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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (23)
Fun (18)
Good for Groups (18)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Casual (12)
Tapas (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
People Watching (4)
Spicy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Business Meals (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Always great food and service

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went for my boyfriend's birthday. Great brunch spot! All you can eat and drink for one price! Plus the foods and drinks are delicious! It's a noisy place because brunch is so popular but it's worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Spicy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was average and it was the loudest place I've ever tried to have a meal. I enjoy a lively atmosphere but this place was ridiculous.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, drinks and services! Such a great atmosphere to be around with your friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Tapas, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The worst taco I ever had in my life. I cant believe they are serving this taco smoked brisket topped with a dry avocado on top. Drink was decent. Like the other sister restaurant Zenga the service is horrible when I asked for manager at Zenga the server said he was busy. They don't care OR JUST HIRE MANAGEMENT that have no clue what amazing service is, just another restaurant with bad management. But dam the worst taco in the world goes to Maya UES. what the hell is that. I would love for head chef and all staff just taste this taco and really take a look at it. These neighborhood kids eat anything with some flavor since they are use to salt and peeper and pizza so by default it does well and great for them. But when someone like me walks in beware.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food. Great menu. Wonderful service. Noisy as a subway but if you don't mind talking loud it's wonderful. Great bar. Great drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food was great! I especially loved the flatbread with beef. Yummy! And the turmeric margarita is delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Went for brunch. Food was mediocre. Every dish was covered in sauce so even items that were meant to be crispy were mush. Service was horrible. Everything at brunch is family style - which we were excited about. However, our server didn't write anything down and we received dishes we didn't order and also did not receive certain dishes at all. We also had to hunt our server down for drinks - and when we did find him he would forget to bring them over. Won't be going back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The ambiance is much better than good but unfortunately we got stuck next to a group who brought musical instruments for their kids to play with at dinner. A tambourine and other percussion type toys. I should have asked the management to speak to them.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing!!!! Will be back with friends again and again and again!!!! I came here because of my recent experience in the Denver Restaurant Tomayo!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had a really great Sunday Brunch with my friend visiting from Amsterdam! Live crowd and lots of parties going on! it was a real fun atmosphere. waitress was super attentive and made sure our glasses were never empty. it was tapas style so they just brought out a bunch of small tasting plates. def recommend for fun party get together!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fun, Comfort Food, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

On Saturday I celebrated my 22 birthday there! The food was AUTHENTIC MEXICAN, so delicious. Enchiladas were FANTASTIC!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The chicken tamale was great & so was the house infused tequila.

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