Maya

4.6
1019 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Maya is now accepting reservations from 4:30-8:30 daily, and curbside take away from 3:00-8:00 daily. Please visit our homepage to see our updated selections daily. 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1019 people are saying
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RanaD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was creative and delicious! I recommend the Femme Fatale for a cocktail. Wow! Everything was prepared perfectly and the service was great. The restaurant itself was more casual than I expected and the restricted reservation system doesn't seem to match the vibe (which is great - don't get me wrong!). Based on turnover and seating spaces, we probably didn't need a reservation at all. Definitely worth a visit and we'd recommend it foodie friends.

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ThomasJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

One of the best servers we've ever had. Truly awesome.

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, flavorful and creative. We had the rockfish, corn pudding, Brussels, game hen, mashies, etc and ALL of it was fabulous. The cocktails were unique, which we loved. Carrot juice?? Really? So good. Only gave it 4 stars for the ambience outside. Loved it and will return next time we are in C'Ville!!

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good food. Knowledgeable staff

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truemodern
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Maya never disappoints. Especially good service last night. Only complaint is how noisy it is under the tent.

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ClaireC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot begin to explain how amazing Maya was! It was our second time going there, and I can say confidently we will be back. Not only was the food amazing, but the service and staff made an amazing night. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough!!!!

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BarbaraD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were disappointed in both the atmosphere (very noisy and obviously full of locals at the bar) and the uninspiring dishes. Won’t be returning.

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Allison
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding, apps and main courses alike. Happy hour isn’t available on the patio and I have an unvaccinated kid so I avoided going inside. Our drinks were 177 and good was 225 for 7 people. Wish I had known that before planning a work happy hour. Will come back for dinner.

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AlexisR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super nice, drinks from the bar were delicious, our food was so good and flavorful

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JRCCHO
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Maya is one of our, "go to's" in C'ville, and we were generally happy with this visit, as were our out-of-town guests. The only exception was that when we were seated our server informed us that he had a reservation for a party of 20 arriving in 90 minutes and if we didn't think we'd be finished by then he'd need to move and re-seat us in a different section. We appreciated the candor but wanted to retain our table, outside -- so, as a result, we felt a bit rushed during dinner.

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SusanneW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors. The food and the service was excellent. Made for a great first evening in Charlottesville!

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vipCLoowho
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time having dinner at Maya. Food was very food and service was great. Michael was friendly and informative.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So very pleasant. Lovely waitress and fantastic food and drink.

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Localfoodie
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous trout! One of us had a salad with watermelon that was outrageously good and one of us had fried green tomatoes--- also very good, but spicey. The sides: brussels sprouts, collard greens were terrific. The rice side was not to our liking but others might like the spice combination--- we did not. Service was excellent.

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DavidE
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with very good service. Back room a little warm but considering temp outside was 90 degrees plus, understandable.

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vipDrBrennan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Maya is so good, and it has provided outdoor dining throughout the pandemic. Unfortunately with outdoor dining come uninvited dinner guests; the flies ruined a perfectly nice evening!

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were very helpful and patience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The meal was excellent and creative. There were entrees that I haver never seen anywhere else. The scallops were wonderful and the pimento cheese fritters were incredible. Would highly recommend Maya.

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lizb
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The hanger steak was outstanding. The trout was dull as dishwater. Sides were excellent, as was the appetizer. The dessert, peach cobbler, was uninteresting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya never disappoints!! We discovered the resto when our daughter moved-in as 1st year UVA last year! Wish we lived closer
(california) but we will keep coming back!! Everything on the menu is fantastic but the fluffer PB pie is to die for!!

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David
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service!

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viplisar
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - friendly atmosphere and the best bartender in town!

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RMaS
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. First time back since COVID and same excellent quality, from the cornmeal crusted oysters appetizer to the peanut butter pie dessert.

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JoshG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We really enjoyed our food and cocktails at Maya but definitely felt rushed from start to end. We were five minutes late to our reservation and we got a call from the hostess, and our server reminded us that he had brought the check almost immediately after bringing it. We were probably the last reservation of the evening and I’m sure folks wanted to go home, but the service definitely put a bit of a damper on what was otherwise a great meal.

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ayekantspehl
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Haute Southern, prepared well, and served in an urban atmosphere. The salmon, shrimp & grits, and blackberry cobbler were all great. The fried green tomatoes are the best served anywhere!

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delishdiner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening out for a delicious dinner. The Heirloom tomatoes and cucumber salad were wonderful.

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DavisP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and cocktails. Highly recommend the fried oysters!

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Tricia
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!! Portions were not too big, but a nice amount...and left room for dessert. Everything was so good and the service was excellent.

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AnnW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great staff, Outside dining okay - street noises with racing cars. Need candles to keep flies away…

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TimD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, casual setting, with great menu & great service!

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KiranL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At Maya, three of us celebrated the engagement of the two who got engaged. It was a perfect choice for the occasion. The patio table was perfect for the climate that evening. The service was smooth, accurate and friendly. Everyone enjoyed each menu selection: fried green tomatoes for starters; entrees ordered were pork, steak and mushroom lentil cakes; sides were Brussel sprouts, cheddar grits, broccoli carrot slaw, and mashed potatoes; and dessert was chocolate torte. We all had a delicious glass of Moscato to sip on throughout the meal. The portion sizes were very satisfying, and each item had tasty, home-made embellishments such as sauces, reductions, flavorings, pickled things, fruit morsels, or toppings. Everything showed thoughtful preparation and presentation, and was delicious. The Southern Cuisine menu pleased each of us, even though we each were from three different non-western countries of origin. We also felt good about "eating healthy" because the menu did not seem to feature fatty, salty or sugary food. There were whole grain, vegetable, vegan, and gluten free choices for diners with diverse diets. I can not wait for my next occasion to go to Maya again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Over priced for decent food but definitely not exceptional. Little ambiance but nice server. Loud.

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LindseyE
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Solid dinner in a really cool space! Wait staff was amazing.

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Alex
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Good foods. Nice atmosphere. Can be a bit noisy due to occasional train that runs nearby.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was great, but service was sub par. We had to remind the hostess that we were there before someone came to our table and there were a couple other service mix ups during our meal. They were probably understaffed and busy, but for the price we expected better service.

Highly recommend the pimento fritters appetizer and trout entree.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Michael was amazing! Great food. Sat next to a noisy table which isn’t the norm. Ambience is usually great and able to converse easily.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Maya! It’s one of our favorite restaurants in Charlottesville! The food is always delicious!

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CharlesL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meeting and eating place in town! Lively atmosphere, great bartender! Food is excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere. What more could you ask for? We thoroughly enjoyed dinner on the patio. Thank you!

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StephenB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As always, food was very good - they do a fantastic job with their sides/veggies. We sat outside, and it was very pleasant.

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BruceS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maya is one of our favorite restaurants in town and this week did not disappoint. The food was great as was the service. We really enjoy our meals here and can't remember ever having a bad one in many years.

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 1019 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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