Maya - New York
Maya - New York

Maya - New York

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/mayany/index.php
  • Phone: 2125851818x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday -
    Monday-Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Lunch:
    Monday-Friday: 11:30am-3pm

    Bottomless Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Last seating for bottomless option is 2:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater on an off premise. We have great lunch menus and offer local, neighborhood discounts.
  • Special Events: Every event is special at Maya. Spend your next event here with us.
    Please contact Shaunna Ghuzzi
    sghuzzi@richardsandoval.com | 212.585.1818

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 64th and 65th streets
  • Public Transit: 6 Train to 68th street-Hunter College
    N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th & Lexington
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available on 64th street, just around the corner.
A word from Maya - New York
At Maya, Chef Richard Sandoval offers his internationally acclaimed blend of authentic Mexican ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. Handcrafted margaritas and a selection of over 100 tequilas pair beautifully with the flavorful dishes. In the main and private dining rooms, handmade Mexican artwork completes Maya’s dining experience.


"Father of modern Mexican cuisine" Financial Times

“the food at Maya is unlike just about anything else being served in New York City” New York Times – Two Stars

“Maya practically defines casual elegance…Maya’s menu reads like a love letter to Mexico” Michelin Guide

“the government of Mexico should give Richard Sandoval an ambassadorship” New York Magazine
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Maya - New York reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (73)neighborhood gem (60)fit for foodies (59)vibrant bar scene (52)great for brunch (51)hot spot (40)special occasion (38)romantic (27)great for lunch (18)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We used to live across the street and hadn't been back since we moved years ago. Food is still excellent. At first, we thought it would be too noisy to chat because of the din from the serious bar scene but the hostess sat us in the back and it was perfect. The drinks were great, as were. The salads, but I think next time I will stick with the tried and true guacamole. We tried the sampler and it was just ok. (I appreciated that the waiter warned us about the one with grasshoppers which we declined.) Soups were very good and the tacos were delicious. I have had fish there before which is always good. Excellent presentation, lovely wait staff, and all in all, a great place to have high end Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Alison
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Maya had delicious food and drinks and a great wait staff too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It may be slightly pricey for some, but the bottomless brunch where everyone gets to order and eat off each other's plates is great for a group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummeezVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Slow service tonight. Waiter was overly flirty/playful and (overheard) customers didn't seem to care much for it. Ladies bathroom is so small! Only 2 stalls for such a large restaurant. Food was good. Wish the skirt steak came w/ rice. Didn't like the taste of their tap water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bottomless brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The $40 brunch option is a great deal! Lots of food & lots of alcohol. You get your money's worth!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Things change
    EmankcinVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Maya was once a terrific Mexican restaurant serving inventive food but all that's changed. This time the food was really just passable and the decor is amateurish. Sorry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish!
    MrsTurnerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I tried this place out with my mom on a whim at the last minute. We wanted to have dinner on Sunday and found this place offering Sunday dinner for NYC restaurant week. We were able to secure a last minute reservation. What a nice surprise when we walked in the décor was lovely. A lot of places skimp on the menu that they offer for restaurant week only having small items that they don't serve on there regular menu. This was not the case at Maya. We were pleasantly surprised to find everything that we ordered available on the regular menu. Everything we had was very good and I will be back! Spicy Crab Guacamole is a must! Entrée of Carne Asada was Everything! Really Great Place with Great Service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Most Delicious!
    FineDiner3
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I got a "We Miss You" email and decided to return and take advantage of the 25% discount. The food was SO delicious! I had the tortilla chicken soup which was spicy with a wonderful combination of flavors. Then I had the steak tacos which was served with a nice complimentary sauce. My husband had a steak entree which was cooked to perfection. For dessert, we shared warm doughnuts which came with both a chocolate and caramel dipping sauce. I might add that the coffee was delicious as well. The service was superb. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant. During the summer months, people are away and the restaurant is quiet. However, during the other seasons, it is hopping like mad! It is fine dining at its best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    cake21
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food and service is superb. If you're looking for a chill brunch spot, come here. And make sure you come hungry, you WILL get stuffed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasteless and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Apparently maya is great for brunch, but it's dinner was woefully disappointing. Nothing had any real taste to it, and the portions were strangely small. The sangria tasted like fruit juice, the "spicy" guacamole was bland, and tacos/enchiladas were creations that a 4th grader could make: melted cheese in a tortilla. There are much better options in the area, and certainly restaurants for this price range.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Restaurant Week Menu
    Pamelasm
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Service is excellent. Most of the food is also excellent, however the Restaurant Week menu was a disappointing 3 choices, a fish choice would have been appreciated . One of the hangar steak entrees was almost too tough to eat. Generally a good fun place. Hopefully next Lyme will be back up to standard
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican!
    Jtable01pr
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We are in NYC frequently for business and we like to eat where the locals eat. This is that kind of place. The ambiance is great the food is great and the guac is one of the best I've ever had. It's spicy like Mexican should. They have an extensive tequila list and several different kinds of Margaritas. The pork carnitas won the prize for best plate of the night. We will definitly return to Maya.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too noisy
    ss00
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was good, but by the time we finished our meal we couldn't wait to leave just because of the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Restaurant Week Find
    Mack
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This wonderful restaurant has got to be my best find thanks to Restaurant Week. The Food was truly excellent. The various dishes were exceptional with flavor and satisfying portions. The service was very attentive, yet not intrusive. The bar is very inviting, cocktails were well made, and the restaurant seating is very comfortable. The decor is well done in its simplicity. And lastly, even with a full house one's conversations were not competing with other's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    Lilras14
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The brunch deal is really good. We enjoyed the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maya was terrific
    casualfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our first visit to Maya was a Saturday brunch. My wife and I wanted to try someplace new, and we were not disappointed. The food was terrific, the staff were friendly, and the service was quick and efficient. The small plates were both delicious and filling. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun brunch atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Maya's all you can eat and drink for $39 was definitely worth it. There were plenty of tasty food options and various drink choices as well. The food was great for sharing (tapas) nd you could order as much as you want which is great for a group. All in all, a good brunch experience and I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week disappointment
    JojoVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I was surprised to learn that unless everyone at the table ordered from the restaurant week menu, I couldn't order from it. Also the restaurant is extraordinarily noisy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food.
    mimi
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was delicious, the waiters were friendly and nice, but the hostess SNF the bartender were a bit unfriendly and cold. The bar tender seemed very fake and didn't care to return my change. I had to ask for it. Overall, I enjoyed my food and the waiters made up for the bar tender's behavior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch
    Rokssana
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This review is strictly for Maya's Sunday brunch. We chose to eat here for my friends birthday and Maya didn't disappoint. We arrived at 1:30pm and received prompt seating. I would definitely recommend their boozy brunch which includes unlimited drinks, margaritas, bloody Mary's, mango mimosas, etc, AND unlimited food. The menu had a wide range of items from huevos rancheros to gordita sliders. I would definitely recommend the French Toast (it came with Nutella!), the fried potatoes and the open faced quesadilla. The food was delicious but nothing in particular stood out. The waiters make sure that your glass is never empty and they actually walk around with pitchers of mango/regular mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too f**cking loud
    currygurl
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    While the food at Maya is very good the tequila fueled din that accompanies it ruined our experience altogether. The staff is pleasant and found us a table away from the bar but unfortunately that space was quickly filled with the two large tables whose occupants had to speak and cackle quite loudly in order to be hear. If you do decide to brave the noise the margaritas, tacos alahambre, huitlacoche enchiladas and chocoflan were quite tasty. Will never, however, have them again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was amazing. Delicious. Staff was attentive and very nice. I will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, just not really Mexican
    PebblesVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The quality of the food is good, the service is great, the ambiance is very noisy/ energetic. Since I lived in Mexico, I know the difference. That may very well be it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    PippiVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    as always, a friendly greeting, great service and cuisine! Like the new additions to the menu!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal!!
    Aisdds
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food and drinks were great! Place very noisy, but it was a Friday night. Would go back again...maybe on a weeknight.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service has Changed/Food is Good!
    LovelyLibra
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I must start off by saying I love Maya and Richard Sandavol! I have come to Maya many times and even had my favorite server (Michael!)and place to sit. The food is great, but the service and servers have changed. I felt rushed and it was not a lot of people in the restauarant at 11:30am ( one party of 6, a couple of parties of 2 and 3). Our server was nice, but was trying to get us to hurry and order, and she didn't want us to order another round of small plates or drinks. In fact, she suggested the pan de dulce as dessert to "wrap things up" and said she could go ahead and put the order in. We were only on our first round! Calm down and let people enjoy the food and drinks that they are paying for, please.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food(Thumbs Down) Drinks(Thumbs Up)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was not my favorite however the drinks were amazing. I would go back for a happy hour. Beautiful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mmv
    mmlv
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Maya has delicious Mexican food in a very stylish setting. One of our favorite must-go spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flys
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Probably a function of summer in NYC, but they had flys buzzing around our lunches. Not very appetizing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    rceb
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I visit Maya every time I'm in NYC. This time was brunch. Absolutely incredible food...and lots of it...great drinks...and lots of `em and FINE service. 5 stars all the way!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • never disappointed
    ajbateson
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Maya is so delicious and the brunch deal is hard to beat. Go for the chicken tamales. They are the best! !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our daughter recommended this and near us - so we tried it out. Although service a tad slow the food made up for it.. Very good!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD...TWICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The restaurant is super loud. We were not even on the bar side and it was hard to hear the person across the table.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tamale Festival
    JevittVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The tamale sampler was a fun starter. I loved the corn one the best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    iheartfood
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I dined at Maya with a friend last week. We had reservations but we were early and they did accomodate and sat us right away; service all in all was good. The first thing we noticed was the after work crowd and the noise level; soooo loud!!! Had the food been exceptional we would have tolerated it; but it was 'meh'. Not the worst but certainly not the best with the exception if the guac which was quite tasty. The ceviche was okay but the carne assada was tough and tasteless. My friend enjoyed the tortilla soup but the enchiladas were average at best. The 'regular' margaritas were average and the chili mango margaritas way too spicy...it was all we could taste. We go to NYC annually but we we not go back to Maya...no love in tbe food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Amazing food and service. Wonderful options for vegans and vegetarians.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    As much as I enjoy the food at Maya, it is not a pleasant dining experience. My shrimp special, recommended by our very charming waiter was delicious. However, the noise level is excruciating - a situation that could be easily fixed with some sound-proofing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tequila Maya
    sobepsychVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Drinks too weak. Order wine or beer instead of cocktails.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go To for Brunch on the UES!
    StephyC
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    All you can eat AND drink for only ~$50 with tax and tip. The food is phenomenal and the drinks are even better. The all you can eat and drink menu is extensive with lots to choose if you are in a big group. Great for going for a special occasion and sharing family style. The restaurant itself is big and beautiful. One of the only places I will venture back to the UES for. The service was exceptional as well! Thanks for making my parent's anniversary celebration a hit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite place
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We always love any excuse for an evening or lunchtime excursion to Maya. It is reliably excellent and the gourmet Mexican cuisine is also attractively presented. It is a cheerful place and everyone we have ever brought there has loved the experience -- and returned if they were "local".
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet