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1191 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-7108 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,675 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Contemporary, Central American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 64th and 65th streets
Transit: 6 Train to 68th street-Hunter College N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th & Lexington
Description: At Maya, Chef Richard Sandoval offers his signature blend of authentic Mexican ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. Handcrafted margaritas and a selection of over 100tequilas pair beautifully with the flavorful dishes. In the main and private dining rooms, handmade Mexican artwork completes Maya’s dining experience.
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Food menu was a little different from what II expected,but nonetheless was a good choice. Portion size a little big, but great overall.

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Brussels, Belgium
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

After having eaten twice at Pampano which apparently belongs to the same owner, we had high expectations. The place was horribly noisy (loud music and loud people trying to talk above the music). The waitress was very rude, she did not explain the set price system, she disappeared without a word when we asked her to return in 5 minutes... More

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am reviewing the "Bottomless Margarita Brunch" specifically here. This is one of the most amazing brunch deals in New York based on quality to cost ratio. As stated by others: although Mexican food and high end / quality may not be synonymous with each other, This place sets the mark. Richard Sandoval does it again with this "happening spot"... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was recommended to us by a New Yorker. As Texans we were a little hesitant to spend a NYC dining experience at a mexican restaurant---we were wrong! Service was excellent especially since we were in a time crunch before the theatre. Very creative dishes with superb margaritas! Would recommend to anyone.

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New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went here for lunch on a weekday. It was rather empty. The service is good and the wait staff polite and non-intrusive. They kept the water glasses full. The food is fair, nothing exceptional.

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Bronx, New York, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Unlimited Tapas and Mimosas & Margaritas - sat & sun enJOY a relaxed atmosphere and a wide variety of food and drinks the Mango Mimosa and Traditional Margarita along with the ceviche, the Huitlacoche & Wild Mushroom Enchiladas & Eggs Albanil/Scrambled eggs / chicharron / black beans /salsa verde / crema fresca are my favs

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Manchester, Vermont
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Finding myself alone but with an exceptional reason to celebrate recently while in the city I decided that I would treat myself to a margarita and lunch. A 3 second google search quickly informed me I was a mere 150 feet from "the best" margaritas in all of NYC so I made a bee-line directly to Maya- which was somewhat... More

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North Augusta, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We chose Maya because my wife had been there over 10 years ago and she said it was memorable. Well, that hasn't changed. We had a great meal starting with outstanding skinny margaritas and tasty guacamole. They were having a tamale festival so we ordered a sampler as an appetizer (highly recommended!). We each got a different entree: 2 steak... More

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New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Getting good Mexican food in NYC is a challenge. Maya's food is good, but the noise level takes away some of the enjoyment.

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Waterbury, Vermont
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a few times and now make it my first stop for dinner when visiting NY. You will not be dissapointed. The service and the food are outstanding. This is not your standard Mexican fare by any means.

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