Maya

4.6
946 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 946 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Indigo was a fantastic server. She was attentive and had a great attitude which really made the experience even more enjoyable. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for date night.

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JuliaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food presentation and the service was superb. More than enough food and every one was attentive. They were cautious and careful following COVID guidelines. Very enjoyable evening.

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect valentines date night! Food blew us away and was well worth the price. Covid precautions made us feel extremely comfortable and we loved the service. 10/10 will be back!!

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MLMFeb2020
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maya has a great menu, extremely thoughful and carefully prepareed food. The drinks from the bar were good, but I never had a chance to look at the cocktails, because we only had one phone to look at the menu.
Abigail was amazing and they were able seat us early, which was good forca hungry 9 year old.

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vipfoodhobbyist
Richmond
96 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Meals were well prepared. Chop was tender and served with a very tasty and unique reduction. Fried oysters were as good as we've had elsewhere. Apple cake bread pudding was amazing! We'll return, you should try!

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CharlesB
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service with Ted was excellent!! The crab cakes and fried oysters were out of this world good. We will be back.

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MaxS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! I had the crab cakes and my sister had the trout. Both meals were delicious.

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Cobbjob
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the staff was super friendly. Safe and comfortable environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We were really looking forward to trying Maya and the menu looked great - we were planning on a full evening of dinner, desert, and drinks. Unfortunately the waitress was so rude and unfriendly we kept our orders to a minimum and left as quickly as possible. The food was fairly good, but given the poor service we won't be back.

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KimC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation so the restaurant was mostly empty. Our waitress was delightful, the food was delicious. We had desserts to go and they were scrumptious! A great experience!

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great service, ok food, ok prices. The side dishes were amazing though!

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vipBillA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding. With a party of 5 we ordered across the menu. Everything was well prepared, well presented, and delicious. You must go!

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MikeS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Maya based on a recommendation from our hotel clerk and LOVED it! Amazing ribs, delicious sides, and one of my wife's favorite espresso martinis! Highly recommended!

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FrDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best fried catfish I've ever tasted (and I've had it many times). Really great sides. Loved the local mushroom/goat cheese appetizer. The outdoor tent space kept me and my date feeling really Covid-safe. It poured rain while we were there but we stayed dry and plenty warm in the tent. Thanks for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating layout is nice and safe, love the new art gallery!

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katied
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor, Covid friendly dinner. Food was great, nice assortment and each main comes with two sides. Gluten free options

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya never disappoints

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vipRick
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Dined outside with heaters. Very comfortable.

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RickG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent anniversary dinner. Great location and ambience. Felt very safe and clean despite pandemic reality. Great service. Food was delicious and I’d say best key lime pie I’ve had period.

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PaulaD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! The staff attentive. Having to sit underneath the tent and having an hour and a half to eat did not effect our evening. The staff was efficient and we did not feel rushed.

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TMED
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious and the seating outside was comfortable.

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RonaldG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good, we woukd skip the grits next time, very bland. Sadly,our server was bland too we felt as if we were a bother. There was another server who brought out our food & was engaging and welcoming. The food & ambiance overall was quite nice but the waiter caused an otherwise lovely evening to be pedestrian at best.

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EmmaR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner! The food and service is exceptional

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LindseyS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very dissapointed! Our server and most of the servers we came in contact with were incredibly rude. We were treated as if we were bothering them by being there. Our party was very respectful of their thurough mask policies however were explained them many times by multiple people in a very condescending manor. Our server then sat a number of times at a nearby table with a party that was completely mask free and removed her own each time to conversate throughout our entire dinner, as our drinks were ignored. Food was okay but not worth the horrible experience.

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vipMike445
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and service was good. However if having staff wear shirts and face masks that push their political preferences offends you then not the place for you. This has no place in a business atmosphere and businesses should disallow this regardless of affiliation. I likely won’t return if that person is still working there.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Very friendly staff. The food was very good. We enjoyed the fried green tomatoes, ribs and salmon. The Candied Ginger Beets were fantastic!

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Avery
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and the heated patio was quiet. Great compliance with COVID restrictions

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great about spreading the tables out and enforcing wearing masks arms well as give us a great dining experience

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Caroline
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The person who took our order and served was not friendly and appeared to just be going through the motions. One of our orders was unproperly cooked and was sent back. Overall, not what we expected.

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ShelleyT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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StaceyT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooooo delicious!! Drinks and food are amazing!!

BB
BarbB
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks. Server was attentive.

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vipskeelka
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLoveofquality
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio

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vipKatE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New male host who was there on Sunday is rather rude and abrupt so unlike the rest of the staff.

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vipColumbus4547
Cleveland
71 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipRVAgal
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always great but the service this particular night was not great. Waitress seemed very uninterested in wiring on us.

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vipmargerym
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipjseelke
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great job setting up outdoor seating and dining during these times.

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 946 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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