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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Central American
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1191 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7108 (Between 64th and 65th streets)
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Muncie, Indiana
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great, service, was just okay. I was disappointed as I sat at the window and no-one asked me how my meal was, if I wanted another drink or anything. Had to walk up to the wait staff and ask for my bill.

Thank jmweavercott
Fairfield, Connecticut
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has been to Maya before but not with two recent editions. We had a table for six in perhaps the noisiest part of the restaurant.with a constant stream of wait staff traveling back and forth. The saving was the fine Mexican food. Everyone at our table, old and young, like the appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We had two... More 

Thank RcikS
clarksville, MD
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was waiting for my granddaughter to finish b'day party across the street. Decided to check out this place. Was greatly surprised!!! Great tequila bar. Had tapas and margaritas. Both great. Sorry I did have time to stay for the dinner menu. Looked great.

Thank SandyVan
New York City, New York
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195 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The place is welcoming and the staff are attentive and pleasant. We had the pork carnitas and salmon. Both dishes were delicious. Loved the cucumber and passion fruit margaritas. Price is reasonable.

Thank travelmystique
Chestertown, Maryland
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507 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I'm not sure where to start, other than, this may have been one of the worst dining experiences that I've had in many, many years. We went here because we heard that Maya had the best Mexican food in NYC and the best Margaritas... and was a hip place to go. Unfortunately we picked Friday night at 7:00 to go... More 

Thank Hokie67
Long Island, NY
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122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I stayed overnight in NYC and found Maya. We went for dinner and drinks on a Sunday. Happy hour starts at 5 on Sunday and lasts all night. They have excellent drinks on their happy hour menu. I highly suggest the Maya Margarita. It is excellent. We had a couple of drinks at the bar and then sat for dinner.... More 

Thank teriLI
Triston D, Guest Relations Manager at Maya, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Teri. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience, the Maya margarita is our staple cocktail and when you return to NYC come in and try the pepino margarita with Mezcal with the smoked brisket nachos, you cant go wrong. Salud! (Posted On Behalf Of) Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya NYC More 

Roebling, New Jersey
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Had dinner here and the food was absolutely delicious. We ordered mild guacamole as an appetizer. For dinner, we had pork carnitas and chicken tacos, with a side of plantains and Mexican Corn. I have one thing to say....don't miss the Mexican Corn, nor the plantains. Every single bite at this place will leave you reeling! Don't miss!!

Thank Tracy S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

The service and food were amazing . Drinks were also great. Will return. We had a reservation for 7 on Saturday and was immediately seated

Thank nneka b
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Met some friends for fringe and dinner. I really liked the vibe in the bar area, but I thought the food was ok - didn't really have a lot of flavor or punch. It was just kind of bland. I still meet folks for drinks.

Thank FoxFrancis
New York City, New York
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206 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have passed this restaurant for many years but have never eaten here. I stopped I. For lunch today. I was greeted warmly by staff and led to a table. The restaurant had only three other tables that wer occupied. Decor was simple but nice,y furnished. Maya has a prix fix lunch menu for $20.00 which ncludes appetizer entree and... More 

Thank Yorkiemom520
Triston D, Guest Relations Manager at Maya, responded to this review

Hi Yorkiemom520, Thank you for the review, I absolutely love the $20 pre fixe. it has so many great things to choose from. Next time, come hungry, you could start with the Tiangese Quesadilla, then Pambazo burger and then the raspberry sorbet. Leaves you refreshed and stuffed. Salud! (Posted On Behalf Of) Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya NYC More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1191 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7108
    (Between 64th and 65th streets)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to 68th street-Hunter College N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th & Lexington
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 12125851818
At Maya, Chef Richard Sandoval offers his signature blend of authentic Mexican ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. Handcrafted margaritas and a selection of over 100tequilas pair beautifully with the flavorful dishes. In the main and private dining rooms, handmade Mexican artwork completes Maya’s dining experience.

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