Maya - New York

4.4
2120 Reviews
$30 and under
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
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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
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 2120 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNanaBanana
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The food was honestly not good. They were better two years + ago.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good, not great. Service was good. Margaritas were amazing.

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JenniferD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very delicious and the drinks (margaritas) were also very good. I think it's a tad on the pricey side for the amount of food and drink you actually get but would still recommend. Good for catching up with friends or family!

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clemenciag
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is a good place to eat. Good quality of food, and excellent drinks. U fortunately, with the pandemic everything is more expensive, but I will still go with friends and family:)

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vipJudithW
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The margaritas are always great, the shrimp and crab enchiladas a favorite. The fish tacos and the salmon are also very good. This is not inexpensive Mexican fare, but always delicious. We remember the food leaning more toward the Yucatan before it shut down during the pandemic. We hope the pibil and other Yucatan dishes come back. The tables are well-spaced, but because the place was packed and people appeared to be catching up, with many apparently seeing each other for the first time in months, the noise level was high.

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vipMaryd
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

The food was very disappointing. The tuna ceviche was not not fresh nor well prepared. The guacamole may have been pre-prepared. Do not recommend this restaurant. Under new ownership perhaps with unappetizing changes

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service from Darwin our waiter. Clean place. Fast and fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fish tacos, chicken enchiladas, rice and black beans were delicious. Service was excellent. Guacamole was not spiced moderately as requested (it was bland), and serving was way too small for 2 people and $17 price.

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Janey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I came to Maya a few months ago and had an amazing time with the food, service and ambience. This time around the food was just not good. It seems they changed the menu and honestly, they need to change it back or try something else. The only things I enjoyed were the lamb tacos, corn and plantains.
Please change this menu back or to something else. I really wanna love this place again.

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vipSteaklover
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The noise level was u bearable. Our mistake and not seeing bottomless brunch which draws a young drinking crowd. The non bottomless option. You had to pick one of the few dishes. All for $13 but the quantity was like $7 with not great flavors.

Discourage you to go there if you want to really talk to one another and not have to scream.

Suggest going there if you are ok with the terrible acoustics and mediocre food and want bottomless for $45.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so nice, the lamb tacos and ceviche are the best!

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vipCityLinda
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great atmosphere!

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vipYummy
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good, our server was busy so not always east to get his attention but I’m glad I tres this restaurant. I am mew to the neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve been here before and had a great experience. This instance I was celebrating my birthday and the server was rude and not good at all! I was so disappointed on the food and my guests were not impressed. He took long to get us drinks and messed up a wine ordering. Really bad experience. I never leave reviews but this is worth me taking the time. This server we got doesn’t fit the vibe.

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MichaelB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Maya 6-7 times, but this was our first visit since the beginning of the pandemic, and my goodness, how we missed it. The ginger margaritas were delicious and wonderfully nuanced. The guacamole had layers and layers of notes. The plantains, the chicken fajitas, the fish tacos-- all delightful, fresh and lively. A thoroughly enjoyable dinner from start to finish, with attentive service throughout.

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ChristianaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

the brunch menu changed completely, they just give you food don't ask if you want it so now it was a waste. Asked 4 times to get something that we actually wanted to eat. by the time it came out, our time was up and was hassling us to pay the check. used to love this place, I will not be going anymore for brunch.

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vipgmpnyny
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Maya has fantastic food. The staff are superb.

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BubbaQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Happening Mexican on the Upper East Side. Delicious food and a great neighborhood scene indoors and out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I wanted to like it thinking that it would be a truly authentic Mexican restaurant, but it’s really not. Foods rather ordinary for Mexican food, the ceviche is not really ceviche, tacos were good, drinks were very water down, waiters very pleasant, very odd that with the reservation my girlfriend could not sit until I got there
I’ve been to Lo and Mexican restaurants who are more accommodating with better food I’m sorry Mya

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vipjosy18urena
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciosa expresión de la gastronomía Mexicana, maravillosas Margaritas y un queso fundido de muerte lenta

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JoshG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waitress was SO nice and friendly and the space was clean and lovely. The food was great though a lot of them have dairy. Loved it!

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vipChristinaT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very surprised! the maya margarita is so good. Very juicy chicken fajitas!

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Annie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There was a very noisy group at a table nearby. The food was great, service very good.

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GabrieleG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All was pretty good except had to wait for check 30 min!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! Maya margarita so yummy!!! Carlos our server was amazing!!! Fernando the GM checked on us several times and was so professional and nice. Will be back soon. Can’t wait to try brunch!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for cinco de Mayo and it was great! Our waiter was amazing and really attentive! Margaritas were outstanding and it was great to see Maya so busy!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the bottomless brunch and the waitress was so incredible bringing us food to try everything and was aware of our drinks and make us feel really comfortable. I absolutely loved the experience

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ChelseyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Food and drinks were both amazing. Would recommend

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MireyaL
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mexican food and drinks. The place is amazing in general specially with the new renovation.

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vipPedroR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff all around, very attentive. The food was delicious, the drinks were equally delicious and refreshing. Favorite place.

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AliS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I've dined here several times and even send friends to brunch here. The Food is amazing, tequila tasting outstanding/Drinks and atmosphere is beautiful. What's missing particularly at night is effective management and better servers. When I say effective management I mean if they were on the floor they would've observed what was happening. My dirty dishes were kept on the table empty even when my mains arrived. Table should be reset between courses and empty glasses and plates removed immediately. Server seemed half asleep, shirt was dirty and he kept vanishing to the BOH. My drinks took a very long time and he comped one but realistically just shouldn't have taken that long as I had the feeling he just didn't pick it up from the bar. Also, hard to get anyones attention for help when everyone has their backs toward guest and are too busy talking. Staff Is more concerned with cleaning and reseting empty tables than attending to actual seated guest.

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ManekaKimberley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya was such an amazing atmosphere! I came here for my birthday brunch and we literally ordered the entire menu. The food and drinks were great! The staff was so amazing, gracious, and efficient with our orders and so welcoming. I will definitely be returning. Thank you for a great birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very pleasant and attentive. We loved everything about the brunch one of my favorite small plates was the Pan Dulce and the Maya salmon , also the margaritas were to die for and our waitress was always checking that we were ok with food and drinks. I will definitely come back again.

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vipNYEProposal
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Has gone done from years past.

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HarlemBizSupporter
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Enjoyed but food wasn’t quite what I remember from the past.

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SandraH
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was recommended to me by a colleague. Our reservation was super easy and the table was available on time.

The atmosphere was very pleasant, good and friendly service. The menu is clear and very delicious

Only the volume, mix of conversations and music, was disturbing sometimes.

On our next stay we'll visit Maya again.
Thank you and greetings from Germany

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vipgmpnyny
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya is a great place for food and drink. I wish they would install some noise canceling infrastructure. It is too loud. But the food and drinks are great

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vip1Martman
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Job, thanks for the booth..... we had a wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

FAQs

Maya - New York offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 585-1818.

Maya - New York is rated 4.4 stars by 2120 OpenTable diners.

Maya - New York does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.yiftee.com/gifts/egift_and_gift_cards/richard-sandoval-hospitality-denver.

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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