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Maya

#33 of 12,530 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Former French Concession
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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 115
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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Mexican Restaurant in China!

I am mexican and the food was beyond good! The food is really amazing! Some of the dishes even taste like my mom's. The prices are reasonable, and the quality of the food is amazing. The place is romantic, quite and the staff is really nice and friendly. I can definetely say that now on is my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Paulina M
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Ningbo, China
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Ningbo, China
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am mexican and the food was beyond good! The food is really amazing! Some of the dishes even taste like my mom's. The prices are reasonable, and the quality of the food is amazing. The place is romantic, quite and the staff is really nice and friendly. I can definetely say that now on is my favourite restaurant in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Spent 6 hours on this restaurant together with 35 friends in a private room with 7 course meal and free flow of beverages and champagne to welcome the New Year. Very good food and fantastic service from english speaking personnel. We had a set menu so I did not have the time to test their menu. But if it's only... More 

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Thank jimvisser
India
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a gem hidden in an apartment complex, hence a bit difficult to find. The restaurant has a large area with different sections. Food menu is not elaborate, but whatever they have is delicious. Creative options in cocktails for ladies. I tried Margarita and Sangria, and both were prepared well.

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Thank Awaara
Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Maya is one of my favorite restaurants in Shanghai. The food and presentation are always top notch quality. Dinner can be pricey, but their brunch menu on Saturdays and Sunday's is affordable and just as good. I highly recommend the passion fruit margarita!

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Thank Skis101
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is a Mexican restaurant tucked away on the 1st floor of a club house. Nice decor. Mixture of ex pats and locals. Enjoyed very much our brunch. We both had eggs..mine scrambled, hubbies fried. I had refried beans and a spicy salsa with mine. He had meat of some description. Both served on corn tortillas. I had a margarita... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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214 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Though the place is a bit interior, it offers a good range of Mexican drinks and food. We enjoyed tequila and mexican food.

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Thank tsk0101
Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Incredible experience, from my way in with a warm welcome to my way out. Beautiful restaurant and great service. I ordered different appetizers because I wanted to try as many things as possible. Had also a sangria and for dessert, churros! I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank dvasconcellos
Palm Coast, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This wonderful little gem is tucked away within an upscale apartment complex. The restaurant had a cozy and warm atmosphere along with an attentive staff. We have been traveling in China for three weeks and was very grateful to have found this yummy Mexican restaurant. The food was very delicious, excellent quality and prepared perfectly. We had tried several menu... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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208 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had a large group (10 adults and 4 kids). We were there for brunch which includes bottomless sangria or margaritas. The staff was very attentive, handled our loud group (which only got louder with alcohol). The food was delicious, limited menu that you select from and a few courses are family style. This is a hidden gem well worth... More 

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Thank sjccheer
Lake Forest, California
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Off the beaten path and hidden in a residential complex, this is a gem! Salsa top notch for China, food was delicious in a non traditional Mexican way. Service was excellent. We went early and hit a happy hour 2 for 1 which is always a good thing. Try it if you are tired of Chinese food, the atmosphere is... More 

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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>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-62896889

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.