In 2013, celeb chef Richard Sandoval transformed his Cima restaurant at the Westin Riverfront into Maya, switching his plates from contemporary Latin to modern Mexican. Oversized windows brighten the already warm space filled with hand-blown glass light fixtures, wood, and Mexican-tile accents, and a bar lined with house-infused tequilas. Black couches and scattered armchairs line a tequila lounge that peeks into the restaurant. Guacamole is smashed together tableside,
and the slow-roasted pork carnitas and mole sampler platters are simple reminders that delicious, authentic Mexican isn't confined to hole-in-the-wall outposts. The weekend "bottomless brunch" (unlimited small plates and cocktails for $35 per person) is very popular.