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New York City Restaurants

Maya

  • 1191 1st Ave. Map It
  • Mexican

Updated 02/25/2014

Fodor's Review

The upscale-hacienda appearance of this justifiably popular restaurant showcases some of the best Mexican food in the city, courtesy of pioneering Mexican chef Richard Sandoval. Begin with a fresh mango mojito, then tuck into delicious roasted corn soup with huitlacoche dumplings, stuffed poblano peppers, and a smoky filet mignon taco with jalapeño escabeche. Next indulge in the tender roasted pork carnitas or the spicy chipotle shirmp. The bottomless margarita brunch

on the weekends can get loud but the local Upper East Siders still enjoy it.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

1191 1st Ave., between E. 64th and E. 65th Sts., New York, New York, 10065-7108, United States

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Phone:

212-585–1818

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 02/25/2014

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Aug 13, 2006

Mexican food: the RIGHT way!

Excellent food, excellent service. Traditional Mexican fare (not "Tex-Mex") with a European touch. When food creates a memory ... THAT'S dining!

By David

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Jan 27, 2003

Maya's reputation deserves to continue to be sky-higha

We had a wonderful dinner at Maya with our 10-month-old daughter. We were not kept waiting, and service was very attentive. We limited ourselves to the fish and vegetarian entries, which were very good. The quesidilla had many subtle and interesting flavors. Wonderful (and strong) margaritas, too.

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May 14, 2002

Food was worth the Service

This was some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. I highly recommend the quesadilla and the vegetarian plate. We had a 9 p.m. reservation but we weren't seated until 9:25 p.m. Walk-ins were getting seated at the same time we were. The waiter got our drink order wrong, but did come back to check on us.

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