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Maya Mexican Restaurant

Crossroads Mall | Banilad Road, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Ranked #9 of 331 restaurants in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Tapas, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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75% Recommend
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Makati, Philippines
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I had lunch here a few years back and experience was so-so. My last visit was way better. The interior is still the same. Still cool and relaxing. Prices are not cheap but the food is really good. Service could be better given the ambience and pricing, but no major fails. Margaritas are good. I had the 6-hour cooked pork... More

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

So all the reviews here lead me to have some pretty lofty expectations...and maybe the reality of the food kind of left me feeling overly critical. But first: the ambiance is great...great lighting, great decor. The waitresses and staff were top-notch....noticeably better than almost anywhere else I went. The harsh reality: the food is overpriced and simply NOT that good.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Food - always good. My top choices are the fajitas and quesadillas. They also have this cheesy lasagna like thing that I always forget... But it's too yummy to miss out. Music - the right mix. Service - tops! IMO, the town's best mojitos. Don't miss it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

What a treat! We Googled "Mexican Restaurants, Cebu" and this was the first on the list and the most highly rated, but with reasonable prices. My husband said the tacos carnitas were the best he's had since Puerta Vallarta and my taquitos were very tasty, too. We each had a Maya Margarita (or two) and they were very well made... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

going to maya after a hard worikng day and just chill with a drink and some tacos... happiness... :-)

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Herndon, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I tried out Maya on my last trip into Cebu and was happy I found it! The food is by far the best Mexican cuisine I've found in the Philippines. Even better are the margaritas....OLE! I challenge you to have just one.

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Kotka, Finland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Since many years i `ve been visiting this high class restaurant mostly enjoyed the taste of the foods. But now,.where were the spicy mexican elements burning to my mouth?? Maybe moved to the other location? My tacos tastes a bit like made in a factory where spices are run out of stock? Only 1 red wine was available on the... More

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Manila, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We ordered the maya nachos chili con carne and got a bowl of mostly nacho chips and a small serving of toppings in the middle. We we were trying to feed 2 adults but ended up leaving this place hungry. The serving was so pififul. I inquired if they could add additional toppings and was told I'd have to pay... More

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Rochester, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We had a group of friends with us dine with my family. The place is easy to find if you ride a taxi from SM Mall only took 20 minutes even so traffic. The ambiance is very good and the food presentation is good and classy. However, we we're just chocked on how expensive their food and the serving is... More

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Davao City, Philippines
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

They serve the best mojitos in Cebu! Their food is good too but you should really go here for the mojitos. In previous visits I tried their burrito (I forget which one), it was good. I also enjoyed their nachos, though by the time I had them I had one too many mojitos. I highly recommend the place for a... More

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