Maya - New York

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Mexican
At Maya, Chef Richard Sandoval first iconic restaurant offers his internationally acclaimed blend of authentic Mexican ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. Handcrafted margaritas and a selection of over 100 tequilas pair beautifully with the flavorful dishes. Handmade Mexican artwork completes Maya’s dining experience.

"Father of modern Mexican cuisine" Financial Times

“the food at Maya is unlike just about anything else being served in New York City” New York Times – Two Stars

“Maya practically defines casual elegance…Maya’s menu reads like a love letter to Mexico” Michelin Guide

“the government of Mexico should give Richard Sandoval an ambassadorship” New York Magazine
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UE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Super loud. Super slow. Our table was in view of the bar. We could see our waitress (& all the others) putting in orders but it took an eternity for the bartenders to make the drinks. Food was fine but no better thank any other Mexican around town & not worth the cab fare. Noise level is intense! We won’t be back.

LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Too noisy. Cannot hear yourself or the people you are dining with.

RR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails and food. The bartender was attentive and fun. The blossom tortilla was amazing! We plan on returning.

SS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our waitress was horrible. She wasn’t pleasant and she was a little freaky. She would walk over to us and just stand at our table not saying anything. It was very strange and made us feel uncomfortable. We also thought that our food did not have the same quality as it has in the past when we come. we were very disappointed with the service and the food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I have been to Maya MANY times before, I actually will still continue to go. The food is wonderful, the drinks are amazing, the atmosphere is crowded in the best way and I love it. The staff are super friendly and welcoming. However this time, I was VERY disappointed by the delivery of food. We kept getting food that we did not order, it took forever to get food that we had ordered. I wasn’t a very pleasant experience as someone who loves Maya. I will certainly go back, but it was sad to see this happen and the staff bringing the food did not care at all that they were bringing food that didn’t belong to us (and most likely taking away from a table that had ordered that food).

NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow. 45 mins at table and one drink and no food. It was difficult to get attention of waiter for refill of drinks. Food, as usual was great. The timing was just bad. Have done here before at an earlier hour and the service was impeccable. Will come back, just before noon.

C
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great brunch spot. Unlimited shared plates and drinks for 2hrs. Food was delicious and service was impeccable. Great for groups

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentines Day

F
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the experience very much. Food and service were both excellent.

LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really great- the service was a bit off although we could easily see it was very busy. We felt a little rushed to order before our whole party was there, and then no one came back for us to put in our food order once they arrived for quite a while. Other than that it was great.

b
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place was a little too loud for my liking but the food was very good. We shared some guacamole for an appetizer and it was made just right- we asked for medium spicy and that’s just what it was. I ordered the chicken enchiladas and was also able to taste the mole chicken- both dishes were very good. Drinks and desserts also hit the spot. We went to let off some steam after spending a day at the hospital and Maya was just what the doctor ordered- a very good experience that we would definitely do again

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the food was delicious.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch concept was unique and first time I ever heard of being able to order unlimited small plates on top of the unlimited mimosas. The food was amazing especially the chicken enchiladas and the chicken tacos. I would def go here again.

BS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for their unlimited brunch and really enjoyed it! The guava mimosa and the traditional margaritas are delicious. These are not watered down drinks. The guacamole was an extra $15, but well worth it! The empanadas, corn and carnitas were are favorites. Our server, Marina, was excellent!

SG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have had several wonderful dinners at Maya. However, this past weekend we tried out their bottomless brunch as a family of 6 (all adults). One of my sons has a severe dairy allergy. Our waiter was amazing and took all the stress out of ordering food my son could eat - all the other servers that brought food to the table were also made aware by our waiter. There was an enormous amount of food, it was fun, stress free for us allergy -wise and delicious! We will definitely do it again. The only slight negative for us is that was very loud.

CL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambiance non stop food and drinks for brunch . Service was great

BE
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect menu for food and drinks. Noise level measures at 72 decibels. Conversations are similar to shouting in ears in a night club.

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the bottomless brunch and it was amazing. The food was great. The service was top notch. Would be back and recommend it to others.

F
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Our waitress was great. Would have hoped not to be so cramped especially when we r 8

W
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was overpriced but good. Took my girlfriend their for her 40th birthday and spent $160 on dinner for two, yet the restaurant didn't even offer a complimentary desert.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Maya one of my favorite brunch spots.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in town

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had business meal with one of my co-workers from Japan. Fantastic food and vibe, however service was not at the high point. They had been very busy on Wednesday night and couldn’t pay attention to all customers. But I still recommend the place, it’s worth to try

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! The staff was so courteous and so accommodating for our late guests. My friends family only spoke Spanish and the waiter was translating the menu and was amazing! Everyone felt comfortable and happy!

l
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food but you can’t hear yourself think let alone talk

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were over booked even though we'd made a reservation a week in advance so we started our unlimited food and drinks late. We only ended up with about 45 minutes of service at our table as brunch ends at 4 on the DOT. They tried to be accommodating by giving us drinks as we waited. That was a noteworthy attempt to keep us happy. The drinks didn't flow while we waited but I appreciated the attempt to rectify the situation.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Reservations were 2 hours late

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Maya is amazing for large parties! We were 8 guests (including my 1 year old) and our server was extremely patient and attentive. There were a other few babies in house with ours included which was nice to know they were comfortable with strollers. The restaurant is gorgeous, the decor was cozy and stylish. Our server recommended so many great dishes and drinks. We enjoyed everything! I will definitely be back for date night! Thank you so much to this amazing staff and company.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and drinks are always phenomenal. Can't recommend highly enough.

AB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The food and drinks were plentiful. 10/10 would come again

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our second year in a row visiting Maya on NYE. It was the same great food and service, just quieter. The staff was very apologetic that it was not more happening. We were happy with the level of excitement, it was just right.

g
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya is a great place for good food, drinks and service. The Saturday Sunday brunch is a great value but can be extremely loud.

SO
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and quick service. Very dark lighting. Will go again for a special occasion due to the high prices

D
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had a positive experience. I like the variety and style of the small plates. I went as a first date and we were able to hear each other and have a good time together. The waitress did not bring my last drink before the 2 hour unlimited brunch ended, though.

W
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice menu especially for people who are gluten free (we had some in our party), but no “kids menu” and the prices charged for kid-friendly food (cheese quesadilla or modified menu tacos) was quite high. But the service was good and the drinks and food were both tasty, just not a lot of it for the price.

TH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible. The lamb tacos were the only good plates. The drinks were good and volume very loud.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a morsel left on any of the nine plates !

ER
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food wasn’t hot. And the seafood wasn’t totally cooked through.

V
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and very friendly sever!! Will be back for sure

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were three on a busy Friday night during the holidays, so the restaurant was quite loud and we sat in front of the open door which was rather drafty, but the food and service was top notch!

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