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“If only the food were as good as the outdoor garden”
Review of Maya Del Sol

Maya Del Sol
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Ranked #1 of 140 Restaurants in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: South Blvd.
Transit: Oak Park Green Line station is half block north. Oak Park Metra station is a 4 blocks west.
Description: Located in Oak Park, Maya Del Sol is just minutes away from the city and surrounding suburbs of Chicago. Prepare to be whisked away by the exciting flavors and tastes from some of Latin America's most vibrant countries. The unique menu is complemented by an inventive cocktail menu and extensive wine list. Relax on one of the best patios in the Chicago area when weather permits or dine in one of our two comfortable dining rooms. If you prefer, pull up a stool in the lively bar area, which has live music on some Friday nights from 9pm - midnight. Join us in celebrating numerous special occasions throughout the year, including Mother's & Father's Day, Cinco de Maya, Day of the Dead and many more. Celebrating a birthday or anniversary? Maya is also available for private parties - on or off-site - perfect for weddings, rehearsals and showers.
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Very attractive and pleasant large rear garden for outdoor dining. Fish tacos were rather bland...made with Tilapia which usually has a muddy, farm-raised taste, but we thought that the blackened preparation would overcome the musty taste. It did not. My shrimp dish was so salty I could only eat half of it. We did mention this to our server and he removed the entree cost from our check, a proper gesture. The house Margarita was somehow different in taste, not tangy and seemed a bit weak in flavor. We'll give Maya Del Sol another try based on the pleasant garden and good service, but will try different dishes and ask for low salt next time.

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Thank ngardens
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

terrific margaritas paired with "Latin fusion" dishes that display much thought and effort... fantastic! this place is a neighborhood gem

Thank tennisfreak79
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

My usual view of restaurants is the smaller the better. So I was surprised when I walked into Maya Del Sol, saw two rooms and a patio full of people, but had a quite respectable meal. The margaritas were excellent and hand-shaken. The appetizers were well done and arrived quickly. Main courses were just as good. Our waitress was both knowledgeable and attentive. Not sure how they do it, but this is one restaurant that constitutes an exception to the size rule. On a nice summer night, the outdoor patio is lovely.

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Thank maimonChicago
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The price you pay for a great patio and a great atmosphere is that the food is average and costs more than it is worth. If atmosphere is important for you, it is worth it. The pulled beef on the nachos appetizer may be worth it though.

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Thank Ianoakpark
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Came to the restaurant based on good reviews and al fresco dining. The outside patio was lively and spacious. The restaurant offered both an inside and outside bar so drinks arrived fairly quickly. The food, however, arrived unusually quickly and it was mildly cold. The portions were on the smaller side and the food overall was not as authentic as I expected. The complimentary chips were on the lower end of quality and were served unheated. Overall, enjoyed the opportunity to sit outside but the food and service was too unrememberable to come back, although I can see how others may enjoy the ambience.

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Thank THEBSTravelers
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