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1191 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-7108 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,882 of 11,595 Restaurants in New York City
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
Upper East Side
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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English first
New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Great brunch menu with unlimited tapas & drinks for two hours. There is plenty to choose from for everyone and for all dietary restrictions. My friends and I tried a number of different dishes to the point where we we stuffed. Staff was very attentive, and we never had to wait around to order more food.

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Webster, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Maya (modern Mexican) is a fantastic restaurant. Excellent quality food. Nice tequila selection too. I wish I have one back here in Rochester

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

....other than the mojito I cannot say this place is worth a visit. The food is Mexican fusion the taste is bland the menu is confused the restaurant seems to be trying too hard. The only good thing is the food presentation more effort should be put into the actual food rather than the presentation. Oh and over priced too... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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