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Maya

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Upper East Side
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, Central American
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1191 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-7108 (Between 64th and 65th streets)
6 Train to 68th street-Hunter College N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th & Lexington
212-585-1818
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Maya, Chef Richard Sandoval offers his signature blend of authentic...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unlimited food

Was a slow start at first (we had a 2pm reservation and the place was busy). We sipped on our water wondering why they weren't mimosas. However, after they brought the drinks over, they were pretty good about refilling, especially when the place started to clear out. We also tried the tequila... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Michele Q
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Was a slow start at first (we had a 2pm reservation and the place was busy). We sipped on our water wondering why they weren't mimosas. However, after they brought the drinks over, they were pretty good about refilling, especially when the place started to clear out. We also tried the tequila Fresca which was pretty strong, should have started... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just as a fellow reviewer said: it is just another ok Mexican Restaurant. The Margarita's were not up to standards, the tacos brought barely four or five small pieces of meat (boiled, and exactly the same meat offered in other selections such as Huarache) no sauce no nothing, tamale was small and awful! (I am sure it had been frozen... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

$39 for all you can eat and drink for brunch! The service was quick and the food (small tasting plates) was wonderful. You're allowed unlimited beverages, too. This was a lot of fun and a terrific value.

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Woodmere, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went here for dinner at 7 PM on the Sunday night after Christmas and it was not at all crowded. The decor was pleasant enough. I ordered the rubbed salmon and my son ordered the steak, medium rare. . About ten minutes later, our waiter told me they were out of salmon. I selected a chicken dish with fried... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As a native Californian, I love a good plate of Mexican food. And I don't mean fancy Mexican where the word "mole" pops up with worrying frequency. I a plate of mean rice, beans, tamales, carne asada which then gets covered with a flap of melted cheese. THAT is Mexican food. But in NYC, one must make compromises. We went... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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159 reviews 159 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Balmy Sunday evening in November and an early dinner with family at Maya's. Some positive's to share with others: (1) excellent variety of margarita's; (2) rock shrimp Quesada was excellent; (3) very nice décor and spacious seating. On the downside: (1) so-so service at best to include a ~10 minute wait to get drink orders... and this with a very... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1191 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-7108
    (Between 64th and 65th streets)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to 68th street-Hunter College N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th & Lexington
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-585-1818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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