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Maya Mexican Restaurant

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Crossroads Mall | Banilad Road, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63322389618
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Maya was created to be a casual restaurant and tequila lounge: laid back...
Maya was created to be a casual restaurant and tequila lounge: laid back and subtle, with efficient service and reasonably priced. The sophisticated yet casual allure of Maya seamlessly blends old world charm with modern elegance. Succulent aromas from the kitchen mix tradition and ingenuity while setting the stage for your dining pleasure. Maya also has the largest selection of 100% pure agave tequilas in the country, which in addition to our premium house pours are sure to charm.Maya is committed to the timeless tradition of Mexican food – utilizing countless ingredients and dishes, and perhaps most importantly, the rich family tradition of preparation, which is done by hand using the freshest local ingredients that are regionally available. By embracing both Mexican tradition and local sensibility, we offer a creatively classic cuisine that unites well-known Mexican street food from the stalls of Mexico City and family dishes from the coast of the Mayan Riviera and the inventiveness of the Hispanic American communities of California and the American Southwest.
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pricey Resto on upscale location

They said its mexican resto, but the taste is already mixed so called filipinize, Located in an upscale compound where the yuppies spend money without worries, food and drink items here are pricey, but tis is the location where upper class local unwind for the night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went there for drinks. The mojito makes you forget your name for a moment. Will go back for dinner next time. And will definitely a get another mojito.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Good mexican restaurants are so hard to find in the visayas region. It still is and I think Maya is the only authentic mexican restaurant in the region. Located in the very hip crossroads in banilad, it serves the best mojito and margarita..dignified and smooth. I often take mine frozen but this time Raymond the manager said that I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

They said its mexican resto, but the taste is already mixed so called filipinize, Located in an upscale compound where the yuppies spend money without worries, food and drink items here are pricey, but tis is the location where upper class local unwind for the night.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restaurant was a little pricey, but food was pretty good and the vibe was great. If you're free one night for dinner and want Mexican food, check this restaurant out.

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Makati, Philippines
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Everything - from the ambiance to the bar to the food - gets five stars in my book. They've got the best margaritas, home made chips, salsa and guacamole to start things right. Generous and tasty menu items but my favourite will always be their fall off the bone ribs. To be sure you could blindly select anything on the... More 

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Yeadon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

1st impression of the place was good from the start......friendly and polite staff when greeted at the door. Once inside I continued to be impressed. I have been to hi-end Mexican restaurants all over the US......from San Francisco, Austin, TX, Miami, FL, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Pa and NYC....and this place is comparable to all of them. This place would fit... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Probably the best Mexican restaurant in Cebu city. Problem is, it doesn't taste even "Mexican" at all. Being of Mexican descent and having been to Mexico a couple of times the food has left my chilango taste wanting for more. The tortilla used in Tacos were kinda stale and the salsa is not even salsa. It tastes more Filipino than... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have to say they have the best service. Their waitress/waiter were so proactive and attentive. As for the food, a must try for me would be their cheese fondue with nachos. Their enchiladas ( which was what I was craving for ) were not as good as I thought coz the tostilla was kind of hard. A must try... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I read a lot of good things about this place and I was so looking forward to the food. I walked in to an empty restaurant and was asked if I had a reservation. There was a delay in seating me even though there was just ONE occupied table with a couple. So I ordered a margarita and asked if... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is the fourth time we have had dinner here,food great as always service very good the staff here are very good and attentive to all your needs,we have visited all the Abaca restaurants and stayed at the Abaca resort in Lapu Lapu and have never had a problem till we went to the Maya Restaurant on the Sunday evening... More 

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Additional Information about Maya Mexican Restaurant

Address: Crossroads Mall | Banilad Road, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone Number: +63322389618
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Crossroads Mall | Banilad Road, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: +63322389618

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups

Description

Maya was created to be a casual restaurant and tequila lounge: laid back and subtle, with efficient service and reasonably priced. The sophisticated yet casual allure of Maya seamlessly blends old world charm with modern elegance. Succulent aromas from the kitchen mix tradition and ingenuity while setting the stage for your dining pleasure. Maya also has the largest selection of 100% pure agave tequilas in the country, which in addition to our premium house pours are sure to charm.Maya is committed to the timeless tradition of Mexican food – utilizing countless ingredients and dishes, and perhaps most importantly, the rich family tradition of preparation, which is done by hand using the freshest local ingredients that are regionally available. By embracing both Mexican tradition and local sensibility, we offer a creatively classic cuisine that unites well-known Mexican street food from the stalls of Mexico City and family dishes from the coast of the Mayan Riviera and the inventiveness of the Hispanic American communities of California and the American Southwest.

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