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Muraya Restaurant, Charlotte, NC

Muraya Restaurant

4.1
4.1
233 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Muraya, a culinary haven located in the heart of Southend, Charlotte founded by a charming couple with a deep love, for food, cocktails and hospitality. Our journey began with a heartfelt inspiration drawn from the vibrant city of Cartagena. Every dish we create is a tribute to its rich culture, mesmerizing colors, and captivating history.
At our restaurant, we pour our passion for Colombian cuisine into every plate we serve. With each bite, you'll taste the authentic flavors of Cartagena, lovingly prepared using traditional recipes and ingredients handed down through generations. Our mission is to transport you to the streets of this enchanting city, where the aroma of freshly cooked arepas and the rhythm of salsa music fill the air.
Just like Cartagena, our restaurant is a fusion of warmth and zest, creating an inviting atmosphere for you to savor unforgettable moments.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Colombian, Contemporary Latin
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (704) 333-8226
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Juan Read
  • Private party facilities
    We book private parties, corporate events, and more. Please email us at info@murayarestaurant.com
  • Neighborhood
    Southend
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Light Rail Station on the same street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Hot spot

  • Charlotte

    Hot spot

233 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Muraya is my new favorite restaurant. Food was unique and delicious. The server was attentive, interactive and made great recommendations. The bartender made a great non-alcoholic cocktail for us that was off menu. Ambiance felt authentic adding to a great overall vibe. We will definitely be back.

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  2. MelissaS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing. The location of the restaurant was the only negative... It is surrounded by pubs/bars which creates a different kind of vibe than this restaurant deserves.

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  3. Vermin

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks were really good. Vibes were nice. The waitress was very lovely. The food was mediocre.

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  4. lorenad

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was an interesting twist of Colombian flavors, however it was cold. Very tasty! Drinks were amazing. The restaurant was so loud (not the music, but the people) that it made it very hard to place an order, talk with each other and even enjoy the food. The restaurant it's beautiful but note a place to have a romantic anniversary on a busy Friday night.

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  5. DavidS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service was great!

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  6. Steakhouseseeker

    Columbus

    260 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    260 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High energy! Incredible staff… our server was awesome! Foods were OUTSTANDING..such incredible flavors. Live music was amazing! A must in the South End

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  7. Foodjunky

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried several tapas and were very pleased with both. Ricardo, our server was spot on with attentive care and great suggestions. We also split two entrees, one the butternut squash with crab was fantastic. Be sure to save room for the big dessert surprise. Ask for it and enjoy.

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  8. KellyD

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mojito is a must try....Muraya knows how to make them well! Staff was accommodating and knowledgeable about gluten friendly options. The squid ink risotto with the snapper was fantastic and the short rib was juicy and tender. We will definitely be back! Note: Plenty of parking lots were available but $14 to park...make sure to carpool with your friends!

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  9. ChristinaG

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I came here for dinner with a friend and food was amazing! Our server Chris was helpful when we asked for recommendations and was attentive to us. I’ll definitely be back to try out their brunch.

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  10. FayM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a must for brunch at least, I have not had a meal there before, so review based on brunch only. Top-five for brunch meals in the Charlotte area for sure. One downside was a delay in getting a beverage I ordered but eventually that was corrected. The arepas are unique and flavor/texture was delicious. Ube pancakes, just wow. Fluffy, amazing flavor. It will not be what you’re expecting. Portion size is good. Try to find parking on the street because the lot above them is $17 so you just blew your money that could have been spent on a really good drink or another appetizer, but hey, Charlotte parking. It was super loud, so not a romantic vibe at least for brunch but fun and they are committed to the decor, nice space.

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  11. chulabites

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing brunch experience here this past weekend! We arrived right when they opened. The staff were amazing and kind and the food came out very quickly. There were also not too many people in the restaurant, which was nice since we got there right at 11. The fried chicken tacos and ube pancakes were YUM. We also got the arepas, which were very filling. I would say stick to the 3 arepas that come rather than ordering more because they're very filling, and delicious!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible service we waited over an hour and a half. The hostess was so rude, would not even greet us at the door even though we had a reservation, the food came out cold it was overpriced

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  13. Chelsea

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The aesthetic is absolutely beautiful, however we ended up being asked to move our seats after our food arrived due to a seating error on their part to make room for a bigger party. That was awkward. Also, the Pollo Callejero and macaroni was so insanely plain and lacking in flavor. I would only come here for drinks before going somewhere else for dinner.

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  14. ElijahS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing. Server was inexperienced and disappeared for long stretches. My guest got her food a whole 10 minutes before my plate came out. Music level made it extremely difficult to have a conversation.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was incredibly slow. It took over 40 min to get out drinks and we were almost always out of water

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  16. FMD24

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Columbian fare. A little pricey, tables were very close to one another and got pretty loud.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drink were delicious, our waitress was wonderful. Too bad that the first thing the host said to us was that we had to leave in 2 hours since we were a party of more than 6. Hard to relax and have a good time when you’re feeling time ticking down and feeling like you’re about to get kicked out...matter of fact we did come close to it while we were waiting for our credit cards. So fun. Anyways, might I suggest at least making this announcement through this app or booking service prior to making a reservation? This is especially important when people want to celebrate a special occasion and get drinks and hang out. I get it…restaurant makes more profit if more people come in but at the end of the day shouldn’t the patrons be made to feel welcome so that they will be more likely to come back? All I’m saying is a little sprinkling of Colombian warmth and culture to the delicious food wouldn’t hurt profits too much when you have repeat customers.

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  18. Debra

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muraya is amazing. The food was outstanding! Everything we ate got better and better. Our server Ricardo was on point! Super friendly, attentive and gave us great recommendations..we went for my daughter's bday and he made it extra special. Def one of our favs and we will be back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was amazing !!! The best empanadas I’ve ever had . The UBE pancakes were Sooo moist and delicious ! The service was great and ambiance was beautiful ! Will def be going back !

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  20. TRsc

    Charlotte

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Live band was great! Food was very tasty!! We will be back!

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  21. joshH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great ambiance. quick with food and drinks. a bit dark but overall really nice.

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  22. DougT

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Muraya's on Valentines Day with my wife and we had a great time. She's Peruvian and enjoys Latin food. We had some small plates and sushi that was amazing. There was a band playing music that was really good too. Great experience and will be back again soon.

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  23. daveC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun restaurant with delicious food and lots of good service, and not too pricey. We will be back!

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  24. Rose

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Horrible night, ruined our Valentine’s Day. Reserved a table for 6 over a month prior. Arrive and we are seated on 2 uncomfortable sofas and a low coffee table. Also right next to the live music, so we could barely hear each other. Eating was impossible with a table down to my shins. Manager was arrogant and rude as well as the owner. NO WHERE on my reservation said I was be seated this way. My reservation read TABLE FOR 6. They refused to help. Kept telling me I reserved the lounge and that’s what I get. The manager made room for a large group of his friends instead of accommodating customers. Said he had over 300 reservations for the night and we weren’t worth helping. Awful!

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  25. OliviaK

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very underwhelming for the price. The sushi was not good.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and very cool atmosphere inside. I would recommend to anyone for someone in Charlotte.

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  27. Debra

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend Muraya. The food was amazing, drinks were out of the box and delicious. We went for brunch and they had a DJ, they were playing great music and it wasn't overwhelmingly loud. The only thing I wished they has was more spanish music. Overall we will def be back!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently had the pleasure of dining here, and I must say, it was an experience that transported me beyond the confines of my hometown. The atmosphere and vibes were exceptional, almost as if I had stepped into a different city altogether. The ambiance was inviting, with just the right blend of energy and relaxation. One highlight of the evening was the live music, which added an extra layer of enjoyment to the dining experience. The talented musicians created a fantastic atmosphere, enhancing our enjoyment of the evening. As for the food and drinks, they exceeded my expectations. Each dish was expertly prepared, bursting with flavor and freshness. From appetizers to dessert, every bite was a delight. The drink selection was equally impressive, with a diverse range of options to suit every palate. Overall, I highly recommend for anyone looking to enjoy a memorable dining experience. With its inviting atmosphere, fantastic live music, and delicious food and drinks, it's sure to leave you feeling like you've discovered a hidden gem in your own backyard.

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  29. JamieW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant is very dark, but okay. Ordered short rib, it was chewy and inedible. Chef said “people don’t like short rib falling off the bone.” Ummm… what people? It’s short rib. Waitress and manager replaced it immediately with the sirloin, service and ambience were great. Sirloin, not so good. Girlfriend’s was overcooked (not Med rare), mine was just okay. Plantain purée on side was bad. Just blech. Very expensive for the quality, won’t be going back.

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  30. megg

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a big party - the general manager was so kind in making sure our table fit our group and getting us in. Our service was also super quick and attentive! The whole group definitely wants to come back again!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was fantastic. However, we were disappointed with the lack of flavor in the food. We tried three different dishes, but none of them impressed us. It's a shame because the restaurant is really nice. On the bright side, the drinks were delicious, so we would definitely go back for drinks at the bar while the band is playing.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Ricardo, was really great! He provided amazing customer service, including engaging with our toddler and providing recommendations. Made our experience the best!

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  33. MichaelH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ricardo was awesome and his recommendations were spot on! Great knowledge of the food and listened to what we were in the mood for and made recommendations that we loved!

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  34. LMNOP

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great drinks and nice space but the food was just not there - sushi wasn’t fresh - enough that we decided not to eat it and rest of the dishes were pretty lackluster …especially given the price point.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for date night or a celebration!! Food and drinks were great!

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  36. Mika

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Restaurant was trendy, sophisticated and energetic. It felt like I was in a Cuban club the music was extremely loud but fun. The waiter was fantastic and kind great customer service. The food looked beautiful but lacked flavor. I had to say "what?" To my friend so many times because I couldn't hear what she was saying. Overall loved the vibe, but food just okay

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  37. SaraC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was poor. Took over 30 minutes to get a drink. Music was way too loud for size of venue. Made it impossible to have a conversation. Food was ok not as good as brunch.

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  38. JamieB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very loud music with a strong bass beat during Saturday brunch. We had to almost yell to be understood at our table. Music was more suited to a club than a restaurant brunch.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dry pork and dry snapper. Not the best meal. Loved the flan dessert Many other places to try in charlotte Had a great server and it’s a nice location but parking $17.

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  40. LJM2

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Way too loud. Can't have a conversation. Very good food. Awful service. Four people. Two entrees came out and got cold as we waited 10-15 minutes for the other. Terrible kitchen staff. Either understaffed, or poorly staffed. Either way I won't return. Over-rated "trendy" Charlotte restaurant.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Muraya Restaurant using the Order Online button. Muraya Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 333-8226.

Muraya Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Muraya Restaurant

200 E Bland St, Charlotte, NC 28203-4256

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Southend
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Colombian, Contemporary Latin
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Light Rail Station on the same street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Juan Read
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (704) 333-8226
  • Private party facilities
    We book private parties, corporate events, and more. Please email us at info@murayarestaurant.com
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