Alma Del Mar

1007 S 9th St, Philadelphia
(215) 644-8158

Recent Reviews

Maryann H.

Came here a couple of weeks ago for brunch and was pleasantly surprised! They had a cute outdoor set up next to the restaurant and seemed to follow all covid guidelines. The ambiance is actually nice considering that they are located in the middle of the Italian market. I ordered the huevos rancheros and lobster benedict and both were pretty good and flavorful! The best part about this restaurant is that it is BYOB, so don't forget to bring the champagne for mimosas! They also give you fresh squeezed orange juice! I highly recommend coming here for brunch with friends!

Michelle C.

We've had our eye on Alma del Mar ever since watching their story on Queer Eye a few months back. Finally made it in for a late breakfast this morning and had a great experience! The outdoor patio is really cute and tables are very spaced out. There aren't too many places to sit and eat in the Italian Market but Alma del Mar is right in the middle of all the action, while still being tucked away from the street. There are signs at the front of the patio with all of the Covid precautions the restaurant is taking and requesting of their customers. There was hand sanitizer on our table and everyone we encountered was wearing masks properly. After checking out our menus, my husband and I both decided on huevos rancheros. Plus a trifecta of water, coffee and OJ. The OJ was fresh squeezed and tasted great. The coffee was awesome, too. We were presented with enormous servings of huevos rancheros and we each left about half of the dish behind. On a future visit, we'd probably order one to share plus something else from the menu. Looking forward to next time!

Chris K.

Came here for a terrific brunch recently and had an excellent dinner tonight at Alma Del Mar. The oysters Rockefeller appetizer was fantastic. We shared the Seafood soup and grilled Branzino, both excellent!Such a great addition to the neighborhood. Marco the owner spent a few minutes welcoming us and made us feel at home. You need to check out season 5 episode 8 of queer eye on Netflix. Great background on the family and their journey to opening Alma Del Mar. Great atmosphere with the outdoor dining. My wife especially appreciated the little touches like fresh flowers on every table. We will be regulars.

Lucero M.

Omg ! This place has the best tres leches French toast, everything on the menu is delicious and Alma is always super friendly and makes sure everything is the way is supposed to be !! Love this place !!

Carolynne L.

Soooo delicious. The servers were so sweet to us and looked after us the whole time. Great atmosphere, outdoor seating, beautiful flowers on the table. Food was really great - highly recommend the brunch!! We got french toast and eggs benedict with lobster yummmm. Will go back soon!!

Anh D.

This is an awesome addition to the Italian Market. So far I only had breakfast takeouts. There are many seafood items on the dinner menu I'd love to taste soon.

Ann V.

This place is absolutely adorable. Finally decided to have a meal outdoors during this crazy time and Alma Del Mar was exactly what i needed. Tables were spaced outdoors and nicely spaced out. Because their dining area was quite big, I did not feel crammed nor did I have to deal with sidewalk seating. I ordered the crab mango salad and it was delicious. I embarrassingly inhaled the thing. I don't even love salads and this was just SO good. I also had the strawberry french toast bc carb is LIFE! Very good as well and just the right size that it wasn't overwhelming.I would definitely recommend.

Tika Skiba

I can't get enough of this food! The lobster benedict is my go-to. Staff is very kind and attentive as well!

Cindy Ro

The open air dinning is wonderful with fresh flowers at each table. The food is artistic as well as delicious. The staff members are friendly. I can’t wait to go again. Especially, now that they started surging dinner.


I can't say enough good things about this lovely restaurant. The lobster benny and huevos rancheros were amazing. Great sized portions and prices. My mom and I loved sitting out on the shaded patio right in the heart of the Italian Market. Even the music playing overhead was great. The atmosphere is so enjoyable and the staff made sure to ask us if we enjoyed everything. Great people, great place! Highly recommend.

Karen Adams, Realtor

I LOVE this place! This is Mario’s crazy mango salad. Lots of mangos, lots of crab and great dressing! Fast service! Do yourself a favor and stop by or order for takeout!

Darshak V.

Really quaint and welcoming restaurant in the Italian market. We came on a particularly rainy day, but were able to stay (mostly) dry under the tent on their {socially distanced} outdoor patio. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and kind. We had made a reservation, but had to wait about 20 minutes for our table. This place is perfect for brunch and I love the location. The inside of the restaurant is nothing spectacular, but I did enjoy the Queer Eye mural on the back wall. I wish I could have tried everything on the menu because it all sounded very delicious. I ended up opting for the eggplant benedict and my girlfriend got the cappucino french toast. Both were spectacular and I was more than satisfied after the meal. My only quip is that our food was served in the paper containers. This was because we originally did not want to eat in the rain, but ultimately decided to sit down and eat when the rain started to decrease. It would have been nice if they could have transferred our food to real plates for the full experience. Overall, great spot for brunch with great food.

Kaki Feerick

Such an amazing atmosphere and is run by the kindest people. Great food and an even greater time! Could not recommend it enough!

Munah Mayo

Great food frindly servers. Outside setting is very nice!

Sam A.

This place is def a gem. Outdoor seating and cool vibes. Servers are lovely. Food is yummy- but limited. Mostly pork stuff but to Each their own. 5 stars to veggie burger and tres leches. Craving it now. Con is smelly Italian village.

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