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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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  • 56
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
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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
Dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
reezuh25
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Cebu Island, Philippines
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Manila, Philippines
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was a very nice place. Frindle staff. The food was okay. But it was little expensive. Cost 2500 pesos for two adults and 2 children.

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Paranaque
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111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Food, crowd,service,location,price all double thumbs up !!!...should visit this place more often :) I also notice that on the second floor there was some dancing . I have been to Cebu many time and this was the first time that i chanced upon this place as i was literally dragged into this place. after entering the place, i was completely... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Had a Burrito since the A Cafe across the establishment recently closed down. I do have high marks for the staff and the ambience. If for those 2 alone i will return. Maybe i should try other dishes but I can only take one dish at a time. Will review again when that happens.

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Karmoy Municipality, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was here in 2014 and i get very Impressed of the restaurant. good space in the restaurant and also quiet and nice mood among waiters. A type of Mexican food that all Mexican food lovers should try. i just love the food and the good service we get there. I would definitely come back here again and eat mexican... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was here two years ago and the food was a dream. Top class mexican, not only for Cebu. When I returned, I had great expectations and looked forward to a great taco plate. But wow was I dissapointed. The food that was absolutly top class the last time was now less than mediocre. Sad to see and will not... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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357 reviews 357 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

For the longest time we waited for a good Mexican place in Cebu, and finally it arrived with Maya. Given that it was founded by the Abaca group, expectations were high and they were fully met. The menu is extensive and the selection of tequila is like nothing I have ever seen. I especially love the tacos, and the guacamole... 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 1 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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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