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111 Boardwalk Place W, Ste 201, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-2353
+1 727-502-5002
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Ranked #55 of 746 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
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
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
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110 reviews 110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Shipley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited Alma as we are very fond of tapas. The food was not the Spanish portion size (much larger) but excellent all the same. The papas Alma (potatoes) was very very good, spicy without being too hot and at 1/2 price was just brilliant. Wish we had found this place earlier in our holiday as we would have gone back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Tried the new john's pass location and was not dissappointed. great food. great atmosphere. had the chicken sausage breakfast. very good. must try

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Additional Information about Cafe Alma

Address: 111 Boardwalk Place W, Ste 201, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-2353
Phone Number: +1 727-502-5002
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Seafood

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