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Maya - New York
Maya - New York

Maya - New York Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/mayany/index.php
  • Phone: (212) 585-1818
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Terrific food; fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine, attentive, friendly service, reasonable prices."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I will begin this review with the fact that I am in the restaurant business, and my experience left a lot to be desired. The only good thing about my meal was the guacamole. My service was sub par as we waited 25 minutes for the check to be dropped, as well as a long time to get a second drink from our her. In addition, I found a black hair in my entree but was so close to the end of the meal, that I did not want to make a big deal about it. I will not be returning."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wide selection of tasty small plates and a good number of drink options. Lively atmosphere, great for groups, may be a little on the loud side if you're looking for a place to go on a date. All in all a very positive experience, would definitely recommend and will be returning."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Excellent food and service - my only real caveat is the lighting - basically feast or famine - either one is under white hot halogens that the management can't seem to dim, or it's Stygian darkness - I've experienced both here - go with the darkness! I will give them an A for effort - they did try to dim our section, the booths, but succeeded only in plunging the other side of the restaurant into darkness. The noise level is pretty intense, but the energy is great and food creative and delicious. If you like hot Maya is for you - the habenero blood orange margarita is a must"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The guacamole was customized and came out wrong. Also looks really creamy like store bought. The portions of it were small aswell.The mole sauce was just alright. The plantains were not sweet. The pepino cocktail was very good. We tried the flautas they were tasty.. some tweaking and they have a nice spot."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great meal and cocktails as always but this time we were very diasppointed with the waiter. He did not speak/understand English well enough to communicate effectively. We asked for a side of steamed veggies but rec'd jicama and cucumbers instead. Delcious but not in 20 degree weather. And we settled on an entree different than what we really wanted because we had to ask him to repeat several times the specials and menu items to no avail. We look forward to our next visit with a different waiter."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Went for an early dinner. Good menu choices, good food,"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was my 1st time to Maya - even though I've lived in the neighborhood for years... The food was amazing - very fresh and flavorful... Our waiter was very attentive and friendly - making recommendations along the way... We'll definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I took my family who was visiting from DC there. the food was good, service attentive without being overwhelming. They had margaritas which they liked a lot, I enjoyed my red wine. Family friendly place!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This unicorn in NYC is an amazing choice for brunch. The Bottomless Margarita Brunch is the best deal in NYC and probably anywhere for that matter. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Excellent choice for groups as well."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "For $39 you get all you can eat & drink for 2 hours. It was really great! While the food wasn't outstanding it was enjoyable and the small plates allowed us to try a bunch of different things. Service was really wonderful Daniel was our waiter he was very sweet & attentive. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Service was impeccable and food was special and delicious. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time at Maya - the service was amazing - very attentive and catered to the needs of all in our party. Wonderful atmosphere and tasty food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We revisited recently with friends who drove in an hour to meet us. Our 11 yr old ordered a virgin daquiri. It would have helped if the waiter had told us it was not frozen, because we ended up returning it. We ordered an appetizer which sat on the table for a few minutes until we were brought plates. The apps were delicious, as were the sugared doughnuts for dessert. The entrees were good, not great, though. The Mahi Mahi did not come with a side of rice and beans, was slightly overcooked, and was a little spicy, even though the waiter said it wasn't. No one said "that was great" about the meal. Maya has a nice atmosphere with an upscale Mexican menu, but the food wasn't as tasty as we hoped."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I first tried Maya in April 2013 was wasn't impressed, being from Los Angeles I have a high bar for quality Mexican food. I gave it another shot last week and while they get an A for effort, the main course was below average."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I love to visit Maya, it is a great place to eat and drink in Manhattan Upper East side. The service is a little slow, but we were not in a hurry and the place was so full that it is expected."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Extremely noisy and server was sometimes hard to find. Food was as good and nicely presented as always."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very good food, good service a little noise but and general very good"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our group of four arrived on time for our dinner reservation on Sunday night. Maya told us then that they did not serve their NYC Week Restaurant Menu on Sunday nights. That shocked us because Maya is shown on OpenTable as serving dinners with the NYC Week Restaurant Menu on Sundays and we had booked there for this reason. Maya quickly relented and offered us to select anything on their regular menu for the same price ($38) for each of us. That was very nice. The food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This was my second time having brunch at Maya and it was amazing. The service was top-notch, the food was delicious, and it was a really great afternoon. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The food was good, service was excellent! the sangria was good, wish it was more chilled."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This place was extremely noisy and filled with what looked like frat brothers and sorority sisters. One table of 8guys we actually play a drinking game at their table and loud enough for everyone to participate."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great environment to enjoy good food. The service is superb even when packed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great for brunch with bottomless food and drinks. The noise level is deafening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have been a fan of Maya for years. Never disappoints!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Maya is a great place to meet up with friends and family to enjoy a great meal. Unlimited brunch is amazing, a must go to restaurant"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Overall Maya did a good job from the atmosphere to the dining. Was able to make an easy reservation and upon arrival stopped at the bar to catch the Happy Hour special and enjoyed a good dinner. Like the options available to choose from on the menu, a nice combination of different dishes to choose from."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I'm a bit of a regular at Maya; I very much enjoy their food and their atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable. I think my absolute favorite dishes would be the tuna tartare guacamole and the smoked brisket tacos. I most recently made reservations with Maya for Valentine's Day. As with most any dining establishment, they were packed. However, the servers and waiters/waitresses did an excellent job of tending to our needs. The prix fixe menu was excellent, though a departure from my usual fare at this establishment. A bit loud, but we had a nice cozy corner which helped dampen ambient sound."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Skip this one, as Rosa Mexicana is right down to street. Forget the romance on Valentines Day, this crowded place use to have attention to detail. Now lack of good attention, really bad service and an unfavorful, best items, menu has been its decline. If the horrible service and atmosphere isn't enough, the inconsistant desserts, along with overpricing, will grab you!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were visiting NYC for Valentine's Weekend and booked a reservation at Maya. Our 9 pm reservation wasn't accepted until about 9:30, where we awkwardly waited at the bar, and when we were seated, we were literally at a makeshift table made of a card table with a tablecloth over it. The food and cocktails were excellent but at $65 per person for the 4 course dinner, the romantic ambiance was nonexistent and we felt completed cheated. Not even our candles were lit. I would go back for the excellent drinks, but I would not go out of my way to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Most food was very good, great guacamole, steak was a little tough"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Loved the brunch menu!!! It is kid friendly and adult friendly! It is great brunch spot for all..... food and drinks are delicious and you will come out stuffed !"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had to ask for the special menu's that other had and we were not provided. Food was not bad but not good either, I'm pretty sure the Chilean sea bass was actually bad and we did not eat it. We told the manager who didn't seem to care, he did offer to get us something else but at that point we were finished eating. He did not take it off the bill. Drinks are very good. Very nice atmosphere. Would only go back for drinks."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Loved it..food was amazing! worth going..will definitely visit with friends more in future!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great modern Mexican cuisine and great drinks! Took friends who had never been and they enjoyed it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious. We ordered the bacon guacamole, which was delicious with a nice crunch. Then we both ordered tacos (adobo and chicken), both had a great flavor though they were a tad dry. Even with the minor gripe from the tacos, our experience was beyond enjoyable and this is definitely somewhere that I would enjoy going back to in the future."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious and beautiful to look at. Nor waiter was pretty bad. And the place was so hot even in winter,"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I couldn't believe it was all you can eat and drink for $35. by far the best brunch deal i've ever heard of in the city. and the food was pretty decent!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food, the service, the ambiance, the tequila! This place is truly one of my favorites and look forward to coming here regularly!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Excellent moles and margaritas.. Not what it was 5 years ago. I'd like more variety and tasty vegetable dishes. Moles are tasty and what you come to expect. Excellent guacamole. Margaritas never disappoint, especially top shelf."
    Dined on 1/16/2014