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Maya Palenque Restaurant

Mexican, American, Contemporary
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349 Enfrente Rd, Novato, CA 94949-6069
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watch sports on tv around the bar or sit in the nearby restaurant space in a colorful room, enjoying Mexican. Lots of neighbors are also enjoying themselves. The food is average, and the bar, from what I remember beer and wine.

Thank tripper45
Novato, California
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

With a good bar and a nice hall-dining setting, Maya Palenque is an active and casual place to grab some good food. Classic mexican dishes with some American-fusion choices are offered, with good beer and even better margaritas.

Thank MattWMc
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Friends from S. F. took me out for my birthday. It started out well--but unfortunately did not continue that way!! I ordered a margarita & it came on the rocks--my fault, I didn't specify, but the flavor was good! For dinner I ordered an appetizer with shrimp & pineapple in a tomato-based sauce. When it arrived, the dish looked yummy... More 

Thank SantaRosaCher
Novato, California
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The building is stylish and the menu diverse and less expensive that I thought. The portions were good and the food tasted fresh and authentic. This is not a cheap local restaurant, but rather a little more upscale, and it did not disappoint, nor empty my wallet. I loved their Chile Relleno.

Thank CliffJacobs99atgmail
San Rafael, California
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have tried it multiple times always hoping some how it's gotten better. It hasn't even the kids hated their food and it's pretty hard to make a bad taco, bad burrito and a bad enchilada. Avoid at all costs

Thank Molly M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

This was a welcomed surprise. We expected just lunch, but it was wonderful. My husband and I shared a combo fajitas that were incredible. Not only was the food excellent, the service was over the top. Even though we were the only ones sitting outside, we were far from ignored. What a wonderful experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Novato, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is our go to Mexican restaurant in Marin. Food is extremely tasty. Prices are reasonable. Service is outstanding. Margaritas are tasty and large. If you are lucky enough to have Velia as your waitress, you are treated with friendliness and respect. Our entire family loves this place and Velia. You will definitely return after the first visit.

Thank 2Wids
Novato, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yummy chicken enchiladas! Great guacamole and chips served with ice cold beer. Surround yourself with TV's on game days. Fun atmosphere with nice outdoor seating.

Thank SKG750
Oak Park, Illinois
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I made the mistake of ordering chicken tortilla soup with my entrée and the soup came in a huge bowl. It was a meal in itself. I just ordered tacos for my entrée , but couldn't finish them after trying to eat the soup, which was loaded with chicken. The food was tasty, but a little different from what I... More 

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Novato, California, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Maya Palenque has been one of my family favorites in Novato for some time now. In fact, that's the place we love to be after a long week and want to just hang out and relax. Now don't let anyone fool you, nothing in Novato comes even close to their mexican food OR their service, so I'm baffled by some... More 

Thank Bombie3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 Enfrente Rd, Novato, CA 94949-6069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Novato
  • Phone Number: 415-883-6292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?