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“Maya” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maya

Maya
Ranked #19 of 123 Restaurants in Sonoma
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Maya Restaurant is located in Downtown Sonoma and serves Mexican cuisine. Happy Hour offered Monday to Friday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northern California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Maya”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2008

Maya was easy to find, sitting on the outside corner of the Sonoma square. The decor was unique, one wall completely brick. The chairs were cool, carved/formed wood for the seat and surprisingly comfortable.

The chips were fine, and two different salsas were served. The green/tomatillo was ok, but the red tasted like canned tomatos and little else. We asked for something hotter, and they offered jalapeno and habanero salsa. We opted for the jalapeno. It was not too hot, and unbelievably good. Roasted flavor with lime. I couldn't get enough of the stuff.

The menu is not traditional. Don't expect a combination plate offering. My family ordered nachos, a taco plate (small chicken, pork and beef tacos), and an enchilada. The nachos were very good, and had an unusual flavor/sauce. The same sauce was in their rice as well. The enchiladas were very good, and the tacos were extremely good. The beef tacos were probably the best I've ever had.

The side dishes were unique. Cabbage salad was served instead of the traditional iceberg lettuce/tomato/onion/cilantro mess. Very good, excellent dressing. I'm pretty sure the beans were not pinto, they were much more pale; whitish, and were very good. The rice, as mentioned, had a unique flavor but not everyone at the table liked it.

The only two knocks: the table salsa (red) was poor (ask for the hotter stuff!) and the portions were small for the price. Other than that, great restaurant.

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raleigh
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Something different than wine and cheese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2008

Good service and excellent food. We enjoyed having a few appetizers for our meal and to share at the table. The tortilla soup was delicious and the nachos fantastic. The sangria could use a little bit of sweetener. Large groups can add to a noisey environment. Nice to be able to walk around the town square and enjoy the evening as well. Take this place in on a night you would like a little bit of diversity and not the touristy or local wine, cheese and californian cuisine.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Authentic Mexican food. Great location. Easy to get in w/o a long wait like other restaurants in the area. An enormous...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2008

Authentic Mexican food. Great location. Easy to get in w/o a long wait like other restaurants in the area. An enormous selection of tequilas if you're into that.

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A perfect margarita in wine country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2008

I really like this place -- especially if we are on the square with a multi-generational group because the food is appealing to adults and children -- but offers a little more than the usual family mexican restaurant fare. Also -- the margaritas are awesome -- hand shaken with real live lime juice (not that icky mix stuff). They take a bit of time to make -- so order one as soon as you sit down. I would recommend this place for lunch if you are looking to take a little break from wine and wine country food but still want good food.

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“The best Mexican food in...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2008

The best Mexican food in the area.

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