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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

    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
  • "Service was good but the noise was very loud - we could hardly converse - and the food was not what we had expected; ok but nothing to go back for"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Maya has delicious Mexican food in a very stylish setting. One of our favorite must-go spots."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Probably a function of summer in NYC, but they had flys buzzing around our lunches. Not very appetizing."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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! !"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The restaurant is super loud. We were not even on the bar side and it was hard to hear the person across the table."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The tamale sampler was a fun starter. I loved the corn one the best."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "From the moment you walk in the door, you can smell the aroma's of first class food. From the waiter to the ambiance, I was sold. And that was before I even tasted the chips and guac(yumm!)-which are sure winners! The chicken flautas were perfectly friend and so damn delicious. I made sure to eat slow so i could savor every bite. We also had the Tamales-again amazingly delicious! I wish i would've went a little easier on the chips and guac because I had a hard time making room for even more incredible food. Aside from it being really loud inside the restaurant, I was impressed. Maya was without a doubt the best Mexican I have ever had. Definitely heading back there on my next trip to the city."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Amazing food and service. Wonderful options for vegans and vegetarians."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Drinks too weak. Order wine or beer instead of cocktails."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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"."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food and everything was great! I love going to Maya! :)"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Went to Bottomless Brunch for Mother's Day with two 6 year olds and had a great meal/great time. Food was great, margaritas & mimosas were great, and the waiter was super attentive and nice. We didn't feel rushed at alll and he was really nice to the kids, trying to find something they might like (which turned out to be Mine Craft on the Ipads.) We left feeling full and happy!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Sunday Brunch is well worth its cost and the food is outstanding. The menu provides many excellent Mexican choices and great drinks in the all inclusive. The one negative to the Brunch is the noise level...it is extremely loud at least in this visit. There were diners yelling and groups speaking very loud....to be expected when the Brunch is all you can drink within a 2 hour timeframe and specializes in tasty margaritas. It would be great if Maya modified their decor to include more sound absorbing fabrics...it would make the experience more enjoyable and would make the overall experience an Outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Chef Sandoval continues to amaze with innovative twists on traditional Mexican cuisine. It is getting better and better and the crowds prove the success of the restaurant. We are fortunate to have it in walking distance to enjoy the excellent meals and service."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We went to Maya to celebrate two birthdays and it was a great time. Food and margaritas were great. We were not rushed out of there and would definitely go back again for any occassion. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Maya is my new favorite Mexican food place and my new favorite brunch spot! The food is so delicious and I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to Mexican food because im from California. Sooo good!!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Went here for lunch to celebrate my 40th Birthday with 3 other colleagues from work and didn't even receive a simple "Happy Birthday" from either the hostess or our waiter. Not only did I indicate it was my 40th Birthday on my Open Table reservation, but my colleagues even mentioned it twice to our waiter during our meal. No response. The restaurant was absolutely empty except for 2 other tables. When our waiter asked if wanted to start off with any drinks, we checked in on Yelp and asked to redeem the complimentary margarita offer. Our waiter said he "had to check on that" and then came back and said, "It's only 1 per table." The offer clearly stated 1 per person. Major fail. The food was decent but I won't be back. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Food and service were great. Our group enjoyed lunch."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Great staff and food!! Choice this restaurant to surprise my boss for her birthday, original fewer people then called to pump it up to a group of 6 and they didn't make it an issue. While waiting for the rest to come in, they were all so attentive! They let us decorate our table, even took the cake we brought in and stored it for later. We were the last ones out that night and didn't feel rushed or nagged on for staying later. Overall great experience here! Will be coming back and recommending! PS MARGARITAS WERE AMAZING!! Sunday is Happy Hour all DAY!! "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "For the prices, I expected these dishes to have more flavor. We ordered Gaucamole, and I have been to places where they make it right in front of you and its full of delicious flavor, at this place the Gauc tasted like something pre packaged. Nothing really tasted fresh. I hope this place kicks it up a notch with their cuisine. The place over all is a nice place. I give it a 9.5 for drinks, deserts, and service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Sub par food, was told the rest of my guests were not here to realize after I ask to go to table after 5 minutes that all were seated already, server was friendly. Not what was expected."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Maya is a restaurant that results in being a keeper on anyone's favorite list."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "As the title states, the food & drinks were crazy expensive. 6 drinks, guacamole, and 2 apps were ~150 including tip. The margaritas were good and not small and the food was tasty (but not amazing), service was good. The price isn't worth it to me to be back here for anything but happy hour. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I've eaten at Maya many times and always enjoyed it. Last night was different. The service was really slow, waited 30 mins for appetizer, entree was "OK"- cheese enchiladas were hard and had no flavor, AND it was so crowded and noisy we couldn't talk comfortably. Maybe it was just an off-night, but for the $$$ didn't think it was worth it."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Went here with my wife for anniversary. Ate at Tamayo in Denver last year, didn't even compare. Slow service and quality."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I realize judging a restaurant on a Saturday night at 8:00PM might be a bit harsh but honesty prevails. Our group of six ordered a four appetizers and only two arrived before our entrees appeared. We gently complained but our server appeared harried and not only confused but helpless. Fortunately, the manager was kind enough to comp the appetizers and dessert but overall, we were slightly disappointed; the food had been better in the past. My brisket tacos lacked flavor and the meat was tough while my wife's enchiladas were just acceptable. Maybe, perhaps, we'll give Maya's another opportunity to impress."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food here is wonderful, and so is the thoughtful service. Definitely not a place to converse over dinner, though. The noise level is ear-splitting."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This place was legit. Did not mind spending the money for an awesome dinner. You need to eat here. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "It was a surprise dinner for the bday girl! They let our group be seated even though only a few of us were there. I booked on open table and requested dessert with a candle for my girlfriend. The staff was great! At the end of the meal, they brought out a birthday dessert and I didn't even have to ask again. It was perfect. Our waiter was very accommodating to our meal requests as well. Needless to say, some of my friends had very specific needs. Thanks so much Maya! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We went on Sunday for brunch and it was amazing! And it was fun to try so many small plates"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great drinks,great service, great food makes a wonderful Sunday afternoon"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Maya used to be an elegant place with good food and drinks. Those days are sadly long gone."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Had reservations for 2 on a Saturday night. We were first sat in a back room behind a huge pole and we could not see the restaurant decor. We asked to be moved to the main dining room as there were many open seats when we walked in. We were told no because tables were all booked. After insisting to be moved a second time, the hostess was able to find us an open table. After this was sorted out, we had a wonderful dining experience and the restaurant did fill up. The food and margaritas tasted great. You can tell they use all fresh ingredients. Our waitress was lovely and after dinner the manager came over to ask us how our dinner was. I highly recommend the Mexican donuts for dessert. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I have heard friends rave about Maya but never explored this restaurant ourselves until recently, when a friend from out of town wanted a Mexican dinner. We had made reservations and were quickly seated at a cozy area, away from the bar, with welcoming smiles. The margaritas are varied and delicious and the food fresh, yummy and hot."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "My husband and I and our couple friends dined at Maya - New York on Easter Sunday. The unlimited brunch is out of this world. Our friends took the lead, having dined there before, and essentially ordered one of each on the menu. Everything was beyond delicious, small tapas and drinks flowing endlessly. The place was packed and seemed loud upon entering, but we hardly paid attention to others around us. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014