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Maya Mexican Restaurant

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Crossroads Mall | Banilad Road, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63322389618
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Mexican in Cebu

Maya has wonderful decor and comfortable seating. Especially take note of the many unique masks on the walls. Overall its a great enviornment that transports you to another place. The service was good. The only thing i do not like is that in my two trips to Maya the food for our table did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Maya has wonderful decor and comfortable seating. Especially take note of the many unique masks on the walls. Overall its a great enviornment that transports you to another place. The service was good. The only thing i do not like is that in my two trips to Maya the food for our table did not all come out at the... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family loves mexican dishes so when I searched over the net that this resto is one of the best in Cebu, went there right away for dinner. I did not make a reservation so when we arrived, we were told that tables outside were the only ones available. We thought of leaving but hubby suggested to wait a little... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Spanish, Pub, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business

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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