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“Nightmaya”

Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen + Lounge
Ranked #170 of 9,565 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Marina
Description: The regions first modern Mexican restaurant offers you an unforgettable multi-dining and lounging experience in a truly exceptional setting. Maya has both challenged the perception of Mexican cuisine whilst presenting Dubai with one of its most stylish and elegant venues supported by celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval. Rediscover your passion for Mexican cuisine. WE ARE TAKING A SHORT SUMMER REST FROM 6TH JUNE AND WILL RE-OPEN ON 5TH OF JULY TO WELCOME YOU BACK WITH ZEST.
seaseaseasiders
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“Nightmaya”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We visited Maya 18 months ago and had a fabulous meal,the food was inventive tasty and fresh.

What a disappointment when we returned this week to celebrate a family birthday.the food served was no better than a Mexican el Chico chain or similar. I ordered chicken tacos which tasted bland ,wrapped in a stodgy thick taco just awful. A burrito arrived covered in a brown gloopy gravy,clumsily put together again awful. This place is not cheap,sixty to seventy dollars for a main course so we expected better. After some feedback the head waiter admitted the chef was on vacation and the kitchen was being run by the sous chef.

No complaints on the service and the head waiter handled us well,also the ambiance and decor is great,but at the end of the day restaurants are about great food and if you want that then give this place a miss.

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“A real good experience”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

I stayed in the RoyalMeridien for 5 weeks due to business and holidays and had the opportunity to dine a few times at Maya. from the moment you make your reservation until the tequile tasting is has all been a very good experience. The ladies welcoming the guests are very friendly, as well as the entire staff. They all do you best to make it a great experience. although I expected latin music, the ambiance is excellent as well as the decor. There is plenty of choices on the menu, my favorites as starters are the fried calamaris and a side order of guacamole. All main courses were tasty and very well presented. Just be aware that the servings are american style. Last but not least, my favorite: Maya Margarita. A tamarind margarita with a spicy hint. When you go, make sure you ask for Samuel to help you and if you want to learn more about Tequila, go for the tequila tasting!

  • Visited August 2013
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Versailles, France
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“The place to go”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The food is excellent, the presentation the quality .....We enjoy a lot the dinner. The best mexican restaurant in Dubai and one of the best restaurant in UAE.
The waiters are really nice specially Samuel.

Go there :)

  • Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Delicious food and cocktails”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I'm not usually a fan of Mexican food but I really enjoyed dinner at Maya, it was definitely the best Mexican restaurant I've been to. The food was really delicious and the cocktails excellent. Great service and nice decor and setting.

  • Visited August 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Finally Great Mexican in Dubai”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Went to Maya last week and wonder why we had waited so long. Enjoyed everything about our meal....even the stroll thru the gardens to get to the restaurant. The menu is extensive and offers a wide selection from traditional fare such as enchiladas and tacos to more exotic choices that might be called "mexifusion". The crab topped gaucamole, a chile relano stuffed with shrimp, calamari and scallops and the jalapeno infused tequila for the pepino margarita are some examples of the latter. Our server Samuel was excellent, very knowledgeable about the menu and a great sense of humour! In a town with great service he really does stand out. We will definitely be going back to Maya....and requesting Samuels section

  • Visited August 2013
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