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“Great food that is not like anything else you will find in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maya Del Sol

Maya Del Sol
144 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2902
+1 708-358-9800
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Ranked #2 of 113 Restaurants in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: South Blvd.
Transit: Oak Park Green Line station is half block north. Oak Park Metra station is a 4 blocks west.
Description: Located in Oak Park, Maya Del Sol is just minutes away from the city and surrounding suburbs of Chicago. Prepare to be whisked away by the exciting flavors and tastes from some of Latin America's most vibrant countries. The innovative and unique menu is complemented by an inventive cocktail menu and extensive wine list. Relax on one of the best patios in the Chicago area when weather permits or dine in one of our two comfortable dining rooms. If you prefer, pull up a stool in the lively bar area, which has Live Music almost every Friday night from 9pm - midnight. Join us in celebrating numerous special occasions throughout the year, including Mother's & Father's Day, Cinco de Maya, Day of the Dead and many more. Celebrating a birthday or anniversary? Maya is also available for private parties - on or off-site - perfect for weddings, rehearsals and showers.
Oak Park, Illinois
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62 restaurant reviews
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“Great food that is not like anything else you will find in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Maya Del Sol has a very different menu, using foods found not only in Mexico but in the Mayan area of South America. The food is unique and always delicious. Great drinks and a good selection of wines. I have been here numerous times, and plan to go back many more. I was featured on "Check Please" on WTTW, Channel 11. The patio is great in the good weather, and in the fall and spring, if it gets chilly, they light up the fire pit and bring around blankets so you can sit outside a bit longer. Friendly wait staff. Well worth the visit. Reasonably priced, but not cheap.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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River Forest, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Maya Del Sol is definitely above the ordinary. Although it seems to be thought of as Mexican, the cuisine is more Caribbean, largely due to the influence of a Jamaican chef. The staff is wonderfully well trained and attentive, with a thourough knowledge of the dishes and the appropriate beverage accompaniment. Parking can be a bit dicey, but valet service is available. Definitely recommended!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Love the food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The menu here changes seasonally, and is always good. I especially enjoy the outdoor patio during warm weather. The drinks are very good as well...not watered down, overly sweet, or too strong. Servers are attentive but not imposing. I really enjoy dinners here.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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“Go.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Blue Cheese Fillet was amazing. Never thought I'd order a fillet at a Mexican restaurant, glad I took the risk. Wine list was adequate and decently priced. Beautiful outside dinning area. Service was knowledgeable but our server was on his own clock.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“My favorite in Oak Park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Maya Del Sol is, by far, my favorite restaurant in Oak Park! The food is fantastic, the cocktails and carefully selected wine list are great, the staff is friendly & efficient, the atmosphere is wonderful and the patio is spectacular! It would be a successful spot no matter where it was located. We've just been lucky that it's just two miles from home.

I'd recommend it to anyone! Try the hand shaken Cakuhla margaritas and be sure to check out the specials. As their five year anniversary approaches, Maya just keeps getting better & better!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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