The staff is fabulous!! Margaritas are EXCELLENT. Food is very fresh and great vegetarian options . I look forward to returning!
Unfortunately my dinner at Maizal started good until after we were served our appetizer. The entree took 45 minutes to come and even though they apologize for the delay no compensation was offered to me and my family....no free drinks or dessert were offered orsome type of discount. We waited patiently since it was already late to go to another place. After we had our meal we then ordered coffee and tea that took almost 30 minutes to get to us. It took us 3 hours to have our meal which was the longest time I’ve ever had a meal.
I like to support the business in my neighborhood but at the same time I wouldn’t want to compensate quality of service being rendered to me specially from a pretty upscale restaurant.
Overall, my experience with Maizal is poor and doubt that I will come back or recommend to anyone. I will surely write my experience in yelp.
I invited my friends for a luncheon. We all enjoyed the food and Sangria. We especially enjoyed the Sweet Plaintain with shrimp appetizer. Delicious!!! Almost tasted like dessert! Could have spent all day there.
The food was generally very good but the service was terrible. Sat for about 20 minutes before we could flag down a waiter just to order drinks and then it took another 10-15 minutes for the drinks to arrive it to the table. So 30 mins in before we got our drinks or even got to order appetizers. If they get their service straightened out it would be a great place.
The shrimp stuffed plantain was INCREDIBLE. I cannot overstate how delicious this thing was. Restaurant itself was beautiful.
I really liked the ambiance here, the service was very good, and the menu options were solid. However, we found almost everything to be too salty, except for a few items that were a bit bland. We thought both the beef enchiladas and sweet potato/chorizo empanadas were too salty to enjoy. The beans were a bit bland. The quesadilla was fine, but nothing outstanding. The guacamole was very good. If the chef tweaked the recipes, this would be a very good place, but as it was, I don't think I would go back.
Had an amazing birthday celebration. Staff was amazing and so was the food. Can’t wait to go back!!!
Lively restaurant with good food, no surprises, but interesting presentations.
Drinks range from good to mediocre. Very mediocre wine list.
This used to be our fave Mexican restaurant. This time both the service and food were below average.
Food was phenomenal, and staff was courteous and friendly. Can’t wait to go back.
The food was AMAZING! Best Spanish food I’ve had in Astoria for 5 years. A must try
Wonderful food, outstanding and friendly service, highly recommended, we will DEFINITELY be back.
Awesome Mexican food, great drinks, beautiful atmosphere. One of our favorites in Astoria.
Definitely one of my spots for ambiance food and service!
Saddens me to say it didn't start out great or end great. No top shelf liquor even though it was mentioned in one of their mixed specialty cocktails. Ordered medium-rare steak came out very rare. Returned to cook more and still was rare. Staff couldn't have been nicer to bring me a new order (which I didn't ask for) but by that time my party had finished their meal.
Food was great. We had the stuffed sweet plantain for appetizer and the chorizo and they were awesome!
The entries were flawless ( Carme asada)and so the desserts ( churros and tres leches)
worth every penny
Ambiance is great, service was a little slow due to Valentine's day rush. Amazing drinks. Extremely friendly staff.
Friendly staff cozy environment good food definitely is a place to come back and to recommend to my fiends keep up your good service
We had lunch before an afternoon movie. They offered both lunch and brunch. Food was delish! Guacamole was yummy! It was happy hour - Margaritas were on point! Service was excellent! Great vibe in the dining room. Would definitely recommend.
Tasty — not your everyday Mexican, and definitely more in the Casa Enrique league. Creative specials. Great drinks. Great staff. Place should be jammed.
Made a reservation for 12 for Sunday brunch. Great space, the servers were very attentive and kind and the food was great. There are vegetarian and vegan options here but not much but at least they have something which is nice. Overall, I was very pleased with the experience and I would recommend to everyone.
Great Food. Great service.
Had dinner with some friends on New Years Eve. Great food, ambiance and staff!
FOOD WAS TASTY, THE SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD
A GREAT MARGARITA DRINK
Come for the jalapeño margarita, stay for the enchiladas mole poblano!
Great and authentic little restaurant in a nice venye, very good food - we had the delicious guacamole to start and enchiladas as mains, and it was great. The margaritas were a good size and quite strong - would definitely recommend them. The service was particularly attentive and quick.
The dimmed lights and the decor were great - modern and simple, not over the top. The only thing that could be improved is the atmosphere - we went on a Saturday night on a date, it lacked a little bit of atmosphere. An easy fix would be to add a candle to the tables to make it a bit cozier.
We go often and always enjoy our meals there: nice decor, attentive service, tasty cuisine.
Always great! Never had a bad meal or experience. Staff is amazing and always deserve a little more on tips. Can’t tell you how much fun me and my family have while there. Whether busy or quiet it’s always a great atmosphere.
Very nice atmosphere, good service and has happy hour options.
Awesome food, cocktails and overall ambiance. Service was great but a bit quiet for a Sunday evening. I also felt it was a bit pricey for Mexican food but definitely worth it. Would recommend to a person looking for good Mexican food!!
Truly a neighborhood gem! Service was warm, welcoming and attentive. Margaritas were delicious and my burrito was quite flavorful ! Looking forward to returning!
Just not that good.