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Maya

4.7
4.7
1220 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
Maya is now accepting reservations from 4:30-8:30 Tuesday through Saturday as well as curbside take out orders during the same hours. Please visit our homepage to see our updated selections daily. You will be seated six feet from each table. Please call if you require a reservation over 8 guests.

Maya does request that all guests entering the building are vaccinated for the safety of the other guests as well as staff. We ask that you opt for take away dining options if you are not fully vaccinated.

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 5 days a week. Our “made from scratch” menu is prepared daily in honor of the Old Southern Kitchen.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (434) 979-6292

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Christian Kelly

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for considering Maya restaurant to host your private event! In the last 13 years, we have hosted over 700 private parties and offer 4 private event spaces for in-house functions. Please contact our sales manager for further information.Main Floor Dining Room: 32 Seated, 45 StandingUpstairs Dining Room: 60 Seated, 70 StandingPatio: 80 Seated, 110 StandingBar/Lounge: 30 Seated, 60 Standing

  • Private party contact

    Johnson Bowers: (434) 979-6292

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Cross street

    7th St. NW

  • Parking details

    Free parking is located along both sides of West Main Street. A large public parking lot is next to Starr Hill Park located behind the Old Albemarle Hotel just two buildings down from Maya. A pay parking lot is located across the street from Maya.

  • Public transit

    http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=3622

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlottesville

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    Best Food

  • Charlottesville

    Best Service

  • Charlottesville

    Best Value

  • Charlottesville

    Healthy

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlottesville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charlottesville

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  1. MR

    MichaelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are from out of town, but we easily found the restaurant and a parking on the street right outside. Waitstaff is very friendly and food was top shelf.
  2. L

    Liss

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rainbow trout was delicious, and the oysters were perfect. Our server was awesome. Thanks to Maya for a wonderful evening.
  3. C

    Critic

    Richmond

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food tasty and interesting. Service was great. Back room is noisy would benefit from wall hangings of soft materials to muffle sound.
  4. A

    Alistair

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was genuinely fantastic. Go there for your next date and you won’t regret it!
  5. M

    Mamabirdof2

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined upstairs and the ambiance was only exceeded by the outstanding food and service. Must have the pumpkin martini-amazing! I heard there are employees who have worked there for 15 years…it shows! It also shows they obviously love their craft! Highly recommend!
  6. N

    Nikkay

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our faculty candidate enjoyed the food! He's from New York and needed some southern flair.
  7. PG

    PegG

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Three dear friends getting together and we were not disappointed in our choice of Maya. On a cold fall evening, we welcomed the inviting atmosphere.....and the food was delicious. Service was impeccable. Next time we will ask to sit in the bar area where there is more ambiance. Not a complaint but the lighting in the larger main level room where we were seated was quite bright, more lunchtime-like. All in all, food gets an A++++.
  8. CF

    CFK00000000

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maya is just like coming home! The Southern food is always fabulous. Folks are always so gracious and attentive. Always friendly and welcoming!
  9. BO

    BradO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and a neat little joint! We will definitely be going back!!
  10. F

    Faye

    Washington DC

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all, start at the Bar with Ted, a local celebrity bartender. If you are lucky enough to get a seat at the bar, watch Ted as he works the crowd while making his original cocktails (which are excellent BTW) and everything else. He is amiable, entertaining, yet very much the professional. He practically runs to fulfill orders at the bar and for the restaurant. Then comes the service. Al, the Manager, kept in touch with us about the availability of our table. He allowed our favorite waitstaff person, Katy, to handle our table. She is so savvy, knowing instinctively when to serve, when to check on us, and actually anticipating when we might want more wine. She is so intuitive (a very experienced wait person) and personable but not intrusive. Our food was impressive. We had the fried oysters with two sides that were amazing. This is not your ordinary kitchen. The food is exquisite. Make a reservation and enjoy the experience at Maya's. Five stars. *****
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time eating at Maya. The food does not disappoint! Very good! Service was excellent. I would recommend them. Enjoy
  12. PC

    PamelaC

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only reason I marked the the noise level as high was because a group of 11 sat behind us. I’ve eaten at Maya many times & always had good service & food.
  13. A

    Alison

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, especially flexibility to prepare GF and vegan! Everyone loved their choices. Would have loved an espresso at the end!
  14. L

    Lisa

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food and drinks, friendly service, convenient location
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Between us we had the pork chop, the pulled chicken and the risotto. Service also very good.
  16. JB

    JennaB

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Excellent food, well prepared and delicious. VERY slow service, perhaps they aren't fully staffed? Cocktails ordered when we sat down didn't arrive until well after the food, and the food itself also took a lot longer than it should have. Always love to support local restaurants and hope this was just a glitch for Maya.
  17. GV

    GreatViews

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food selection is broad based and all was quite flavorful. It was an enjoyable experience, and we will be back for sure!
  18. J

    Johnnie

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal and service. Ambiance outdoors in the tent was not at same level as food and service.
  19. KB

    KayB

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robust food and drink menu, great service, pays attention to gluten free sensitivities
  20. SR

    SRSB17195

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, wine, and even greater service. Thank you for a fabulous evening.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    I do not understand the positive reviews. The food was almost ok - the pork was dry, cornbread tasted old. The portions were small. The ambience did not match the price - drinking out of mason jars, rickety tables, music was loud and bizarre. We expected so much more paying $70 for 2 people.
  22. SW

    StephtheWahoo

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and will certainly return. The bartender was the BEST and our waitress was excellent. The food was so good and lived up to all the recommendations our friends had given us. Thank you for a great dinner.
  23. PC

    PamelaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner experience! We were greeted by a number of friendly staff members and seated promptly at our reservation time. The pimento cheese fritters and pumpkin fluff starters were both a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Cocktails were delicious! Entrees: New York strip was cooked to medium rare perfection, & baby back ribs were falling off the bone in a delicious sauce. The shaved brussels sprouts, roasted broccoli, & whipped potatoes were all outstanding. Key lime pie was the perfect finale for our group. Highly recommend!
  24. D

    Duettist96

    London

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff - really outstanding. he food is excellent, all farm to table. If you order sides, which you have to, they are put on your plate so you dont get them to share. Wish I’d known that. Great wine choices and nonalcoholic too. Really buzzy little place.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were in town visiting some family and chose Maya at the last minute. It was a great choice! We sat outside on the covered patio which was quiet and it's still just nice enough to take advantage of. Our server was great and super friendly. The pimento cheese fritters were tasty but the mushroom risotto was like a big warm hug. My husband had the cornmeal coated oysters which he enjoyed but he really loved the mac and cheese and collard greens he had as a side. All around a good experience and would highly recommend.
  26. W

    Wahoo

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great waitress with Mary! Kitchen staff very flexible with Vegan requests!
  27. CL

    CathyL

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great selection of beer and cocktails. The fritters and collard greens were good, shrimp and grits were disappointing. Outdoor area was very loud. Service was nice.
  28. C

    Craig

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Joyce, was so personable, friendly and helpful, when we asked her! The food was delicious! We look forward to returning! Hope we get Joyces' section!
  29. JE

    JenniferE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and served quickly. The cocktails were strong. The servers were sweet. I just wish they had sweet tea as that is a southern must! Always one of my favorite places to entertain guests.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Mary provided superb service. The food was excellent. We all enjoyed our dinners.
  31. EJ

    EricaJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Great food. Brought guests with us and they enjoyed the experience.
  32. RB

    RosiB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the rockfish and fried oysters and they were really yummy!
  33. PC

    PamelaC

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was very personable. My friend & I both had the rockfish & it was very good. Brussel sprouts were shaved & also very good! I’ve eaten at Maya many times over the years when I am in town & have never been disappointed.
  34. SW

    StevenW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    friendly staff, good food, bit noisy but it was only a small room!
  35. RF

    ReidF

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our party of 6 throughly enjoyed our dinner . Our second visit and it did not disappoint . Our go to place in Charlottesville !!!
  36. TG

    TheaG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maya is a real treat. The food choices are exceptional as is the service. The ambiance outside is most enjoyable.
  37. DR

    DavidR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rockfish was cooked perfectly. Vegetables were tasty and flavorful. A generous number of sides to choose from. Service was excellent; friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and cared that we were enjoying our experience with them. Our new favorite evening dining sot in Charlottesville!
  38. T

    Trish

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Appetizers were very good—fritters, pumpkin, stew. All fresh and flavorful. Our patty had the rainbow trout(a tad over cooked and a little dry, the rock fish was awesome, the pork chop tender, NY strip perfectly cooked. All the sides were flavorful. Dessert menu lacking— great service. Sat us in the bar with a reservation and and it was too noisy.
  39. KJ

    KevinJ

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best rock fish that I've had in a long, long time. Apps were terrific as well -pimento balls were excellent! WILL BE BACK!!!!!
  40. JR

    JeffR

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience Food outstanding as was service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.7 stars by 1220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Maya

633 West Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th St. NW

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking is located along both sides of West Main Street. A large public parking lot is next to Starr Hill Park located behind the Old Albemarle Hotel just two buildings down from Maya. A pay parking lot is located across the street from Maya.

  • Public transit

    http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=3622

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Christian Kelly

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (434) 979-6292

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for considering Maya restaurant to host your private event! In the last 13 years, we have hosted over 700 private parties and offer 4 private event spaces for in-house functions. Please contact our sales manager for further information.Main Floor Dining Room: 32 Seated, 45 StandingUpstairs Dining Room: 60 Seated, 70 StandingPatio: 80 Seated, 110 StandingBar/Lounge: 30 Seated, 60 Standing

  • Private party contact

    Johnson Bowers: (434) 979-6292

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