AmazingConsistently great food, a wonderful drink menu, and amazing service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Morgan, was oneOur server, Morgan, was one of the best servers I have ever had. She was super knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt. Our drinks were great as well. My wife had their drink special, and she could not get over how delicious and refreshing it was. The food was amazing, and the atmosphere was fantastic for our date. We will be returning, definitely.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceAlways a great experience -- and this time was no exception!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is excellent southern homeIt is excellent southern home cooking and all 4 in our party would recommend it to those who appreciate enjoy this specialized type of cooking. Lots of good childhood memories of eating this style of food.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMaya is a gem. Artfully presentedMaya is a gem. Artfully presented food in adult size portions, featuring crisp, vibrant flavors. A limited menu allows them to do things right with fresh products.
This was our first visit but, it won't be our last4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe live 2.5 hours away, butWe live 2.5 hours away, but we love Charlottesville. Every time we look up new restaurants to try and typically we love trying new places, but every time we are back we have to go to our favorite - Maya!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it. Will definitely go back.Loved the $12 Tuesday--we didn't know about the special when we made our reservation, so it was a nice surprise. We had a great sampling of the menu: fried oyster appetizer was perfectly breaded--light and flavorful. We thought all of the sides we ordered were tasty--and we especially like the collard greens. The entree (sirlion steak) was nicely cooked and tender. Pumpkin cheesecake was the perfect end to the meal. Overall, the food was terrific as was the service. The manager came by to check on us, which is always appreciated. Wine pours were generous, which also is always appreciated!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWife and I had only vegy optionsWife and I had only vegy options so cannot comment fully on the menu. However, we ordered a salad, pimento balls, and fired seitan and all three dishes were spot on. Atmosphere and service were solid as well, and an interesting and non-overwhelming drink menu to boot. So if Southern food is of interest, this is a great place to go.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMlove love love Maya! I sendlove love love Maya! I send people there all the time.
Casual with just enough ummph to make it special.
Miss the Sunday brunch.
Love Hillary!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but ....Maya has excellent food and the setting is charming. However, we visited on a Saturday night, and the noise was really terrible. We were seated upstairs (something I wouldn't do again) and there were a couple of large parties who had apparently been drinking before they got to the restaurant. This is of course not Maya's fault, but to anyone for whom noise is a problem, I would recommend that you ask to be seated downstairs or that you avoid Maya on Friday or Saturday nights. In addition, our waitress did not appear very often, and pepper was not offered (it was not on the table) until we asked for it, and we didn't see our waitress till well after the food had been delivered to the table.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite C'ville RestaurantWe love Maya! It is becoming our go-to restaurant whenever we travel to Charlottesville - the food is fun, inventive, and delicious, without being precious or too esoteric. The wait staff is friendly, and they love kids - so ignore what Yelp says about it not being a kid-friendly restaurant. Fact: Maya is named after one of the owners' daughters. Oh, and the drinks menu is fabulous. We highly recommend this restaurant.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ingredients preparedGreat ingredients prepared perfectly. Outstanding cocktail selections. Highly recommended spot in downtown Charlottesville.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a nice time. We wereWe had a nice time. We were quite early for the evening, and so the upstairs dining room had very few people in it. The food was quite good--we particularly liked the pimento cheese fritters. Parking near the restaurant is something of an adventure. If you're unwilling to pay, there's only street parking nearby, and the available spots are few and far between.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were greeted promptly,andWe were greeted promptly,and had a great table. The service was friendly, fast, and attentive. The menu was great for all kind of tastes. From fish, chicken, beef, or vegan, they had a very good selection. We were very impressed and will make this a favorite,3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM