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Maya Palenque Restaurant

349 Enfrente Rd, Novato, CA 94949-6069
415-883-6292
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Ranked #38 of 118 Restaurants in Novato
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Contemporary
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Novato, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yummy chicken enchiladas! Great guacamole and chips served with ice cold beer. Surround yourself with TV's on game days. Fun atmosphere with nice outdoor seating.

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Oak Park, Illinois
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I made the mistake of ordering chicken tortilla soup with my entrée and the soup came in a huge bowl. It was a meal in itself. I just ordered tacos for my entrée , but couldn't finish them after trying to eat the soup, which was loaded with chicken. The food was tasty, but a little different from what I... More

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Novato, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Maya Palenque has been one of my family favorites in Novato for some time now. In fact, that's the place we love to be after a long week and want to just hang out and relax. Now don't let anyone fool you, nothing in Novato comes even close to their mexican food OR their service, so I'm baffled by some... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The food is so so and the margaritas not so good. The owner/ manager is polite and attentive. The staff are great

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Petaluma, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is American Mex food. It's really pretty average and, there are better options in Novato. Service is OK but, there is nothing on the menu that separates this place from many others.

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Tokai, Japan
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Even the Frontage Road is named in Spanish (Enfrente Road). Very spacious, with outdoor seating, and very pleasant waiters. I want to say something nice about the place.... But the fundamental problems make this an average or below-average choice. Even though there were fewer than 3 parties in the room (and three or four singles at the bar), it was... More

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Oakland, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Our family (three adults, one teenager) stopped for lunch - three of us thought the food was good, one adult was not impressed. The prices were reasonable, the service was friendly and adequate, What caught my eye were the murals, Mayan themes, with temples in the rain forest, squirrel monkeys, hornbills and macaws, a caiman, etc. If you enjoy the... More

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Incline Village
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My husband & I went for appetizers and happy hour, it was great food, great margaritas and great prices for happy hour! They also have satellite TVs for watching sports, nice little area with a couch and large screen TV or hang out at the bar. Very conenient location right off the freeway, lots of parking.

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Novato, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

It seems to ba a place where the guys stop to grab a great mexican meal. Out in the Ignacio (South side of town)

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Sandpoint
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My advice is simple: don't go here. "Service" is something the staff should look up in a dictionary and ask for an explanantion because they have no idea of what the word means. Here it's a kind of random wandering around of staff with no communication sort of hitting and missing on water, chips and salsa, followup to requests, and... More

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