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Maya Restaurant

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633 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5543 (7th St. NW)
(434) 979-6292
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My mom and I ate here during a 2 day stop in Charlottesville and had a great dinner, including wonderful fried oysters. The server was friendly and real with good, honest suggestions, no upselling. We ate outside on their spacious patio during an amazing fall night.

Thank AllisonMN
Norfolk, Virginia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went with my in-laws and the food was great. The fried oysters were great, crunchy and juicy, but not fishy. The mushroom app was a bit disappointing as it seem like it was missing a lot of mushrooms..... The port tenderloin was really tender and full of flavor; perfectly spiced and juicy. The desserts were also... More 

Thank Christine S
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I were visiting UVA for a college visit and we went to Maya for dinner and the food was very good while dining outdoor. We ordered the mushroom appetizer to share and both ordered the local trout. The appertizer was very tasty and simple. The local trout was not overly buttery or creamy and the sides of... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go every Tuesday for $10 Tuesdays. We'd sit at the bar and order fabulous drinks (usually by Ted) and I love the chicken fried chicken with collards and mashed potatoes. The green beans are amazing as is the steak, fish...you can go wrong. Soulful and very delicious and just the right amount. I need to go back!!... More 

Thank Valorie E
Alexandria, Virginia
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here with a group of 5 and enjoyed a table on outdoor patio. Server made great recommendations. We were visiting town so wanted to try the regular menu highlights--if you are in the area and want a great deal, they also have $12 meals on Tues -- amazing pricing. We tried Trout, Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento cheese balls, and... More 

Thank MPWAnnapolisW
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Went on Thursday night and had baby back ribs with sweet potato fries and Charleston red rice, all nice ribs perhaps a bit too dry. The chicken dish with whipped potato and collards were lovely as well as lettuce wrap starter with Mac n cheese sides. Desserts were the miss mud cake and pound cake fruit parfait. We enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Graeme017
Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Maya is a nice local restaurant in Charlottesville. We had two appetizers, one the cheese fritters and the other a mushroom plate. The fritters were nice, but the mushroom plate was a disappointment, small and not very flavorful. I had the steak and it was well prepared.

Thank Dallastraveler49
Charlottesville, Virginia
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I know my southern food and they have all the hits...collard greens, grits, mac & cheese, mashed taters, fried chicken, ribs, catfish, etc. They might embellish these traditional dishes with hot sauce or a different spice but that's fun to try too. Ribs were very good, crab cakes were good but a bit small, tilapia was well prepared. Service was... More 

Thank WilsonsWay
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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151 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We went on a Tuesday for the $12 menu. I had the New York strip steak with a blue cheese-bacon sauce, collard greens, and beets with candied ginger. Everything was amazingly delicious and the portions quite generous considering the low price.

Thank David B
Stamford, Connecticut
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We went based off of the TripAdvisor recommendations - and everything was perfect. Our hosts and servers were super accomodating, the food was fantastic (best pork tenderloin & pecan pie I have had in some time). I only wish I had more time to enjoy the outside dining area and their extensive cocktail menu. This place is great, and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5543
    (7th St. NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: (434) 979-6292

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