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Maya

#49 of 15,928 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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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This RestroBar offers a variety of food to all. The key thing is the hospitality and the services you'll get here. From outside nobody would know there is such a nice restrobar in that area, but once you're in, you would love to visit again and thats what we did ;)

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Thank Mahesh P
San Mateo, California
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182 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with friends who live in Shanghai and enjoyed the food. Wasn't sure what to expect b/c I'm native to CA and know my Mexican food. We had a bunch of different appetizers: tacos, ceviche, guacamole, shrimp fajitas and garlic jalapeno quesadillas. Chef was very accommodating to my friends dairy issues and took out butter and cheese, but all... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this restaurant quite a few times and overall I have had good experiences. I am always looking for options in variety of food in China so Mexican is a very refreshing change. Food & drinks are good selection and ambiance is relaxing and tasteful. I have always had good service as well. Only downside is you need... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was bland. I never add salt or pepper to my meals but this place needed it. Terrible a service. I won't be going back.

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Thank MrMcBKing
Maya_Shanghai, General Manager at Maya, responded to this review

Dear Mr McBKing, I apologise if you feel you had a terrible experience, this is a very rare occasion for us, as normally we get very happy guests and we are normally known for consistently good quality food, drinks and service. Out of 256 reviews and 8 years of operating, we have only had 3 one star reviews(including yours) so... More 

Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

I've been here many times, but only for brunch. I can't resist an all you can drink brunch especially when the drinks are good and the food follows suit. I definitely regret it later that night, but at the time, it's bliss.

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Thank j0nj0n49
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

They live in Shanghai and we live in Sai Gon. We have worked together in Israel and Saudi Arabia. We have known each other for 20 years and we have shared many meals together. Since Shanghai is their city, it was their choice. We decided to eat early, about 5:30. When we arrived we were the only customers there. After... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

We felt very well looked after at this restaurant, there was not a moment when we tried to get attention from the waiting staff. The food was equally of a high standard and beautifully presented. A good variety of dishes to suit all tastes (and food intollerences, they adapted a dish to suit my needs with no hesitation). It was... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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3 reviews
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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Bordeaux, France
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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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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
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, 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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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.
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