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“A Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mayta’s Peruvian Restaurant - CLOSED

Mayta’s Peruvian Restaurant
4854 S Tamiami Trail, The Landings, Sarasota, FL 34231
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Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are now permanently CLOSED. Thanks for all the marvelous reviews that we received in the time that we was operating. Wonderful people that we get known, and we will remember with love and gratitude. MAYTAS PERUVIAN RESTAURANT
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Tucked away next to a Radio Shack of all places, you walk into a small restaurant with nice decor, quiet, like being transplanted into a different world. The owner, George, is there to greet you and to make sure all is perfect during your stay. A friendly, gregarious person with lots of restaurant experience, he uses his Peruvian background and experience in Italian restaurants to blend an interesting menu at reasonable prices. All four in our party were very impressed and finished everything we were served. Could not have been a better experience and we will definitely return. Good luck to George in his new venue; he deserves it.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Disappointed...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were very disappointed with our meal @ Mayta's. The Ceasar salad wasn't fresh... the lettuce was very limp and the croutons were soggy. My sweetheart ordered the Grilled Prawns which came out as 5 medium-sized shrimp which were too salty and tough. I ordered the eggplant lasagna. It was overcooked and mushy....no distinction of flavors or textures.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, FL United States
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“A Locally Owned Restaurant With Delicious Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I ate here with a group of six. Once seated, the owner came out, introduced himself and created a warm, friendly environment. He suggested starting with the mixed appetizer which consisted of a Peruvian tamale, a variety of fried seafood, great super fresh ceviche, a delicious cake made of sweet corn, an awesome empenada and some yuca. We all loved the variety of flavors on the platter, some subtle and some bold. Great with some wine from Argentina!
Next we had arugala salads with berries, cashews and a rasberry vinegarette.
As for main course selections, the steak was perfectly cooked and served with some Peruvian rice. We also had a a dish consisting of very fresh mixed seafood cooked with flavorfull broth in a foil pouch. He suggested we try the rack of lamb which was perfectly spiced. The favorite of the table was a dish consisting of chunks of chicken and potatoes cooked in a rich, flavorfull creamy textured sauce and served with Peruvian rice.
Try this restaurant! The owner is a great guy and the food is delicious. What more do you want?

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The food here is wonderful! Great flavor and very fresh ingredients! Will definitely return. I feel very strongly about this restaurant because this is the first review on tripadvisor that I have written!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great place, great food....!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Great Peruvian food, had ceviche appetizer and fish corvina sandwich, service was very friendly and atmosphere it's very nice. Definitely recommen it to my friends.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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