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Cafe Alma

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111 Boardwalk Place W, Ste 201, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-2353
+1 727-502-5002
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Alma is a gathering place fashioned to the European cafe, a welcoming spot...
Alma is a gathering place fashioned to the European cafe, a welcoming spot celebrating life, community, culture, art, and intellect. Open from lunch to late night, the atmosphere sets the mood for the stimulating yet charmingly straight forward International dishes. The Madeira Beach, Johns Pass Village is ideal for enjoying amazing selection of libation and easy to share Tapas. Alma provides the perfect date night or a family and friends gathering.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Such a dissapointing dinner experience

My wife and I went there on Valentines Day and were very excited because of the very high reviews. We got reservations and arrived a bit early but were still seated right away. The interesting thing I noticed when they were walking in was that no one already seated had food. I thought that's a bit... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Charles P
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I went there on Valentines Day and were very excited because of the very high reviews. We got reservations and arrived a bit early but were still seated right away. The interesting thing I noticed when they were walking in was that no one already seated had food. I thought that's a bit odd but maybe they... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were so disappointed to find our our favorite restaurant Cafe Alma downtown St Petersburg had closed due to increasing rent. We learned they have moved to Madeira Beach. The same fantastic happy hour. Fabulous prix fixe dinners. Varied menu. You will not be disappointed. Every dish is insanely delicious! Best value in all St Pete area.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We ate often at Almas when they were downtown and were excited when they moved to Johns Pass which is much closer to us. We have now eaten there twice and have found the food to be the same high quality and the service excellent. I hope that more people will try them at the new location. Their specials of... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great atmosphere, friendly professional staff, The men has a variety of offerings and great Tapas. Call ahead for winter hours and specials. I just love sitting up there (2nd floor) at John's Pass~Madeira Beach. It's relaxing. romantic and warm

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Chicago
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Last winter, my wife and I visited their St. Pete downtown location and this became one of our favorite restaurants in the area. We visited at least 4 times. We returned to St. Pete this week and visited the new location. We read the recent reviews on Tripadvisor and had high expectations. We were so disappointed. We love tapas and... More 

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Alma_at_the_Pass, Owner at Cafe Alma, responded to this review

Good Day Rj! First of all we appreciate your recent visit to the new location and your recent constructive criticism. I personally apologize for your bad experience and rest assured that we have retained the same kitchen crew, distributors and a few of our front of the house crew and high standards. Finding out the observation of the quality going... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I loved our lunch of tapas and wine. The service was also excellent, and we got a lot of sightseeing tips from our server, Savie. Highly recommend!

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My boyfriend and I chose to eat here on New Years Eve and it was amazing! He had been to their St. Pete location and was happy to see this location at John's Pass on Mad Beach. The herbed goat cheese appetizer is spectacular, the seafood risotto is so huge and delish, you can't finish it all! He had the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I loved Cafe Alma when they were downtown but now I actually enjoy going to their new location on John's Pass. The place is much bigger and the food is excellent as always. Their sangria (I prefer red) is fantastic. I think the cinnamon they sprinkle on top gives it a nice taste. My boyfriend and I usually order their... More 

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Baildon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and me plus two friends went there last night for a treat.it is the second time my wife and i have eaten there ,we ate there in november.we recommended if to our friends and thankfully they were delighted.we got there before six,half price tapas four till six, and sat in the main returant,there is also a large bar... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I did not enjoy this restaurant. It's in John's Pass - but the location has nothing special to offer. The food was really greasy & somewhat bland. The menu looks like they had good ideas, but nothing tastes like anyone is really trying in the kitchen. Service matched the food. I will try again in a month.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Boardwalk Place W, Ste 201, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-2353
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-502-5002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Alma is a gathering place fashioned to the European cafe, a welcoming spot celebrating life, community, culture, art, and intellect. Open from lunch to late night, the atmosphere sets the mood for the stimulating yet charmingly straight forward International dishes. The Madeira Beach, Johns Pass Village is ideal for enjoying amazing selection of libation and easy to share Tapas. Alma provides the perfect date night or a family and friends gathering.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?