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Maya

1191 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-7108 (Manhattan)
212-585-1818
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Ranked #2,441 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $100
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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English first
Bronx, New York, USA
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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
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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Good margaritas served liberally when opting for the set lunch, however the food is less exciting, Mexican tapas but all a bit ho hum, without the really spicy flavours that make Mexican appealing. Service is hit and miss, and can be a bit surly. The music is too loud, but I was told by the Maitre D that that is... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Maya's food is very good. Margaritas are fresh & are not made from a mix. Guacamole is fresh & good also. They offer a wide variety of selections from traditional Mexican to upscale fish, beef, pork & chicken dishes. Order one of their cazuelas ("casserole" in Spanish). My husband out-ordered me & got the Slow Roasted Pork Cazuela. Cazuelas are... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The food was really good! And the Margaritas were the best I have ever tasted. So on that side - go there! But, there were SO much noise. I cannot remember having ever been to a restaurant with that amount of noise. At the end we almost gave up talking to each other.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Lunch options offered range of excellent choices. Each course was superb in presentation, proportion, and taste. Staff attentive and friendly. Recommend unequivocally.

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New York
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Portions were very small. A $24 mole shrimp special had 4 not very large shrimps. Service and Ambiance were good.

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