Early Cinco de Mayo
Went for dinner the Sat nite before. Odd gaucamole presentation but tasty! "Regular" margaritas are more than ones with extra ingedients on food menu. Got rather noisy....
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
First they are honest! Forgot my credit card. Had it next day. Food and drinks great. More sophisticated Mexican food. Live in neighborhood. Everyone goes. Great to bring 20-40 out-of-towners to get off the tourist track and enjoy an Upper East Side good ethnic spot.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Guacamole was fresh & delicious. My chicken enchilada
was a generous portion & excellent. Margaritas were pricey with very little alcohol.
Desserts too were very pricey. Overall good food & very vibrant NY scene.
Would return but avoid the drinks.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Maya has become our favorite restaurant on the upper East side. Energetic crowd, great drinks, and wonderful food! I recommend all shrimp dishes and the jalapeño margaritas. Novelle Mexican food.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was pretty good, but
Food was pretty good, but it was very loud and quite dark.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great ! Interesting
Service was great ! Interesting twist on food choices!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We started with tres antojitos
We started with tres antojitos tasting, which we shared with 3. The tasting is delicious, especially the chile relleno.The especialidades are amazing. My favourite was the carne asada. Perfectly prepared and it looked very nice on the plate. My friends had the chipotle camarones, which looked amazing and tasted delicious and the chicken breast adobada. Their margarita'a are also definately worth trying. I really liked the yucatan, though it might be to soicy for some and liked the mercado with tamarind taste. Service was also very good and thw waiter did a great job in helping us pick our dishes and drinks. This is certainly not the average mexican restaurant, which I usually don't like that much. I would recommand this to anyone. Enjoy!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, somewhat pricey
the food was great. we had the guacamole, flautas and tortilla soup. Everything was very good, tasty and not too greasy. The ambience is good although we prefer more room between tables.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Brunch in the City!
If you like Mexican food and drinks, this is the best Brunch you can get in New York. All you can eat and all you can drink!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Mexian Food
I find the food to be of consistantly high quality. The service is excellent and the ambiance is very pleasant. I find this to be one of the best places to eat Mexican inspired food.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maya oh Boya
Maya was a pleasant surprise, from the warm greeting to the attentive professional service, to the creative edge and beautiful plwting that the food has. It has airy, comfortable dining rooms with well spaced tables (a rare commodity in NYC), excellent staff and the most interesting , unique Mexican fare. Try the specials. Sangria was the best I've had in years too. And the tab is pretty fair for NYC. I can't wait to return !
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth going .Service to food very good.Great Margaritas
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, fresh Mexican
Yum yum, one of the best places in NYC for Mexican food. Fresh food with subtle flavors take Maya to a different level than your typical Mexican restaurant. Acoustics make for a high noise level (even on a Tuesday evening) and it is so dark you need your flashlight app to read the menu. Service was friendly and helpful but a tad slow. You can overlook these small faults when the food is this good. The bar area was hopping.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good experience
Delicious meal--seafood enchillada and steak were great. However, the CORN soup was to die for--very fresh and delicious!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I visited Maya during restaurant
I visited Maya during restaurant week in July. Overall, I enjoyed my meal and drinks. The roasted corn soup was deliciously creamy with a little heat. The cocktail list included lots of interesting takes on the margarita, including one made with tamarind puree. The one drawback of the restaurant was the noise level-- I had trouble hearing my dining companion. I look forward to trying Maya again soon.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great time!
Maya has an amazing bottomless food brunch, definitely a spot to check out!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been coming to Maya for years, I used to live closeby and dined here very often. The service can be spotty, but the food is always amazing! One of my go to spots for Mexican in NYC.
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great mexican food!
This restaurant never disappoints. We shared the rock shrimp and lobster mini tacos and they were magnificent. I ordered the chicken enchiladas and I don't usually like corn tortillas, but these were so light in flavor. It made a big difference. My husband had the short ribs and he really enjoyed them. The margaritas were also one of the best I've had. This will definitely be our neighborhood mexican restaurant.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
we really love the food here,
we really love the food here, especially the carnitas. nice wine, good service. but VERY VERY LOUD.
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had not been back to Maya in several years/we went for restaurant week but instead of ordering off the prix fix we took the lunch menu - with tip came to 50/this included the guacamole - which for 10 is OK but the new menu had it up to 14 and that is a tad steep for the portion .
I had the mahi mahi which had a mole sauce - it was cooked well and tasted excellent. My wife had the chicken tenga meal which included 3 small portions /one of which had too small pork soft tacos - these were very good - had mango inside - the other two were OK. One which had the chicken was light but a bit dry.
Service was very good and the place is clean.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it here
Had great Margaritas - lots of interesting flavors - and great deals for happy hour ($6). The food was absolutely delicious, I had one of the best salmons I ever ate. Great atmosphere. Would definitely go back.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maya Back On Top
I have been coming here for years. It had gotten stale and I stopped coming. I heard that there had been major changes and I have been back twice since this news. There is a lively bar scene and an overall good buzz. The new menu is fabulous! Some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. From the Guacamole to the extensive entrees, the food is amazingly fresh and well prepared and presented. The service could not have been better. The staff was extremely well trained and performed at a level that I would have expected at much more expensive restaurants in the city. The overall experience was excellent. I have no complaints or suggestions. They do it right!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The prix fixe dinner menu
The prix fixe dinner menu was quite good. We added the guacamole to it. The striped bass ceviche was very good. We had the wild mushrooms enchiladas which were excellent. We had both desserts. This was our first time at this restaurant.
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
incredibly fresh and tasty
Everything was fresh and flavorful; the kitchen lets the ingredients shine through. The guac is excellent. Really outstanding meal.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Would definitely go back
Seems like a happening spot for happy hour for 40+. I was there for dinner with a friend at 7 on a Tuesday night. Plenty of empty tables. I had the fish tacos, which were delicious, and my friend had the mahi mahi, which was eh. Guacamole was great. There was a lot that looked great on the menu; I'd definitely go back! Check in on yelp for a complimentary margarita with purchase of entree.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service and ambience were top-shelf. Rock-shrimp quesadilla appetizer was very good but the portion was miniscule.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great! Just great!!!
My first time at maya and I will definitely be back! Our server, paoulo, was outstanding. She walked us through the menu and explained to us how the unlimited brunch worked. Throughout the course of dining time there, she always remained patient, was incredible about coming back a dozen times to take our orders for more food and was very deligent about refilling our drinks! My favorite items were the French toast, ceviche, mexican corn, and the steak torta! Great food, great service, I've already told all my friends! We're planning a day there again soon!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and service
We recommend eating at Maya Rest. The service is outstanding and the food is very good. The white sangria was good and the appetizers were outstanding.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time at Maya, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first! The food is a great mix of breakfast and lunch items. . . something for everyone. Our server was great. It started to rain a few minutes before we were thinking of leaving, so we asked for one more refill to wait out the rain. Our server kept refilling them until the rain stopped. . . an hour later! The unlimited brunch is a great deal. . . all you can eat and drink for 2 hours. Highly recommended!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ran across this restaurant while looking for another place. Nice, unassuming place with terrific food. Menu options are thoughtful and put interesting twists on otherwise common Mexican food such as guacamole. The dessert menu is a must-have.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
we really enjoy Maya - we
we really enjoy Maya - we have been there a number of times this summer. the food is delicious - love the spicy guacamole, and the carnitas are pig heaven! the camarones are delicious too. the only complaint is the noise level - we try to go at less crowded hours, but with only 8 tables filled the other night (the bar was packed, however), we were still straining to hear each other.
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still Going Strong!
After a make-over, Richard Sandoval's UES Mexican still hits all the right notes with it's haute cuisine Mexican and strong drinks...lots of wonderful tequila's from which to choose, also!
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
I made the right choice
Delicious as I thought it would be. I could have saved room for dessert, but with food that good, I have no regrets.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best. A fear in writing this is that others will discover it quickly, and seating will be difficult
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and fun Mexican
The food was very good and ambience fun. Service was pretty good but we had to flag the waitress down a couple of times to get drinks and food. The guacamole is delicious and my short ribs were good, but the mole sauce was too sweet. The rice was dry and not that good and the black beans were very good. On the whole the food was good but not excellent. The ambience is fun but very noisy.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Few unique items on the menu,
Few unique items on the menu, for instance, we tried grasshoppers for the first time. The meal was really filling and the staff was super friendly. I am also on the search for the best hot sauce and I think they have it here, so spicy and warms you right up. They should be selling it!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The margaritas are delicious and the food is mouth watering. Service was fantastic - did not feel rushed at all. A totally enjoyable evening.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lively Atmosphere, Wonderful Food
The title says it all. This isn't your typical Mexican restaurant.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maya is magnificent
I recently took a very good client/friend to Maya
for brunch and it was magnificent
The tapas style dining set up was excellent
The food sublime and the service very friendly
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the tuna tartare guacamole!
Also have the chicken tortilla soup- a meal in itself
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Brunch Special Ever!
$35 for unlimited small plates and brunch cocktails?! You can't beat that! The service is amazing and they played fun music the whole time. Really a great brunch spot.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time dining
This was our first time dining at Maya, which is in our neighborhood, so a plus to begin with. We had one of the best meals we've ever had in a long time, bar none. The food was outstanding.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch is supposed to be 2 hours of unlimited drinks and food, be sure to make your reservation early if you want to take advantage of the full two hours! The bar and kitchen close at 3:00pm, so the latest you want to reserve a table is 1:00pm. With that said, I had a 1:00pm reservation and wasn't seated until 1:30pm, didn't have a drink till 1:40, and didn't have food until after that. Then at 2;40 they took last call. Still fully charged of course
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My hotel had recommended Maya when I asked for a Mexican restaurant. I'm so glad they did! Food was so good. Different than your average Mexican food, but in the best way possible. Everything had a wonderful kick to it. Drinks were great too. Again, different than your normal margarita, but it was all so incredible. Highly recommend!!! Guac is fantastic as well!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I forgot how great Maya is!
I had forgot how wonderful Maya is! Why haven't I been back in the last 4 years? It's better than ever it's been renovated about a year ago, per the staff. They did a great job. Food remains wonderful. Drinks are sublime and original.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good, as expected. The waiters were very attentive and helpful. I ordered the cod tacos based on the bartender's suggestion and it was delicious. The only thing I was disappointed in is that the guacamole didn't seem authentic.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best brunch special
Brunch deal is great. All you can eat and drink at a great price. Great food, great drinks and the staff is amazing themselves.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being able to have the small plates of entrees let us enjoy several items; the food was incredible & the service even better! Definitely recommend!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where's the food?
Was good for the special occasion , we were a party of six (women) , they gave us time , and management checked and rechecked on us.. But the servings were pretty small, yet the pricing was high... and my special (lamb) was tuff..there wasn't much of an understandable selection...not a memorable experience ...
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale Mexican Food
Maya was delightful! We had a delicious dinner, in a very relaxed ambiance, with terrific service. The food was upscale Mexican with more nuanced, refined flavors than most Mexican restaurants. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Dinah
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM