Maya
Maya

Maya

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/
  • Phone: 9707905500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open for dinner nightly at 5pm, brunch on Sundays 10:30-2:30pm, Seasonal All- Night Happy hour daily from 2:30pm-close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our versatile catering department will indulge you, from the most casual family reunion to the most elegant wedding. Let us customize your event. Call 970.790.2006
  • Special Events: We have several indoor and outdoor spaces available to host your special event. Please call 970.790.2006 for expert help in planning.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Inside the Westin Riverfront Resort
  • Public Transit: Avon Transportation Center
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from Maya
Carefully crafted, yet bold flavored. Rooted in tradition, yet adventuring into contemporary tastes.Chef Richard Sandoval blends the earthy flavors of his native Mexico with worldly ingredients and creative cooking techniques to create the Modern Mexican Cuisine at Maya. Our hospitality is warm and Latin. We welcome you to linger over drinks, rediscover Mexican classics – mouth-watering guacamole, tacos with authentic fillings and fresh-made tortillas – and savor the Chef’s signature dishes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Maya reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (31)fit for foodies (23)great for outdoor dining (23)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (20)special occasion (20)good for groups (17)kid-friendly (13)romantic (13)neighborhood gem (9)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Fantastic Upscale Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We loved the great deal of one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert, and two margaritas for $49. The food was great with some fantastic Mexican flavors. I had the carnitas, and my wife enchiladas. The flavors were intense. Oh,and the table side axon guacamole is a must-try!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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  • MaggieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Grat surprise. Very unique but exciting menu. Loved th informality but sophistication.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view
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  • Yet another great meal
    Reggie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went to the Maya earlier in the week and came back to share the whole experience with family.
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    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Fantastic evening
    foodisfabulous
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent service, terrific food, and what a view! The Maya is definitely on the do again and often list. Do not pass on the made-at-the-table guacamole. This is not your typical Mexican Food, it is authentic with a gourmet twist.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great birthday dinner
    Noodles
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was delish. Nice table side guacamole presentation. Guy working the station was friendly! We had a great waiter. They brought a special birthday dessert out for me. It was very thoughtful! My daughter loved the kids filet and the presentation was unique and different. She got to mash her own potatoes! Fun place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Noveau Mexican Food Ever
    Booboo
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Maya has unique Mexican food, which is a culinary delight. Their salsa is a medium spicy smokey flavored chunky type. The chips are light, crisp and not too salty. We sampled the Chili dusted calamari, which was crispy and delicious. The carne asada beef is tender and melts in your mouth. The shrimp dishes are great. Do not miss the Mexican Fried Ice Cream, which is different than any other dessert. It looks like a banana split with grilled banana halves, three small scoops of fried ice cream and drizzles of chocolate and caramel. Yummo! Do not pay for the special Maragritas. The house Margaritas are the best. If you are there in the fall, ask for the 2 Dine For $49 - the best bargain in Vail, Avon or Beaver Creek. Do not miss Maya!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • EBR
    CtCoEl
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great restaurant in Avon in the Westin. This chef always provides interesting Mexican flavored upscale dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Mexican Cuisine
    Reggie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The entire meal was outstanding. We had the carne asada and the preparation of the meat and side dishes was excellent. The entire experience met and exceeded my expectations.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Isadora
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Loved this place... the service was friendly and knowledgable; the food was fantastic and innovative; the tequila and marguarita lists were impressive and the drinks were delicious; we just loved it.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Slow service and mediocre food
    luigiVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Quality of service and food simply not up to Westin and Vail Valley standards. Guacamole cart is nice idea - but not if it takes 30 minutes to get an appetizer. Entrees took an hour and 10 minutes from being seated - while the restaurant was only half full. Food itself was not bad - just nothing memorable. Will not return.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was there when it first opened and it was great. Went back after a year and the service was really sketchy. The guacamole made table side is good, but the order food was received was weird. Got the drinks and chips, then our salads and 10 minutes later the guacamole. The presentation needs to be tightened up. Don't think we'll be back.
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  • Not Just Another Tequila Sunrise!
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The overall experience at Maya was excellent. The tortilla soup is mind boggling! They have an amazing selection of tequilas and solve the problem of choosing by having created several "flights" for tastings! The service was great - really worth checking out!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Friday
    eatright
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We took some friends to Maya for the Friday night music, but we enjoyed a delicious dinner before heading out to the patio. I had the grilled vegetables, the men had the pork carnitas and another person in our group had the shrimp. All delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • delicious, interesting Mexican food
    Loey6971
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a table for 8 and the service - as well as the food - was very good. All diners were happy with the interesting menu and the margaritas were delicious.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and view is great!!
    DiningDave
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Friday nights are happening here out on the deck with the band. The food in the restaurant is very good. I have had the shredded chicken enchiladas the last three times. They are a good size entree. I can't wait to try the Sunday brunch!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    MyOpionion
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Unfortunately the food we ordered was the worse Mexican food we ever had. The Tortilla soup is a very creamy tomato soup with very big chunks of avocado and chicken - and even if the waiter said it's "spiked" - it was not. The bowl of soup also was too big as an appetizer . The Squash Blossom Quesadillas were greasy, mushy and" under" fried. And compared to the soup the price was too high .The main course "Mole dinner" tasted reheated and looked very sad.The guacamole preparation at the table is something special - but the appearance of our waiter not very appetite stimulating - his uniform was not clean! He also should wear gloves. The restaurant was not very busy for a Saturday night - we understand why!
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  • Modern Mexican Food
    Texasyaya
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We laughed and said the modern part was that you were charged $6 for rice and beans with a $20 order do enchiladas. But since I never eat the rice and beans anyway, and there were 4 huge delicious prepared chicken enchiladas, I was ok with the deal. We both had soup instead of the table side guacamole (whichooked great) and bot orders were good. The tortilla soup is a creamy tomatoey broth and I had a fab corn bisque that was very filling. Service was very good and the view is wonderful. The restaurant is modern and airy in the lobby of the westin. Beware parking with a margarita under your belt. Use the valet parking. It is free.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great late night dinner
    DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    -- wonderful selection of entries and drinks! don't miss the guacamole! The chips are fresh!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative Mexican Expertly Presented
    GuidoVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a superb evening on our 25th Anniversary in all respects. Reception was prompt and warm. We started with table side guacamole adroitly prepared by Randy, a talented young man with a bright culinary future. The house infused citrus lemongrass tequila formed the base of a superb margarita. The cod fish tacos, supplemented by request with grilled pineapple from another dish, were tasty and abundant. The pipian mole chicken was a sumptuous Oaxacan inspired dish that balanced multiple gustatory levels. Dessert was a celebration plate of multiple satisfying sweets. All of this great food would was accompanied by attentive service from our waiter Zach - an essential component of a satisfying restaurant experience.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Great!
    familyandfood
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We came into Maya the other night with family that was in town visiting and we had such a great time. Our server Kristi was amazing, always on top of things so we didn't have to ask for anything. The food was unbelievably good.. We all ordered something different and we were all more then satisfied with our food. The margaritas were delicious as well! All in all, another great experience at Maya. We love coming back to this place, they always show us a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Mole
    aksuska
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Both members of our party were tempted by the mole--and not disappointed. It is rare to find mole other than the common chocolate-flavored "poblano." I had the Amarillo with carnitas, which was light with a blend of complex and subtle flavors. The carnitas were superbly tender with a crisp skin. Fried plantains, served in the mole, were expertly cooked and made an excellent accompaniment. The black beans an rice, however, were perfectly tasteless and a disappointing accompaniment to such an excellent main dish. The margaritas were also excellently flavorful, but disappointingly small and weak for the price tag ($12+)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal, Attentive Staff
    COFoodie1970
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dined on a busy Saturday night, entertaining a business associate from out of town. I dine in Maya often and always enjoy the experience, this evening was no different. The server walked through the menu for our guest and recommended their favorites. Drinks and appetizers came quickly and were excellent. Entrees were no different - excellent presentation and cooked to perfection. While the dessert menu is relatively small, each item is better than the next - we had a sampling of several and had a hard time choosing a favorite. The restaurant was very busy and the room always has a great vibe - full of energy but not overwhelming so that you can actually carry on a conversation. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit the spot!
    tastysips
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    You cannot beat the view! We sat inside but with the open patio doors, we had the best of both worlds. They are known for tequila and margaritas, but I had the sangria, which was very refreshing. So much, that I had to have seconds. And the tuna gucamole with won ton chips - great combination of flavors. And we sampled several tacos, all terrific! There was great music and I also liked that I could catch what was going on with sports on the TVs over the bar, but could ignore as well. The dining room was separated and I could definitely see coming back with my kids. They would love the tableside guacamole and I cannot wait to try the crab and shrimp enchiladas next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    lorr
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great Experience!
    familyandfood
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My family and I had an outstanding dining experience at Maya. Right off the bat, the hostess greeted us with a genuine welcoming. She sat us in a booth where our server gave us exceptional service. Our server seemed to really care about us and to make sure we enjoyed our time at Maya. We heard a lot about the table side guacamole so of course we had to try it, it did NOT disappoint! We each ordered our own entree which none of us were disappointed. I had ordered the Filet, which was so tender, delicious and filling. All in all, this was a great dining experience!! Thank you SO much Maya!! We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They did it again!
    Fun4Foodies
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had some out of town friends visiting so we took them to Maya. We just ate here last week and we were back again, when we walked in the Hostess remembered us and made us feel so welcome. We had Sydney as a waitress and she was fantastic and fun. Our guests had the Mole & Chicken enchiladas, they loved them both! The Mole comes with Plantains which is very authentic they said as they just got back from traveling south america/mexico last year. They said the prices were reasonable and were thrilled we brought them to this Local Gem! Next time we are going to linger on our way out in the lobby, there is a bar and a beautiful fireplace that is on our to-experience list. Noteworthy bonus: you can Valet park here for free! love that!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small plate variety
    Cody
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Shaded tables outside were limited, but we got a great table indoors right by the open doors where the breeze wafted through. This reasonably priced brunch offers a myriad of small plates - fantastic for those who like tasting menus and a lot of variety. The big disappointment was none of the signature mole sauces was available on any of the brunch dishes. However, both the red and green salsas were very good, each with its own distinctive and intriguing flavor. Brunch cocktail options were quite limited. Despite touting their extensive tequila inventory, only one style of margarita was available, albeit a deliciously tart one. Service was informed and excellent.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven and disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our third time at Maya and we still think the restaurant holds promise, but its promise continues to exceed its actual execution. The margaritas were great... some of the very best I've had... and the guacamole was a quality appetizer. But after that, for every dish that was good-to-great in our group, there was one that sorely disappointed. And at these prices, that's just not good enough. Consensus is forming among our friends that Maya is a great place to go for drinks and apps during their (discounted) happy hour, but it's just not worth the money outside of happy hour and can't be relied upon to deliver a quality dinner commensurate with the prices.
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  • Fun, Food, Friday afternoon
    Fun4Foodies
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We dined here on a Friday, it was very busy I'm glad we made a reservation. They had a band and a big event on the deck, It's every Friday night they told us. The crowd was great, looked like the place to be seen. We had a great dinner, even with how busy it was it didn't effect our service. We are Locals and will defiantly go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Bad food
    Chucky
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I don't understand how a restaurant like this can survive. The food was just awful. How can a Mexican restaurant serve raw beans. We also ordered carne Asada it was overcooked and cold. What a disaster of a restaurant.
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  • One of the best in Avon!
    CorySVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We are owners at the Westin Riverfront. We go up to Avon every year. We always book a couple reservations at this restaurant! This is the best Mexican food we've ever had!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • terrible service
    VailFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Visited with an out of town friend, bartender was serving us. She lacked basics - filling water, refilling, cutlery replinshment, took ages to get her attention, She always seemed to be munching on something behind the bar and was less interested in the table front of her. The busser was far superior than her. The food was well presented and tasty, however lukewarm. We ordered the fundido and for some reason we got the flaming pot in front of us 10 minutes prior to the food arriving - timing was certainly off as the fumes were bad even though we tried to move it around the table.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Maya reviews archive.
  • Don't go wit was awful.
    Indianabas1VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food soooo mediocre it was awfulllllllllllllllllllll is that 50 characters yet. Soooooooooo awful p
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  • Great food, very slow service.
    SkierVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great bar scene, though. But you have to have patience to eat here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bermudafoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    unfortunately although we were told there were things on the menu that were not spicy, almost everything had a kick to it and therefore we really didn't enjoy our meal. To top it off the guacamole was tasteless...not sure how thats possible but it was not a satisfying meal regardless of the outstanding service and fabulous view.
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  • Just OK Mexican Food
    leftyvail
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food was OK. Expensive for what you get. My $24 enchilada was supposedly filled with crab and shrimp, but the heavy sauce nixed those flavors. They whip up guacamole at the table. More fluff than substance. The "chef" said that cheese on top was "like a feta or a parmesan". Well, what was it? Beautiful view of Beaver Creek and the river below. Don't do the fried Mexican icecream for dessert. Deep frying is a waste of perfectly good ice cream.
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  • Fabulous Brunch
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We had done dinner at Maya before but never brunch. We stopped this past weekend for brunch and it was great! Instead of a brunch buffet with food wasted or choices you may not enjoy, you can pay one price and order the items you want to eat. The items come out as small plates and you can order as many as you want. Essentially, you can still have your buffet but food is being prepared individually and is coming out fresh. You have two price options, one includes bottomless drinks and the other is without drinks. It is a great concept. You also have the option of ordering a la carte but at $10 a plate, why not just do the plan and then try multiple dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely try to make it back for brunch.
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    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican fare at it's best!
    MameVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This was on our list when we are in the Beaver Creek area. What a pleasant surprise! Delicious food, creative, beautifully presented. We certainly will return. Certainly a reasonable price and fun. Highly recommend the table prep guacamole. We will return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food, unlimited small plates, fun experience, friendly staff
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
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  • Still work to do
    KellyBVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We keep coming back to Maya. We are locals and have high hopes every time we go back hoping that service is better...it's still not where it needs to be. The food is outstanding. The drinks are outstanding. The service has always been sub par and we can't figure out why. It's dissapointing. We expect more out of the Westin and a restaurant like this one. The drinks and food take forever to get. Our child sat there for 20 minutes waiting on her lemonade/kids cup. We sat there and almost finished all of our guacamole chips that were served to us first before the tableside guac even got started. It was Cinco de Mayo and the restaurant was not even near full..the bar was.
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    kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.