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Maya Restaurant

633 West Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 979-6292
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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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85% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I brought a small group if seniors here for dinner and we had wonderful food and very nice service. The farm fresh offerings are very flavorful and well presented. We loved the veggie sides and all had great seafood entrees. The desserts were also very good. The ambiance is ok. Wood tables and a covered outdoor patio gave additional seating.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Got a recommendation from the Jefferson winery and they were right! $12 Tuesdays was a deal, a steak, sweet potato fries amd green beans. Added the soup of the day, a roasted veggie with hint of cayenne pepper. .great soup! My husband had the breaded catfish with grits and buttermilk biscuits. Everything was very good! Added two beers and the... More

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Virginia, USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had our wedding rehearsal dinner at the Maya. They specialize in "Southern" food (not Mexican). We offered out guests a limited menu including steak, chicken and fish. All of the food was fantastic, and the staff attending to our party couldn't be better. If you get nothing else, you MUST try the shrimp and grits appetizer. It will surely... More

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