WORST SERVICE EVER. This is a warning to anyone wishing to eat here who is not wealthy and Cuban. My family and fiance joined me at this location for what was supposed to be a celebratory dinner for the recognition of a great accomplishment. We were seated inside (5 of us caucasian and 1 African American) and every single table around us received wonderful service except ours. It took one half hour for them to take our order, we did not receive drink refills, and our appetizer came after two hours of waiting!! When we asked what was taking so long, the manager told us that the kitchen was very busy. Tables of 5 that had arrived after us had already finished their meals and gone home. I've never had to complain about racism before, but it was very clear that the complete lack of service was personal when the tables receiving the utmost attention were comprised of affluent-looking Latinos. I am embarrassed that this place is still in business.
Not Worth It!.
We've been there at least twice (mostly for the wine selection) and I must say it was not a bad menu, but don't bring your children because they are not welcome. Although we were the first customers during the late afternoon hour, and after a short delay (of no fault of ours) several guests began seating. Our 2 year old child tends to laugh and chuckle with a high pitched voice, but once our food arrived, the maitre 'd' and the owner decided it was time to tell us to take our child outside because he was being noisy. After that shock they dropped the bill on the table for the full amount. The waiters were more than apologetic, but unfortunately the damage was done. I called after we departed to engage in a tasteful explanation of why they chose to embarass us in front of our guests, but they were unremorseful (which would have made things slightly better) and tried to provide an unacceptable excuse.
Never going back and I would caution anyone who goes there to not bring their child or engage in loud conversations.
AMAZING!. BEST PLACE IN MIAMI. I TRAVEL AROUND THE STATES MORE THAN I AM HOME, WHAT I ENJOY ABOUT TRAVELING IS ALL THE GREAT FOOD I CAN HAVE. FROM NEW YORK, TO CHICAGO, TO LA, MIAMI'S ALTA COCINA IS THE ONLY RESTAURANT THAT HAS BLOWN MY PALATE AWAY. I HAD A SEABASS THAT WAS IN A CURRY SAUCE, THE WAITER SUGGESTED SHRIMP AND RICE WITH THE DISH, WOW SHE WAS RIGHT. AMAZING. THE STARTERS WE HAD AT THE TABLE WERE ALL VERY GOOD, AND DESSERT WAS NOTHING SHORT OF GREAT! I READ AN ARTICLE IN THE MIAMI NEW TIMES THAT CUT THEM REALLY SHORT, FROM WHAT I READ,SINCE THEN ALTA COCINA HAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY.THE WINE LIST WAS NICE HAVING FROM LOW RANGE TO MIND RANGE PRICED WINE NOTHING TOO PRICEY. SERVICE WAS IMPECCABLE. FOOD WAS SPECTACULAR AND THE AMBIANCE WAS REALLY NICE. I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK.
Best in South Miami. The menu has a wonderful variety of dishes inspired by international cuisine... with excellent prices. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. I have eaten here several times and it has been consistently good. Great to go before or after the movies, also a great date place.
Fabulous fusion cuisine and unique selection of wines-. Ordered from the menu and the specials for the evening and both were GREAT!! Also enjoyed some incredible South African wines. Great friendly service.
An amazing experience , coming from the kitchens of Michelle Bernstein, the Chefs of Alta Cocina will delight you with amazing food, wine and a casual professional service.
Husband and wife team of Johnson and Wales culinary school grads offer up upscale European eats in downtown South Miami..
If the rack of wines on the wall doesn't inspire you, the haute cuisine menu will. From cod fritters to lobster burgers, this isn't your typical South Miami fare. Globetrotter food choices featureAsian quail and an assortment of homemade pastas that are prepared daily. Sweet tooth hankering for a little something off the beaten path? Try the passion-fruit spiked key lime pie and wash it down with one of many dessert wines.