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Maya Restaurant

633 West Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 979-6292
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Ranked #12 of 456 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 7th St. NW
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84% Recommend
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate here from a recommendation. Unfortunately since it was restaurant week there was a set menu with three courses. We could not order from the regular menu which I would have preferred. For our appetizer each of us ordered watermelon gazpacho soup. It was very refreshing. For dinner I ordered mahi and my daughter had sirloin. We split our... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We tried Maya's given the excellent reviews. The food was good, but not exceptional. The hostess asked where we wanted to sit, and seemed to expect a very specific answer. When we weren't picky, it seemed like it she was like, great we'll dump these two in this empty backroom where even the servers forget to go. Our server seemed... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had dinner at Maya on Saturday eveninbg. It was Restaurant Week, so there was a price fixed three coure menu. We could only get a reservation for 5:45pm so we decided to work with it. There were just a handful of tables occupied when we arrived. They insisted that you order all three courses at once. (Which I personally... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I like to dine where a gifted chef's talents include self-amusement. This is a rare quality in such folks who are often trained to take themselves way too seriously... The charming twists on local favorite foods is a stroke of quirky genius here. Gourmet presentations of fine meals begin with non-alcoholic drinks served in Mason-esque jars. Appetizers include fried green... More

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Missoula, Montana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We tried a Tuesday special night when Maya offers a limited selection of entrees or a plate of four sides for $12. We can recommend the sweet potato fries and macaroni and cheese as sides after this visit, but the tilapia was solidly but just OK, as were the other sides we tried. It makes sense for someone who has... More

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family of four were visiting UVA and chose this for dinner. We loved it! We had ribs, steak, trout, brussel sprouts, corn bread, sweet potato fries and macaroni and cheese. It was all delicious! Service was also very good.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

On the cusp of spending the next four years visiting Charlottesville, we wanted to try Maya, which is rated higher than some old standbys. It was a wasted night. Asked for a wine recommendation, ordered what was recommended, and then ... nothing. Halfway through our entree and about 30-35 minutes later, the bottle showed up with someone not our server,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had dinner at Maya based on Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. Although the menu is small everything on it is prepared fresh. If available please order the Watermelon soup it was quite frankly the most delicious soup I have ever tasted the flavors just explode off the spoon. I had the ribs so tender they just fell off... More

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Highbridge UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Simply one of the best meals we have had in years our server was extremely helpful with the local cuisine (we are english) and the food was to die for a delightful fusion of flavours all combining to make it a real experience Everything was perfect - the three course the cocktails the service and for what we ate i... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

WOW! WOW! WOW! the staff, atmosphere, attention to details, and meal were primo!! What a fabulous experience and great memories! I had the most tender, delicious strip steak in my life! I am sure it will be a long time until I find a steak as well cooked!

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