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Maya

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906 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.


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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 906 people are saying
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michaelm
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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Campbellma08
Raleigh
12 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
13 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!

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vipJessicaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DebRutter
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
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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DelpG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipHeather
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
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 on August 9, 2020
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 on August 8, 2020
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
Raleigh
2 reviews
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

FAQs

Maya does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Maya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 979-6292.

Maya is rated 4.7 stars by 906 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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