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Maya Restaurant

633 West Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 979-6292
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Ranked #21 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner at Maya's outdoor seating area for a special occasion on a Friday night. There were several large groups seated on the patio. The patio is near the street and just across the street are the train tracks. Adding to the noise, the plastic cover on the patio seems to keep all the noise in. It's lively, the... More

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Chicago, Ilinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not so great although Tripadvisor rates highly. Food was luke warm. Fried oyster appetizer was cremated. Beet salad looked good but tasted old. Waitress was sour too. A $60 waste of money.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Based upon very positive reviews on Tripadvisor, we booked reservations for Saturday evening. The restaurant appeared to be less than 50% full at 7 pm. The hostess and the server were very welcoming. We ordered Pulled Pork Wontons and Fried Green tomatoes as appetizers. Neither were particularly tasty, but one of the tomatoes was a small thin slice, the other... More

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Saint James City, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When we travel we try to go to special restaurants... Many we find via tripadvisor. Maya sounded interesting so we tried it. The meal started well with good service and wonderful drinks. I wish I could rave about our appetizers and main dishes but they were only OK. To say that the meal was forgettable is the best I can... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This restaurant serves gourmet southern food. We had ribs and catfish, with string beans, quino salad and cornbread. The food was fabulous and the service was incredible! Highly recommend giving it a try.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Four of us had a delicious dinner at Maya during restaurant week. The food was great and the ambiance very pleasant. We sat upstairs and really enjoyed the evening.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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