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Maya

#30 of 13,909 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Former French Concession
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No.568 Julu Road,Shanghai Grand Plaza Club House 2F, Shanghai, China
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021-62896889
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128 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have previously reviewed this restaurant before and could not say enough about the service and especially the food. The previous experience was excellent. This experience was average to low. Service was iffy at times, having to get up and get someone. Food was delivered late and arrived cold. Upon inquiring about why fajita meat, immediately served, was cold, someone... More 

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Thank Dawst
Maya_Shanghai, Owner at Maya, responded to this review

Dear Dawst, I was very sad to see that your last visit did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food and service. I would very much like to look into your case to find out what went wrong. Would it be possible for you to get in touch with us so we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant service, excellent food, affordable wine and genuine atmosphere. Thats a winning formula. Welcome to Maya. Enjoy.

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Thank Tomas M
Broummana, Lebanon
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice restaurant, wonderful food. however it is somehow expensive compared to similar restaurants but worth a try

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Thank Roland_Owaida
Shanghai Region, China
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Definitely one of our favorite restaurant in Shanghai. Everything they prepare is good be it mexican food or "fusion" food. Another good point is that they will recognize you and you'll feel more and more at home

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Thank Nicolas G
Shanghai Region, China
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We were there with the family. The location is a bit strange and the traffic quite heavy. The staff was very friendly and the decor nice. We found the food average.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Decent Mexican food in a cozy atmosphere. The selection in the menu is fine, we had many appetizers. The decoration is trying to be Mexican but just seems like any usual restaurant, nothing special.

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Thank annaxjoe
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for Mexican, something spicy, tequila based drinks... Maya is one the best Mexican I have visited in Shanghai. The service is good and the staff is fairly flexible to make small adjustments to the dishes.

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Thank NK1China
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a good meal here. It was rather expensive for the city when compared to what you could get for the same money elsewhere but not extortionate by any means. All Western style food can be a bit more expensive here than Asian cuisine. Flavours were good and well balanced, a lot of fresh citrus flavours... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Good portion sizes but a bit too salty for me. Huge range of food to choose from and the environment is very nice- dimly lit, well spaced. Doesn't feel like Shanghai- a nice escape. Price wise this is quite expensive for what it is but you are paying not for the food but for the experience itself (around 300-400rmb or£30-40/... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Went there with my brother who lives in Shanghai . It's off the beaten path in an apartment complex but has been around for years. It was packed on a Monday night. We started with the fresh guacamole and salsa plus margaritas. Everything tasted authentic and delicious. My husband tried 3 different tacos and couldn't decide which was best since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $50
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.568 Julu Road,Shanghai Grand Plaza Club House 2F, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-62896889

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Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.