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“Great view of Manhattan - local well kept secret restaurant”
Review of Alma

Alma
Ranked #279 of 5,418 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great view of Manhattan - local well kept secret restaurant”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This restaurant was a recommendation of someone who lived in the area. It is over the water from Manhattan and has a roof top terrace. You can't book the roof top terrace as its first come first served, but you can book the floor below which is inside and if you get a table by the window has great views of Manhattan over the water. We booked as we had a large party and the when we arrived they tried to accommodate us upstairs but sadly we couldn't get up there. There were literally queues of people up the stairs, so obviously the local love it. The food was good; tasty and honest mexican food. We also enjoyed the very strong frozen margaritas. Cocktails were about $11 and mains around $15 -20.
Worth noting that the kitchen is open from 5.30 - 10pm ( orders need to be in before 10pm ). Also the bar downstairs is amazing. Pints of cocktails for around $8, a table tennis table, free jukebox and generally a great neighborhood bar feeling.
If you want a cab then just walk a few block to Clinton and you can head downtown.
Highly recommend this place for a unique, relaxed experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fun place....try to eat on the rooftop deck”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great place to meet friends and enjoy a delicious Mexican meal looking out over the Waterfront District.

Visited May 2013
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Montreal
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food Ever!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I loved their Chicken Mole and their Watermelon Margarita. Very friendly staff. Would highly recommend!

Visited April 2013
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736 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Wow. The views are amazing!”
Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Food is great Mexican fare with very friendly staff. The food is very good and the views of the manhattan skyline are very cool. The new freedom tower is easily seen in this lower manhattan vista

  • Visited May 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Amazing views of Manhattan from rooftop restaurant”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I booked this restaurant for the views, and we certainly weren't disappointed. It's a bit out of the way....long taxi ride from Midtown Manhattan or take the F train to Carroll St in Brooklyn, then a short taxi ride. It was well worth the effort though...watching the sun set from the rooftop restaurant and the lights of Lower Manhattan come on was just magical.
The staff were friendly and the Mexican food good quality.....the pitcher of margarita and dish of guacamole got us in the mood. At the end, the bill was remarkably good value for a place with such a view.

  • Visited April 2013
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