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Maya

#51 of 12,617 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Jing'an Temple
Mexican
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No.568 Julu Road,Shanghai Grand Plaza Club House 2F, Shanghai, China
021-62896889
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Mexican food outside of Mexico!

Never had a bad meal here. Pricey but so is everything good in Shanghai. A little hard to find but we call those hidden gems 😊!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Marshaln14
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Shanghai, China
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Shanghai, China
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. Pricey but so is everything good in Shanghai. A little hard to find but we call those hidden gems 😊!

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Missoula, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Maya is not only good, but great. Although a bit tricky to find, it has a great atmosphere (it is located above an apartment complex clubhouse). Their Killer Margherita is a perfect blend and they have lots of tequila choices. They have a habanero sauce that is truly spicy. I recommend the jalapeño bean dip for a starter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Great dinning experience and very good service at Maya. Tacos, burritos...all you want from mexican gastronomy. Value us amazing. 125 RMB will be enough for a brunch and a beer. Duck Quesadillas are awesome!!

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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Based on recommendation tried Maya & cuisine is not just regular TexMex but includes original style choices. Liked tacos and excellent lamb fajitas that took time but was worth the wait. Happy hour between 5-7 pm.

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Shanghai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Atmosphere is over the top eloquent for Tex-mex. Food is well prepared, plating is well done. The flavor is extremely close to authentic. Place is great especially for a Sunday brunch. My only problem is, and what I'm finding in most shanghai restaurants, it should not cost this much a tex-mex meal. Price aside what maya is, and what leaves... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Having lived here for over a year (moved from Manhattan), we often craved good Mexican cuisine. We had a business/social dinner party here, and absolutely loved it. Complex mole sauce was a big hit, interesting appetizers, good wine selection. Highly recommended.

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Catheys Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I am from California and I have critical standards on Mexican food. This venue is most definitely "Mexican Fusion". I have not tried any of the lunch or dinner dishes so this review will only stand on my opinion of brunch, the atmosphere and staff. I have been here twice and every dish I have had for brunch has been... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Maya never fail to disappoint, I have been in Shanghai for 7 years and Maya remains one of my favorite. Whether to bring visitors or a weekend night out, it is the place to be. Impeccable service, great food and delicious cocktails. Come during 5-7pm, you get 1 for 1 Happy Hour. My favorite dishes is Blacked Fish Wanton Taco,... More 

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bloomfield hills, mi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Yummy food. They bake their chips on site. Smokey flavor to their own salsa. Love their duck quesadilas.

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Living in China means Mexican food is rare but Maya (and Mayita which we also visited) allow for a rare treat. Staff were lovely at both restaurants and the food was delicious. Real pleasure to visit and worth the number 1 Mexican ranking in Shanghai.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.568 Julu Road,Shanghai Grand Plaza Club House 2F, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jing'an Temple
  • Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
  • Phone Number: 021-62896889

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?