187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 643-5400 serving: Columbia Street Waterfront District
open:Tues-Thurs 5:30-10 pm, Fri 5:30-11 pm, Sat 10 am-2:30 pm, 5:30-11 pm, Sun 10 am-2:30 pm, 5:30-10 pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Group Dining, $$, Mexican, Billiards Bars, People Watching, Mastercard Accepted, Neighborhood Bars, Outdoor Dining, Bars & Clubs, Cash, Discover Accepted, Lounges, Visa Accepted, Bars & Pubs, Brunch, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Quiet, View Dining,

The Low Down


Look Good: Reservations are not taken, so show up early for a coveted patio table.

In the Neighborhood: Find out what's happening on Smith Street.

Know Before You Go: The free chips and salsa come with smoky pico de gallo and fresh salsa verde. Make it a meal with buttery guacamole, served in a lava-rock pedestal bowl.

The Extras: In the winter, the patio is enclosed and heated, ensuring a great Manhattan in any season.

What to Drink: The bar mixes fantastic margaritas with house-infused tequilas in vanilla-pineapple and habanero flavors, plus fresh lime juice.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

This three-story space offers an eclectic menu of authentic pan-regional Mexican fare---not to mention breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Situated in a gentrifying section of Brooklyn, the restaurant's rooftop deck is ideal for a…
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By Nanette K at Insider Pages

If you're looking for an incredible view of Manhattan, look no farther than Alma. Especially wonderful on a summer evening, just before sunset, on... Read More

Great food; better view....
By Jennifer K at Insider Pages

Hang at the downstairs bar and wait for a table upstairs--it's worth the wait. The neuvo Mexican food is great, but it's the spectacular, roof-top ... Read More

Grea Mexican in a unique setting
By Melissa W at Insider Pages

This is a wonderful Mexican restaurant in an area that doesn't really have a real estate designer is close to Red Hook and Park Slope, but... Read More

Romantic hidden Mexican spot
By Lily H. at Judy's Book

Went to Alma yesterday for the 4th time. Every time I go, it's a different experience. I've eat indoors twice and now outdoors twice. In the summer... Read More

By Denise S. at Judy's Book

This restaurant is in the heart of Brooklyn. The rooftop dining area has one of the best views of Manhattan, make sure to get a seat next to a wind... Read More