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Maya

#40 of 15,882 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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+86 21 6289 6889
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

I'm from Southern California so I've had a lot of really authentic Mexican food. Pretty good tacos, guacamole, and enchiladas here. The ceviche was not great. This place probably has the best Mexican food in Shanghai, but doesn't come close to the quality found in socal. Oh and the location is in an apartment building, so it's a bit off... More 

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Thank kristentot
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I went other some friends for a wine tasting "experience", with a set menu. The bar area is OK, but after living in Dubai for years, I find these kind of places very cold, "sterilized", lacking in soul... The food was good, nothing unforgettable but good, chef explained us his dishes, and overall it was a pleasant experience; recommended, as... More 

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Thank Luca S
Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a great night with a group of 20 friends so it was a big table but service was good and food amazing!

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Thank bendosh
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for dinner with my husband & his brothers. A very nice uniquely decorated restaurant. It's located upstairs, which I think it's not really convenient. It's a small chic restaurant that serves Mexican food. We each had a Margarita to start of with and enjoyed it very much. Had a nice menu with also some vegetarian options.... More 

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Thank sylvia v
Hertfordshire
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Really good food, been going there for a few years now, every time I visit Shanghai. The quesadillas are fantastic, service is excellent - a very well run establishment.

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Thank MrsHarris21
Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Have been in this place for few times and always had a great experience. First of all the service: one of the best service level I've experienced in Shanghai. The quality of food in s always great. Highly recommend the tuna steak, the shredded chicken for main course. Actually, from the ceviche starters all the way to the sample platter... More 

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Thank ISE999
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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: +86 21 6289 6889

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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.
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