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#1,838 of 10,043 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Upper East Side
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Central American
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1191 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10065 (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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Long Island, NY
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Roebling, New Jersey
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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192 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

New York
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138 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always pass this place and see people drinking pretty drinks and having a blast. Finally got to go, sat in the lounge chairs by the open windows... frozen margs were tasty and a good deal for happy hour. The tapas were good too - they are indeed tiny though! Two of us ordered 3 tapas and guac and it was... More 

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

HI Taylor, Thank you for your feedback. The frozen margaritas are delicious, did you try the blood orange? It's the tastiest. I hope you return to try the full menu. Salud! (Posted On Behalf Of) Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya NYC More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Great meal all around. The bar is loud but the restaurant is nice. We sat on A wonderful round table. We were initially seated elsewhere. We asked to move and the manager immediately moved us. The food was flavorful and delicious. Paola was an excellent server. I loved the shrimp and lobster entree. The raspberry sorbet was the best I... More 

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

Hello DC_Traveler, Thank you for the glowing review, I'm so glad you had a good time. Paola is our veteran server, she will be so happy to hear you enjoyed the service, the lobster and shrimp entrée is her favorite too. We hope to see you again soon, (Posted On Behalf Of) Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya NYC More 

Camarillo, CA
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We're baffled by all the positive reviews for this restaurant. We've had some wonderful meals in NYC, but this restaurant was just ok. Not bad at all, just nothing special. Maybe it's that we're used to terrific Mexican food in California.

Thank adviceucantrust
Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We heard Maya was a terrific Mexican restaurant in NYC so we gave it a try. The service was great and the food top notch. But the ambiance is so bad I'm not sure I'll return - Unless I'm just interested in a quick drink at the bar. The place was vibrant but way too noisy for dinner. We had... More 

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

Hi David, It's great that you loved the service and the food. My apologies on the noise level of the restaurant. Maya is always vibrant but shouldn't effect the experience of the guest. I thank you for your feedback, It can generate changes that will ensure a great dining experience. Salud! (Poste On Behalf Of) Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya... More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We have been going to Maya for fifteen years, but hadn't been there is a while. We have verify few choices for Mexican in Connecticut so going to Maya was a treat. We had smoked Brisket Taco, Chicken Enchilada, and a filet mignon dish. All were quite good. We also had interesting, fun drinks. It all hit the spot for... More 

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

Thank you for the positive feedback Rciks. I am so pleased you had a great experience at Maya! That is what our priority is, to give great food, great drinks and a wonderful time. Please don't hesitate to introduce yourself next time you come in, ask for Corinna. Salud! (Posted On Behalf Of) Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya NYC More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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 Avenue, New York City, NY 10065
    (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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