Maya

4.6
929 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Maya is now accepting reservations from 5:30-8:00 daily, and curbside take away from noon to 8:00 daily. Please visit our homepage to see our updated selections daily. All seating is on our covered patio. You will be seated six feet from each table. We can safely accommodate groups of up to 10.

Masks are required while entering and exiting the property as well as anytime you are not seated at your table. You will have an hour and a half to enjoy your meal and company.



Located in the center of Charlottesville Virginia’s Midtown, MAYA serves dinner 7 days a week. Our “made from scratch” menu is prepared daily in honor of the Old Southern Kitchen.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 929 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya never disappoints

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vipRick
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Dined outside with heaters. Very comfortable.

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RickG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent anniversary dinner. Great location and ambience. Felt very safe and clean despite pandemic reality. Great service. Food was delicious and I’d say best key lime pie I’ve had period.

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PaulaD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! The staff attentive. Having to sit underneath the tent and having an hour and a half to eat did not effect our evening. The staff was efficient and we did not feel rushed.

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TMED
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious and the seating outside was comfortable.

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RonaldG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good, we woukd skip the grits next time, very bland. Sadly,our server was bland too we felt as if we were a bother. There was another server who brought out our food & was engaging and welcoming. The food & ambiance overall was quite nice but the waiter caused an otherwise lovely evening to be pedestrian at best.

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EmmaR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner! The food and service is exceptional

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LindseyS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very dissapointed! Our server and most of the servers we came in contact with were incredibly rude. We were treated as if we were bothering them by being there. Our party was very respectful of their thurough mask policies however were explained them many times by multiple people in a very condescending manor. Our server then sat a number of times at a nearby table with a party that was completely mask free and removed her own each time to conversate throughout our entire dinner, as our drinks were ignored. Food was okay but not worth the horrible experience.

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vipMike445
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and service was good. However if having staff wear shirts and face masks that push their political preferences offends you then not the place for you. This has no place in a business atmosphere and businesses should disallow this regardless of affiliation. I likely won’t return if that person is still working there.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Very friendly staff. The food was very good. We enjoyed the fried green tomatoes, ribs and salmon. The Candied Ginger Beets were fantastic!

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Avery
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and the heated patio was quiet. Great compliance with COVID restrictions

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great about spreading the tables out and enforcing wearing masks arms well as give us a great dining experience

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Caroline
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The person who took our order and served was not friendly and appeared to just be going through the motions. One of our orders was unproperly cooked and was sent back. Overall, not what we expected.

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ShelleyT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience and appreciated the attention the staff and patrons paid to the safety precautions. I felt safe, comfortable, and welcome. Excellent food, drinks, and service. Thank you!

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StaceyT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooooo delicious!! Drinks and food are amazing!!

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BarbB
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks. Server was attentive.

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vipskeelka
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us all ordered different meals and they were all outstanding! I had the pork tenderloin, mac and cheese and broccoli and it was DELICIOUS!!! We ate outside in their covered area and had no issues -- the restaurant cleans tables thoroughly after each guest leaves so felt reassured. I love Maya's -- it is definitely a favorite for me and my family when in Charlottesville.

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vipKatE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New male host who was there on Sunday is rather rude and abrupt so unlike the rest of the staff.

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vipColumbus4547
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Our server, Mary was fabulous. Outdoor dining only due to the pandemic. It was a little dark in our outdoor corner but all the precautions taken are appreciated. The food was outstanding. We visited the area for 3 days and ate out everyday and MAYA was definitely the best meal we had. Thanks to our bartender at Oakhurst Inn for the recommendation

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vipRVAgal
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prior experiences at Maya had me craving for more of their great food and good service. Again, they lived up to my expectations. The pimiento cheese fritters were crisp & delicious. The creaminess offset by the spicy chili sauce. Our dishes ranged from gumbo, pork tenderloin and crab cakes. No complaints from any of us. The wine list is short but accessable. COVID dining is under a large tent on the patio. We all felt comfortable and it appeared all staff was following current guidelines.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always great but the service this particular night was not great. Waitress seemed very uninterested in wiring on us.

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vipmargerym
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ate was delish and Southern. We especially liked the fried cheese balls, the catfish and the peanut pie. And the Negroni's were perfect. Get thee there.

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vipjseelke
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great job setting up outdoor seating and dining during these times.

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michaelm
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Our server, Mary, was absolutely amazing. She was so engaging and offered great feedback and advice on the very tempting menu. Tables were kept at a nice distance from each other. The food was brought out hot and the drinks were delivered quickly. All in all, a great dining experience.

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CK22
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding! We sat on the patio which was very well spaced.

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vipBillA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on as usual. Perfect service, excellent cocktails and delicious food.

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cvillellk
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, as always. Covid precautions were in place — all servers wore masks, no-touch menus, even large fans on the patio in the corners. I went with a friend, and we got a 4-top, so we could sit diagonally from each other, increasing our distance. I didn’t request it, but felt lucky! Well done, Maya!

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viplisar
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and great provisions for social distancing and safety on their terrace.

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vipAdrienneDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to Maya's on a weeknight during the pandemic. Tables were spread out, and people were wearing masks when not at the tables. The ambiance was low key and friendly. I went full on southern and ordered the trout with collards and cheddar grits. Every bite was an explosion of flavor. I haven't had such a perfect meal in ages. My husband ordered 4 sides instead of a main course because he couldn't decide which sides to choose since they all sounded so interesting. The cocktails also were exceptional. Margaritas with real lime juice rather than a mix. Good quality spirits. I would definitely return to Maya's and highly recommend it.

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Sheesh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must not miss the pimento fritters or the fried green tomatoes. I’ll be dreaming of them!

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Petro
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a good time. Southern-style food was great. Would definitely go back. Actual table service was friendly. Good value for high-end comfort food.

Maya still needs to work out the details of its greeting and traffic patterns during COVID. More signs around the patio would help. It was oddly stressful to figure out how to check in and get to and from the restrooms.

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vipjma002
Salt Lake City
27 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Due to Covid, all seating was outside but it’s covered so inclement weather not an issue and there are about 12-14 tables so adequate space. Ambience so-so since you are facing the street and it’s the main drag in Charlottesville. I don’t know how it would be to sit inside.

We were looking for authentic southern fare and Maya did not disappoint. The pimento cheese fritters were fabulous as were the crab cakes. You get two sides with each entree and we chose the veggies, Brussel sprouts, corn pudding and cheddar biscuit. All were excellent but the sautéed veggies were the real standout.

We would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant has a beautiful outdoor patio that is well spaced out to comply with COVID restrictions. We had a enjoyable evening.

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NAwertyuiiiooo
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A bit overpriced. 123456780012345778901234567890

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Campbellma08
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Honestly this restaurant was very overpriced for the food it offered. I got a 30 dollar steak that honestly should have been priced at 20 dollars. The service was a bit subpar as I felt other tables were attended to more than ours. The Mac and cheese was very good as was the pimento cheese fritters but overall the food was nothing to write home about. I probably would not come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food , cocktails, and service.

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vipPeterS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good considering the new world we are living in. They take Covid seriously and have all the protections that are recommended.

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Jerseygirl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Did a great job with social distancing. Good was quite tasty and service very good. Would go again!

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vippreethyk
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyfriends birthday

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vipJohnB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner spent with colleagues. Appetizers and entrées were excellent and appropriately sized. Service was good; notable in these times of COVID induced stress. Although I only ordered one drink-a Negroni- it was expertly prepared and worthy of mention. The Negroni has been my goto drink for the last 2 decades and I’ve only had a few that were done perfect, one of which was in Milan. Special shout out to the bartender: Thank you- well done!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Maya using the Order Online button. Maya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 979-6292.

Maya is rated 4.6 stars by 929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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