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Posted by Blanchita on 07/21/2006
It took me three years to get to this wonderful place and it was completely worth it! They've got the best margaritas and mojitos I"ve ever had (and I've had a lot). The four of us ordered the restaurant week menu and it was all great! The steak and chicken entrees were something to write home about as was the dessert -- a flan with chocolate cak bottom and caramel and pecans over the top. The duck appetizer could have had a bit more of it in it. The guac is some of the best I've had. Bartenders are friendly and the drinks are made fresh -- no lime juice from a bottle and each drink is made solo. Service was great. Go there -- run, don't walk!
Posted by Alex on 07/15/2006
Went there with my girlfriend for dinner during restaurant week. The guacamole, though a little chunky, was great, with just enough spice to it. We had the ceviche salmon and quesadilla entradas, both wonderful. The monkfish dish was decent, but the pollo pibil entree was AMAZING. They knew how to use just the right amount of habanero to give it that subtle flavor without overpowering. It's a little loud, but not so much that you can't have a conversation. The margaritas were tasty, and the service was impressive. Not sure why others have mentioned "snooty" servers, everybody working there was courteous and respectful. Look forward to checking it out again.
Posted by Lexi on 07/05/2006
We tried out this UES Mexican restaurant yesterday and really liked it. Overall, this was a very positive dining experience from beginning to end. While the place isn't lavishly decorated, it's cozy, romantic and clean. The drinks were excellent... we had a pomegranate margarita was deliciosa, even though I'm generally not much of a drinker. The service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. The other staff was also friendly, polite and attentive. The food was delicioius and well presented. We started off with guacamole that was tasty and fresh. The chips seemed homemade and were crunchy and delicious. One of the side dishes our waiter recommended, the corn puree, was FABULOUS! The food itself was also tasty. I only wish they offered more meat dishes. Most items on the menu were either chicken or fish. We had dessert as well... a chocolate mousse that was satisfying but not overly sweet. We found this place to be a pretty good value for the quality of food, first class service and ambience. The bill came out to $111 before gratuity (for 2 people). Considering that we had drinks, an appetizer, two entrees, dessert and coffee, it's pretty reasonable. We look forward to returning to Maya in the near future.
Posted by Yum on 05/05/2006
A little pricey, but FABULOUS Mexican food. Very impressed with the drinks too. Service was fine both times I've been... I'm drooling just thinking about it, mmm!
Posted by lacatarina on 04/24/2006
I used to go to Maya a lot a few years ago, and although it was always ok, it needed a little face lift. I went again last week, and I was very impressed with the new decoration, menu and music. I have to say that the new elements really gave it the lift. Service was amazingly impecable, and I have no words to describe the irresistible food. Try the new pollo pibil and the tampiquena! my mouth waters only thinking abou it. Great drinks as well.
Posted by milestrane on 02/19/2006
For a while this was my favorite restaurant in NYC - inventive food and very tasty. Everything has seemed to go downhill, though - real shame
Posted by Anonymous on 01/31/2006
Nothing was truly good - it was all ok. The "spicy" guacamole had no spice. We had to add lime and salt to get some taste! The mahi mahi seemed over done, and tasteless. Dessert was pretty good. Quite expensive for the food. Very crowded and too loud.