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About Maya - New York

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

1191 First Avenue
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 4: 11PM - 11:00PM
Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Bottomless Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM (Beginning May 13th.)
Last seating for bottomless option is 1:00PM

Daily Happy Hour
Monday: 3:00pm - close
Tuesday - Friday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close

Reverse Happy Hour
Thursday - Friday: 9:30pm - close

Cross Street:
Between 64th and 65th streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 585-1818

Website:
http://www.richardsandoval.com/mayany/index.php

Catering:
We cater on and off premise. We have great lunch menus and offer local, neighborhood discounts.

Parking Details:
Parking available on 64th street, just around the corner.

Public Transit:
6 Train to 68th street-Hunter College
N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th & Lexington

Executive Chef:
Richard Sandoval

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every event is special at Maya. Spend your next event here with us.
Please contact Irene Costello
irene@richardsandoval.com | 212.808.8110

Private Dining

Maya offers an enclosed section decorated with Mexican traditional artifacts. This room is located in the rear of the restaurant in the quietest area. Seats 40/Cocktail Reception 40

Maya - New York Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (24)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Groups (20)
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Fun (20)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Tapas (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Authentic (13)
Casual (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (5)
Spicy (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

What a fabulous place! Could not recommend any more highly! Service was warm welcoming prompt and professional. Food was delicious varied and plentiful. Amazing variety. ..accommodates all diets. Drinks were free flowing and so yummy. Just go. .a wonderful spot!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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·Dined 2 days ago

This was my third time at Maya and once again, it did not disappoint. Our server this time, Cynthia, was great, very attentive and always there to refill our drinks and get our next food request. The drinks and food were wonderful as well. All the dishes are full of flavor. You can't go wrong here with their 2-hour bottomless brunch. Highly recommend this place!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was pretty good. Ordered margaritas and the staff came back saying they had run out of house tequila. How does a mexican restaurant run out of house tequila? Plus, they didn't offer the next best option at the house liquor price, which would have been the correct move. Other than that, it was a decent experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We had an important celebration and on a few hours notice Javier and the great staff got an exquisite champagne ready and waiting for us on arrival and served up great food with a smile. Love this place!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have come to Maya for brunch and dinner and I have never had a bad meal. The service is good and the food is delicious. I love that at brunch they serve everything family style so you can try everything.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was excellent and the restaurant was exceptionally loud. Appetizers, deserts and drinks were good but all of the entress (5 different ones between the 6 of us) were mediocre at best. I would not go back.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I LOVE Maya. One of my favorite Bottomless Brunch spots in the city. Have always had great service and the food is unbelievable. $49 seems pricey at the start but worth every minute of it! Unlimited tapas and brunch cocktails!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

A group of family/ friends and I went to Maya for brunch. We enjoyed the music, food and unlimited drinks greatly. I really like the idea of the small plates and that fact that everyone gets to try all the food that is ordered. We had a blast and I cannot wait until the next visit!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place...
The bar is a fantastic place... Wilson makes you comfortable...

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Go to chipotle for better food. Bland, greasy food and the charm of an airport Chili’s.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place. Good food. Good music and good options for food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was our first time at Maya. Our server was fabulous and the food good. Hated our table location and the noise level was over the top...granted it was Friday night and a what seemed as a never ending happy hour was going on. We will maybe try again at a quieter time.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was extremely disappointed with my experience at this restaurant. The service was poor; our waiter took 30 minutes to bring our drinks and didn't take our order until 1 hour after we arrived. We ordered drinks multiple times and asked multiple servers who then didn't bring them. The food was subpar and not worth the prices they charge. I will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great time! Although a bit loud I honestly loved the atmosphere. The food was really flavorful albeit a bit expensive and the waitstaff was so kind and service oriented. I'm definitely coming back (even if it's just to take a shot with my waiter) highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Not only was the food amazing, but staff was very kind. I highly recommend the queso.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Second time here. This time around I came to celebrate my Birthday. It was Amazing! Got seated late but the manager made up for it. Luckily food came out quick since we were all starving. Would recommend to a large group!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went to Maya to watch the NYC Marathon - it was a perfect set up with plenty of street viewing options in the front of the restaurant. They also had much larger tables for groups towards the back of the space.

Bottomless Brunch is a must on Sundays and the Pan Dulce was a favorite!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food has no flavor. Tried the guacamole with bacon, had the AL pastor tacos, my wife had the chicken. guacamole could have used some salt, only food I ever had where I could not taste the bacon. Al pastor, some tacos had pineapple others didn't, get it right. Too expensive for an experience that would have been beaten with a lean cuisine at home.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and atmosphere is great. Our service was just OK.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It may be that I'm just to old for Maya. The concept is strong, and the place is vibrant and lively. It's a great value -- $50 for all you can eat and drink brunch. But it's a party scene, and I'm almost 40, so it may not be for me. Also, we had higher expectations of the food. Nothing really blew us away.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Really great experience. From the hostess to our waiter it was a overall great experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Maya was able to fit in a large family group of 19 people same-day and was so gracious with making us feel welcome and comfortable. I can't say thank you enough! The drinks were great, the food was more than solid, and the service was remarkable.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was ok and the food wasn't as good as it looks online. Where's the seasoning? I thought this was a Mexican restaurant. If you're a tall patron, ask for a table in the middle or without the over head lights. Bumped my head twice. Very annoying feature. It's your average upper east side location. Nothing to make reservations for, if you know what I mean. I won't be going back, but to each his/her own. (BLAH)

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing food and drinks for brunch!! Will definitely be going again

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

There were a lot of big parties and we were slightly neglected.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I am a big fan of Maya! Their happy hour deal is one of the best in the city, and their margaritas are absolutely delicious. The food menu is extensive and authentic, too. There are so many reasons to go: happy hour, dinner, brunch...Maya does each of them well. I'm grateful it's in my neighborhood!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food and drinks were fine, although the menu is pretty small. The service and ambience were also fine. The problem is noise. The dining area is in the back, and when I asked the hostess to give us a quiet table, she very kindly led me to one as far back as possible. But the entire front is a bar and lounge, which was packed while we were there and produced a very high level of noise that carried all the way to the back of the dining area. So, although other diners were talking quietly, it was difficult to converse because of the noise

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic place. The food,drinks and serive was excellent. I luv it. I am defiantly coming back soon.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a treat - fresh and delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food and service as alway. Happy Hour from 3-9pm makes the restaurant unbearably loud

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good (pork a little on the dry side). Rock shrimp appetizer delicious. Definitely on upscale side (no "free" chips/salsa appetizer) but that did not carry through with the fact that we were celebrating my husband's birthday--no mention, no token sweet with candle--as in other upscale settings (I noted birthday in reservation). That was a bit disappointing. But waiter was pleasant and overall good experience .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I have dined at Maya for many years now. The food never ceases to delight us. The flavors are fantastic! I got the tortilla chicken soup and steak tacos. Both were superb! My husband ordered the Quesadilla Surtida (corn masa with Oaxa cheese and sauces) and shrimp and crab enchiladas. We also enjoy the chips and salsa. You can also order guacamole and salsa along with chips if you like. The best part of the meal are the frozen margaritas!!!! You must try this restaurant. What a gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I thought the margaritas were overpriced -- $14 for a small glass (and not a traditional margarita glass).

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I love Maya! Great service, great food and some of the best red wine sangria we have ever had. We were almost tempted to go back a second night. We made reservations for 7 PM but arrived early and they were more than happy to accommodate. Save room for the donuts!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The manager, I believe his name was fantastic with the customer service for my friends and I.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had a 40th birthday brunch for 12 at 10a (unheard of in NYC). Good food. Good service. And loved the ease of payment as it was an all you can eat and drink for a flat price per person. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Was not pleased with the service at all. Our waiter hardly came over to our table to check on our drink, food or see if we needed anything additional. We had to repeatedly chase down the bussers to ask our waiter to come back over. He was way more interested in pleasing the larger group tables.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great, my party arrived about 15 min late i told the manager this in person she insisted that i sit down without party. Assured me that the 2 hr time window wont start until i party arrives. Time started the second i sat down alone. There was no last call for my table. 30 min went by and the waiter was attending to larger parties and had not refilled my glass or took any orders.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always happy to find a Mexican restaurant that does not specialize in nachos (although I like those too). Delicious food and excellent service.

Tags: Authentic
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