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“Very tasty food in the lounge bar”
Review of Alma at Hawks Cay - CLOSED

Alma at Hawks Cay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Description: This place is temporarily closed. Culinary Fusion With A Duck Key Flair Just because this is The Keys doesn't mean you can't, on occasion, dress up for a lovely night out. This is why we created Alma, our own fine dining experience at Hawks Cay Resort. We call it elegantly informal. By that, we mean you don't need a tie but you shouldn't walk right off the fishing boat either. Our expert (and rather eclectic) chefs combine the rich heritage of Latin cuisine with the culinary secrets and spices of the islands for an inspired fusion of flavors. Alma is all about having a great night out. That can mean just the two of you. Or it can mean sharing the fun with some close friends. Whether it's a romantic table or chatting it up on our outdoor patio, we'll do our best to make it great. Alma is an escape for those seeking a night of romantic possibilities, slightly decadent fun and, of course, great food. Our genius chefs create bold Latin dishes inspired and infused with the flavors of the Caribbean to bring you a melting pot of deliciousness you won't find anywhere else in the Keys. Sip a selection straight-up from the world's greatest Rum Bar or try one of our Alma specialty drinks while deciding if you want the Seafood Paella, or the Grilled Churrasco, or the Baked Lobster or...wow that's a tough decision. After dinner, sample the international selection of fine rums at our bar, light up a hand-rolled cigar out on the veranda or just kick back by the fire and enjoy an elegant night out Hawks Cay style. Alma is located at Hawks Cay Resort, midway down the Florida Keys on the beautiful island of Duck Key. To get to Alma, take US-1 to mile marker 61 and follow the signs to Hawks Cay's lobby. Our valets will gladly park your vehicle and direct you to the restaurant.
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We ate twice in the lounge bar area of Alma. Delicious food presented beautifully. Staff were extremely friendly and service was efficient.

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Thank LDGK90
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We ate at Alma after our wedding. The food was very good and the service was amazing! Our pictures took a little longer than expected and Alma was very flexible with the reservations. They also put us in the back away from others which was very nice.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

If you're looking for a fine dining experience in the usually casual Keys, this is it! The food is incredible (try the chicken!) and the drinks can't be beat! The service is top-notch (some of the best bartenders I've ever had the pleasure to make my drinks) and the manager, Bethany, understands what it's like to truly make a guest feel welcome. She goes above and beyond to make the dining experience memorable and special! Kudos to the staff at Alma! I'll definitely be back!

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great food and nice selection. The staff was very accomidating. If you want a nice fancy dinner this is where you will have it.

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Alma fills many roles. It is a great place for a drink before going out to dinner, and it delivers if you want to enjoy a tasty tapas casual dinner, or if you want to sit down to a lovely white table cloth dinner, Alma delivers.
Our first dining experience began with a drink in the bar before enjoying a full diner in the dining room. The bartender was good, sociable, and made an excellent martini. Following the drinks we moved to the outdoor dining area. I ordered the Latin Wedge Salad and my wife ordered the Alma salad. Both were excellent. I am not typically a wedge salad customer, but the Latin variation with cilantro dressing, plantains, and queso fresco was too good to pass up and really delivered.
For entrees my wife ordered the Paella which was full of seafood, more than rice and the flavors were fabulous. I ordered the Churrasco steak and was impressed with the tender texture and rich flavor of the steak. A great steak experience.
The wine list is good, not extensive but it has many excellent choices.
Service was excellent. We were very happy with our dinner and returned a few days later (4th of July) to enjoy a tapas dinner in the bar. We can highly recommend the Beef Albondingus (meatballs), the Patatas Alma (potatoes with chorizo sausage, and piquillo pepper sauce), outstanding. The flat bread pizza was also excellent. Again service was excellent. Alma is a wonderful place to dine casual or a place to step up for a special occasion.

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Thank Russ106
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