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Maiz Mexican Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
36 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2882
+1 734-340-6010
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“late night” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (34 reviews)
“street corn” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
$$ - $$$
36 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2882
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Depot Town in Ypsilanti, MI (Ypsi to those of us who know it well) is home to Maiz Mexican Cantina, a hip, vibrant restaurant with the freshest, most authentic Mexican food I have ever tasted! I'll start with their signature Margaritas (with lime juice from...More

Thank JeffCeo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my daughters favorite restaurant! When she graduated from EMU earlier this year MAIZ catered the food for the Grad Party. When my daughter returned home from Grad School last weekend we ordered 'takeout' and once again were impressed by the quality of the...More

Thank dlacerte
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in town a couple of years ago and wrote a review...........back again this year and had to write another because I personally think this place is great! I have a favorite Mexican place in Florida mostly because of the Margaritas and these are...More

Thank elindoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't very impressed with this Mexican restaurant. It's definitely more of a TexMex restaurant. I like the location in depot town and they have nice patios and nice service. The chips and salsa weren't tasty to me at all. The chips were very salty and...More

Thank Jasmine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their food is AMAZING and hands down the best mexican place I've ever visited outside of Mexico. The happy hour is half off appetizers (GET THE BAKED AVACADOS!) and half off grande margs!

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always an enjoyable meal. The food is authentic and tasty. The layout of the restaurant is a little uncomfortable, leaving the waiting area in the way of everything, and 4 separate seating areas with a conjunction that always gets crowded.

Thank Shannon G
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Real Mexican! Vegetarian, Vegan, Meat eaters! All love this place! The tortilla chips and salsa are incredible! -(Complimentary with food or drinks) Jason, the owner, served us and discussed his expansion floor plans and ever improving menu! This is one of the most accommodating places...More

Thank 615carlm
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner before an apt. We were promptly seated and our waitress came right over bringing us THE BEST chips and salsa. (Seriously the chips are the best I have ever had in any Mexican restaurant). They are very light, crunchy and...More

Thank Perfect_Fan_Food_Ser
Reviewed July 11, 2017

this is the freshest Mexican restaurant i have ever been too. The fried/basked avocado is yummy. Have not had a bad dish yet. Love the salsa and their signature drinks. More often than not, you have to wait to be seated, sometimes up to 45...More

Thank 860lynetteb
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Great atmosphere and large choice of very good food. Lots of fun and good service and just right for families with children. We look forward to our next visit when in Ypsilanti again as we're now back in the UK!

Thank Jean T
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.22 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2882
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: +1 734-340-6010
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