Excellent service and fine food
My friend and I arrived for our reservation and were told they do not accept reservations for the patio. Since I had specifically asked to be notified is this was not a possibility Paul, a manager, promptly apologized, promised to take care of us, and then made good on his promise. What could have been an inconvenient, unpleasant evening turned into a fine meal. We shared 2 small ceviches and both were excellent. The scallops were a bit spicy and the fish was sweet. We then shared fish tacos and the vegetarian tostada and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either. Instead of taking this restaurant off the list, Paul has made Maya del Sol a restaurant I will continue to recommend. And the patio is the bet in Oak Park
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Trust This Place
Maya Del Sol - a great spot for dinner and conversation. My party of four had reservations and were seated right on time. The service was great, the drinks as good as I have ever had, and the variety of food choices made it difficult to choose from so many good options. By the time we left -7 PM - the place was hopping. I strongly recommend reservations (I made mine through Open Table on the Internet). Moderately priced. There was valet parking which I'd recommend since on street parking in the neighborhood is limited. Near the el and major streets. You won't go wrong with this choice.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been to Maya Del Sol
We've been to Maya Del Sol several times love the food and vibrant atmosphere. In the past, their appetizers have always been a big hit but this time we tried a special pork dish they had which was just awful. The pork was tough the seasonings didn't work and when our server asked how we were enjoying the special we were honest. The manager came up to our table concerned and we expressed our constructive criticism. They not only eliminated the appetizer charge but comped us on our desert. Any restaurant can have an off night or meal, what sets Maya apart is their outstanding service and concern for making things right. We'll be back again and I'm sure our meal from appetizer through to desert will be outstanding.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This has become one of our favorite go to places. The food is consistqntly good. Service is excellent. The menu provides a number of mouthwatering choices. Seafood choices are cooked to perfection. They also have a wide variety of specialty drinks and a very nice wine list.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service....
We always enjoy an evening out at May De Sol. A very energetic and vibrant scene. If there's one thing we've learned about this venue is that you can never go wrong selecting on of the weekly specials...drinks, entree or desert. This is by far our favorite new restaurant.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, great service
Wait staff very knowledgeable and helpful with recommendation
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wait staff and new menu items are outstanding!!!!!!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
most totally awesome place
most totally awesome place to eat...excellent, friendly, accomodating service, even if not serving our table, most delicious food, great location...we will definitely return
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with three of my girlfriends and we all had a great time. The reservations were there and our table was ready when we got there. Our server was always checking on us and suggested great dishes when asked. The good was amazing. I had the tilapia tacos and I even took leftovers. Lots of food. Drinks were great! Atmosphere was wonderful. Overall we had a great time.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patio is awesome
We love sitting on the patio at Maya - the service can be slow at times, but it's a very relaxed environment. Our food was particularly good this last time! Had the mushroom tostada, very yummy and healthy. Our kids wanted to order seconds! And they had a special dessert that was out of this world.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, delicious. Great appetizers, bar drinks and interesting entrees. Not "typical" Mexican - a step up.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it here!
Each item we try becomes a favorite. The carne asada with chimichurri and the green salsa are reasons enough to keep coming back, the ceviches are always delicious, and the drinks and desserts have us wanting to move in permanently!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love going to Maya during
We love going to Maya during the Summer, since the outdoor patio is a wonderful place for dinner. The food is always great. The one down side was the service - while our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, and the busboy was very helpful, our orders were delayed because of a big party at another table. While this is understandable, it went on a bit long. Overall, though, this is a fun restaurant, and definitely one of the best in Oak Park.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The total experience that
The total experience that a person would like to have when going out for dinner was completely fulfilled.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Excellent service. Return visit a must!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
fantastic outdoor patio
For outdoor dining in Oak Park, Maya del Sol is the place to go. Not to mention, the food and drinks are excellent.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just a great patio!
We were pleasantly surprised after driving out to Oak Park at the wonderful patio and energetic Friday night crowd. But what really made this night all the better was the food!! Great flavor pairings and extensive menu options without the 10-page Mexican menu feel. One of the best margaritas in the city.
For those who like Salpicon or Mexique, this is a great casual option with a wonderful patio. Similar in taste and creativity. We will definitely be going back.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a Saturday night.
Went on a Saturday night. Got right in with reservations.
Sat outdoors. Great outdoor patio!!!
Food was excellent. Will go again!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed the friendly service, food presentation was unique, drinks were to die for and the outdoor patio decor and fire pit were warm and romantic.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date night
Great patio great atmosphere. Outstanding staff worth my 40 minute drive, I wish I had a place like this in my neighborhood!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
overall outstanding experience
while the food was great and the cocktails outstanding, i was most impressed by the service that we had last weekend. our server was incredibly knowledgeable and made recommendations without us even asking him to, while at the same time not going over the top and trampling on our experience. one member of our party has a severe food allergy, and he knew exactly which items to avoid. we were never rushed to order, and after the meal i would have felt perfectly comfortable staying for a while and just enjoying the atmosphere.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Latin Fusion and a Guarantee
Our waitress told us to "step out of the box" and "try something different" because if we didn't like our choice, they offered a "money back guarantee". That offer helped me discover the delicious plantains on the desert menu, and my husband and friends to each find something new to try. This is a fun restaurant, with some delicious, spicy/sweet ways of preparing meat and fish (no one at our table tried the varied vegetarian menu). The drinks are good - try their authentic margaritas - not the typical bowl of "tequila-punch". Service was good, if not a little over-zealous.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time as always. Outstanding Bloody Mary and Carne asade breakfast special !!
Service and staff are always wonderful,as is their outdoor patio !!!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maya my Soul
What a great place to meet someone for dinner! Good fresh food, great service and an outdoor patio that is lively and fun, yet quiet and private. Service is exceptional.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went back to Maya the other night with a friend and had a wonderful time. We went early on a Saturday evening, and the food and service were excellent. My (adult) son had the Solomillo, and pronounced it one of the best steaks he has had. The Arepa de Ropa Vieja (stewed beef on polenta) was excellent, as always. Keep up the great work Maya!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great dining experience. Food was outstanding and service ideal. We were not rushed and yet server monitored the table carefully. Our party had a variety of dishes and all were very pleased. Great hidden gem.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful outdoor garden dining!
You can make reservations for indoor dining, but will have to wait in the queue for outdoor patio.
But after a few visits to this restaurant, I have never waited for more than a margarita at the bar! All servers are friendly and helpful, well versed in the menu and exotic drink selection. Most evenings one of the family is browsing the tables asking how your meal was, and generally schmoozing. Nice feel. The blackened tilapia tacos are my new craving. Definitely try this restaurant!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our son's finance's parents to Maya for brunch on Sunday morning, and they were very impressed. We sat on the patio, which is a beautiful spot. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I had the crab cakes benedict, which was outstanding. I wanted to lick my plate, the sauce was so good. Someone from the Abu-Taleb family is always present and makes sure that the guests are being taken care of. Paul was there on Sunday and he was charming.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maya Del Sol is in a great locale easily accessible via train or car. They have an awesome selection of drinks as well as food. Great ambience, you enjoy it inside or via the patio area. My personal favorite is the Platanos viejas de ropa (hope I didn't botch the title) it is to die for, also awesome ceviche. It's awesome for a date night or just a good time with friends and family.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Girls Night
Great drink menu and server recommended meals and drinks. Noticed people with their kids so its family friendly.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
great night, great dinner
when the weather is nice, there is nothing better than Maya Del Sol
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I need Mamacita in Chicago! Please!
In San Francisco on our honeymoon from Chicago. Chicago has wonderful restaurants, I've tried it all. There's your average mexican that serves bottled margarita mixes and ok tacos, the upscale ones that serve "gourmet" mexican food. But than I find this one in San Fran... Wow beyond Impressed! Fresh food cooked with care, authentic yet creative without changing the essence of real mexican food. The menu covers the basics but everything is well done. Try the ceviche, Incredible. I've never had enchiladas like these ever! Absolutely Amazing! I'm still trying to find a spot in the Chi that will replicate, to no avail!
The drinks are made with Loooove, all fresh ingredients. Yummy! I'll b back soon Mamacita! Your still on my mind!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall I really liked Maya. It was my first time there and I'd heard great things about it. My group decided to sit outside on the patio. The patio was an aesthetically pleasing space however the bugs were out in large numbers. We were swatting at them much of dinner. Our server, who was awesome, brought us a citronella (sp?) candle which helped slightly but not enough that I would sit on the patio again. I think it would be perfect during late spring/early summer or early fall when many of the pesky creatures have decreased somewhat. Otherwise it was amazing! I'll definitely go back, but will find indoors next time. :)
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our party had the duck
One of our party had the duck breast with potatoes and blue cheese. He said it was bland. Everything else was delicious.
Our server was excellent.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Michael was the best wait
Michael was the best wait staff I have had is a long time. He knew every item on the menue and his recommendations were spot on. Ask for seating on the patio. The smells of the wood burning stove make it a special treat.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding outdoor area begins
Outstanding outdoor area begins what was an excellent meal at Maya Del Sol. The cocktails are inventive and stay on the Latin American theme. While the margaritas were very good, other cocktails gave additional interest and heat. The nacho appetizer was not the ordinary ground beef smother in cheese, but a slow roasted shredded beef with a slight sweetest that was wonderfully offset by pickled jalapenos. This dish was also very pleasing to the eyes. There were several vegetarian dishes and we had the butternut squash with mushrooms and peas topped with deliciously rich rice. The ropa veja was delicious with a nice flavor that could, however, of used a little kick. We truly enjoyed our experience which was worth the drive.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcome back to Oak Park
We took one of our dear friends to dinner at Maya Del Sol on Saturday night. We had a great time - restaurant was buzzing! It's been many years since she lived in Oak Park and we were remembering when the Village had very few options for great places to eat. If you wanted an excellent meal - you had to go to Chicago to get it. Glad that times have changed!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent ambiance, interesting menu, mexican american fusion. Love the prickly pear margarita!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious food, great service...wil
delicious food, great service...will definitely return....
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine here frequently and like to bring our out of town friends. Very friendly staff, excellent food and nice atmosphere.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dinner exceeded our expectation
The dinner exceeded our expectations. The restaurant was comfortable and attractive with a good wine list. The server was excellent and asked the wine steward to come to speak to us. He is studying to be a somellier, and it was very interesting to talk with him.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Brunch Delight
We had eaten at Maya before but this was our first Sunday brunch experience. We thoroughly loved it! The choices were interesting and varied. The service was great and our food was delicious! All three generations enjoyed it. We can" t wait to go back.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oak Park Gem
My husband and I had dinner there on a Monday night and enjoyed it very much. Cute little place with good service and attention to detail. We definitely go back and have already recommended it to friends of ours.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of OP's best
GET THE NACHOS. They were fantastic. The outdoor patio is adorable as well. It's hidden in the back of the restaurant, and is a great spot for al fresco dining.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor restaurant
A friend recommended Maya del Sol to a group of us looking for a place in Oak Park. It did not disappoint. The service was great and the food was delicious. We asked to be seated outside and it was a chilly night. The fire pit really warmed up the outdoor seating area. Our waiter also brought us blankets. It was a great night out with friends and I will definitely go back with my husband and kids.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time with friends
This was the first time that we brought new friends to this restaurant
They were impressed with the outdoor setting coupled with the tasty and
Well prepared dishes a great experience.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too loud but great food
Our Wednesday night dinner was wonderful in terms of food. Special chicken tamale appetizer, pork chop, and margaritas were first rate. However, we were seated in the bar and it was way too noisy. The host said he would turn the music down, but the volume went back up within minutes. Surges making sure you are seated in the dining room.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Maya del Sol...such a great neighborhood spot with lots of character and a vibrant scene. We sat at the bar and received exceptional service by Ricardo and team. What a great way to spend our 5th anniversary. The margaritas are top-notch and the food is amazing!! We love dining at Maya del Sol!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Date Night
I came here with my husband and had a great experience. The food was fantastic. We ordered an appetizer and entrees. The portions were just right. We even had room to split a dessert. The server was attentive and all of our food came quick. We will definitely be returning.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time I have eaten here and both times the food was excellent. Two persons in the party had Salmon and rated it excellent. i had scallops. At first I thought they were a little underdone but that did not turn out to be the case. They were excellent and very tender. The portions were just the right size.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM