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Alma

#226 of 4,173 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mexican
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187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1402
(718) 643-5400
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Prefect Location & Great Food

This restaurant has a perfect location for great views. You can dine inside or eat on the rooftop patio. The salsa is amazing I could just eat that alone. The guacamole was really good too. We got tacos and fajitas both were really good. We also had the blood orange on the rocks margarita, frozen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Wandering_Freee
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Northport, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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Northport, New York
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276 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a perfect location for great views. You can dine inside or eat on the rooftop patio. The salsa is amazing I could just eat that alone. The guacamole was really good too. We got tacos and fajitas both were really good. We also had the blood orange on the rocks margarita, frozen pomegranate margarita as well as... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Restaurant looks like a dive from outside which is no problem as long as the food shines. Nice twist on margaritas, so drinks were good. Appis were very good all around. Ceviche was very good, tamale with spicy pork was delicious. I was ready for another. Branzino was delicious even though it was in a sauce. ( branzino is always... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great place for Sunday brunch! The terrace offers good view of Manahattan, food is very good (mexican). Come early if you want to eat outside as the restaurant doesn't take reservations for the terrace. (it does for the indoors). We went for brunch but I am sure this would be a fantastic location for drinks or dinner with a view... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The unique thing about this restaurant is the spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline from the rooftop dining room, which is open all year. There are, however, two very long flights of stairs (about 20 steps each) to climb before reaching it, so something to consider if stairs are an issue. Aside from the roof, there is another dining room... More 

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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We tried to make a reservation for July 4th, and were told seating was on a first-come-first-served basis. When we arrived at 18h30 ... in order to be early in line, we were told there was no chance as the restaurant was fully booked for the night. When we asked about the previous information we had received, we were rudely... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were lucky to arrive on a sunny Monday summer evening. At about 7pm there was no competition for the deck with the view. The sunset experience was just perfect. The waitstaff was prompt and friendly. Be prepared to sit pretty close to your neighbors. We ended up chatting with local regular diners seated next to us - always a... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fantastic location with a great view from the roof. Food was delicious and the service was great. The guacamole was the best I've had in my life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

First time in New York and my wife wanted a restaurant with a view the view was outstanding the food was even better. Could not fault a thing apart from the menus had to many great things on it and we over ordered, after seeing all the awesome dishes coming to the tables.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you want good, unique, rightly priced Mexican, this is the place for you. The menu is unique, twists to the regular Mexican we are used to. We went there for brunch on a Sunday. We had no waiting and got a table with a fabulous view of skyscrapers of NYC. We had the chilaquile and the oxaca, mamma mia,... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I visited Alma this past Sunday and could not wait to write its review. Located on a rooftop by Brooklyn Bridge Park, there's no doubt Alma has THE BEST view of the Manhattan skyline. For a party of two mid-afternoon on a Sunday, we waited a mere 20 minutes. Side Note: Alma is attached to B61 Bar downstairs so don't... More 

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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?