Maya Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 303 2nd St

    San Francisco, CA 94107

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  • 415-543-2928

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Many a place in San Francisco offers some sort of a happy hour, but most places do not offer it all night long. Maya offers their $2 tacos and $5 array of margaritas from 4:30pm until close. For those of us that have been to Blue Light

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Many a place in San Francisco offers some sort of a happy hour, but most places do not offer it all night long. Maya offers their $2 tacos and $5 array of margaritas from 4:30pm until close. For those of us that have been to Blue Light

Pros: $2 Tacos & $5 Margaritas

Cons: You must order a minimum of 2 of the same taco.

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I am not a huge mexican food fan but I enjoy this restaurant & have dined there a few times. Tip: The $20 prix fixe lunch is a great deal which includes appetizer, entree, sorbet & non-alcoholic beverage. In fact, 2 of the prix fixe

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I am not a huge mexican food fan but I enjoy this restaurant & have dined there a few times. Tip: The $20 prix fixe lunch is a great deal which includes appetizer, entree, sorbet & non-alcoholic beverage. In fact, 2 of the prix fixe

Pros: prix fixe $20 lunch

Cons: noisy, weekday parking challenge

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I went to Maya on a Friday night. There were 8 of us, so I had a good overview of the food selection. There was a lamb sirloin dish on the menu, which was unusual for a Mexican restaurant. So I took the plunge and ordered it. I don't

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★★★★★

I went to Maya on a Friday night. There were 8 of us, so I had a good overview of the food selection. There was a lamb sirloin dish on the menu, which was unusual for a Mexican restaurant. So I took the plunge and ordered it. I don't

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This ain't no burrito joint - ain't no taqueria. It's where you want to go for grand mexican food. We went there expecting a lot, and were pleasantly surprised to get more than we expected. The guac was fresh, spicy and just perfect. The

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★★★★★

This ain't no burrito joint - ain't no taqueria. It's where you want to go for grand mexican food. We went there expecting a lot, and were pleasantly surprised to get more than we expected. The guac was fresh, spicy and just perfect. The

Pros: Excellent food - fresh and tasty

Cons: Service is kamsi-kamsa

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No ambiance - run down decor. Drinks and Food sound much better on the menu than in real life. The food is way overpriced and seems made by prep cooks. \r
The server was never available and the resturant was more than half empty on a

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No ambiance - run down decor. Drinks and Food sound much better on the menu than in real life. The food is way overpriced and seems made by prep cooks. \r
The server was never available and the resturant was more than half empty on a

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although this restaurant is a little out of the way (it's on second street, about four blocks south of market, which can be a little bit sketchy late at night), it was worth the hike. the chili relleno was excellent. i've never had

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although this restaurant is a little out of the way (it's on second street, about four blocks south of market, which can be a little bit sketchy late at night), it was worth the hike. the chili relleno was excellent. i've never had

Pros: appetizers, entrees

Cons: service, location

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We first had bar service and ordered a high-end margie. It was terrible. It took a while to get the waiters attention, and we asked him to remake them, but he seemed perplexed at our discontent: the drinks had no sweet and sour taste;

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We first had bar service and ordered a high-end margie. It was terrible. It took a while to get the waiters attention, and we asked him to remake them, but he seemed perplexed at our discontent: the drinks had no sweet and sour taste;

Pros: Ambience, Friendly staff

Cons: Bad margies, Bland cuisine, Scenic, not substance

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Whatever specials they claim to have listed on websites - they don't. Be prepared to pay full price for everything. That said, the food is excellent. Chili Relleno is unbelievable. They have a few vegetarian options that are really

3
★★★★★

Whatever specials they claim to have listed on websites - they don't. Be prepared to pay full price for everything. That said, the food is excellent. Chili Relleno is unbelievable. They have a few vegetarian options that are really

Pros: delicious, ambiance

Cons: misleading info

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This is an upscale restaurant with gourmet food prepared by talented and skilled chefs, don't get it wrong because it is listed with all the burrito joints. Have been here 3 times, the food is superd, you will treasure every bite of it.

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This is an upscale restaurant with gourmet food prepared by talented and skilled chefs, don't get it wrong because it is listed with all the burrito joints. Have been here 3 times, the food is superd, you will treasure every bite of it.

Pros: delicious food

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We, a party of 6, came to this restaurant based on the recommendation through CitySearch, which we're an avid use of.

Unfortunately, the rating did not live up to the billing.

Overpriced Mexican food. Service Lousy.

Guacamole - lacked

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★★★★★

We, a party of 6, came to this restaurant based on the recommendation through CitySearch, which we're an avid use of.

Unfortunately, the rating did not live up to the billing.

Overpriced Mexican food. Service Lousy.

Guacamole - lacked

Pros: ambience

Cons: , small portions

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I wasn't sure what to expect for upscale Mexican and after reading other reviews, but I took a gamble and tried it for a business lunch. Everyone loved it! The food and service were excellent; the ceviche, pork quesadillas and both prawn

3
★★★★★

I wasn't sure what to expect for upscale Mexican and after reading other reviews, but I took a gamble and tried it for a business lunch. Everyone loved it! The food and service were excellent; the ceviche, pork quesadillas and both prawn

Pros: delicious flavor, impeccable service

Cons: so good i couldn't st, op eating...so full, when I left

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I've eaten here several times, mostly for lunch. It's a beautiful spot, and a pleasant escape from the office, but the food hasn't always met my expectations.
On the good side, the guacamole is some of the best I've ever had, as long as

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I've eaten here several times, mostly for lunch. It's a beautiful spot, and a pleasant escape from the office, but the food hasn't always met my expectations.
On the good side, the guacamole is some of the best I've ever had, as long as

Pros: beautiful, good service, welcoming hostesses

Cons: food inconsistent, not cheap

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The fish dishes were awesome! The halibut and red snapper dishes were complemented with delicious sides and the coconut cheesecake for dessert was incredible! The service was average and rather slow for early dinner but the ambience and

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The fish dishes were awesome! The halibut and red snapper dishes were complemented with delicious sides and the coconut cheesecake for dessert was incredible! The service was average and rather slow for early dinner but the ambience and

Pros: Parking across street, Good prix fixe menu

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I've been excitedly waiting to try Maya. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by high prices, mediocre service, and bland food. A house margarita comes in a small glass and is $6.75! They refused to accomodate a very simple vegetarian

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★★★★★

I've been excitedly waiting to try Maya. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by high prices, mediocre service, and bland food. A house margarita comes in a small glass and is $6.75! They refused to accomodate a very simple vegetarian

Cons: high prices, mediocre service, bland food

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truly a wondrous experience. Imaginative combination of spices, some of which I had never experienced before.
Use your sense of adventure and you won't be disappointed.
The service can occasionally be spotty and I'm not sure our waiter

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truly a wondrous experience. Imaginative combination of spices, some of which I had never experienced before.
Use your sense of adventure and you won't be disappointed.
The service can occasionally be spotty and I'm not sure our waiter

Pros: food

Cons: service

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Unimaginative taste and presentation masquerading as "gourmet" Mexican. What a disappointment.

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Unimaginative taste and presentation masquerading as "gourmet" Mexican. What a disappointment.

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I never thought of Mexican food as fancy, or anything truly special. I was happily surprised to find the food unique, and mouth-watering not to mention the exceptional service and menu pricing. I had a shrimp and langostino dish. The

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I never thought of Mexican food as fancy, or anything truly special. I was happily surprised to find the food unique, and mouth-watering not to mention the exceptional service and menu pricing. I had a shrimp and langostino dish. The

Pros: Terrific Menu, Well priced, Awesome Food!

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My husband and I went to Maya for his birthday. Possibly expectations were higher than normal because it was a celbritory night, but Maya was a big disappointment. The food was good, I really enjoyed it, but my husband thought it wasn't

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My husband and I went to Maya for his birthday. Possibly expectations were higher than normal because it was a celbritory night, but Maya was a big disappointment. The food was good, I really enjoyed it, but my husband thought it wasn't

Pros: food, drinks

Cons: service, slow

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Ok, one of the most amazing meals I have ever had! I just decided to be adventurous and choose a dish, and it was absolutely amazing. I had the Camarones Azteca and I highly recommend it. I also had some ceviche and it was incredible. I

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Ok, one of the most amazing meals I have ever had! I just decided to be adventurous and choose a dish, and it was absolutely amazing. I had the Camarones Azteca and I highly recommend it. I also had some ceviche and it was incredible. I

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I have frequented this place many times after seeing the Chef at the Macy food demonstration. I have never been disapointed. Favorites include the ceviche, elote (roasted corn puree), pechuga adobada, the mole, and langosta (lobster).

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I have frequented this place many times after seeing the Chef at the Macy food demonstration. I have never been disapointed. Favorites include the ceviche, elote (roasted corn puree), pechuga adobada, the mole, and langosta (lobster).

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Wonderful food if they can deliver what you order the first time would definately be a big help. Being willing to correct it would be a bigger help. I don't think all three of us made the same mistake. Won't be back anytime soon...

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Wonderful food if they can deliver what you order the first time would definately be a big help. Being willing to correct it would be a bigger help. I don't think all three of us made the same mistake. Won't be back anytime soon...

Pros: great food, high class, popular place

Cons: poor service

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as soon as they came to our table we felt at home ,its was a very comfertable resturant , i ejoyed the service, and most of all there food,it was exremely good.

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as soon as they came to our table we felt at home ,its was a very comfertable resturant , i ejoyed the service, and most of all there food,it was exremely good.

Pros: clean, frienly, attractive

Cons: more parking, little expensive, more music

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Beautifully prepared food. It was as delicious as it was beautiful. Gourmet Mexican cuisine. Yummmm...

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Beautifully prepared food. It was as delicious as it was beautiful. Gourmet Mexican cuisine. Yummmm...

Pros: Gourmet, Delicious

Cons: Expensive

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This place fills a wole I didn't realize the City had: a lack of upscale Mexican food. You will like this place if you like the basic flavors of mexican cuisine (mole, adobo, cilantro) fancied up. I've had 2 excellent meals here, and the

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This place fills a wole I didn't realize the City had: a lack of upscale Mexican food. You will like this place if you like the basic flavors of mexican cuisine (mole, adobo, cilantro) fancied up. I've had 2 excellent meals here, and the

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This place makes the best Margarita's, even better then Tommy's. Although this is a little more upscale its worth the extra bucks you pay for quality. The guacamole and food is super!

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This place makes the best Margarita's, even better then Tommy's. Although this is a little more upscale its worth the extra bucks you pay for quality. The guacamole and food is super!

Pros: Great Drinks

Cons: Location

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Great drinks for Happy Hour. Food can be a little expensive, but very good. Certainly recommend it.

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Great drinks for Happy Hour. Food can be a little expensive, but very good. Certainly recommend it.

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If you're like the people who have been complaining that the food was "too expensive and not authentic enough"... go to the mission and eat in a taqueria. But if you want to enjoy an inventive and creative mexican meal, then I definitely

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If you're like the people who have been complaining that the food was "too expensive and not authentic enough"... go to the mission and eat in a taqueria. But if you want to enjoy an inventive and creative mexican meal, then I definitely

Pros: delicious drinks, great menu, beautiful decor

Cons: city parking

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This place is way overpriced. The food is not that great and servings are small. Not your typical Mexican cuisine. For 27$ you receive a very small portion filet mignon and very small side dish. Not worth it.

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This place is way overpriced. The food is not that great and servings are small. Not your typical Mexican cuisine. For 27$ you receive a very small portion filet mignon and very small side dish. Not worth it.

Cons: Overpriced, Bad Service

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Yes, drinks are expensive, but it's a nice place for a happy hour.

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Yes, drinks are expensive, but it's a nice place for a happy hour.

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We walked in and after eating we wished we had walked out before ordering. The service was dreadful. The food was okay, but nothing like we have had in Mexico. We will never go back.

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We walked in and after eating we wished we had walked out before ordering. The service was dreadful. The food was okay, but nothing like we have had in Mexico. We will never go back.

Cons: Service, Mediocre food

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This is the best for happy hour. Delicious free snacks, good solid drinks, the most pleasant atmosphere....classy, yet friendly. Great for women....and feels big-city.

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This is the best for happy hour. Delicious free snacks, good solid drinks, the most pleasant atmosphere....classy, yet friendly. Great for women....and feels big-city.

Pros: lovely, tasty, inexpensive Hors'd

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First time and had great time with my date. About time a Mexican Restaurant did'nt have pi~natas, flourecent beer logos, ect... I enjoyded the food & service (so did my date). Will be back.

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First time and had great time with my date. About time a Mexican Restaurant did'nt have pi~natas, flourecent beer logos, ect... I enjoyded the food & service (so did my date). Will be back.

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Wonderfull food. Not what I expected; I could not order a combination plate or a 2lb burrito, but I was there so I tried it. To my surprise I found great food, not great mexican food, great food. Try the rack of lamb with a slight hint

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Wonderfull food. Not what I expected; I could not order a combination plate or a 2lb burrito, but I was there so I tried it. To my surprise I found great food, not great mexican food, great food. Try the rack of lamb with a slight hint

Pros: nothing like it

Cons: crowded

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The food was not very good, the margaritas were downright bad, and the service was completely unattentive. For the price, I was expecting a whole lot more. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone (unless I was mad at them).

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The food was not very good, the margaritas were downright bad, and the service was completely unattentive. For the price, I was expecting a whole lot more. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone (unless I was mad at them).

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New York-based chef and owner Richard Sandoval has garnered a San Francisco following with the openin of his elegant West coast Mexican restaurant. Although honored for its traditional execution of classic dishes such as…

 

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