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Maya

#40 of 12,681 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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    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
Nouveau Mexican in Shanghai

Really good nouveau Mexican food in Shanghai. We went based upon a recommendation and were very pleasantly surprised as we have not found good Mexican style food in China. We ordered tacos off the brunch menu, ended up ordering more, and then topped it all off with churros. Not much english spoken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
IWalktheEarth
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Suzhou, China
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  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Suzhou, China
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Really good nouveau Mexican food in Shanghai. We went based upon a recommendation and were very pleasantly surprised as we have not found good Mexican style food in China. We ordered tacos off the brunch menu, ended up ordering more, and then topped it all off with churros. Not much english spoken, but not necessary and this place is out... More 

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india
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4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ate at this restaurant last week when we were in Shanghai. We tried the mango salad which was nice as well as the soft shell tacos. The margherita was also pretty good. We ordered a lot of the appetisers as main course like the quesedillas which was also nice. What i missed was a nachos selection.... they and chips... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This pretends to a fine dining mexican restaurant in Shanghai on tripadvisor especially when you read reviews related to the same. In real life its an upmarket (but not luxury) mexican restaurant with a good menu and great tasting Mexican food which is better than the regular Mexican "Nachos Supreme" kind of casual joint. It has innovative dining options and... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I like the background music very much, however th food was not nothing really authentic and service staffs were unprofessional, made wrong order so we have to wait for another long time to receive the food. If you do like Mexican food, Cantina Agave on Changle rd gets an excellence of the food and best Tequila selection.

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Shanghai, China
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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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12 restaurant reviews
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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
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43 helpful votes 43 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 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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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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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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