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“Awesome afternoon”

Mayas Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #443 of 1,945 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Caribbean, South American, Central American
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Garden District
Cross street: St. Andrew Avenue
Transit: New Orleans RTA - www.norta.com Bus Stop @ Magazine & Jackson St. Charles Streetcar Stop @ St. Andrew & St. Charles
Description: A fare of new and traditional dishes from the Latin American region with a taste of Asian and Middle East influence.
Fayetteville, Georgia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome afternoon”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Well being not your typical "I need a po-boy" type, I desperately needed to switch it up given that I would be in NOLA for about 2 more weekends.

While parking was not all that nice, it was super cool to walk into the awesome aromas that floated through door as we passed through. Even though I perused the menu prior to my arrival online it was super hard to figure out what we wanted to eat. Ambiance there could be romantic at night.Old world french charm with a splash of Latin!

To add, $5 magaritas, mojitos, and sangria...can't be beat.

I ordered the Tropical fish and my SO ordered the Ropa vieja! While both were delectable and were delivered HOT to the table, I wished that they both had a little more kick in terms of spice. Service was excellent and expeditious.

We arrived ahead of the planned OT reservation, which was not a problem at all.

Loved it all in all and will be back next weekend!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nuevo Latino, superb drinks, delectable menu”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Situated on a cute Lower Garden District street among other cute restaurants and shops, our 3 generation party with grade schoolers loved the outdoor seating and food. The mojito's and margarita's were spectacular. Good thing we were staying within walking distance. Best appetizers were soft shell crab, guacamole, and tamales. We shared the Brazilian Moqueca over rice...shrimp, coconut milk and spiced sauce...Latin, Creole, Asian fusion. Yum! It was noisy inside, so we were glad to enjoy the outside.

  • Visited March 2013
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome food and drink!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

What a great place! Our friends said this was one of their favorite places and it did not disappoint! One of their specialities are mojitos---made with real sugar cane---incredible. We tried several different ones and were delectable. Their presentation of the food was very artful! We had several appetizers and 2 different sea bass entrees that were delicious and bountiful portions! Overall a wonderful evening and would love to enjoy it again!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and Good service”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

The food is amazing. Some of the best homemade salsa I've had in a long time. Also the guacamole chips are super light and crispy.

The Ropa Vieja is the best I've ever had. It is tangy and sweet. However, the place is just a little too dark.

  • Visited December 2012
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Sacramento, California
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Authentic Central American Cuisine”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Wonderful food, even better mixed drinks. Mojito's with fresh mint and sugar cane. Recommend reservations - very small, so personal experience. Plantains - just like being in Nicaragua. Try appetizers - fantastic. Appetizers, drinks and dinner for 4 - plan to spend about $50 per person. Deserts are wonderful - share to sample more than one. Must experience!

  • Visited November 2012
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