Restaurants, Mexican Carroll Gardens
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 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

A popular destination on Columbia Street’s restaurant row, three-story Alma serves fancy regional Mexican food in a giddy, casual atmosphere. Although the ground floor bar and midlevel dining room are great, diners clamor for a seat on the rooftop patio (open year-round!) for inspiring views of the Manhattan skyline and the glittering, accidental beauty of cargo-loaders below. The food ranges from old standards (fresh, cilantro-heavy salsa and creamy, addictive guac) to sophisticated dishes like huachinango a la naranja, a red snapper with orange sauce, which is as airy and light as the view.


Venue name: Alma
Address: 187 Columbia St
Cross street: at DeGraw St
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm; Fri 5-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to Bergen St
Price: Average main course: $20.
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As far as Brooklyn rooftop views go, the sunset view from Alma is pretty spectacular. The spicy margarita I had was delicious, and I ordered the vegetable fajitas. The servings are large and the food was delicious, that being said I do believe it is a little pricey for what you get. I believe my vegetable fajitas were ~$20, which with no meat is a little high. I would go back, for the view and the tastiness of the food, just definitely not a cheap Mexican place!