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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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!
Sooooooo delicious!! Drinks and food are amazing!!
Good food and drinks. Server was attentive.
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.
New male host who was there on Sunday is rather rude and abrupt so unlike the rest of the staff.
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
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.
Food is always great but the service this particular night was not great. Waitress seemed very uninterested in wiring on us.
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.
Great job setting up outdoor seating and dining during these times.
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.
Food and service were outstanding! We sat on the patio which was very well spaced.
Spot on as usual. Perfect service, excellent cocktails and delicious food.
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!
Always excellent and great provisions for social distancing and safety on their terrace.
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.
Must not miss the pimento fritters or the fried green tomatoes. I’ll be dreaming of them!
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.
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.
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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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.
Great food , cocktails, and service.
Very good considering the new world we are living in. They take Covid seriously and have all the protections that are recommended.
Did a great job with social distancing. Good was quite tasty and service very good. Would go again!
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!
the food is always terrific and they make interesting dishes that I wouldn't necessarily be able to make at home - so it feels festive. the service is great - especially Ted the bartender!! we go to Maya probably 1x/week we like it so much!
The food was great! Highly recommend!
Loved the food and drinks and our server Hillary! Thank you!
People were very nice. They were very concerned for our safety. The menu was interesting but in the end the food was nothing special.
Lovely evening on the patio during COVID-19. My local trout with lemon and capers was perfectly prepared ! Brussel sprouts with bacon are to die for ... Wait staff all very respectful maintaining face coverings during service.
All of our dishes were fantastic - delicious southern food but not too heavy. Will definitely come back!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
The best food!! They did a great job enforcing COVID-19 rules and regulations.
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!
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 916 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.