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Maya Mexican Grill - Downtown, Richmond, VA

Maya Mexican Grill - Downtown

4.4
4.4
412 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
*Please contact us directly for your reservations at this time*

Maya features a Modern Mexican Cuisine with a refined Latin-American presentation. Modern Mexican is an exciting blend of vibrant flavors to turn dinners into celebrated memories. Our bold flavors take you on a tour from Mexico to South America. We are committed to using fresh ingredients from local markets. Once seated, the pleasant atmosphere and neighborly service will allow you to feel whisked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and ready to relax and converse over a wide selection of tapas-style choices. Our entrees also symbolize our rich history as pioneers of taste, and truly reflect the authenticity of the culture we represent.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-9:00pm Dinner Friday 4:00pm-10:00pm Brunch Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-3:00pm Dinner Saturday 3:00pm-10:00pm Dinner Sunday 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 447-5410
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Maria Oseguera
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

412 Reviews
  1. LeslieV

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance great food and good service. Right across the street from Carpenter Center so very convenient

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but the service was lacking. The restaurant didn’t seem that busy, and we admittedly had a larger party of 7, but we were not served any food for an hour and a half, which didn’t make sense given the small-plate style menu.

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  3. IsabelP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Maya for years and has never disappointed. We'll always keep this at the top our list with its amazing food, great service, and comfortable atmosphere.

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  4. StephenB

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was top notch and Tasty. Quality ingredients that were well prepared. We were substantially early for our reservations and we appreciate that they were able to accommodate us on a busy night.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre nutcracker dinner

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  6. RosieRed

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing, and so was the food!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice view in a great location downtown! Food was great and flavorful! Ordered the lamb sliders with goat cheese as an appetizer which was very tender and flavorful. For the entree I ordered Arroz a tumbada which was a fantastic seafood and rice dish! Très léchées for desert was wonderful. The smoked meringue on top added a delicious flavor resembling smoked marshmallows! Would recommend this restaurant!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was fantastic, knowledgeable and had great recommendations. The food was very tasty, maybe a bit on the salty side but delicious otherwise. Ingredients were high quality. Will definitely visit again.

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  9. Greekgirl

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and very friendly staff who made our experience exceptional. Food was wonderful as well.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nutcracker/theater

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Understaffed one bartender on a Friday night. Place was packed so lots of stress for the wait staff.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas dinner with 4 girlfriends… we were seated promptly, drinks were delicious and service was outstanding. I love Mole sauce but don’t eat checkin. Chef was great with making up a veggie Mole dish for me. Highly recommend.

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  13. StacyWritesRVA

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate at Maya in downtown RVA for the first time this evening. So freaking delicious, and as a foodie I do NOT say that lightly. I got the Chipotle rubbed skirt steak. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned, the plantains and sauces were just the right complement to further bring out the flavors. My vegetarian friend got a taco salad and when she asked for no meat, they added roasted brussel sprouts and mushrooms that she says were delicious. We started with their standard guac which was so bright and fresh. Is downtown, but has surface lot across the street. My only issue was how cold it was in there. So bring a sweater (and I rarely get cold). Highly recommend!

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  14. Zanne

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional from the friendly service to the delicious food. Josue was our server. He was so genuinely kind and attentive. We ordered drinks and the queso fundido without chorizo. It was delicious, especially the crispy crunchy edges (a nice result of being baked in an iron skillet). I ordered the farm taco which were the best vegetarian tacos I have had in a long time. They were a generous mix of vegetables with delicious flavors. And the side salad was also the best salad I've had. It was a nice mix of sweet and savory with a little spice. We ended with the tres leches cake. Oh My Word! It melted in our mouths! We can't wait to return!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing! My top choice in the RVA area!

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  16. BarbaraS

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maya is a favorite - the menu reflects a careful and authentic approach to true Mexican dining. Every dish is carefully and thoughtfully prepared and the service staff work so very hard to provide a great experience. Highly recommend Maya!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Extensive drink menu—enjoyed the Belle Isle moonshine with ginger beer. The grilled cauliflower salad & charred octopus were excellent. The rice entree with shrimp, calamari & scallops had way too much rice & it was gummy. Tres leches dessert was very good.

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  18. Diane

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A particularly terrific restaurant after the opera: just across the street, excellent wait staff, fast service, well prepared Mexican food reasonably priced and absolutely wonderful margaritas made with fresh ingredients. We look forward to our next visit.

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  19. Annamarie

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Food, Server was as good as he could be under the circumstance. Large parties which overwhelmed the kitchen/staff. maybe you all should limit and timing of large parties? Overall will see you again!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the service was as friendly as could be.

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  21. Sonjk

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We only had an opportunity to try the tacos on this visit but the Farmers tacos were incredible! Great ambiance and food. Definitely check out Maya's if you're in the area.

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  22. JeanR

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Server was great! Very helpful in answering all of our questions. Our Margarita was perfect!

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  23. CrystalK

    Richmond

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is exceptional! Our sever was very polite, but slow and not very attentive to our table. She may have been having an off night. I will definitely go again and will hopefully receive better service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The fajitas were delicious. They ran out of rim salt for margaritas which was disappointing and surprising as it was a Friday night at about 8pm. The service was slow but we had a large party so we expected it to be slightly slower. Made the mistake of asking for some of the checks to be separated which from the time we asked for the checks until we got our final receipts back to sign, took ~35-40 minutes which was super frustrating. Cute place though!

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  25. T5678

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolute amazing experience at Maya! We had a large group, ordered nearly everything on the menu. The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. Don’t hesitate, book your reservation!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was spectacular and so were the margaritas!

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  27. RVARegular

    Richmond

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My dinner companion and I opted to share small plates and eat full salads. We were not disappointed in our decision. The grilled octopus and pork over tostones were both great, and the guacamole tipical was also quite good. The salads were great portions for our "entres." The tables in the restaurant are well spaced, affording good social distancing and easing the ability to have private conversations while one eats. The waitstaff is very attentive.

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  28. howardb

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For years Maya has been one of the best Mexican restaurants in Richmond. Great food that is reasonably priced.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and drinks were very tasty and good value. Restaurant was very loud and for a table of six it was very difficult to have a conversation except with those immediately beside you. Otherwise a 5 all round.

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  30. TomB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In the desolation of downtown Richmond, we were glad to find a restaurant of such high quality. Food, wine, service all top notch.

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  31. AnnB

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Server, fun atmosphere, delicious reasonable food. Varied menu.

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  32. KayeT

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have loved this place for years and their updated menu includes a great varietyof favorites. They use fresh ingredients with vibrant flavors. Upscale with great ambience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best guacamole I’ve ever had!

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  34. PMorell

    Caribbean

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good and the waitress , fantastic!! I will return!

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  35. JMcA

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience Place was packed and understaffed but you never would’ve known. Service and food / drinks were excellent.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had never been, but was very pleasantly surprised at the beautiful & fun atmosphere that greeted us as we entered. Perfect for a fun night out. The service was great, and the food was excellent. There were 6 of us and we ordered 3 different tacos, enough for all of us to try each, and it was more food than we could eat. We’ll definitely go back!

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  37. JimH

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The water was cold and the napkins were clean. I wish I could rate the drinks, but they never came. I wish I could rate the food, but we never placed an order and after 45 minutes of no service we left. I’m not sure who the genius is that decided to book a restaurant to capacity for the same seating time, but they should be embarrassed and might want to rethink their strategy. Deceitfully allowing full reservations for theater goers (we were not) at the same time was doomed to fail. We spoke to several tables who were seated at 5:00 and still hadn’t received their food by 6:45 that was the point we decided to leave. We received no warning when we checked in at 5:50 for our 6:00 reservation that they decided to bury themselves for an obvious money grab knowing full well they couldn’t handle the volume. A few poor servers seemed to have a sense of urgency, but by in large there was either an arrogance or a complete unwillingness to admit there was a problem. As we walked out we noticed only one bartender and he was standing still talking to people seated at the bar and not even making drinks. There’s no allowance for the all too common crutch of covid and staff shortages, there’s no reason to overbook your restaurant if you don’t have the staff, that’s completely in your control.

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  38. SusanS

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Show @ The Dominion Center for the Performing Arts.

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  39. Boody2

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Maya's was packed with diners on the Friday night we went at 5:30 pm. There is a large theater across the street that had a 7 pm curtain time. We were very glad we used Open Table for our advance reservations. Our entrees (fish tacos and taco salad) were wonderful. The service was pleasant and timely, admirable under the circumstances.

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  40. CharlesJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were unable to dine there because they did not except this as a reservation. They said they had no record of our reservation for us even though I showed them this. Very disappointing because we had tickets to a show right across the street and then had to scramble to find food. We ended up finding a sandwich.

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525 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-9:00pm Dinner Friday 4:00pm-10:00pm Brunch Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-3:00pm Dinner Saturday 3:00pm-10:00pm Dinner Sunday 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Maria Oseguera
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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