straight for the $5 whiskey manhattan.
  • Christina J.
    Christina JOctober 7, 2012
    Just added to the menu: Wagyu brisket enchiladas. Perfect combo of tender meat, smoky sauce and crisp jicama salad. Fantastic.
  • Earl B.heart icon on user image
    Earl Belcher JrMarch 26, 2017
    Excellent food. Scallop Crudo. Pork belly tacos. House hot sauces. Decent margaritas.
  • Tammy G.heart icon on user image
    Tammy GordonOctober 3, 2013
    The fried avocado taqueria are fantastic - and fast if you need lunch on the fly!
  • Nicole J.
    Nicole JonesDecember 15, 2019
    Get the corn. Oh. My. Goodness. A little spicy. Enough to share with the table.
  • Spe Y.
    Spe YogaMatt SpewakApril 13, 2013
    The white bean puree is all vegetarian and is wonderful. Get this over the traditional black beans for a tastier side.
  • Simon B.heart icon on user image
    Simon BrownFebruary 20, 2016
    The Tequila cubes (on the back of the dessert menu) are amazing. Imagine "Sorbet in Tequila"...
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AltomonteOctober 4, 2013
    Don't miss this restaurant if you are in downtown Atlanta. Really great mexican cuisine, nice environment, not so expensive.
  • Justin H.heart icon on user image
    Justin HAugust 30, 2017
    A little pricey but pretty good. The guacamole flight was great. They don't let you mix and match Taco platters. Very disappointing.
  • Guillermo M.
    Guillermo MendozaJune 1, 2014
    Not authentic mexican food, average to low corvina ceviche and good masa fried shrimp tacos! No waiting time, excellent and fast service!
  • Jason P.
    Jason PlotkinApril 28, 2014
    Be prepared for a lot of salt on the chips and in the guacamole. Also this is all you get for six bucks.
  • Katie H.
    Katie HarrellDecember 11, 2011
    CS was our bartender last night and he was fantastic, quick friendly service and great unique drinks. Will be back soon!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DuncanApril 2, 2013
    Sit at the bar, great service. Try the butternut squash guac and blood orange margarita. Awesome!
  • Monica S.heart icon on user image
    Monica StangleJanuary 20, 2016
    Fried Avocado tacos are great! Def try the spicy green beans too.
  • Fatih G.heart icon on user image
    Fatih GuvenenSeptember 28, 2013
    Best modern Mexican food I had in a looong time. Also amazing service to boot!
  • Noemi R.heart icon on user image
    Noemi RamosSeptember 23, 2013
    They have a great appetizer happy hour menu with a great selection of wine ... For 5 $ ...
  • Laini M.
    Laini MadhubutiJanuary 28, 2013
    Great happy hour. Choose from five different $5 drinks and five different $5 antojitos every day from 4-6pm.
  • Dave C.heart icon on user image
    Dave CartwrightJune 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I rarely eat dessert. Their tres leches cake is amazing, though.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsOctober 7, 2015
    Check out Alma Cocina as it was featured on Taco Trip for Homemade Chorizo Read more
  • Ingrid N.
    Ingrid NagyFebruary 8, 2013
    Great modern Mexican- no cheesy, rice beans dishes ! Loved the chicken mole
  • Sierra F.
    Sierra FunkMarch 23, 2012
    This place is heavenly! The rock shrimp huanchaca was AMAZING. Definitely worth the price!
  • Karen L.heart icon on user image
    Karen LopezDecember 13, 2014
    Veggie options sound great. Mostly flavourless. Corn tortillas are grocery store quality. Avoid them.
  • The Flight G.
    The Flight GoddessJanuary 8, 2015
    The drinks! The menu changes since the foods are seasonal😋
  • Duncan C.
    Duncan ConnorJune 3, 2013
    Traditional Mexican dishes reimagined and done right. Eat here. Do it often.
  • Michael V.heart icon on user image
    Michael VitelloSeptember 6, 2017
    Best fish (cod) tacos I have ever had.
  • Henrik O.heart icon on user image
    Henrik OscarssonOctober 7, 2014
    The food overall is top quality!
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