Alma in Brooklyn

Alma in Brooklyn
4 / 5
50 reviews

187 Columbia St Brooklyn, NY 11231, Brooklyn

Overview

Restaurant Hours

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

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday

11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Sunday

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Is baby friendly?

Yes. It's a bit tough getting up the stairs with a stroller but once you are there, they are very accommodating with kids.

What subway stop do I take to get to you?

Closest stop is Carroll Street on the F / G line, but it is around a 15 minutes walk from there. The bus B61 stops infront.

Do we need to make reservations and can teens eat here ?

No, you don't need to make reservations although it does get fairly busy in the evenings. Teens can eat here!

Do you take reservations,?

Yes, it is recommended

Do hey take reservations

Yes

Review

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Màrsha Durant
google
05.06.2021
4/5

Great outdoor indoor spot

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Andreas Peter
google
11.12.2018
5/5

At the moment you can't sit inside. Only on the Walkway and on the fresh air Rooftoprestsurant. We enjoyed the great view thru the Financil District and the delicious food. The price is right and the employees are very kind. I will come back.

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Anna Maria Rome
google
11.12.2018
5/5

This place was soooo cute. The rooftop part of the restaurant was so cute. I loved the veggie tacos!

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Durvank Yewle
google
08.16.2018
3/5

No- the view of this place is not adequate to enjoy fully!! Tho Great food, but low and ambience and has a sneak leak of what could have been the most incredible view in BrooklynThe veggie tacos were good, and the chi glen enchiladas were decent as well

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Luke Rimmington
google
08.15.2018
5/5

Very friendly staff, great drinks and good food. Excellent views from the roof terrace

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Ralph Khawly
google
08.12.2018
5/5

I must say I really enjoyed this place.not just for the food and the scenery which were all good but for the service. Came in with our 1 year old and they were really accommodating and friendly. They got us a chair for him and new utensils quickly whenever he dropped any. Overall I really enjoyed the experience and will be sure to come back.

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Colin Adams
google
08.03.2018
5/5

Great food, beautiful view, and awesome margaritas! I always ask the servers everywhere I go about their favorite things on the menu, and it continues to pay off. The veggie tacos are unreal (fried jalapenos), but the chicken enchiladas with toasted pumpkin seed tomatillo sauce are my new favorite.

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Sofia Rivera
google
07.23.2018
5/5

Amazing! The best Mexican food I have tasted to date! Impressive decor, and a roof top deck with view of NYC. A bit pricy as the menu is "a la carte", but worth it.

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Traci Cappiello
google
06.22.2018
5/5

I brunched here on Marathon Sunday and that was a great decision as we had one of the best interior tables (sadly, too cold and windy for the rooftop) but our table on the first level (second floor) certainly had stunning views of the city.Both the salsa and guacamole are super fresh, with just the right amount of bite. I had a margarita and it was perfect, another fresh and crisp offering that hit the stop. Prices are reasonable, decor is charming and the staff is great. I'd definitely return!

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Lisa Ashley
google
06.11.2018
5/5

Had a group event here and the service was great! The bar is on first floor, the restaurant on the second/third floors with great views. I wish I had more pictures but the food was great and the desserts were amazing! I had the chicken enchiladas with mole sauce and tres leche with Mexican hot chocolate for dessert. Afterwards, we played pool and hung out on the first floor by the bar. Great atmosphere!

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Alan Hom
google
06.08.2018
5/5

Great views! Food is great but can be very spicy (for me) so just ask. Stairs to the roof can be rough for some people, but if you get up there, you can sit at the bar and watch the sunset. Accessible by the B61 bus!

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Adi Ashkenazi
google
05.18.2018
4/5

Nice casual Mexican resturant. Good view of Manhattan skyline.

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Etty Elbaz
google
05.16.2018
5/5

Beautiful beautiful place, fresh food, smells of the food reminds me of Israel food ♥️♥️

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Melissa Sinclair
google
04.12.2018
4/5

The food quality was great, everything tasted fresh. The Tres Leche was divine. It was moist and flavorful. My favorite of all time. The location has great views and the roof was pleasant at sunset.

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Adam S.
google
04.05.2018
5/5

Great skyline views from the top floor. Food is fresh and delicious.

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Stella Bekerman
google
03.17.2018
1/5

The rudest staff I have ever seen. I am 8 months pregnant. We were told there were tables to come down there were tables open. We came there and were told there is an hour wait, they took our number and said they will call. We wait an hour and no call. I call and they tell us it’s too bad bc you have to be here to hear your name called and she doesn’t know why or who took my number bc that’s not the way it works, and hung up on me.

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Sami Hossri
google
03.12.2018
4/5

Such a great setting with a beautiful view of Manhattan on the rooftop. Food selection is ok not great

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Yuting Ding
google
02.06.2018
5/5

A low key and chill Mexican eatery. The top floor terrace has a very nice view of downtown Manhattan mixed with Brooklyn gentrifications. Guacamole is creamy and tasty. Medium rare steak torta is perfectly cooked with lots of flavors. A perfect laid back Sunday brunch spot if you happened to be in this neighborhood. Would love to come back and try the dinner menu;)

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Anthony Delisi
google
02.04.2018
4/5

Still a good spot for date night with good food reasonable prices and the stunning view of the city.

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Michael Ryan
google
01.22.2018
5/5

Amazing location right by the river. Best fish tacos, best guacamole, best flan I've ever had! Highly recommend for a nice date or a fun night out with friends. Great cocktails, friendly and extremely helpful staff!

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Karol Juchniewicz
google
01.12.2018
1/5

Update ur schedul. It sux coming from long island to find out that ur actually closed on Tuesdays

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Ariel Abdullah
google
11.16.2017
4/5

Very nice views on the rooftop. Pricey food but good! Happy hour two tacos and a drink.

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Arny Whittleorwhittler
google
10.25.2017
5/5

Everything we tried was delicious. I would give like a million stars to chicken skewers. Other favorites for the evening were shrimp with chorizo, broccoli-cauliflower (vegetarian tapas).We also tried the paella which was nice and flavorful but a tad bit soupy, If you like me prefer it with little burnt sides then thats not the one for you.

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Mad Maxx
google
09.19.2017
5/5

Excellent rooftop view! Food was quite delicious and authentic with that freshly made taste about it! Only downside was the sun was beating down on me, making it rather warm and uncomfortable until sunset. It does get quite busy here, however most of the staff is very pleasant and welcoming!

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Matt Meany
google
09.05.2017
4/5

The rooftop here has a wonderful view and the layout of the tables gives it a cozy feel. Went here for brunch and was impressed with menu. Service was fast and kind. Kind of off the beaten path a little though you can take the b61 bus to get here. If the front door is closed walk around the corner and there is another entrance.

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Sherene Bridgwater
google
08.21.2017
5/5

I absolutely love their margaritas and chicken wings!!! Excellent! They taste so fresh 😊

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Kirk Miller
google
08.10.2017
4/5

Great views of lower NYC. Good Mexican good (not great). Funky neighborhood. Good for family dining. Also bar downstairs is also good.

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Alma Rupert
google
06.10.2017
5/5

We went to Alma for the first time recently and had a very positive experience. The service was quick and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. I had the fish tacos which were so delicious. We had a table by a window on the 2nd floor and the view was lovely. I'd definitely go back again.

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Josue Polanco
google
05.24.2017
4/5

Cool spot with a good view. I will write a full review later

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Judith Guarino
google
03.27.2017
5/5

Good food great view of NYC skyline

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Elvin Kristian
google
02.21.2017
4/5

Location location location! Great place overlooking the skyline. The food is really good, but the a bit too pricy. The steak tacos were amazing, but then again overpriced quite a bit. I want to give this place another try when it warms up, I hear their rooftop is amazing.

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D Brannon
google
02.01.2017
3/5

I found the wait staff to be superior and the food good. Unfortunately,there was an issue with the quality of the food and the management proved incapable of dealing with the problem at hand and deflected blame onto the wait staff and the kitchen before grudgingly acknowledging the mistake and charging for the replacement meal. It's the managers job to support her staff, not publicly blame them.

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Dylan Carkhuff
google
01.26.2017
5/5

The pumpkin seed pollo enchalladas are some of the best i have ever had, and the views are the city are awesome and fairly hidden from tourists

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Rutger van Faassen
google
01.14.2017
5/5

Finally made it here and the experience was great. The rooftop has an amazing view of downtown Manhattan especially at night. The service was very attentive and the food came quickly. The guacamole was excellent quality which is always an important indication at a Mexican restaurant. We will certainly be back. In the summer the rooftop must be even better.

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davis shwanick
google
09.22.2016
5/5

Speedy service. Delish foods. Daily specials. Family friendly environment. I'll be going back

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Boris Martinez
google
08.05.2016
5/5

Food was great and prices were reasonable. We sat at the rooftop albeit that it was closed off due to the weather which was understandable. We celebrated a friends birthday and the waitress couldn’t be more gracious and attentive. Will definitely be going back.

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Cleo SMITH
google
06.26.2016
2/5

Entered through the bar first and had no idea of how to get to the restaurant. They should handle that. Service was nice. I had no idea the place had a B rating. The plantains were highly undercooked in some parts. The food was for the most part fine but we won't be going again.

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Travis Bland
google
06.19.2016
4/5

Really nice views and service was great. Chicken enchiladas were ok, but my wife’s chicken fajitas were excellent. Only bad thing was that the chip baskets aren’t lined with anything and ours had old food and salsa underneath the chips.

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Emily Rose Burnett
google
06.12.2016
5/5

Great food, great view. Waitstaff is very attentive and friendly.

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Eddie Bustamante
google
06.01.2016
5/5

Love this red hook staple. Food and views and amazing. Highly recommend. Margaritas are amazing!

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Danny D Morales
google
05.11.2016
5/5

Good drinks. I play pool here often

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JP Bryan
google
05.05.2016
5/5

Had a great evening here.The music and atmosphere is amazing and the drinks are fantastic.Hats off to Vinny for making this a great visit to the Alma and Brooklyn.We'll definitely be back next time we visit New York.

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Don Blake
google
04.09.2016
4/5

Good food and good service.

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Stuart Miller
google
04.07.2016
5/5

Best guacamole in BK. Summer views of Manhattan are great, and always friendly staff.

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Brittany M
google
03.17.2016
1/5

I would give a lower rating if I could. The staff on the rooftop is TERRIBLE. Rude and argumentative. We couldn’t make a reservation online or on the phone (due to being a party of two) so we went as we were told via phone and the downstairs told us to go upstairs. Once we get upstairs, they said we need a reservation and the lady was extremely rude. It’s unfortunate especially during these times. It would be nice if we can ALL be nice to each other and not take it out on potential paying customers.

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Robert Coltey
google
03.06.2016
5/5

Me and my fiance come here a lot. The food is always great and the atmosphere very nice

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Nabil Qamar
google
02.05.2016
4/5

They have quite an extensive selection of tacos on the menu. Their tacos are not your typical Mexican two-bites size, so I would order accordingly. Is it an authentic Mexican food place? Probably not. It is more on-par with Tex-Mex/Cali style of food.

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JH H
google
01.24.2016
1/5

Food was tasty but a little over priced..drinks were very weak 😩

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Justin Fish
google
01.17.2016
5/5

Delicious food and drinks. My server was awesome. I always sit on the roof if I can and I suggest you do the same.

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Peter Kocher
google
01.16.2016
5/5

Best ambiance you can get right now, food and drinks are good too

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