Maya - New York

4.5
1953 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time coming here for brunch with a friend and I will for sure be coming back! The price was amazing, the food was spectacular and our server was super nice! I cannot wait to come here again. I had an awesome experience

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CC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! The drinks are on point and the food is amazing

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SS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maya is one of my go to restaurants. Food & service is great. But unless you want to be hit with a wall of sound- avoid the front bar area. Conversation is impossible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The guacamole was browning and very soggy, and the eggs we ordered were nothing special. Portions were small and drowned in sauces.

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CE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was not great, had to wait for over 15 for a drink. But the food was great.

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M
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Looking for stimulating conversation, good luck you’ll be better off in the subway. The noise from kacking women is off the charts
But, if you’re interested in outstanding food and service then buy some earplugs and stuff your face with just about everything on this menu!

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E
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, great happy hour (bar/lounge only), pleasant atmosphere

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w
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

we were treated very nicely by Luke and his crew, with a very nice table for 9!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and top-notch service. I’m never disappointed at Maya!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The guac was delicious but too small a portion for the price.

The tofu tacos were underwhelming.

The ambiance feels dated.

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E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites
Reliable

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Noise level was incredible. Couldn’t hear any conversation at our table and we sat in the back of the restaurant.

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GV
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I arrived at Maya a bit late as it was pouring rain. The host couldn't have been nicer about it. He instantly sat us in a great comfortable table. The food was delicious and I had mentioned in my reservation that it was my friend's birthday and without being prompted, they provided a dessert with a candle in it. Great touch! My friend and I both had the tacos (mine was chicken tinga and she had cod) and they were amazing! We ordered the brisket quesadilla for the appetizer and this was also really good. Highly recommend coming here! Great for groups as well!

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F
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an experience that makes me feel like I’m in a fancy part of Mexico City with Mexican dignitaries.

Maya - New York
Responded on May 24, 2019

Hi Frank, My name is Corinna, I am the GM of Maya. It was such a pleasure reading your review. I am elated that you enjoyed your experience at Maya. We hope to see you again soon.

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GH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice menu with good choices. Was there on a date and had small plates to share

Maya - New York
Responded on May 24, 2019

Hi Gary, I'm so happy you enjoyed your time at Maya, I hope the date was a success!!!! Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya NYC

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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend Maya for boozy brunch! it was $50 for bottomless food and drinks. Not only that but our waitress Cynthia was super nice and made sure we were taken care of. I recommend Maya to anyone that's looking for a good brunch spot!

Maya - New York
Responded on May 24, 2019

Hi Anna, You are right! Maya's bottomless brunch is epic! I hope to see you again in soon, I'll make sure Cynthia is your server! Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya NYC

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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place. Great food, great music and beautiful space.

Maya - New York
Responded on May 24, 2019

Hi Eater10009, I am elated that you love Maya! Please introduce yourself next time you are in! Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya NYC

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Karina was absolutely spectacular

Maya - New York
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you! It's always so nice to read when people write good reviews about Maya's staff! Corinna Banzas General Manager Maya NYC

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The drinks were delicious. The service was great. The servers made you feel at home and welcomed. While the food was great just wished it came out a little hotter(but that's a matter of personal prefence)

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R
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We didn’t get everything that we ordered. Instead the waiter brought us whatever they had ready in the back. They need more servers who are more attentive. It’s took us a while to get flag down our waitress. It’s a 2 hour brunch but it’s not 2 hours worth of food and drinks if they make you wait so long to get everything.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The chicken was so overcooked it was difficult to cut with a knife. The Mole was tasteless. When the waiter removed my plate uneaten and I declined a To Go box, he did not ask if there was anything wrong with the food. A table of 4 shouting men beside us made conversation impossible.

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FN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

It was very noisy...Food was excellent! Service was fair

Maya - New York
Responded on May 24, 2019

Hi FatimaN, Thanks for coming to Maya, we appreciate your support. You are right about Maya being noisy at times. We can not always control how loud others may be. We always strive to provide as comfortable an experience as possible for our guests. Please come in again and we will do everything we can to make sure you have the best experience possible and turn this 2 star review into a 5 star review.

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m
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was very loud. Food was good but not outstanding.

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CS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was really good and I loved how they didn’t make us wait for our whole group to arrive to seat us. But it is silly they don’t offer the happy hour drink pricing at the table. Also the service was bad, we had to make several attempts to flag down our server to get anything and whenever we ordered drinks it took so long that we had to flag down our server again to make sure the drink order had been placed.

Maya - New York
Responded on May 24, 2019

Hi CandaceS, Thank you for taking the time to review Maya! We always strive to make each guests experience at Maya memorable. I definitely made some amazing changes to the bar to cut waiting time. I hope you come in again to check it out. I promise you will not be disappointed.

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SE
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual we find the service and the food here fantastic

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m
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good tacos and nice Margaritas. The service is nice and friendly. The dessert (chocolate cake) we had was sensational

Maya - New York
Responded on May 24, 2019

Hi Marissymar, Thank you for the glowing review!!! The chocolate abuelita tart is my favorite too!!! It all about the almonds! Corinna Banzas Maya NYC General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and attentive service

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KG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience...so good. Can’t wait to go back

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT FOOD! EXCELLENT SERVICE! Our family's first time here, we found the restaurant on OpenTable, and we were VERY happy with everything. We had a comfortable table, nice ambiance, and the food was absolutely the best Mexican food that we have had in a really long time. Manny (Emanuel) was our waiter and I hope to have him again soon, he was outstanding. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fast pleasant service. The noise level was a little too high loud

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T
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We all had the bottomless brunch and it was great! The noise level was a bit high and why I rated ambiance down one star, but it wouldn't stop me from returning :-)

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g
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Maya is a fantastic place for drinks and dinner. The mezcal with hibiscus syrup drink by it self is worth it.

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I absolutely loved the food. My fiancé left hungry but I told him he should have had an appetizer or starter. He also didn’t get the rice and beans. My dish was the skirt steak on the menu. Just perfect. Every bite was heaven. It was plenty and I shared with him. His dish was the pork carnitas. Our waiter was nice and not pushy at all but maybe the staff could just nicely make suggestions on plate size. He also really loved his dish. I’ve been wanting to come to Maya for about 5 years now. I can’t believe I’ve never made it til now. We will definitely be back. Can’t wait and we’ll order more food. We did however think the food and drinks were on the expensive side but I won’t sacrifice authentic food for price. 😉

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MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about the bottomless brunch at Maya was, as always, amazing. We tried everything on the menu and all of it was so delicious. The service was really good despite it being extremely packed on a sunny spring Saturday. The noise level at times was overwhelming but my friends and I were still able to hold a conversation quite well despite the volume. I plan to go back to Maya for bottomless brunch as many times as I can! They are THE BEST brunch spot in NYC!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly and helpful. Moved us to better table upon request.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere, delicious small plates, and strong drinks.

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MV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and great value for the city! We loved it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Would recommend.

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EH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good cocktail and guacamole!! Would definitely go back!

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NM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I had pork tacos with pineapples. The food was bland with no flavor. I could not finish it. The waiter seemed to want to rush us even though the dinning room was practically empty.

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