About Del Alma
del Alma Restaurant, located in downtown Corvallis, offers an elegant yet warm and inviting dining atmosphere with a view of the riverfront. del Alma means literally "of the soul", and the entire del Alma staff strives to create a dining experience that reflects their passion for excellent service, warm hospitality, and great food. The menu is inspired by the flavors and cuisines of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain and offers items ranging from tapas to full entrees. del Alma brings its passion for the vibrant flavors of Latin America and pairs it with the offerings of the Northwest, using fresh ingredients from local markets, farms, and ranches. The bar hosts an array of libations ranging from south-of-the-border classics to contemporary cocktails plus an interesting and food-friendly wine list featuring both Old and New World selections. Prix-fixe dinner specials are available on Wednesdays and pairing dinners are regularly featured.
Contemporary American, Latin / Spanish, Creole
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample street parking on both Washington Avenue and 2nd Street. Free public lot located at 2nd and Western.
Private Party Facilities:
del Alma has a private banquet room that can accommodate up to 50 for dinners and other events. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Carolyn Krueger: 5417532222x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Del Alma Ratings and Reviews
We ate at Del Alma for the Wednesday nig ...
We ate at Del Alma for the Wednesday night special. Everything we ordered was delicious! The beet salad was so good, I wanted to lick the plate. We are never disappointed when we eat here. Our waitress, Kai, was very good and so helpful. This is a terrific restaurant!
Anniversary dinner. Very quiet, food wa ...
Anniversary dinner. Very quiet, food was good, but service was poor. We had to ask about the soup special, and we ordered 2 desserts, but were only served one. I asked for the other dessert and it was brought later, only to discover it was not what I thought I ordered. I had overheard the desserts by another server (ours never gave us all our choices) but had not heard it correctly. Out table kept tipping, nearly spilling our drinks. We showed our server who tried to fix it and called another person who eventually fixed it while we stood and waited. There were other tables they could have moved us to instead of repairing it while we stood there with our drinks in hand. Disappointing overall.
Best in Corvallis
Our second visit to Del Alma did not disappoint. The tapas were beautifully plated and the main courses delicious. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Service is crisp but not cloying. If you have questions, the friendly waitstaff will be happy to give you their opinions. Also had several beers that were tasty. Highly recommended.
Overall Good Dining Experience With Suggestions
We came for the first time and hosted 4 friends. We all had the Wed. 3 course special. The quality of the choices was variable, but the most obvious overall issue was the small serving sizes. The strawberry dessert was an elegant and artistic presentation, although small. Some selections were excellent (i.e. BBQ pork) others not worth the price (i.e. Tacos). We also thought the choices for each course could be expanded. The service was excellent with lovely and attentive waitresses. The overall atmosphere was very nice.
Great meal with my sons. The atmosphere ...
Great meal with my sons. The atmosphere was very nice, casual but upscale. Food was wonderful and prepared perfectly (Halibut, duck, chicken). Hope to return with my husband soon. It's not easy to find a more upscale restaurant in Corvallis as the majority cater to the college students.
Del Alma served excellent food; its location was ideal for family visiting OSU. The tapas plates were tasty and nicely portion. The vegetable was nicely cooked and had great taste. The server was very attentive and quick to response to our request. Overall, it was a great to cap off a great visit to OSU.
Corvallis Happy Place
Visiting my kid in Corvallis usually leads me to restaurants that are actually pub food. What a nice find Del Alma was. Wonderful Spanish tapas and creative and tasty entrees. And, the guacamole had bacon and hazelnuts which actually worked. Loved the meal and the service. Beautiful fun restaurant. So thankful its there!
Beautiful view next to the river. Dishe ...
Beautiful view next to the river. Dishes were colorful and vibrant in flavor and texture. Loved the bread and dipping sauces. Patatas bravas were fresh and crispy on the exterior. The stuffing inside the breaded poblano lacked seasoning. However, the surrounding sauces were zesty. Dessert was the least favorite part of the meal. The chocolate cake had a strange rubbery texture and lacked a deep chocolate flavor. On a positive note, the chocolate mousse filling had a nice kick of heat to it. The service was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive and professional. The whole experience was a special OSU Mom's weekend treat. Will probably skip dessert next time.
The best in Corvallis, bar none
We've been going to Del Alma regularly for three or so years, and still love it. The food is good, mostly delicious, on the spicy sid; the service is outstanding; and the ambiance is perfect: pleasant, relaxing, background music not intrusive, and quiet enough to have a pleasant conversation. Consistently. If I had a "complaint," it would be that menu items I really like are occasionally removed from the menu and replaced by something new and different. This isn't much to complain about, but from time to time I've looked forward to something that I found had been replaced. This has never stopped me from returning and discovering some new entrée that was equally good, though. Del Alma is far and away our favorite restaurant, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have it in our home town. I would recommend Del Alma to anyone who can afford something more than a run-of-the-mill chain restaurant, and likes a little kick in their food.
A pleasant evening meal
Overall, a Very tasty menu (we ordered tapas). The Food came out promptly and was well presented. Our waitress was very pleasant, friendly and well informed on what the drinks were like offering us suggestions. The dessert menu looked fantastic, and I would have happily ordered any/all of them if I was not so full. The price was a little higher than most surrounding restaurants, but still not the most expensive tapas Ihave had so would say fairly priced. Will Visit again.
nice cocktails - menu ok, but never changes :(
I think this is one of the most consistent restaurants in Corvallis - great cocktails, lovely ambiance and all in all, I give it a strong review -- it's not haute cuisine or super 'inspired' -- but the dishes are always well prepared and come out looking great. That said, the double edged sword of consistency is 'boredom'... the menu hasn't changed significantly in two years.... and given the paucity of nice restaurants in Corvallis -- this lack of change is definitely noted by diners who 'would be regulars' but dining at Del Alma more than couple of times a year is like watching the same movie over and over and over.... wish there were more seasonal specials.
Good date resturant
We have eaten here several times, mostly in the lounge, and have been very satisfied. This time we were a little disappointed in the steak, but we have had it before and it was great. The menu has lots of choices that you won't see at other restaurants, which makes it interesting for a smaller town, especially a college town. We'll be back.
Was out to town visiting the kids. We love Tapas and try to visit locations whenever we can. We were not disappointed at all! The food was both beautiful and delicious. Some great and creative choices. The wait staff was sweet and attentive. The only complaint I have, is that it is so far from my home in California!! But a definite stop should we find ourselves nearby again.
A night to forget
Took my wife out spur of the moment.
Nice ambiance, good service, great food!
Would definitely recommend!!
Don't know if I'll be back because it will remind me that after such a great dinner, my wife told me on the way home that she doesn't love me any more and wants a divorce.... How about that
Otherwise a fine evening 😢
Del Alma: a gem
We met friends at Del Alma because Corvallis was halfway between our homes. It was an excellent and lucky choice.
The service was attentive and prompt (thanks Christopher). Food and drinks were reasonably priced and offered an excellent selection. The menu was varied & imaginative. All our entrees were beautifully presented and everyone raved about their meals.
We will be back as often as possible.
Goldilocks proclaims : "Just Right!"
We came to celebrate a birthday. It was the perfect choice. The setting, service and food were excellent and a good value. We definitely look forward to a return visit. Our waitress was very warm and extremely competent. Everything was "just right". Goldilocks
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