Maya - New York

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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Join Maya for a special 3 course prix-fixe dinner on New Years Eve! The 6:30PM seating is $69/guest. The 8:30PM seating is $85/guest and includes a champagne toast.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2029 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Very courteous. Our waiter was very patient and gave us really good recommendations. It was for an anniversary. They surprised us with a tasty dessert for the occasion.

e
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food is good but arrived cold to table and service was poor

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday this is our 4th time @ Maya and it’s always been perfect

SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect place for my little reunion with old friends. Food, service and ambience were all fine.

AS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mediocre food and drinks. Slow service. Our server wasn’t very pleasant.

P
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Definitely a great place for a good value brunch. The food tasted amazing.

k
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was yummy. I suggest doing the bottomless brunch - they have a lower price for those that don't drink so its a fair amount.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only bad thing I have to say is that you can’t take anything Togo even if you’re bill is paid for bottomless brunch

S
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maya is our favorite Mexican Restaurant and we are grateful to have it within walking distance of our home. It is a favorite place for my husband and me to have a date, to gather with friends, or to celebrate an occasion. Maya's food is reliably delicious and "the vibe" a very happy one!

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was scatterd. Had to ask for our drinks, had to ask for chips and salsa. Service seemed stretched although the restaurant was not full. Chicken Mole main course overcooked and leather,although the sauce was good.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice, switched our table to make sure we were comfortable, food delicious, good value

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch for large parties

BC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bottomless Brunch is the best Sunday you can have in NYC!

BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The experience and concept were worth it. The food was good but a lot of it was too cold. The drinks for bottomless were exceptional.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

OT
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the brunch. We went earlier so it was not very crowded until the brunch crowd started picking up at around 12. The food was absolutely delicious. There was a wide selection and it comes in small plate styles so everyone can taste a lot of different foods. They were super accommodating to our children who are 10 and 11. They also loved the food. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly and it was a great all-around experience. This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in New York

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite of mine in the Upper East side. My husband was in town from Panama and loves Mexican cuisine. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating

CJ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZINGGG!!! The food was soo good and the price of brunch was great. I’ll be back soon!

EH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for groups and special occasions! I booked a table for 7 people during the weekend bottomless brunch special. We were seated immediately despite the line outside. The waiter came over to take drink orders while we waited for our entire party. Once everyone was seated, he confirmed that we would take, literally, a plate of each thing on the menu. Food and drinks kept
coming for 2 hours nonstop. We tried to pace ourselves...food is very good and drinks are strong! We will definitely be back.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best skinny margaritas!!!! Thrilled to get roomy seating up front. Great food! Lovely server. I live upstairs and returning ( often) for sure!!!!

PG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great that this restaurant has the unlimited brunch option for anyone who just wants to eat and drink for two straight hours. The staff wasn't pushy at all and everything was brought to the table in a timely manner.

W
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun place for brunch

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were disappointed that we weren’t seated in a more cozy, romantic table since we indicated this was a special occasion dinner. Most often, designating the dinner was a birthday celebration, would have resulted in some special consideration. Didn’t happen.

Food was quite good and service was just fine. We’ll think twice about celebrating another birthday, here.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We came there specificity cause we knew it’s a restaurant of amazing chef Richard Sandoval. We are huge fans of him ! But Maya‘ food was disappointing, not flavorful, not exciting and expensive. Service was good tho!

OT
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks.

CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My first time at Maya (Feb 2019) Was Amazing!!!!! This time around it was Just Okay!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were great!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was disappointed this time when we went to Maya. We had decided to have guacamole and then soup, but both dishes were placed ion the table within minutes of each other. It set a rushed tone for the entire meal and actually made me feel overwhelmed.

Maya - New York
Responded on September 9, 2019

I am sorry to hear we were not able to provide you with desirable level of service and food expectations while dining at Maya. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service, and we did not meet those standards for your visit. We never want our guests to feel rushed or stressed while dining at Maya and I want to apologize that you were made to feel that way. If you would like to further discuss your experience, please email me at guestrealtions@richardsandoval.co m. Best, Molly

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TM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went with some colleagues / customers after work, and everything was lovely. There was little food left on anyone's plates and the margaritas were great.

DG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were all disappointed with our meals. Food is very bland, portions are small, and prices way too high. The guacamole was excellent, but entrees left much to be desired. Waiter was indifferent.

Maya - New York
Responded on September 9, 2019

Dear Donna, We're sorry to hear about this experience. We truly value the feedback from all of our guests and will use your review to improve our service and quality and ensure that we deliver the best quality ingredients and value served to our guests. If you would like to discuss the details about your visit further, we encourage you to reach out to us directly at guestrelations@richardsandoval.co m so we can find a way to make things right.\ Best Molly Guest Experience Team

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j
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The good and bad and ok.

The Bad. The drinks. Volume wise all you can drink is great deal, except the drinks are limited to pre-made sugar water mixtures with a touch of alcohol. I was on a sugar high after a few. We all asked if we could get a skinny margarita (reg margs were on the menu) and waitress said no that they were all premade. I asked if there were any drink options with no sugar or limited sugar and she said no. So we drank the regular ones and after a few it was just like we drank a few glasses of salty lime gatorade with perhaps a splash of tequila.

The good. The restaurant was pretty. And the food was very pretty.

The ok. The service was ok, waitress was running around very diligently but you could tell she was over whelmed with too many tables. The food although was pretty, was over cooked a couple of times which led to dry meat or hard eggs when they should have ran.

Maya - New York
Responded on September 5, 2019

Dear Jessicag, I am sorry that our beverage program at brunch was a disappointment. Because of the quantity of drinks served to the high volume of brunch guests, the most effective way to server everyone is via pre-batched drinks. However, the bar tender should be able to make you a skinny margarita upon request. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service, and our team clearly let you down. If you would like to discuss your experience, please email me at guestservices@richardsandoval.co m

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought out a plate of every dish, it was all delicious

Maya - New York
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the review! We are so glad to hear that not only did you like our food, but you tried Everything and liked all of it. That is what we hope to achieve, so thank you for letting us know. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you at Maya again soon.

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SB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants for years. Brought our teenage children for my son’s birthday and it’s now one of their favorites as well!

Maya - New York
Responded on September 5, 2019

Dear Sage, That is exactly what we love to hear! We are so glad that we were able to help make your son's birthday memorable and that we won over some new regulars. Thank you for your continued patronage, we appreciate you and your enthusiasm immensely. We look forward to seeing you back at Maya soon.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful restaurant all around

Maya - New York
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate your feedback and hope you will come back for more delicious food soon.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to meet friends. Food was good as was the service. VERY NOISY. Fortunately i was sitting next to my date and not across the table.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner

O
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best customer service! Friendly staff always smiling! I’ve been visiting Since about 4 years ago. A fun environment and delicious food 🥘. My favorite place to go for brunch.

Maya - New York
Responded on August 26, 2019

Dear Olympia, Thank you for the review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoy brunch at Maya so much, that will help to keep our staff smiling :) We hope you keep coming back and look forward to seeing you again. Warm Regards, Molly Guest Experience Team

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

An incredibly noisy place, even early evening on a weekday. Except for very good guacamole, the food was all quite mediocre. Servers were nice. Not recommended.

Maya - New York
Responded on August 26, 2019

Dear JackG, I am sorry to hear that your experience at Maya was less than ideal. I am glad that the guac and service were up to our standards, but I am disappointed to hear about the quality of the rest of your meal. If you would like further discuss your experience, please email me at guestrealtions@richardsandoval.co m to see if there is anything we can do to give you a more positive impression of Maya. Best, Molly Guest Experience Team

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J
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had everything on the menu in our 2 hour bottomless Brunch. Awesome. Definitely recommend. Great food, well worth it

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