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“even my Mexican friend gave it thumbs up”
Review of Maya

Maya
Ranked #85 of 17,204 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Maya is one of my favorite places to eat in Shanghai. One reason is that it is literally stumbling distance from my place, and the other 2 reasons are that the margaritas are awesome, and the food is fresh, innovative and delicious. Even my visiting Mexican friend declared it as delicious and fairly authentic with some kind of dish (I think tongue) that she had never seen outside Mexico till now. The atmosphere is cheerful with bright colors, perfect lighting and friendly staff. Photos of food on the menu seems unnecessary, and I'm surprised they don't have more style in the menu design, it is unfitting for the setting.

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Thank annsanfran
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

The food was great and the service excellent. The menu gives an interesting interpretation of Mexican classics as well as some new dishes. The restuarant was packed so there was a good atmosphere.

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Thank Gaolong
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Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

The first thing you must try are the cocktails. They are to die for!
The food is sensational and you will not be disappointed. Service is attentive and friendly and the room is not do noisy you cannot have a good dinner conversation. Highly recommended.

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Thank jackbilly44
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Missing Mexican food -- go to Maya. The cocktails are great, the food is fantastic and the atmosphere is wonderful. Ask for a non-smoking table to really enjoy the meal. Maya is tucked back and can be hard to find but it is worth the effort. Of the various "mexican" choices, this is the best.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This was a regular haunt of mine when I lived in Shanghai but my last visit was a touch disappointing. The management replied with an apology (always a good sign) so I made a point of going back during my last trip to Shanghai and the meal was fantastic as was the service. If you are looking for Mexican food with a twist this is the place to go in Shanghai!

Thank Westynut
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