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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, South American, Central American
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1191 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7108 (Between 64th and 65th streets)
+1 212-585-1818
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

It's a great place for Mexican food. Good food Great ambience Staff is courteous Good music Must try their Guacamole

Thank Shebany M
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This place has AMAZING margaritas and tapas during happy hour. Great place to meet friends! Always Lively! The only downside, had dinner once, found a hair in our meal (I know this happens), let the manager know., he offered us a new dish. I didn't want a new one (lost my appetite)...it was not taken off of our bill. We... More 

Thank Deborrah F
Chattanooga, TN
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

My wife, daughter and I had brunch at Maya and thoroughly enjoyed it. Weekend brunches have become a highlight of our trips to NYC. Many restaurants offer great deals on bottomless brunches. These usually consist of a choice of a menu item and then unlimited (hence the bottomless designation) drinks for a specified duration. Maya's specializes in tapas (small plates).... More 

Thank GTNE80
Muncie, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 6, 2016

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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150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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219 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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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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574 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
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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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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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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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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, Contemporary, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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: +1 212-585-1818
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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