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Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar
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  • Mexican, Nuevo Latino, Cocktails
  • 1191 1st Ave, New York NY10065 40.763009 -73.959475
  • (Btwn 64th & 65th St)
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  • (212) 585-1818
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User Ratings (Based on 62 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 2.8
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 3.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 585-1818
(212) 734-6579
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC Happy Hour Sun-Mon: 5pm-10pm Tue-Sat: 5pm-8pm
Sun-Thu: 11am-3pm+5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-3pm+5pm-11pm
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Delivery, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Maya

    Posted by Yasmine on 09/17/2005

    Not recommended

    We hadn't been in a few years and now I realize why. Service lukewarm at best and rude and inefficient when busy. Food is still good but inconsistent. Drinks weaker than ever and the welcome at the door is the old New York attitude..I don't think they realize good restaurants left the attitude in the last century!

  • Maya

    Posted by Mexicana on 08/26/2005

    Great Food, Poor Service

    The food was good and well made. It was a nice spin on typical Mexican dishes, such as ceviche made with salmon, and though the guacamole was a bit chunky, it was quite tasty. However, the serving staff was rude, what we would call in Mexico "groseros." When they took my order, they pretended that they did not understand what I was saying...I very clearly said that I wanted my meat served rare when they asked how I wanted it cooked and they kept repeating "well done?" no matter whether I told them in Spanish or English. When asking about desserts, I asked if they had "nieve de limon," lime sorbet, a very common dessert in Mexico, which I thought would be nice to have on a very hot day, and they snapped at me that they do not have that instead of saying they did not have that, but had other sorbets. The atmosphere was too noisy, making it nearly impossible to have a conversation with the people I was dining with.

  • Maya

    Posted by kakilong on 08/24/2005

    Best South Wester in NY

    I've eaten at Maya many times, but not recently until a few weeks ago. I guess I must had forgotten how fabulous the food really is. I'm thrilled I've rediscovered one of my favorite NYC restaurants. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but you must try the mole and the scallops with truffle. And the specialty frozen fruit margaritas are heavenly!

  • Maya

    Posted by VH on 08/10/2005

    Consistently Great!

    I go to NYC at least monthly and make it a point to go to Maya on a regular basis. Consistently the food has been excellent. The guac. is to die for, and for a main course, the Langosta y Camerones is tasty and light (great because I usually eat a lot of guacamole). I've never had a problem with watered down drinks but I never order the house margaritias, only top shelf. Only 1 time would I say it was unbearably loud and the service was so-so...we went on Cinco de Mayo, they had a fixed menu and it was packed, but that was the only time out of the approx 15 times I've been there.

  • Maya

    Posted by Mexicanfoodlover on 03/12/2005

    Great classy mexican place

    The food hear is fresh, unique and truly delectable. The filet mignon tacos to start are great, as is the filet entree. Drinks are yummy, but they are beyond cheap in the serving...and hefty on the price Atmosphere is nice but super cramped and noisy Food is good enough to deal with above issues though

  • Maya

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/22/2005

    Not impressed

    After hearing all the hype about this place (the "best Mexican in NYC") I was extremely disappointed. The atmosphere was lovely and the service was OK, but the drinks were a little watered down, and my entree was inedible. I ordered the salmon and I have never tasted something so salty in my life. The worst .... I should have sent it back, but opted not to. By the time they got it back to me, my date would have been done eating. However, I will say that the guacamole was fresh and delicious. Luckily, I had plenty of that to fill me up! Have never been to Rosa Mexicano, but hoping to have much better luck there!

  • Maya

    Posted by Jake on 01/31/2005

    Great food, atmosphere a big problem

    Used to go all the time. Went back after hiatus. Waited 45 minutes with reservation, while waiters bumped into us in crowded front area. Given postage stamp table with wind blowing cold air on us through glass doors. Moved to back, where we were in the midst of party for 30 thirteen year old girls. Food was still wonderful, but rushed. Moved though 4 courses and $200 meal in an hour. Drink also more watered down then I remember. Go to Pampano, sister restuarant and more adult.

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