Alma Cocina

Modern Mexican

  • 92
  • 2015 Best Mexican
Overview

Settle into cushy red leather chairs in the intimate dining room of Alma Cocina, a modern Mexican/Latin fusion restaurant from Fifth Group Restaurants. Start out with guacamole and a salsa tasting with a round of signature cocktails. This trendy spot turns out bold flavored platos fuertes, like popular roasted chicken mole Oaxaca with mashed plantains.

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Accolades

  • Atlanta's Best Latin Restaurants 2015 — Zagat
  • Two stars from Creative Loafing 2012

Menu for Alma Cocina

Dinner

Antojitos

  • GUACAMOLE tomato, lime, cilantro, red onion, serrano
    $7.00
  • ROASTED CAULIFLOWER GUACAMOLE salsa macha, epazote
    $9.00
  • STRAWBERRY GUACAMOLE queso fresco, marcona almonds, hoja santa pesto
    $9.00
  • CHIP & SALSA TASTING fire-roasted tomato, tomatillo-avocado, and salsa negra
    $8.00
  • GUACAMOLE & SALSA TASTING 3 guacamoles, 3 salsas
    $16.00
  • FRIED CHIHUAHUA CHEESE salsa verde, soft corn tortillas
    $11.00
  • CHICKEN TINGA TOASTADAS chorizo, pico de gallo, chipotle, crema, queso fresco, micro cilantro
    $7.00
  • PORK PIBIL TAMALE braised pork shoulder, bacon-corn masa, green chile sauce, crema, pico de gallo
    $8.00
  • HUITLACOCHE EMPANADAS epazote, ranchero sauce
    $8.00
  • GRILLED OCTOPUS avocado, pickled tomato, fava beans, meyer lemon, serrano, achiote oil
    $15.00
  • SEED CRUSTED AHI TUNA red grape-Serrano chile, sapicon, salted cucumbers, ghost chile mayo
    $15.00

Sopas y Ensaladas

  • TORTILLA SOUP roasted corn, chayote, radish, avocado, queso fresco, tortilla strips
    $7.00
  • GRILLED LITTLE GEM SALAD smoked grapes, pickled tomatoes, charred avocado, corn-crusted goat cheese, goat cheese-serrano vinaigrette
    $10.00
  • ASPARAGUS AND FARRO SALAD watermelon radish, avocado, pickled red onion, preserved meyer lemon, pepita seeds, hoja santa vinaigrette
    $11.00

Ceviches

  • SCALLOP CRUDO green grapes, fingerlimes, jicama, charred serrano oil
    $14.00
  • HAMACHI apple, serrano, jicama, avocado, sesame, green onion, Graany Smith aguachile
    $15.00
  • OCTOPUS, ROYAL RED SHRIMP, AND MUSSELS COCKTAIL cucumber, avocado, meyer lemon, charred Vidalia onion, green clamato
    $12.00

Platos Mayores

  • ROASTED CHICKEN MOLE OAXACA mashed plantains, grilled green beans, sesame seeds
    $21.00
  • COMBINATION #191 mushroom and turnip barbacoa sope, zucchini-vaquero bean rellenito, goat cheese-rajas tamale, salsa ranchero
    $19.00
  • ACHIOTE RUBBED HERITAGE PORK CHOP beans, charred grape tomatoes, pickled ramps, pork belly marmalada, ramp top pipian
    $28.00
  • HOJA SANTA HALIBUT charred peas, achiote boiled peanuts, asparagus, fried sunchokes, meyer lemon crema, huitlacoche sauce
    $30.00
  • GRILLED TERES MAJOR ASADA duck fat confit fingerling potatoes, corn-poblano esquites, adobo sauce
    $28.00
  • PAN ROASTED SCALLOPS roasted apple—butternut squash puree, charred grape and hazelnut salsa, tomatillo—pasilla Oaxacana sauce
    $30.00

Maize y Harina

  • BRAISED GOAT HUARACHE tomatillo de arbol sauce, chile rajas, queso cotija
    $15.00
  • MEXICAN WHITE SHRIMP HUARACHE orange, charred avocado, smoked tomatoes, chiles, green onions
    $17.00
  • CARNITAS TACOS braised pork, guajillo chile sauce, roasted pineapple-habanero salsa, corn tortillas
    $14.00
  • GRILLED STEAK TACOS cipollini onions, nopales, mezcal salsa borracha, Asher Blue cheese crema, epazote, flour tortillas
    $18.00
  • FRIED AVOCADO TACOS crispy queso cotija, poblano pesto, roasted tomato, corn tortillas
    $14.00
  • CRISPY COD TACOS cabbage slaw, pickled jalapenos, passion fruit vinegar, corn tortillas
    $15.00
  • MASA FRIED CALAMARI pickled chayote-corn pico de gallo, prickly pear habanero mayo, toasted sesame, radish greens, flour tortilla
    $17.00
  • SPRING LAMB CHORIZO crispy potato, queso fresco, ramp crema, salsa verde, ramp tortilla
    $17.00

Acompanar

  • ELOTES charred corn-on-the-cob with garlic aioli, ancho chile powder, queso cotija, epazote
    $5.00
  • MASA FRIES
    $5.00
  • RICE AND BEANS pico de gallo
    $4.00
  • CHICHARRONES
    $4.00
  • GREENS WITH PERUVIAN WHITE BEANS
    $5.00
  • SWEET FRIED PLANTAINS red chile agave nectar, queso fresco
    $5.00
  • SPICY GRILLED GREEN BEANS smoked tomatoes, queso cotija, arbol chile vinaigrette
    $5.00

Lunch

Antojitos

  • GUACAMOLE tomato, lime, cilantro, red onion, serrano
    $6.00
  • ROASTED CAULIFLOWER GUACAMOLE salsa macha, epazote
    $9.00
  • STRAWBERRY GUACAMOLE queso fresco, marcona almonds, hoja santa pesto
    $9.00
  • CHIPS & SALSA SAMPLER fire-roasted tomato, tomatillo avocado and salsa negra with plantain and corn chips
    $8.00
  • GUACAMOLE & SALSA TASTING 3 guacamoles, 3 salsas 16
    $16.00
  • CHICKEN TINGA TOSTADAS chorizo, pico de gallo, chipotle, crema, queso fresco, micro cilantro
    $7.00
  • CHIPS & SALSA fire-roasted tomato salsa and corn chips
    $3.00
  • SEED CRUSTED AHI TUNA red grape-Serrano chile, sapicon, salted cucumbers, ghost chile mayo
    $15.00

Ceviches

  • SCALLOP CRUDO green grapes, fingerlimes, jicama, charred serrano oil
    $14.00
  • HAMACHI apple, serrano, jicama, avocado, sesame, green onion, Graany Smith aguachile
    $15.00
  • OCTOPUS, ROYAL RED SHRIMP, AND MUSSELS COCKTAIL cucumber, avocado, meyer lemon, charred Vidalia onion, green clamato
    $12.00

Huevos

  • HUEVOS RANCHEROS black bean quesadilla, two fried eggs, ranchero sauce
    $8.00
  • STEAK & EGGS petite grilled steak, two fried eggs, refried black beans, guajillo chile sauce, green chile sauce
    $14.00
  • ROASTED CHICKEN CHILAQUILES corn tortillas, spicy tomatillo de arbol sauce, crema, queso cotija, black bean puree, two fried eggs
    $11.00

Sopas y Ensaladas

  • TORTILLA SOUP roasted corn, chayote, radish, avocado, queso fresco, tortilla strips
    $7.00
  • GRILLED LITTLE GEM SALAD smoked grapes, pickled tomatoes, charred avocado, corn-crusted goat cheese, goat cheese-serrano vinaigrette
    $9.00
  • ASPARAGUS AND FARRO SALAD watermelon radish, avocado, pickled red onion, preserved meyer lemon, pepita seeds, hoja santa vinaigrette
    $11.00

Platos Mayores

  • ROASTED CHICKEN MOLE OAXACA mashed plantains, grilled green beans, sesame seeds
    $15.00
  • COBIA MOLE AMARILLO huitlacoche sauce, citrus and avocado salad, grilled chayote
    $15.00
  • PORK PIBIL TAMALE braised pork shoulder, bacon-corn masa, green chile sauce, crema, pico de gallo and served with black beans, poblano chile rice
    $10.00
  • SEAFOOD CALDO seabass, mahi, shrimp escabeche, fennel, carrots, fava beans, swiss chard, guajillo chile broth, corn tortillas
    $13.00

Tortas

  • CHICKEN BREAST MILANESA pickled ramps, red peppers, arugula, ghost chile aioli
    $10.00
  • GUM CREEK FARMS PORK BELLY PRENSADO queso manchego, smoked tomatoes, pickled red onion, roasted garlic aioli
    $12.00
  • MUSHROOM AND HOMINY BURGER fresno chile marmalade, jalapeno-cumin mayo, queso asadero, masa fries, adobo ketchup
    $11.00
  • CUBANO achiote-braised pork, Benton's ham, Swiss cheese, housemade pickles, black bean puree, mustard mojo
    $10.00

Taquitos

  • CARNITAS braised pork, guajillo chile sauce, roasted pineapple-habanero salsa
    $8.00
  • CRISPY COD cabbage slaw, pickled jalapenos, passion fruit vinegar
    $9.00
  • FRIED AVOCADO crispy queso cotija, poblano pesto, roasted tomato
    $9.00
  • FRIED CALAMARI pickled chayote-corn pico de gallo, prickly pear habanero mayo, toasted sesame, radish greens, flour tortilla
    $14.00
  • GRILLED STEAK cipollini onions, grilled nopales,mezcal salsa borracha, Asher Blue cheese crema, epazote. flour tortillas
    $12.00

Acompanar

  • ELOTES charred corn-on-the-cob with garlic aioli, ancho chile powder, queso cotija, epazote
    $5.00
  • MASA FRIES
    $4.00
  • CHICHARRONES
    $4.00
  • RICE AND BEANS
    $4.00
  • PERUVIAN WHITE BEANS & GREENS
    $5.00
  • SWEET FRIED PLANTAINS red chile agave nectar, queso fresco
    $5.00
  • SPICY GRILLED GREEN BEANS smoked tomatoes, queso cotija, arbol chile vinaigrette
    $5.00

Bebidas

  • Passionfruit Ginger Agua Fresca non-alcoholic, infused juice
    $4.00
  • Blueberry Agua Fresca non-alcoholic, infused juice
    $4.00

Dessert

Desserts

  • COCONUT TRES LECHES passion fruit cream, passion fruit sauce
    $8.00
  • CHURROS & TWO SAUCES salted cajeta, ancho-chocolate
    $8.00
  • PEANUT & CHOCOLATE CAKE chocolate mousse, hibiscus strawberry jam
    $8.00
  • VANILLA FLAN creamy caramel, masa crumble
    $8.00
  • HOMEMADE ICE CREAM AND SORBET vanilla, Mexican chocolate, canela, coconut, hibiscus sorbet, chef's seasonal sorbet
    1 Scoop $3.00
    3 Scoops $8.00
    Flight Of 3 $9.00

CAFE

  • AFFOGATO shot of espresso over scoop of ice cream
    $6.00
  • CARAJILLO Licor 43 and espresso, neat or on the rocks
    $10.00
  • MEXICAN COFFEE coffee, Ricura Horchata cream, El Jimador Reposado, whipped cream
    $7.00

Muy Rapido Lunch

Tortas

  • CUBANO achiote-braised pork, Benton's ham, Swiss cheese, house-made pickles, black bean puree, mustard mojo
  • CHICKEN BREAST MILANESA pickled ramps, piquillo peppers, arugula, ghost chile aioli
  • HALF CUBANO & CUP OF TOTRILLA SOUP

Taquitos

  • CARNITAS braised pork, guajillo chile sauce, roasted pineapple-habanero salsa
  • FRIED AVOCADO crispy queso cotija, poblano pesto, roasted tomato
  • CHICKEN TINGA chorizo, pico de gallo, chipotle, crema queso fresco, micro cilantro

Salad

  • ALMA CHOPPED SALAD romaine lettuce, roasted corn, chayote, pickled grape tomatoes, grilled adobo chicken, queso fresco, tortilla strips, tomatillo-avocado vinaigrette
  • HALF SALAD & CUP OF TORTILLA SOUP

Huevos

  • ROASTED CHICKEN CHILAQUILES crisp corn tortillas, crema, queso cotija, spicy tomatillo de arbol sauce, black bean puree, two fried eggs

Gluten-friendly Dinner

Antojitos

  • GUACAMOLE tomato, lime, cilantro, red onion, serrano
    $6.00
  • STRAWBERRY GUACAMOLE queso fresco, marcona almonds, hoja santa pesto
    $9.00
  • ROASTED CAULIFLOWER GUACAMOLE salsa macha, epazote
    $9.00
  • CHICKEN TINGA TOSTADAS chorizo, pico de gallo, chipotle, crema, queso fresco, micro cilantro
    $7.00
  • GUACAMOLE & SALSA TASTING three guacamoles, three salsas
    $16.00
  • PORK PIBIL TAMALE braised pork shoulder, bacon-corn masa, green chile sauce, crema, pico de gallo
    $8.00
  • GRILLED OCTOPUS avocado, pickled tomato, fava beans, meyer lemon, serrano, achiote oil
    $15.00
  • SEED CRUSTED AHI TUNA red grape-Serrano chile, sapicon, salted cucumbers, ghost chile mayo
    $15.00

Sopas y Ensaladas

  • TORTILLA SOUP chile broth, roasted corn, chayote, radish, avocado, queso fresco, tortilla strips
    $7.00
  • GRILLED LITTLE GEM SALAD smoked grapes, pickled tomatoes, charred avocado, corn-crusted goat cheese, goat cheese-serrano vinaigrette
    $10.00

Ceviches

  • SCALLOP CRUDO green grapes, fingerlimes, jicama, charred serrano oil
    $14.00
  • HAMACHI apple, serrano, jicama, avocado, sesame, green onion, Graany Smith aguachile
    $15.00

Platos Mayores

  • COMBINATION #191 mushroom and turnip barbacoa sope, zucchini-vaquero bean rellenito, goat cheese-rajas tamale, salsa ranchero
    $19.00
  • GRILLED TERES MAJOR ASADA duck fat confit fingerling potatoes, corn-poblano esquites, adobo sauce
    $28.00
  • HOJA SANTA HALIBUT charred peas, achiote boiled peanuts, asparagus, fried sunchokes, meyer lemon crema, huitlacoche sauce
    $30.00
  • PAN ROASTED SCALLOPS roasted apple—butternut squash puree, charred grape and hazelnut salsa, tomatillo—pasilla Oaxacana sauce
    $30.00
  • ACHIOTE RUBBED HERITAGE PORK CHOP beans, charred grape tomatoes, pickled ramps, pork belly marmalada, ramp top pipian
    $28.00

Maize y Harina

  • BRAISED GOAT HUARACHES tomatillo de arbol sauce, chile rajas, queso cotija
    $15.00
  • MEXICAN WHITE SHRIMP HUARACHES orange, charred avocado, smoked tomatoes, chiles, green onions
    $17.00
  • CARNITAS TACOS braised pork, guajillo chile sauce, roasted pineapple-habanero salsa
    $14.00
  • FRIED CALAMARI pickled chayote-corn pico de gallo, prickly pear habanero mayo, toasted sesame, radish greens, flour tortilla
    $17.00
  • SPRING LAMB CHORIZO crispy potato, queso fresco, ramp crema, salsa verde, ramp tortilla
    $17.00

Acompanar

  • ELOTES charred corn-on-the-cob with garlic aioli, ancho chile powder, queso cotija, epazote
    $5.00
  • CHICHARRONES
    $4.00
  • RICE AND BEANS
    $4.00
  • PERUVIAN WHITE BEANS & GREENS
    $5.00
  • SWEET FRIED PLANTAINS red chile agave nectar, queso fresco
    $5.00
  • SPICY GRILLED GREEN BEANS smoked tomatoes, queso cotija, arbol chile vinaigrette
    $5.00

Gluten-friendly Lunch

Gluten-Free Antojitos

  • GUACAMOLE tomato, lime, cilantro, red onion, serrano
    $6.00
  • STRAWBERRY GUACAMOLE queso fresco, marcona almonds, hoja santa pesto
    $9.00
  • ROASTED CAULIFLOWER GUACAMOLE salsa macha, epazote
    $9.00
  • CHICKEN TINGA TOSTADAS chorizo, pico de gallo, chipotle, crema, queso fresco, micro cilantro
    $7.00
  • CHIPS & SALSA TASTING fire-roasted tomato, tomatillo-avocado and salsa negra with plantain and corn chips
    $7.00
  • GUACAMOLE & SALSA TASTING three guacamoles, three salsas, corn chips
    $16.00
  • CHIPS & SALSA fire-roasted tomato salsa and corn chips
    $3.00
  • SEED CRUSTED AHI TUNA red grape-Serrano chile, sapicon, salted cucumbers, ghost chile mayo
    $15.00

Ceviches

  • SCALLOP CRUDO green grapes, fingerlimes, jicama, charred serrano oil
    $12.00
  • HAMACHI apple, serrano, jicama, avocado, sesame, green onion, Granny Smith aguachile
    $15.00

Huevos

  • HUEVOS RANCHEROS black bean quesadilla, two fried eggs, ranchero sauce
    $8.00
  • STEAK & EGGS petite grilled steak, two fried eggs, refried black beans, guajillo chile sauce, green chile sauce
    $14.00
  • ROASTED CHICKEN CHILAQUILES crisp corn tortillas, spicy tomatillo de arbol sauce, crema, queso cotija, black bean puree, two fried eggs
    $11.00

Sopas y Ensaladas

  • TORTILLA SOUP chile broth, roasted corn, chayote, radish, avocado, queso fresco, tortilla strips
    $7.00
  • GRILLED LITTLE GEM SALAD smoked grapes, pickled tomatoes, charred avocado, corn-crusted goat cheese, goat cheese-serrano vinaigrette
    $9.00

Taquitos

  • CARNITAS braised pork, guajillo chile sauce, roasted pineapple-habanero salsa
    $8.00
  • FRIED CALAMARI pickled chayote-corn pico de gallo, prickly pear habanero mayo, toasted sesame, radish greens, flour tortilla
    $14.00

Platos Mayores

  • COBIA PINEAPPLE MOLE huitlacoche sauce, citrus and avocado salad, grilled chayote
    $15.00
  • PORK PIBIL TAMALE braised pork shoulder, bacon-corn masa, green chile sauce, crema, pico de gallo and served with black beans, poblano chile rice
    $10.00
  • SEAFOOD CALDO seabass, mahi, shrimp escabeche, fennel, carrots, fava beans, swiss chard, guajillo chile broth
    $13.00

Sides

  • MASA FRIES
  • ELOTES charred corn-on-the-cob with garlic aioli, ancho chile powder, queso cotija, epazote
  • RICE AND BEANS
  • CHICHARRONES
  • PERUVIAN WHITE BEANS & GREENS
  • SWEET FRIED PLANTAINS red chile agave nectar, queso fresco
  • SPICY GRILLED GREEN BEANS smoked tomatoes, queso cotija, arbol chile vinaigrette

191 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Trendy/Scene, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (404) 968-9662
  • Private Dining Room: Yes