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Alma

#186 of 4,108 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mexican
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187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1402
(718) 643-5400
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good meal, good party

The food was good and plentiful -- fixed price menu due to it being New Year's Eve. Wait staff was knowledgable and cheerful and brought glasses of champaign around just before midnight. The rooftop dining area was perfect for NYE -- the surrounding windows were sparkling clean and the night was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
rfalstad
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georgetown, texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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London, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Really interesting menu, the best guacamole ever and delicious margueritas. I had a smoked trout enchilada which was incredible. Beautiful view and lovely friendly staff.

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georgetown, texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food was good and plentiful -- fixed price menu due to it being New Year's Eve. Wait staff was knowledgable and cheerful and brought glasses of champaign around just before midnight. The rooftop dining area was perfect for NYE -- the surrounding windows were sparkling clean and the night was clear, so the views across the river to Manhattan... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We came for New Year's Eve dinner. Positives Ian was great in email and arranged for us to sit on the enclosed roof terrace. He was very kind and helpful. The view was amazing at night. We even saw the fireworks over the Statue of Liberty. The drinks were fair value. The guacamole was excellent. Negatives There are a lot... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I was taken to the restaurant as a special treat - and what a treat it was! We had a table on the (covered and heated) rooftop with what must be described as one of the best views of Lower Manhattan across the water, especially at night. The food was superb and the service from the charming girls was excellent.... More 

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Paris, France
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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very disappointing. Not only the place was very dark, very noisy, and where we were seated, the view (one of the attractions normally) was poor. But also, most importantly, was the food very common and even tasteless, compared to other Mexican restaurants tried in New York. And all that for a rather high price.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We hosted 50 people for sunset Rehearsal Dinner, enjoying fabulous food, wonderful service. amazing views of NY skyline. Ian Kita was a pleasure to work with by email, answering all questions and making good suggestions. Great place for a party!

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Orange County
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you are looking for a great restaurant with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline across the river, and want to watch the sun setting on the skyline....this is the place for you! Go to the rooftop (3rd floor). We were there the end of June 2014. The place was crowded at 6:00pm on a week night. Ask for... More 

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Holly, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's a restaurant located not to far from the pier. Has multiple floors and a quint space located on the rooftop. If your going to go may as well eat on the rooftop. They have a different take on Mexican food. Rooftop creates a very intimate experience. Friendly staff. Good drinks.

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Balmain, Australia
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188 reviews 188 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wow the roof top restaurant has fantastic views of NYC! On a busy Friday night we waited in the bar downstairs for approx 1 hour for a roof top table. Bar has a good view too & cocktails were ok. Food however was very average. Had the 1/2 chicken & grilled mahi mahi, both way over cooked served with boring... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Since this is such a great place, that I don't want to get it crowded. Great view, excellent food, nice service and value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 643-5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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