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“Not bad at all” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maya Mexican Restaurant

Maya Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 693 Restaurants in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Central American, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Maya was created to be a casual restaurant and tequila lounge: laid back and subtle, with efficient service and reasonably priced. The sophisticated yet casual allure of Maya seamlessly blends old world charm with modern elegance. Succulent aromas from the kitchen mix tradition and ingenuity while setting the stage for your dining pleasure. Maya also has the largest selection of 100% pure agave tequilas in the country, which in addition to our premium house pours are sure to charm.Maya is committed to the timeless tradition of Mexican food – utilizing countless ingredients and dishes, and perhaps most importantly, the rich family tradition of preparation, which is done by hand using the freshest local ingredients that are regionally available. By embracing both Mexican tradition and local sensibility, we offer a creatively classic cuisine that unites well-known Mexican street food from the stalls of Mexico City and family dishes from the coast of the Mayan Riviera and the inventiveness of the Hispanic American communities of California and the American Southwest.
Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not bad at all”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Very pleasant staff and beautiful interiors = a wonderful experience. We were set to do buffet for easter dinner somewhere else but ended up here instead - excellent decision!

For our main course we tried out Costillas en salsa chipotle (ribs), Maya hot wings and Camarones Fajitas (tiger prawns) - They cooked them well and was really delicious.

Just be ready to spend a bit for a full dining experience but it's well worth every penny!

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“good food .... good vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

after having a few less than spectacular meals upon arriving in cebu we happened upon maya.

it was a saturday night and the was a great vibe about the place, we sat outside, it was a lovely night, i like that there is a cross section of people
frequenting this place.

we ordered a few drinks and settled in, with the DJ doing a good job keeping the mood moving along.

we ordered :
quesadilla with roasted pork
cheese enchilladas
and my favourite, bistec ranchero

all three dishes were great , the service was attentive without being obivious all in all we had a great night ..

i have no hesitation recommending maya to anyone for a good night out with great food, a good vibe and good service.

Visited March 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fake Mexican Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

The only thing worse than fake mexican places that serve things like fake cheese sauce and ground beef with something called "taco seasoning" and margaritas made from a bottled mix is placed like this which are trying to be just the opposite but failing on the important details. The menu is delicious but the food is not. The decor is fabulous but the food is not. The irony is that only people who like the fake cheese sauce mexican places would actually like what maya is serving. They are going through the motions and just relying on glitz and glamour to take them through. What a shame!

Visited March 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“This is Mexican (from a Texan)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

I stopped by Maya on a recent business trip to Cebu. My staff told me that it was great Mexican food, and I was pretty skeptical. I am from Texas, so I grew up with true "on the border" Mexican border, and we often would cross the border for the real deal. Anyway, I went to Maya and tried their carnitas tacos, they were delicious. Great corn tortillas and a nice flavor/seasoning on the meat. I had the chips and salsa and a margarita, and they were all on par with what I call real Mexican back home.

  • Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful setting....but if you want mexican food skip this place...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Came here for a early dinner with the wife, was impressed from outside with the looks of this place.

Problem was when the food came out....it was average mexican, but for the prices it was not worth it.

Nice ambience , but skip this place if you want a authenic mexican dining expeience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank boholtraveler
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