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“Overrated on Trip Advisor”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Maja - CLOSED

Maja
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Condesa
india
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Overrated on Trip Advisor”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

It makes it to the top 5 in the TA ratings but this restaurant is just barely OK. Nothing wrong with the food, it was bettere than OK, but the atmosphere was just dull and the place felt unloved with just 2 tables occupied. After reading reviews we expected something better.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank kalimata
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Room for improvement”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I must confess that I expected more from a restaurant rated #2 on tripadvisor out of all the restaurants in one of the world's largest cities. The margaritas were excellent and the servers were attentive. They were out of the foie gras terrine, but produced an an acceptable pan seared foie gras. Rack of lamb was uninspired, presentation sadly lacking, and I've had far better lamb in New York or Boston There's lots of potential here, but it was missing on 6/2/2013.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Jeffrey G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Polished service, gratifying food, in a crisp, neoteric atmosphere”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

This posh restaurant in the quaint Roma neighborhood was a great Tripadvisor find. The service was spot on, anticipating our requests and gladly providing suggestions (as well as English menus, which was appreciated!) We started the meal with the foie gras, a wonderful tasting dish that was unfortunately a bit too small for the three of us to thoroughly enjoy. In our party, we had the grilled sirloin, the fish of the day, which happened to be sea bass and mussels, and a fantastic filet with a thin coat of a cream Gruyere cheese. This last dish was enough to bring us back to the restaurant the next time we visit, but the service definitely locked it in. The only thing we were a bit disappointed with was the Mexican white wine we ordered, but that was more of a personal preference (it tasted like tequila?) than anything to do with the restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Travis C
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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Best Restaurtant In Mexico City”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We visited MC for two weeks in May 2013. We had plenty of time to see all the sites including the awesome ruins of Teotihuacan. We rented a fabulous apartment in Zona Rosa for half the price of the Hyatt or Four Seasons. Our only regret was that we discovered Maja too late. Of all the recommended foodie heavens in MC that we tried, Maja is 15 on a scale of 1-10. The food and service is beyond fantastic. To do it over again, we would eat there every night until we exhausted the menu options. With wine it's a little pricey for MC but compared to anything in LA, SF, NYC, Chicago or NOLA it's a bargain.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank GHSVX
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Saint Joseph, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food and trendy, relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Our dinner at Maja was very delicious and the service was great. I HIGHLY recommend trying the tomato soup, shrimp, any of the steaks, and the oxtail is a MUST. I was a little skeptical at first of the oxtail, but it was one of the best meats I've ever tried! Good portions of food and easily able to share with your entire table. Very friendly and attentive staff. We enjoyed a nice relaxing evening out with great food, beverages, and nice atmosphere in the Roma neighborhood.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Holly Z
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