Mayas
Mayas

Mayas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://mojitoland.com/
  • Phone: 5043093401x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Lunch: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:30pm,
    Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm,
    Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Edgar Irias
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Mayas is most delighted to introduce you to its banquet room, an elegant boutique-style room with amiable charm for any special event. Mayas is known for providing delectable cuisine and impeccable service with elegance and charm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Andrew Street
  • Public Transit: New Orleans RTA - www.norta.com
    Bus Stop @ Magazine & Jackson
    St. Charles Streetcar Stop @ St. Andrew & St. Charles
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Magazine Street (free after 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays).

    Park for free on Josephine, St. Andrew, or Camp Streets.
A word from Mayas
A fare of new and traditional dishes from the Latin American region with a taste of Asian and Middle East influence.
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Mayas reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)neighborhood gem (3)romantic (2)good for groups (2)special occasion (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good quet place
    foodietttaVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I went with my daughter & her boyfriend. The avocado appetizers stood out especially the crab stack.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Such an utter disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was such a letdown. I read good reviews on many sites, but found the service sorely lacking. It took over 10 minutes to get two glasses of wine and when we did, one of them was wrong. The bartender seemed more intent on flirting with people at the bar than doing his job. The waiter may have been dyslexic. He regularly got things wrong: putting the wrong dish in front of each of us; giving the wrong wine to each of us; bringing the check back at the end of the night to the person who did NOT put down their credit card. The food was okay. Several things on the menu weren't available. My guest loved his appetizer but didn't like his sea bass so much. I found my avocado salad and vegetable curry serviceable at best.
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  • Back and better than ever!
    LocalizedVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything we liked the first time, only even better since they reopened. So nice to have them back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Latin with a Flair
    happypriest
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Mayas is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with a laidback feel. Good drink menu and reasonable wines. The food however is outstanding, there is an eclectic mix of flavors and styles that is sure to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An escape to the tropics
    CreoleDiners
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food service ambience were exceptional mouth watering & beautiful. Owner/chef does all cookg & plating. Soft shell crab, crabmeat/avocado stack, carnitas, Scallops, carribean martini & Brazilian hedalito. Everything was fresh delish crispy fried foods not greasy very flavorful. It was like a party going on in our mouth. Didn't have 1 complaint. Server was new & still very helpful & informative. Now our new favorite restaurant. It isn't 2 big nor 2 small. Dining room was full but roomy. The tables weren't on top of each other. Noise level was appropriate. Didn't have to yell 2 communicate 2 each other. Latin music played in the background which made us want 2 dance. Definitely a keeper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 128 reviews are from the Mayas reviews archive.
  • Was closed when we went.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Hard to rate a closed restaurant. Some notice would have been nice. I suggest always calling the restaurant directly. When they are open they've always been great.
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  • Reservations???? CLOSED
    Uptowner
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I reserved a 4 top on open table show up and they were closed!! It was a Wednesday night at 7pm.
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  • Great food!
    Luvit
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Excellent service and really great food!Our waiter was a happy guy, which is always good. The menu had great variety, so I'll be back! Quite noisy though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Closed without notice
    Wendarooski
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We arrived on time for our dinner to find a note on the door that said the restaurant was closed. My parents tried to have lunch there in the previous week and had the same experience. I was unable to make a reservation elsewhere because I already had a reservation at Maya's. Very disappointing
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  • A great find!
    JJNOLAVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I leave my review based on a previous trip to Maya's. We were due to return on Mother's Day and arrived to find them closed due to some type of emergency. Not cool on a holiday! Still, emergencies are just that so I will take them at their word. We did have a great meal at Amici down the street so not all was lost. As for Maya's, the enchiladas are incredible...among the best to be found in New Orleans. I'll go back over and over just for that dish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not open
    NoladinerVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a Mother's Day brunch reservation, showed up with my wife and 4 kids, and there was a handwritten sign on the door saying that they were closed. Could have used a heads up.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Closed
    MMstyleVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I made a reservation but when I got to the restaurant, they were closed for the night. No sign or notification.
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  • It was Closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Everything I read said that the place should have been open. It was not and there was no explanation.
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  • DISAPPOINTMENT
    DebdoesdiningVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    we tried to call and let them know we may be late. No one returned my call. We arrived on time to find the restaurant closed. There was another couple there hoping to get in early. What's the sense of taking a reservation if you aren't going to open ??
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restuarant closed
    th88
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We arrived at Mayas to find the doors locked and the place in darkness. We wre very disappointed to have to find another place to eat at the last minute on a Friday night with no reservation. There seems to have been a lack of communiation between Mayas and Opentable.
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  • They keep me coming back for more
    DeepfriedpicklesVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I like Maya's a lot. The food is excellent and they always have quality service. They take reservations which I like. They have many vegetarian offerings which is great for me. Its fun trying the small plates. They also have a few outdoor tables which is the spot I generally request. Full bar and has an adequate wine selection too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mardigras
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Mayas never let's us down with great food and drinks. They were having Cinco de Mayo specials so it was very noisy. Otherwise we had a great time. The main problem was our waiter. We waited over 30 minutes to receive our first drink. We had to remind him to get them. We had to go and find him to get our bill as he was sitting in the back wrapping napkins.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    meca
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Everything was great, food, service and no waiting. It was a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maya's New Orleans
    nodiner
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Maya's sits on Magazine Street in the lower garden district. It is a small funky spot. It bills itself as having "nuevo latino" food. And indeed it has all kinds of Latin food (not your usual Mexican). For those who don't eat meat, it has several interesting fish dishes on the menu. We had the Seafood Paella - it was quite good and fed both of us plus enough to take home for another meal. We had a fried green tomato layered with crab appetizer which was very tasty although I like my tomatoes a bit more done. There are lots of interesting dishes on the menu. I'm eager to go back to try some more. Suggest a reservation as the restaurant got very busy after 7pm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for something different
    nolaguyVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We were looking for something different. On the positive side, the portions were very nice as were the presentations on the plates. Food was pretty good in flavor. However, service was poor. Restaurant was very slow (3 other active table) and our server was more interested in sitting at the bar looking at her phone than attending to the table. There are too many other choices in town.
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  • Mayas made my day
    Gnatalie
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    After a cold, wet Mardi Gras day my boyfriend and I dragged our tired selves to dinner at Mayas, which I found via OpenTable. Our spirits were instantly lifted by the charming interior and amazing drinks and appetizers. Very friendly and accommodating waitstaff as well. Our entrees were delicious -- this place has quite an extensive and unique menu. Veggie options as well as lots of dishes for omnivores. I will go back to Mayas next time I'm in New Orleans, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great.
    eatenmyshare
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    It's one thing to be consistently great, as Maya's is. It's another thing altogether to stay open on Mardi Gras and deliver the same amazingly good, original dishes with dispatch and good cheer despite the fact that every seat in the house was taken. I'm hooked on the Nacatamal (vegetarian) and the Tamal Criollo (pork). But don't overlook the shrimp or ceviche. And everything else I've had there. Note for out-of-towners: This is NOT "New Orleans-style" food. Come here to get a break from all that Creole butter and cream and Cajun spice and duck fat. I love New Orleans cooking, but this Central- South American food is an awesome alternative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maya is an exceptional restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    It was a few years back, that I dined at Maya's. The delicious food, ambiance and lovely service stuck in my memory. Living in Metairie, I usually enjoy neighborhood dining, however this time, I longed to enjoy another evening at Maya's. The restaurant had been on my mind; very reminiscent of New York restaurant. Thank you again for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great in every way.
    MarzVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My friend and I took our girlfriends for Valentines Day. Everything was great! We had a really good time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was our first time at Maya's
    delivers1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was our first time at Maya's and the overall experience was great. Main problem was that we chose it for Valentine's day. Service was slow but very friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back. VD is too busy at almost any restaurant unless you are the first or last late reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Diner
    MidtownFoodie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The host was nice but clearly not a take charge person. After waiting at the host desk for what seemed an eternity, we were seated and ignored by the wait staff for 15 minutes. Small restaurant with a dozen tables and 3 waiters + bartender. We decided to walk out and spend our money at an establishment that appreciated our business. Would not recommend. Too many great options in New Orleans; no need to spoil a perfect evening by patronizing this restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 to dine
    friendsdineout
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Our reservation was just as promised. 5 to dine at 7:30 on a Saturday night and we were seated in 5-10 minutes. Food was good. Fresh house made guacamole was a hit. Entrees were tasty. All in all a good meal with good friends. The chopped mango salad was killer!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorite restaurants
    banana
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food is consistently great, and the service is friendly and attentive. It's our go-to for date night. Also, on warm days it's a great place to have lunch at one of their outdoor tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    Tm05VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Have wanted to go in the past. I should have. Good food with great portions!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good stuff
    disnishiee
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    nice ambience and food. friendly staff. love the soft-shell crab appetizers. easy to share meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good first visit
    RonL
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Been wanting to try, so took some out of town friends who are visiting NOLA. Went on Friday night, and the place was energetic and a bit overtaxed. Had to wait quite a while for table, even with a reservation; and bar service was very slow (a waitress said there was a private party upstairs that was also using the downstairs bar.) Really like all the small plate menu selections; and everything we ordered was very good. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent; Edgar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Food was excellent; Edgar did a great job as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites in NOLA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Mojitos wonderful. Also recommend sople appetizers; chimichurri sea scallops, and flan caramel. Nice selection of Malbec wines also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Bolo
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Food was awesome! Service by Max was excellent. He was very knowledgable about the menu and helped us with our selections. We were a group of four and we all tried each other's appetizers and entrees. All were awesome. Best paella I've ever had. Slopes were appetizer special and they were so tasty. I've been to Maya's three times and have had great experience each time. Make reservations as it gets busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was fantastic! Everyone who works there is super nice, but they act like they have never worked a day in a restaurant or bar before. The bartender was awful (very nice person) but didn't know what he was doing. He made two of our drinks wrong, and then randomly charged one of us $17 for a mixed drink. What? We got that corrected. I went with a group of 6 and we were there for 3 hours. I love slow meals, but it took forever to get anything…water…a drink… I will definitely go back, because the food was out of this world good, and the ambience is fantastic…hopefully they were just busy the night we went and overwhelmed or had new employees?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is a wonderful example
    xxnonicknameVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The food is a wonderful example of New Orleans dining. It is not traditional New Orleans fare but the delicate spices added to the traditional seafood makes for a delight to the palate. The crab, shrimp, avocado and mango stack appetizer always is presented with flair and is quite tasty with just the right amount of "heat" to make it interesting. ANY entrée is delicious and we have dined our way thru most of the menu with the Chilean Sea Bass, Carribean Fish and the pork becoming our absolute favorites. There is also a nice selection of handcrafted cocktails and wines by the glass. Dining here is always a pleasure.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Finally!
    Loli
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Maya's honors latinamerican cuisine in an elegant way! If you crave the sweet spices used in most Latin dishes, this is the place to go! Prices and portions equate, and dishes are served in a very elegant fashion. And the have REAL coffee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mayas is a favorite in Nola
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    I have been to Mayas multiple times and the food is amazing. Beautiful room with old style great service you feel like you are in Nola. I tend to eat their fish which is always fresh and their chutneys are a wonderful mix of sweet and savory. Since I visit a lot this is a place I like to come each time for a nice meal in a beautiful restaurant You cannot go wrong with this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mayas excellent food
    NewOrleansFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We had a nice lunch on Magazine St. at Mayas. Loved the guacamole and the Salads. Everyone was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • convention lunch
    convdining
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    lunch was good, service good...but...it was hard to get a return cab to the conv center.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.