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Maya

4.8
4.8
1253 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 16 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 1,253 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlottesville

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  • Charlottesville

    Best Food

  • Charlottesville

    Best Service

  • Charlottesville

    Best Value

  • Charlottesville

    Good for groups

  • Charlottesville

    Healthy

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlottesville

    Lively

  • Charlottesville

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  1. S

    Sage

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Friday night was a bit loud with certain groups, but the bartender was very swift despite the busy hour, and the waitress was fun and made our trip enjoyable. Food was fantastic!
  2. b

    boomerang

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Love the art on the walls. Service was good, tho food was just average.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff. Always enjoy our experience.
  4. VD

    VictoriaD

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific take on Southern cuisine. Great character to the space. Just lovely.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always. Love the NY Strip.
  6. DW

    DavidW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Upon entering felt positive vibe immediately - Once seated treated as you were the the most important customers. Specifically, we give outstanding marks across the board - customer service, drinks and food (appetizer, main course, dessert)... Definitely destination place to bring our out of town guests!
  7. c

    cavellk

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and service and tasty vegan options keep us coming back again and again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at this establishment. The food was so delicious. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The ambiance was artsy and relaxed. We will absolutely dine here again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  10. e

    emmat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the best restaurant in Charlottesville. Hands down.
  11. d

    doyouglide

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and drinks! always a must wen youre in Charlottesville.
  12. NJ

    NJFoodie

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice choice of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Delicious!
  13. p

    pauls

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not more highly recommend Maya! Was a magical experience from start to finish. Mary (and her team) took great care of us! See ya'll soon and thank you.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service was great! Will be coming back!
  15. DD

    DrDave

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place. Friendly staff and service as well as a great bartender!
  16. HH

    HarryH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was decent and the service very friendly. Not the best food in town but pretty strong with a decent selection for vegetarians.
  17. 7

    71wahoo

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A dinner celebrating an anniversary. The food was great as was the service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was good but not wow wow
  19. JF

    JeanneF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been about four times in the past year or so and the food is always spectacular. Last night I had rockfish and it was absolutely delicious and the portions are generous for the main course and the side dishes. Also the fried oysters appetizer was cooked perfectly, tender and tasty.
  20. LB

    LaurenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and food was super fast. Had the best time, can’t wait to visit again!
  21. ER

    EricRW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is unequivocally the best restaurant in Charlottesville, from the drinks to the dinners, take a journey to the food museum where artistry is everywhere on display.
  22. S

    Steve

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    For those who like things like collard greens, cornbread, grits, etc, this is the place! We had pan-seared rockfish and it was great. Maya does a nice job stressing healthy cooking in general. Extensive cocktail & beer list, more limited, and pedestrian wine list. Sort of bare-boned but pleasant, arty ambiance. Service is very friendly and informal.
  23. D

    Dmccl

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Maya was great! Our server Mary answered all questions, gave prompt and pleasant service. Menu is varied and every dish was wonderful. Rockfish and trout perfectly cooked and ribs succulent and tender. Even found room for dessert--key lime pie taken over the top with candied orange peel and Ppeanut butter fluff pie with chocolate. Will be back.
  24. JA

    JoeA

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Kitchen was slow- otherwise enjoyable experience. Servers and staff were fine
  25. SF

    SFlin

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mercedes was phenomenal and the front of house hostess was outstanding as well. Would definitely recommend
  26. ET

    EzequielT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, very tasty and great, very friendly service. A great choice for southern food at a nice location near UVa.
  27. BR

    BruceR

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great menu…. You won’t walk away hungry . Great folks
  28. SH

    SandyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Maya's! We booked a reservation for my husbands birthday and arrived early to have drinks at the bar. The bartender is great he spends time talking personally with each customer. The remainder of the staff would even join it. We love the atmosphere! The food was amazing! We've never had a bad experience at Maya's not even when we couldn't get a table. We make ourselves comfortable at the bar and continue to enjoy our experience!
  29. AO

    AddyO

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Trust me - book it now. My family was in Charlottesville for a special celebration and had dinner on Maya on a busy Friday night. Joyce, our server, was magnificent! So fun, yet super efficient. We started with cocktails - all very interesting and delicious -and then proceeded to the pimento cheese fritters. Swoon. After the first bite, we wanted to place another order! The cornmeal crusted oysters were fried to perfection. My sister got the baby back ribs and proclaimed them to be the best she'd ever had. And the sides - oh my, the sides are to die for. The collard greens are amazing! We topped it all off by sharing the Peanut Butter Fluff Pie. Maya is that rare restaurant that even exceeds its great reviews. We shall return!
  30. DS

    DougS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful drinks and good!! Absolutely great service and lovely ambience. My friend had never been and I hadn’t been in over a year and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We actually sat in our booth for 4 hours talking and it was just a great evening. Thanks to all!!
  31. BA

    BillA

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the quality of the food is reliable. Delicious, proper temperature, well presented. Great service, and Ted knows how to make a drink! Go!
  32. BK

    BeccaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us had dinner at Maya last night and we each had a different meal. Each of us were very pleased with our choices. The food was fresh, served in a timely manner and delighted our tastebuds. Joyce, our server couldn’t have been more helpful and delightful. It’s been quite awhile since we’ve eaten at Maya and are so pleased that it continues to be excellent. We will definitely return.
  33. I

    Intown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was quick and the food was hot when served. I enjoyed everything.
  34. 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.
  35. L

    Liss

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  36. C

    Critic

    Richmond

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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++++.

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 4.8 stars by 1253 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 16 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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