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Alma

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61000 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050-3756
+1 305-743-7000
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18:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expensive . . . The gin and tonic was powerful. Ordered lamb medium rare was medium to medium well. If the company had not been paying for it I would have sent it back, but it was tender so I ate most of it. Key Lime Pie and Guava Flan were very good. For the money I would return for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably attentive server. Seemed overworked. Had good drinks at the bar before and after dinner. That's what I'd share with most. I had lamb she had steak. Neither were particularly good. Surprised by the lack of fresh fish options considering the location. I'd go off property before I went back.

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Thank Jasontrocki
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

We appreciate you sharing your perspective with us. It is disappointing to read that you were not thoroughly impressed with your dining experience at our restaurant. We always want to prepare the best meals for our guests and we sincerely apologized that you were not very pleased by it all. Your concerns will be shared with our culinary team so... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few dinners at this restaurant. Every meal was great and service was awesome. Key lime pie is very good!

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Thank zollnerfish
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

We are delighted to read that we went above and beyond in exceeding your expectations! It truly is flattering to learn that you ate here a few times and that you were constantly impressed by our services. Thank you for your review, and we hope to welcome you back to our Alma Restaurant. More 

st. louis
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is just "okay", not great. Far too expensive for what you get. Our waiter in the bar area (Christmas Day Night) was bland.

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Thank llcoolmel
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant for the holidays. We truly regret that you were not fully satisfied with the quality of our food and that you did not find great value in everything. We always want to provide a wonderful experience for our guests, so it is disappointing that you did not have a spectacular... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had gone fishing and brought back his share of the catch and asked Alma to prepare it for our dinner. They did a good job but charged us $25 per person for preparing the fish. So $50 even though we brought the protein seemed a tad high. My son had the short rib and loved it. Desserts were... More 

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Thank tgd721
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to prepare your fish for you! We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and the desserts that we offer. However, we regret that you did not find great value in our prices. We will certainly share all of your comments with our team as we always value the feedback from our guests. We hope to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You wouldn't think that a high-end restaurant would be family-friendly, but Alma provides fantastic options for kids while still allowing the parents to have a grown-up dinner. We ate there three times during our stay and truly enjoyed the food. One server especially stands out. Daneisa was great with the kids and her warm, friendly islander vibe was just what... More 

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Thank Cindy R
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

Our restaurant welcomes guests of all ages, and we are pleased that you had a great time here! To learn that you ate at our restaurant many times throughout your stay is very flattering to us. We are thrilled that Daneisa made your dining experience to be quite enjoyable. We will certainly share with her that you were impressed by... More 

Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night, I had the surf and turf special while my wife had the scallops. I was expecting the typical surf and turf, a crappy little filet with a lobster tail. To my most pleasant surprise, the fillet was at least 8 oz and both the fillet and tail were cooked perfectly. My wife said the scallops were superb.... More 

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Thank CSIS2
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

It makes us smile that you consider our restaurant to be a winner! We are so glad that we exceeded your expectations on every level with our delicious entrees. Our goal is to prepare the best meals for our guests, and we are delighted that this was your experience. We love hearing that you found everything to be perfect, and... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Alma is located in Hawks Cay resort. In previous reviews I have said that pricing at restaurants in Hawks Cay Resort was overpriced. That is not the case at Alma. The food is delicious. My wife kids and myself had 4 different fish dishes. All were different flavors blended perfectly and most importantly the fish was cooked perfectly not over... More 

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Thank Blexhooper
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

Your recommendation means a lot to us! We appreciate hearing that you consider our restaurant to be of great value. It is wonderful that you found your meal to be perfect and our service to be top-quality. We are glad that you were impressed by the quality of our food and that you had a relaxing time dining with us.... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed at Hawks Cay over Thanksgiving break and ate at Alma two nights. The food was delicious and the service was terrific! Everything was timely, even though the resort was filled to capacity, we never waited long!

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Thank Diane B
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to welcome you to our Alma Restaurant during Thanksgiving break! We are delighted that you enjoyed the quality of our food and that you received excellent service. We cannot wait to share your compliments with our team as they will be pleased to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience. Thank you, and we hope... More 

Baltimore, MD
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Alma was very good! We had the filet entree and the swordfish special and it was very tasty. Our server, Omar, was vert attentive and friendly. Recommend.

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Thank teeter425
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the meals prepared by our talented chefs. It is wonderful to read that you were impressed by the attentive service provided by Omar. Our main priority is to provide the best customer service as possible, and we are glad that this was your experience. We look forward to sharing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61000 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050-3756
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Duck Key
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-7000
Description
Culinary Fusion With A Duck Key Flair Just because this is The Keys doesn't mean you can't, on occasion, dress up for a lovely night out. This is why we created Alma, our own fine dining experience at Hawks Cay Resort. We call it elegantly informal. By that, we mean you don't need a tie but you shouldn't walk right off the fishing boat either. Our expert (and rather eclectic) chefs combine the rich heritage of Latin cuisine with the culinary secrets and spices of the islands for an inspired fusion of flavors. Alma is all about having a great night out. That can mean just the two of you. Or it can mean sharing the fun with some close friends. Whether it's a romantic table or chatting it up on our outdoor patio, we'll do our best to make it great. Alma is an escape for those seeking a night of romantic possibilities, slightly decadent fun and, of course, great food. Our genius chefs create bold Latin dishes inspired and infused with the flavors of the Caribbean to bring you a melting pot of deliciousness you won't find anywhere else in the Keys. Sip a selection straight-up from the world's greatest Rum Bar or try one of our Alma specialty drinks while deciding if you want the Seafood Paella, or the Grilled Churrasco, or the Baked Lobster or...wow that's a tough decision. After dinner, sample the international selection of fine rums at our bar, light up a hand-rolled cigar out on the veranda or just kick back by the fire and enjoy an elegant night out Hawks Cay style. Alma is located at Hawks Cay Resort, midway down the Florida Keys on the beautiful island of Duck Key. To get to Alma, take US-1 to mile marker 61 and follow the signs to Hawks Cay's lobby. Our valets will gladly park your vehicle and direct you to the restaurant.

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