Great FindThis was a first time experience for us and another couple. We love to try different kinds of food and dining experiences. This was an absolute gem! Everything was delicious as well as unique. The flavor combinations are genius. The food presentation is a work of art.Our friends and we were still raving about our dinner hours later and can't wait to get back and try other dishes.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery yummy didn't have a badVery yummy didn't have a bad item and had plenty to eat5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Find During Jazzfest WeekMayas' "Nuevo Latino" cuisine is eclectic and delicious. The location on Magazine Street means it may be easier to get a reservation than places in the Quarter during festivals. I had a Brazilian dish that was fabulous -- since we ordered appetizers, I took half my entree home and had a 2nd meal. The salads are large. Relatively small so it feels intimate, but the high ceilings keep it from feeling cramped. Only complaint is they were out of the duck taquitos my husband was drooling over.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat. Almost.In New Orleans, a town where hundreds of restaurants sport nearly the identical menu, Mayas' inventive, Latin-influenced cuisine is welcome relief. Flavors are assertive and delicious, dishes are carefully prepared and imaginatively presented. The only gaffes were service/ kitchen-related. Our charming server promptly took our cocktail order, but was slow to deliver them, appetizers arriving in advance of some of the drinks. Similarly, she served some entrees well before others, leading to that awkward "Don't wait for me" moment. Once served though, all were delighted, and eagerly shared and tasted around the table.
Those quibbles aside, Mayas' funky-chic decor and imaginative cuisine will delight you. We'll definitely return.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have such a great menuThey have such a great menu and everything is presented well and delicious. We have frequented this restaurant for years and always want to go back. You have to try the tuna tartare, even if you don't like fish.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was excellent; TheDinner was excellent; The whole fish was delicious! Kudos to Edgar!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMProud to crawl back HOME!Having recently moved back to New Orleans via sometime spent in Tampa, Florida following Katrina, we have missed the Cuban and Latin American fare. We were pleasantly surprised by Maya's menu. The guacamole and the seafood tostones were delicious. The Ropa Vieja and Lechon Pork were both well seasoned and tender. The Pinchon skewers were out of sight! They happened to be out of Cabernet that evening, but the Chardonnay Sangria was so good that my wife now prefers white sangria. The service is much better than we are used to in Tampa and the food came out in a timely manner. The bartender was great and the waitstaff very good with our kids. I can't wait to return so I can try the Chilean seabass and a few of their desserts next time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good. But my iceFood was good. But my ice tea was so horrible that I had to send it back...and I don't do things like that. We will go back because the flavors of the food are incredible.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will not be disappointed.You will not be disappointed. The food is out of this world. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. For those who usually skip dessert, try splurging on the tres leches cake - it will change your life.
Service is good. The bar services is slow, but worth the wait - all cocktails are hand made with love and taste like it. But go ahead and order your second round of cocktails as soon as you receive your first one - by the time you're ready for the next drink, it should be ready ...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Magazine St. DiningAnother great addition to the ethnic foods that are now becoming part of the New Orleans food scene!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Seafood MoquecaHave been to Mayas twice and both times got the Seafood Moqueca. It is their signature dish and it is superb. The fish, usually mahi mahi, and scallops and the shrimp are so fresh and tasty. I wouldn't be able to choose to just have one of them so it's definitely worth the $3 extra to have the mixed seafood option. My boyfriend had a chicken dish which had some spinach in it - also delicious. Service was very good. Was a little noisy from a group at the back when we arrived, but after they left, we could enjoy our dinner.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLatin Gem in NOLAWell being not your typical "I need a po-boy" type, I desperately needed to switch it up given that I would be in NOLA for about 2 more weekends.
While parking was not all that nice, it was super cool to walk into the awesome aromas that floated through door as we passed through. Even though I perused the menu prior to my arrival online it was super hard to figure out what we wanted to eat.
To add, $5 magaritas, mojitos, and sangria...can't be beat.
I ordered the Tropical fish and my SO ordered the Ropa vieja! While both were delectable and were delivered HOT to the table, I wished that they both had a little more kick in terms of spice. Service was excellent and expeditious.
We arrived ahead of the planned OT reservation, whic3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLOvely meal, great service,LOvely meal, great service, very relaxed feel. Will definitely go again3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMaya's always amazes me. IMaya's always amazes me. I have eaten here three times in the last 6 months the food is always excellent, service very good especailly if Marcus is helping you. Go for the specials they are always great.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Mayas! Our food wasI love Mayas! Our food was great and our server even gave up his St. Pat's headband to my friend for her birthday. Mojitos are so delicious, but $12 is really steep, to be honest. Overall, good experience, though!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM