It has light flavors of vanilla and coconut, and you can taste the habeñero. I'd recommend the Dark n' Stormy, with an extra healthy splash of rum and ginger beer it's a spicy cocktail, great to sip in the cosy pew like booths when you want to have an extra special, memorable evening out. You can actually hear it sizzling as the mix of aromas waft up and cause your mouth to water! Friday Main Dining Room Happy Hours 5 p. Overall, if I were in the neighborhood, I would absolutely visit here again. The wait staff and hostesses were amazing as well. The service was fantastic, the server even offered up her reading glasses! The only somewhat negative thing I would say is that I felt it was a bit too dark in the dining room. Recommended to us by our hotel concierge, Alma de Cuba offered a trendy and sophisticated atmosphere.
We started our evening there with some cocktails from its great ranging drinks menu. Two people would be too full for their mains if they shared this! Our waiter did a wonderful job of suggesting wine to go with our entrees. And for desert we shared the sticky toffee pudding,which was unreal! I found the Warm Guava and Cheese Pastelles to be equally as invigorating. However, the desert and the local coffee my husband ordered turned out to be barely satisfactory, but my after-meal caffeine cocktail was not bad at all. The wait staff were very pleasant and friendly. The food itself made for an interesting time and conversation as the flavors were both unique and fantastic at the same time.
Also the foods are presented really well on the plate that it would tempt you to eat it. High energy, and a dark but inviting ambience. . Overall it is a place worth going to Came to Alma de Cuba with a group of 6 for dinner. Other people seemed to enjoy their mains more than me though, so I'd go back and give it another go.
It all depends on what day you decide to come here to get the most of Alma's potential. We don't need its content. I was told this never happens and to please not make this the standard for which we compared every other meal on tour. The range of entrees was limited, but this posed no problem because there was nothing to dislike on the menu. Think I'd avoid a live music night though! What a stroke of luck! The layer of fat that gives the meat most of its flavor has been left on for the braising but pulls off easily. Their wine selection is very good and the staff is knowledgeable about pairings. I think this is a restaurant for young people who prefer drinking to dining.
We got there during happy hour, so I assumed that caused the delay in getting our drinks at first. Really a fun night and experience. The assortment of shrimp and bay scallops is generous, and they are tasty, but be sure to ration the lobster meat for your first and last bites! Upstairs, the balcony-style seating and classic décor promise a mellow and sophisticated ambiance. If you like Latin food, you have to try this place. The food was amazing the ambiance was very laxxed and chill. The waiter gave honest and informative answers to our questions without seeming to 'push' a dish. So, the meal was amazing, so I always am intrigued with dessert when the meal is spectacular.
Chicken dish was not enjoyed by two of our guests. For me though none of this really makes up for what one of the other Yelpers here identified as the 'douchebag factor. We have rated this as our best dinning out event!! My entree the Arroz De Mariscos was a rice dish with assorted seafood like paella but not quite was absolutely delicious. The lower level is a combination bar and lounge area. I don't think they know how to do Latin food here - despite the name, hardly any of the food is from that part of the world.
The dish is made with almond-stuffed dates that are wrapped in bacon and then served with blue cheese. Because yucca—the starchy root of the Cassava plant, which grows in arid environments, like Central and South America—tends to be a bit bland, they are tossed with mojo sauce to add more flavor. A classy, and energetic place that would be an ideal for a romantic and fun night with a partner. Look forward to going again. Accompanying the excellent cocktail menu is a very sophisticated wine list, full of tasty offerings. The ripened plantains, which are laden with natural sugar, have been sliced and pan-fried, so the sugar caramelizes on the outside.
Night Clubs and Restaurants are an ideal place to enjoy on a night, but Alma De Cuba used to be a church was the beat Ihave been to. It was just a little bit dark for reading the menu print, but not inappropriately dark to entertain business colleagues. So don't go with anybody that you don't already know well, or you won't be able to talk much! The bar is expensive but with a good array of cocktails some might find it worth the wait but I think there are better cocktail bars around. Main Dining Room Happy Hours 5 p. A very nice variety of cuban food traditional and contemporary. It had been some time since I was here last and I have to say that was my loss - what a terrific restaurant!! The tapas menu is not only tasty but very reasonably priced for such an upscale place. Btw, the pre-dinner bread was quite special in a good way! Daring dishes carefully prepared--a fantastic experience a bit tarnished by a bad waitress --other than that this is a superb place with great food that goes beyond the traditional Cuban dishes and dares and dares---from the pan de bono --very Cali--to the ostras Rodriguez---a top place anywhere in the world!!!!!!!!! He is the reason I don't go to Alma on a weekend.
It's an old church built in 1788. I would consider trying again, possibly just an off night. The place is lit with candles and dim lights that would make you welcoming. All of my family were very pleased with our choices. You can also see the bar from where you are sat. The race on a Friday and a Saturday night to watch the petals fall off the mezzanine at Alma de Cuba has to be seen to be believed.