Maya

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$30 and under
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Southern
Maya is now accepting reservations from 5:30-8:30 daily, and curbside take away from noon to 8:00 daily. Don't miss our Happy Hour starting at 4:00 and ending at 5:30. 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.


Please note that you will be require to prove that you have a mask with you to enter the property. 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and drinks and our server Hillary! Thank you!

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DebRutter
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

People were very nice. They were very concerned for our safety. The menu was interesting but in the end the food was nothing special.

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vipHeather
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our dishes were fantastic - delicious southern food but not too heavy. Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was really impressed with Maya’s customer service during a pandemic. Very clear directions when it comes to etiquette (wear a mask when interacting with staff!) and QR codes for menus. The food was top notch to boot—southern delicacies with some unique spins. Loved it!

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queenthursday
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie went above and beyond to make our special evening even more special! Wonderful service! Pimento cheese fritters are the best starter! The staff is just wonderful! Can’t wait for our next date night at Maya!

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HungryTravelers2
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Maya is excellent. Fresh offerings fixed in healthy and delicious manner. Even with the limits imposed by COVID-19, the menu had a wide variety of choices. Our group of 4 had hors d’oeuvres, entrees, and wine. All different and all wonderful. Also, quite plentiful.
The outdoor seating area and procedures implemented to adhere to current state guidelines for restaurants was well done. We felt safe as well as comfortable eating there. This was not our first visit. We will definitely go again when we visit the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very delicious and amazing, socially distanced, meal tonight for our anniversary. They have great protocols in place to make you feel safe during this time that we are in, and the food and service were excellent as usual. Make sure to get the fried green tomatoes, and definitely save room for the peanut butter fluff pie!

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vipKevG
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

While visiting Charlottesville for a few nights we picked Maya for a Southern inspired meal. Reservations are required for outdoor patio dining during Covid. Bring your phone to scan the QR code to view their menu to support contactless interaction. Tables were distanced appropriately, service was reasonably timely and friendly. They have a decent cocktail menu, drinks lean towards gin and vodka but they have a full bar and can make the cocktail of your preference. The highlight of the dinner was both the ribs and trout; they were very well prepared. There is a nice selection of sides, the collard greens and cheddar biscuits were quite good. For dessert, we enjoyed the key lime pie.

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AnnaA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best food!! They did a great job enforcing COVID-19 rules and regulations.

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AudreyF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many venues are having a hard time accommodating with the virus. We felt Maya did an outstanding job to make sure everyone felt safe and the service did not suffer at all from the new processes. Food was fabulous. We will be back next time we are in town!

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vipFoodie1092
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Felt rushed from the moment we arrived. We understand seating is limited at the moment but seriously let me sit down first. Food quality to value is not there. $27 crabcakes using only claw meat is ridiculous.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and its safety precautions are top notch. It was very clean and everyone was masked and social distanced. They made the patio a cozy but safe environment. You will need a reservation any night but it’s worth it!

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wtgbum
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Appreciated the reserved outdoor seating and protocols in place during these trying times. Server could have been a little more energetic and cheerful. Overall, food was really tasty, with only one of our five dining having a sub-par meal (Oysters were bland, with only the cornmeal taste coming through). Too note on price remark, we were from out of town so these may be in-line with proportions/$ in the area, just not ours. That said, would definitely try again if in town for an extended period.

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AlexisD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really great but service was not so great. I highly suggest the grits and the chicken fried Chicken. The restaurant had a nice ambience. Unfortunately we waited a while between courses because the waitress just didn’t show up that much.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely exquisite—the pimento cheese balls were top-notch and the fried catfish prepared perfectly. However, the true star of the meal was...the broccoli. Tender and seasoned to perfection.

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Woody
Oklahoma City
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was delightful. She was enthusiastic about the menu. Food was creative and delicious. Highly recommend. Restaurant did a great job of outdoor dining.

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KentG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

fantastic service and food. We ate in the covered outdoor patio due to covid. The only downside were the persistent flies that wanted the honey for my cornbread. If you have the opportunity to go, do so, just down order the honey!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was AMAZING and her energy was beyond lovely I believe her name was Lisa - she made the experience even better. Food, atmosphere, service ON POINT!

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vipMiltJ
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and a great menu for both food and drinks.

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RyanE
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were unbelievable. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for up scale healthy American cuisine in Cville

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Agostino
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delight to enjoy our first meal at a restaurant in months (due to the pandemic). Maya made the experience very nice, to the point where you wouldn't even think they were operating under social-distancing rules. The food was excellent, and the service was quite good as well - attentive, cordial, but not obtrusive (the last of which can sometimes be a problem at restaurants in the US). We absolutely would recommend Maya to a friend.

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JaimeZuab
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went for my birthday, food was delicious and the service was prompt and courteous. Fun cocktails, the Reese’s Martini was a surprising hit.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really had a nice time visiting Charlottesville and Maya was a big part of that. Very good food, great drinks and amazing service, especially for these times.

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EllenB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st time out since COVID and felt very safe and clean! Had the trout and cheesy grits and totally wonderful! Highly recommend!

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JonoE
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Solid cooking, great drinks ( yea! Ted!). Mindful of the Covid threat.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and extremely kind and accommodating.

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BrianD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. The staff is doing a great job of fulfilling responsibilities for safe dining in the time of COVID-19. Can't wait till the next time.

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AllNGoodTaste
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After the coronavirus pandemic closed restaurants for months, our family visited Maya and it was the perfect first dine-in, welcome-back experience we could have wished for. The restaurant staff took every precaution, including separating tables at a safe distance, using a virtual menu and requiring all staff to wear masks. Our outdoor patio table was comfortable and the perfect weather evening added to the beautiful setting. Since we were celebrating a family member's successful surgery, we began with cocktails and appetizers, worked our way through main courses with red and white wine and ended with dessert. The pimento cheese fritters and fried oysters were the perfect start and our salmon dishes and steaks were cooked perfectly. All side dish choices were tempting, but the sauteed leafy greens, whipped potatoes, mac & cheese and cheese grits were some of our favorites. After discussing dessert options with our server, we decided on the key lime pie and it was the perfect combination of tart and sweet. We have visited Maya prior to this visit and we are impressed with how the staff handled safety regulations while still retaining the welcoming atmosphere and delicious food that are trademarks of the restaurant. We look forward to our next visit!

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Salzy
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outdoor patio dining was pleasant. Super sanitizing of table and virtual menu as well as menu board.offered. Masks worn by staff. Food took awhile to appear but was very tasty. Enjoy this restaurant always and look forward to less health precautions which put a slight damper on the experience.

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MorganS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm so glad you're back! Hopefully you'll have the inside open soon.

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DramaGuy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious !!

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AnniversaryDinnerNotGood
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have Cancer and am doing Chemo. I was afraid it would be too cold, too noisy and nothing that would taste good. I was wrong!!! The food was so tasty, the beverages, and the heat was pushing right above me. The waitress was so accommodating! I had a grand meal and it was the first in a few days. I collapsed at the Chef's counter with gratitude and fullness on the way out. Thank you MAYA!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maya definitely lived up to its many positive reviews. I was in town with my partner and a friend and we wanted to try one of Charlottesville's better eating establishments, but we didn't want to go fancy. Maya fit the bill. We had reservations, and we were seated immediately. For appetizers, we had fried oysters and a meat and cheese plate. Both excellent. My main course was the hanger steak with brussels sprouts (w/bacon & onions) and the sweet potato fries. The steak was cooked to perfection and the mix of flavors with the brussels sprouts was amazing (who doesn't love bacon mixed with any type of veggie?). My partner had the local trout and our friend had the crab cakes. Again, both dishes a success. We each had dessert. Mine was a bread pudding special w/bourbon flavored ice cream. The bread pudding was a hit, but I could have done without the ice cream. Honestly, it didn't have much flavor. My partner wasn't wowed either by the key lime pie that he had. Our friend had the peanut butter fluff pie and loved it. Our server was awesome and very attentive during the entire meal. All in all, this was a great experience, and I would highly recommend Maya to anyone looking for some good (and slightly refined) southern cooking when in Charlottesville.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya is fabulous! My significant other realized he left his reading glasses in the car. While debating going back to the car our waitress brought him a pair of glasses! Very attentive to gluten sensitivity as well!

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vipnatureboyag
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Maya is a comfortable, relaxed place to eat that seems well organized and professionally managed. The Southern-inspired menu offers good representations of familiar dishes. The portion size is reasonable although the prices skew a little high -- a dollar or two per item -- but that shouldn't stop you from eating there.

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TheLowDown
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Maya is a wonderful restaurant. The food is exceptional and unique. And the value is high. Prices are kept to a reasonable level. One of the gems in Charlottesville.

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vipOdyssey
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Tuesday night dinner special is hard to beat! For $12 you have a choice of four entrees plus two sides. The quality is in keeping with Maya's regular menu and I can't think of a better dinner value for the price.

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VeronicaT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! We love the ambience, service, and the food is delicious. If you are not a vegetarian, get the hanger steak! It literally melts in your mouth! Great selection of healthy sides, drinks, and desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the bartender to the host to the wait staff, my out of town family and I felt very cared for. Fun menu and location. Sitting upstairs for the sunset was a bonus!

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vipTG25
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So glad we arrived a little early so we could enjoy the happy hour menu and talking to Ted at the bar. His service and recommendations were excellent. Table service during our dinner was a little spotty. It seems the waitress had a lot of tables/customers seated around the same time. Food was suberb and we loved the flexibility of choosing our own sides and getting to try so many different ones between three of us.

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Maya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 979-6292.

Maya is rated 4.7 stars by 886 OpenTable diners.

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