Maya Palenque Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 349 Enfrente Rd

    Novato, CA 94949

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  • 415-883-6292

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This is one of those places where the patrons ruin the entire atmosphere by getting way to drunk and the bar tender could care less.

My girlfriend and I came here last night around 6 to have a margarita. We decided to play a game of pool and requested the next game by writing my name on the chalkboard. Standard at any bar when people don't get off the pool table. 3 day laborers decided they did not want to give up the table and started to disrespect my 100lb white girlfriend by making lewd gestures and telling her to go away.

I kindly went over to them to discuss proper manners and they continued to try to take me outside and fight me in front of the bar/restaurant for one game of pool. I notified the bar tender that these 3 were harassing myself and my girlfriend and to remove them immediately. The bar tender began sticking up for the 3 men until other patrons started to side with us and complain as well. The bar tender waited until i got upset and demanded them to leave. He eventually told them to leave when it was more of an issue then he wanted to hear about.

As the men were leaving the bar tender shook down with them and told them to come back later. The men began flicking us off and making sexual gestures until they left. Minutes later the bar tender told us to leave with no good reason. I have left there manager/owner a complaint and they refuse any kind of apology.

This place is bad news with a very bad bartender. He is short and pudgy with a goatee, light skin, and doesn't care about this business. I will never spend my money on a place that doesn't appreciate their customers and try to bring a safe atmosphere in what they call a restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is one of those places where the patrons ruin the entire atmosphere by getting way to drunk and the bar tender could care less.

My girlfriend and I came here last night around 6 to have a margarita. We decided to play a game of pool and requested the next game by writing my name on the chalkboard. Standard at any bar when people don't get off the pool table. 3 day laborers decided they did not want to give up the table and started to disrespect my 100lb white girlfriend by making lewd gestures and telling her to go away.

I kindly went over to them to discuss proper manners and they continued to try to take me outside and fight me in front of the bar/restaurant for one game of pool. I notified the bar tender that these 3 were harassing myself and my girlfriend and to remove them immediately. The bar tender began sticking up for the 3 men until other patrons started to side with us and complain as well. The bar tender waited until i got upset and demanded them to leave. He eventually told them to leave when it was more of an issue then he wanted to hear about.

As the men were leaving the bar tender shook down with them and told them to come back later. The men began flicking us off and making sexual gestures until they left. Minutes later the bar tender told us to leave with no good reason. I have left there manager/owner a complaint and they refuse any kind of apology.

This place is bad news with a very bad bartender. He is short and pudgy with a goatee, light skin, and doesn't care about this business. I will never spend my money on a place that doesn't appreciate their customers and try to bring a safe atmosphere in what they call a restaurant.

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This is one of those places where the patrons ruin the entire atmosphere by getting way to drunk and the bar tender could care less.

My girlfriend and I came here last night around 6 to have a margarita. We decided to play a game of pool and requested the next game by writing my name on the chalkboard. Standard at any bar when people don't get off the pool table. 3 day laborers decided they did not want to give up the table and started to disrespect my 100lb white girlfriend by making lewd gestures and telling her to go away.

I kindly went over to them to discuss proper manners and they continued to try to take me outside and fight me in front of the bar/restaurant for one game of pool. I notified the bar tender that these 3 were harassing myself and my girlfriend and to remove them immediately. The bar tender began sticking up for the 3 men until other patrons started to side with us and complain as well. The bar tender waited until i got upset and demanded them to leave. He eventually told them to leave when it was more of an issue then he wanted to hear about.

As the men were leaving the bar tender shook down with them and told them to come back later. The men began flicking us off and making sexual gestures until they left. Minutes later the bar tender told us to leave with no good reason. I have left there manager/owner a complaint and they refuse any kind of apology.

This place is bad news with a very bad bartender. He is short and pudgy with a goatee, light skin, and doesn't care about this business. I will never spend my money on a place that doesn't appreciate their customers and try to bring a safe atmosphere in what they call a restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is one of those places where the patrons ruin the entire atmosphere by getting way to drunk and the bar tender could care less.

My girlfriend and I came here last night around 6 to have a margarita. We decided to play a game of pool and requested the next game by writing my name on the chalkboard. Standard at any bar when people don't get off the pool table. 3 day laborers decided they did not want to give up the table and started to disrespect my 100lb white girlfriend by making lewd gestures and telling her to go away.

I kindly went over to them to discuss proper manners and they continued to try to take me outside and fight me in front of the bar/restaurant for one game of pool. I notified the bar tender that these 3 were harassing myself and my girlfriend and to remove them immediately. The bar tender began sticking up for the 3 men until other patrons started to side with us and complain as well. The bar tender waited until i got upset and demanded them to leave. He eventually told them to leave when it was more of an issue then he wanted to hear about.

As the men were leaving the bar tender shook down with them and told them to come back later. The men began flicking us off and making sexual gestures until they left. Minutes later the bar tender told us to leave with no good reason. I have left there manager/owner a complaint and they refuse any kind of apology.

This place is bad news with a very bad bartender. He is short and pudgy with a goatee, light skin, and doesn't care about this business. I will never spend my money on a place that doesn't appreciate their customers and try to bring a safe atmosphere in what they call a restaurant.

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I don't know what all these people are talking about - I suspect the restaurant is planting these great reviews, because everyone I talk to hates the place.

Slow service, slop house food, and zero booze in the margaritas. I had to order a shot and basically explain to the bartendar how to make a good margarita - it still was only tolerable.

It was loud, the bar crowd was obnoxious, and the place smelled bad.

What can I say, I'm never going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't know what all these people are talking about - I suspect the restaurant is planting these great reviews, because everyone I talk to hates the place.

Slow service, slop house food, and zero booze in the margaritas. I had to order a shot and basically explain to the bartendar how to make a good margarita - it still was only tolerable.

It was loud, the bar crowd was obnoxious, and the place smelled bad.

What can I say, I'm never going back.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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I love this restaurant. The food is always good and plentiful. The atmosphere is fun. When I worked in Novato, we would go here all the time after work. It was a great place to hang out. I've also been here on dates -- it's not romantic, per se, but it's lots of fun. And the margaritas are really good. Plus, you can often find one of the members of Metallica here. I wish we had one of these in Minnesota!

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant. The food is always good and plentiful. The atmosphere is fun. When I worked in Novato, we would go here all the time after work. It was a great place to hang out. I've also been here on dates -- it's not romantic, per se, but it's lots of fun. And the margaritas are really good. Plus, you can often find one of the members of Metallica here. I wish we had one of these in Minnesota!

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I have been here with my swim team after meets before. The food is pretty good, and there is lots of it per serving. The atmosphere is great for group events. Prices are reasonable as well. Parking is a little tough though. Definitely a better alternative to a place like Chevys.

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★★★★☆

I have been here with my swim team after meets before. The food is pretty good, and there is lots of it per serving. The atmosphere is great for group events. Prices are reasonable as well. Parking is a little tough though. Definitely a better alternative to a place like Chevys.

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Firstly, you get an insane amount of food for not a whole lot of money. This isn't a place for a romantic first date, but it is a great place to go if you're with a group.

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★★★★☆

Firstly, you get an insane amount of food for not a whole lot of money. This isn't a place for a romantic first date, but it is a great place to go if you're with a group.

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They are so fun here! They are doing a recession special-2 crispy tacos & a margarita! So great and perfect for the times! I love that this place has a million plasma tv's and how they are always doing specials. Just talking to the bartender, they are have a "March Madness" deal with $2 Buds and wings/appetizer specials! It's great, cuz I love in Novato, and there is nothing going on. It's nice to see that I have a place to go, were everyone from the staff to the regulars are nice, the food is always so good, and cheap!

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★★★★★

They are so fun here! They are doing a recession special-2 crispy tacos & a margarita! So great and perfect for the times! I love that this place has a million plasma tv's and how they are always doing specials. Just talking to the bartender, they are have a "March Madness" deal with $2 Buds and wings/appetizer specials! It's great, cuz I love in Novato, and there is nothing going on. It's nice to see that I have a place to go, were everyone from the staff to the regulars are nice, the food is always so good, and cheap!

Pros: food,strong drinks, plasma tvs, patio,great jukebox

Cons: parking

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I ordered the biggest burrito Maya?s had to offer and to no surprise it was worth the investment. It was more than enough food to eat and every bite was splendid. The wait staff was pretty attentive as well and the ambiance of the restaurant was pretty cool too.

Maya?s is right off of the 101 too, so it?s very easy to get to. If you are popping into Novato on the way to some place else or it?s your final destination, stop into Maya?s for a bite to eat.

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★★★★★

I ordered the biggest burrito Maya?s had to offer and to no surprise it was worth the investment. It was more than enough food to eat and every bite was splendid. The wait staff was pretty attentive as well and the ambiance of the restaurant was pretty cool too.

Maya?s is right off of the 101 too, so it?s very easy to get to. If you are popping into Novato on the way to some place else or it?s your final destination, stop into Maya?s for a bite to eat.

Pros: more than enough food

Cons: this place is not closer to SF

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There are SO many delicious dishes at the Maya Palenque! The dining room is family friendly with an awesome wait staff. Great food! Great drinks! The patio is wonderful on a warm summer night.

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★★★★★

There are SO many delicious dishes at the Maya Palenque! The dining room is family friendly with an awesome wait staff. Great food! Great drinks! The patio is wonderful on a warm summer night.

Pros: Best ever top shelf margarita!

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Has a great bar with more tequilas than usual and delicious margaritas. The food is very tasty and the service is fun and fast. I have enjoyed this restaurant for many years and plan to for the coming years. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

2
★★★★★

Has a great bar with more tequilas than usual and delicious margaritas. The food is very tasty and the service is fun and fast. I have enjoyed this restaurant for many years and plan to for the coming years. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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I love going to Maya for some delicious Mexican food whenever I'm in Novato. The Fajitas and Margaritas are my favorites. Great portions at great affordable prices. The outdoor patio is great and the staff is very friendly. You have to try this place, you can't beat it.

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★★★★★

I love going to Maya for some delicious Mexican food whenever I'm in Novato. The Fajitas and Margaritas are my favorites. Great portions at great affordable prices. The outdoor patio is great and the staff is very friendly. You have to try this place, you can't beat it.

Pros: Food, Drinks, Service, Good for Familys and Gatherings

Cons: Not enough parking space

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Maya's is one the friendliest restuarants I've been to. The staff is wonderful and so is the food. They are great for dinner, drinks and for parties they couldn't be better. My favorite dinner is the "Unhealthy Marta", you can't be healthy all the time. Give it try and you will be coming back for more.

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★★★★★

Maya's is one the friendliest restuarants I've been to. The staff is wonderful and so is the food. They are great for dinner, drinks and for parties they couldn't be better. My favorite dinner is the "Unhealthy Marta", you can't be healthy all the time. Give it try and you will be coming back for more.

Pros: Service, Food and Margaritas

Cons: Parking on a busy night

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Their airconditioning in this novato heat really helps this week! I love their mole sauce- deep choc, great texture. The cadiallac margaritas are just perfect- the cute bartender told me the secret is fresh lime and lemon juice. They even brought out a dog dish of water and gave me a pet menu! So fun!

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★★★★★

Their airconditioning in this novato heat really helps this week! I love their mole sauce- deep choc, great texture. The cadiallac margaritas are just perfect- the cute bartender told me the secret is fresh lime and lemon juice. They even brought out a dog dish of water and gave me a pet menu! So fun!

Pros: food-service-location!

Cons: the blender for a house margarita isnt working all the time?!?

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I am so happy we moved to this area. Coming from SF, it's hard to find good mexican food. We really enjoyed the fajitas for 2- $20 and the mango margaritas. lots of tortillas- great home made rice. thank god they don't use lard like so many other places. we started with the chipolte chicken quesadilla- sooooo tasty. too much food though. really really liked the service too! very friendly!

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★★★★★

I am so happy we moved to this area. Coming from SF, it's hard to find good mexican food. We really enjoyed the fajitas for 2- $20 and the mango margaritas. lots of tortillas- great home made rice. thank god they don't use lard like so many other places. we started with the chipolte chicken quesadilla- sooooo tasty. too much food though. really really liked the service too! very friendly!

Pros: good food, good drinks

Cons: so loud, very bright

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I got to choose the place of dining on this particular night and I didn't want to disappoint anyone. We were celebrating a co-workers birthday. And I'm very happy to say that no one was disappointed. The waiter brought over thier "cazuela"...big punchbowl of alchohol with giant straws. That really set the mood. The margaritas were excellent (the Herradura tequila is wonderful) and the food was better than any mexican I've had in awhile. It was fun. No embarassing sombreros or stupid songs. We had really great service, our waiter was very attentive but not pushy in any way. Overall, it was a nice experience and I am definitely going back. Nextime we'll book it in the bar- it seemed more fun there & less family.

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★★★★★

I got to choose the place of dining on this particular night and I didn't want to disappoint anyone. We were celebrating a co-workers birthday. And I'm very happy to say that no one was disappointed. The waiter brought over thier "cazuela"...big punchbowl of alchohol with giant straws. That really set the mood. The margaritas were excellent (the Herradura tequila is wonderful) and the food was better than any mexican I've had in awhile. It was fun. No embarassing sombreros or stupid songs. We had really great service, our waiter was very attentive but not pushy in any way. Overall, it was a nice experience and I am definitely going back. Nextime we'll book it in the bar- it seemed more fun there & less family.

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The menu is authentically Mexican. Everything was sharable. "Santos spicy pork tacos" come close to what I had in Cozumel off the beach. I will have to say their mole is really tasty. Thick chocolatey-but layered with the chili & spices is quite nice. My kids always order off the kids menu, which is nice. They have american food. The kids are happy, we're happy having good tequila & their topshelf is fantastic. I think the large topshelf (even though its $3 more) isn't worth it. Too much lime juice then.

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★★★★★

The menu is authentically Mexican. Everything was sharable. "Santos spicy pork tacos" come close to what I had in Cozumel off the beach. I will have to say their mole is really tasty. Thick chocolatey-but layered with the chili & spices is quite nice. My kids always order off the kids menu, which is nice. They have american food. The kids are happy, we're happy having good tequila & their topshelf is fantastic. I think the large topshelf (even though its $3 more) isn't worth it. Too much lime juice then.

Pros: open late &7days, outside deck-kid frie, ton of good tequila

Cons: very bright & loud, parking is terrible, park around corner ok

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On our way home to Napa- we stopped and found this late night gem. Spicy filling chicken rice soup- had combo meal- uninspiring but obviously made there. Huge big screen- able to watch the playoffs in high def-nice touch. Hubby had the "joes" steak & mushroom quesadilla- good with chipolte. Had the "lori's-low carb-steak/shrimp cheese fajitas. His was better than mine. Will be stopping back whenever we're on 101. Real easy on/off hwy. Seemed like "regulars" were the bulk of diners- waitress/waiters knew everyone by name- reall homey/comfortable.

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★★★★★

On our way home to Napa- we stopped and found this late night gem. Spicy filling chicken rice soup- had combo meal- uninspiring but obviously made there. Huge big screen- able to watch the playoffs in high def-nice touch. Hubby had the "joes" steak & mushroom quesadilla- good with chipolte. Had the "lori's-low carb-steak/shrimp cheese fajitas. His was better than mine. Will be stopping back whenever we're on 101. Real easy on/off hwy. Seemed like "regulars" were the bulk of diners- waitress/waiters knew everyone by name- reall homey/comfortable.

Pros: no wait, late night-weekends, big screen

Cons: loud, neon

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i love the fact that you can order more food other than a taco. they seem to have regional fare from the coast, a lot of seafood and steak and pork. the loud fun atmosphere was fun. my coworkers & i had a great time. the sampler platter ($13?) was huge for 3 people, and the "lola's prawns" are my new favorite. my friend got the "sharon" ($8steak & cheese enchiladas with salad) and really liked it. my other friend got the "robert" ($?-chorizo & cheese enchiladas with wings) with the $2 heineken- good deal. had a great time- so easy to get to from the highway. the parking is terrrible though!

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★★★★★

i love the fact that you can order more food other than a taco. they seem to have regional fare from the coast, a lot of seafood and steak and pork. the loud fun atmosphere was fun. my coworkers & i had a great time. the sampler platter ($13?) was huge for 3 people, and the "lola's prawns" are my new favorite. my friend got the "sharon" ($8steak & cheese enchiladas with salad) and really liked it. my other friend got the "robert" ($?-chorizo & cheese enchiladas with wings) with the $2 heineken- good deal. had a great time- so easy to get to from the highway. the parking is terrrible though!

Pros: a lot of menu items, all inexpensive, -also american food

Cons: parking

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I have lived in marin since the early 70's, and have been to this restaurant since it was a shack. I have seen this place morph into a really great restaurant. The additions on the menu are creative, tasty and affordable. With so many taquerias/restaurants/chains.... this is by far the standard by which other places should be judged. It's kitschy without being sickening. The family who owns it, makes you feel welcome. Service is spot on, and the food is terrific. The outdoor patio is great to enjoy a margarita & the summer.

2
★★★★★

I have lived in marin since the early 70's, and have been to this restaurant since it was a shack. I have seen this place morph into a really great restaurant. The additions on the menu are creative, tasty and affordable. With so many taquerias/restaurants/chains.... this is by far the standard by which other places should be judged. It's kitschy without being sickening. The family who owns it, makes you feel welcome. Service is spot on, and the food is terrific. The outdoor patio is great to enjoy a margarita & the summer.

Pros: portions & price, tequila-selection, good staff

Cons: family oriented, no reservations

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Simple fare, good drinks and ok service. Large space reminds me of a cafeteria. Some booths but the noise at the bar and other tables makes it hard to converse on a busy night.

2
★★★★☆

Simple fare, good drinks and ok service. Large space reminds me of a cafeteria. Some booths but the noise at the bar and other tables makes it hard to converse on a busy night.

Pros: Decent Food, Decent Drinks

Cons: Spotty service, Noisey

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first of all i have to recommend the michaelicous, it is one of there specialties and my all time favorite. you can't find it anywhere in new york. believe me because i have tried. there food is also fantastic. i recommend everything, i have never had a bad meal there and i have tried almost there dishes. they have such a unique twist to all there dishes. they have a passion for food and fun! side note, the dog menu is pretty good! my maltese loves the rice and chicken!

2
★★★★★

first of all i have to recommend the michaelicous, it is one of there specialties and my all time favorite. you can't find it anywhere in new york. believe me because i have tried. there food is also fantastic. i recommend everything, i have never had a bad meal there and i have tried almost there dishes. they have such a unique twist to all there dishes. they have a passion for food and fun! side note, the dog menu is pretty good! my maltese loves the rice and chicken!

Pros: prompt service, fun atmosphere

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Wow, my family and I had a great time. We ordered both traditional dishes, like their steak fahitas, chicken burritos, and some innovative Mexican dishes, such as the chicken cancun and calamari and we were addicted after the first mouthwatering bite.

Their service was quick and friendly, not settling for mediocrity. The environment was colorful and pleasing to the eye. On another occasion, my husband and I sat at the bar and enjoyed their perfect margharita and one of their house specialties, the Michaelicious. All in all, we had a blast!

2
★★★★★

Wow, my family and I had a great time. We ordered both traditional dishes, like their steak fahitas, chicken burritos, and some innovative Mexican dishes, such as the chicken cancun and calamari and we were addicted after the first mouthwatering bite.

Their service was quick and friendly, not settling for mediocrity. The environment was colorful and pleasing to the eye. On another occasion, my husband and I sat at the bar and enjoyed their perfect margharita and one of their house specialties, the Michaelicious. All in all, we had a blast!

Pros: inexpensive, good value, good parking

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great bar- great servers- food is fantastic. i always get the chicken domingo- their mole sauce is great. all the food they make on premise. love the outside though. cool to sit at Maya's on a friday afternoon with, hands down... the best cadillac margarita and steak nachos.

2
★★★★★

great bar- great servers- food is fantastic. i always get the chicken domingo- their mole sauce is great. all the food they make on premise. love the outside though. cool to sit at Maya's on a friday afternoon with, hands down... the best cadillac margarita and steak nachos.

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Fun place! Especially when to crowd grows. Fun margharita and hang-out place the patio is great the food is great, the service could be a little faster - don't go when your in a hurry.
I'd say best mexican restaurant I've found in Marin so far. I come all the way from Kentfield to go here. NOT overpriced.

2
★★★★☆

Fun place! Especially when to crowd grows. Fun margharita and hang-out place the patio is great the food is great, the service could be a little faster - don't go when your in a hurry.
I'd say best mexican restaurant I've found in Marin so far. I come all the way from Kentfield to go here. NOT overpriced.

Pros: Margharitas, Ambiance, Patio

Cons: too far away, service

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after reading the great reviews-we decided to try it for ourselves.
loved everything we ordered-started with the steak nachos-then had the garlic shrimp and no-meat burrito-the portions are enormous.
loved the drink menu-they say a full bar-they really mean it! i hate tequila-so the peach long island was great-but my wife ordered the top shelf margarita and it was great.
the service was ok-our waitress was really busy-but was attentive.
FYI-found out appetizers are $2 off mon-friday in the bar (good deal)-they are pet friendly-and the patio is really nice-they also have dinner for 2 for $17-nice....

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★★★★★

after reading the great reviews-we decided to try it for ourselves.
loved everything we ordered-started with the steak nachos-then had the garlic shrimp and no-meat burrito-the portions are enormous.
loved the drink menu-they say a full bar-they really mean it! i hate tequila-so the peach long island was great-but my wife ordered the top shelf margarita and it was great.
the service was ok-our waitress was really busy-but was attentive.
FYI-found out appetizers are $2 off mon-friday in the bar (good deal)-they are pet friendly-and the patio is really nice-they also have dinner for 2 for $17-nice....

Pros: good specials, delicious food

Cons: , no delivery

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huge portions-really good happy hour specials-family friendly-dog friendly
fun bar scene
absolutely the best topshelf margaritas-hands down
love their "steak picado" & all you can eat tacos.We usually go there for the fajitas though-tender-good-good-food
we love the wait staff-this place is great

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★★★★★

huge portions-really good happy hour specials-family friendly-dog friendly
fun bar scene
absolutely the best topshelf margaritas-hands down
love their "steak picado" & all you can eat tacos.We usually go there for the fajitas though-tender-good-good-food
we love the wait staff-this place is great

Pros: everything

Cons: , valet only fridays

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I have lived in Novato and have been everywhere! mexican food is a staple here in Northern CA. The place is my all time favorite. They do mexican food better than anyplace else. They have the best waitstaff-friendly-smart and they have been there forever (which says a lot about the mngmt) The widest selection of food and drinks (there is a 5 page drink menu...with 90 tequilas...gotta get their signature "cazuela bowl drink" or their "topshelf or mango margaritas") For a special treat-ask for something off the menu and the bartender will make it for you.
Great huge outside area-love it here. Very kid friendly too. Fridays are a little loud though. LOVE IT!

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★★★★★

I have lived in Novato and have been everywhere! mexican food is a staple here in Northern CA. The place is my all time favorite. They do mexican food better than anyplace else. They have the best waitstaff-friendly-smart and they have been there forever (which says a lot about the mngmt) The widest selection of food and drinks (there is a 5 page drink menu...with 90 tequilas...gotta get their signature "cazuela bowl drink" or their "topshelf or mango margaritas") For a special treat-ask for something off the menu and the bartender will make it for you.
Great huge outside area-love it here. Very kid friendly too. Fridays are a little loud though. LOVE IT!

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If you're in the mood for Mexican in SF, you really gotta try this place. There are not many places that are worth getting in the car and driving a few minutes outside the city for, but this is definitely one. The food is that much better than anything you can get in town. (lower rent? better labor pool? who cares why, it just is!). The portions are GIANT and it's really inexpensive. You can tell its family owned and they know what they're doing -- food, service, personal attention, everything is perfect every time. What more could you want?

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★★★★★

If you're in the mood for Mexican in SF, you really gotta try this place. There are not many places that are worth getting in the car and driving a few minutes outside the city for, but this is definitely one. The food is that much better than anything you can get in town. (lower rent? better labor pool? who cares why, it just is!). The portions are GIANT and it's really inexpensive. You can tell its family owned and they know what they're doing -- food, service, personal attention, everything is perfect every time. What more could you want?

Pros: Right off 101, festive atmosphere

Cons: Still looking for one

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That's the only word I can think of to describe the food. The bar scene is really hopping and I had gone a few times before I had eaten there. If I only knew what I was missing! The food is fantastic. Definitely the best salsa around, may be better than Border Cafe in Cambridge, my all time favorite. They have great versions of the normal stuff, plus some more simple but creative dishes that are done to perfection. Been back several times, and everything I try is great and the people are super friendly. This place is a gem!

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★★★★★

That's the only word I can think of to describe the food. The bar scene is really hopping and I had gone a few times before I had eaten there. If I only knew what I was missing! The food is fantastic. Definitely the best salsa around, may be better than Border Cafe in Cambridge, my all time favorite. They have great versions of the normal stuff, plus some more simple but creative dishes that are done to perfection. Been back several times, and everything I try is great and the people are super friendly. This place is a gem!

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: my dog doesn't like, mexican and the, portions are huge

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hands down a new fave.
great portions-cheap eats-great drinks-loved it all
a little noisy-but adds to a lively atmosphere
easy to get to
love their rules
funny-good food-really great time

2
★★★★★

hands down a new fave.
great portions-cheap eats-great drinks-loved it all
a little noisy-but adds to a lively atmosphere
easy to get to
love their rules
funny-good food-really great time

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great fajitas-the meat was tender and thick and alot
big drinks-cheap margaritas-good tequila-$5
loved everything about it
great tv's everywhere-good to watch the series on
monday night they have football-$1 coorslight
$1 tacos
they don't skimp on the quality-quantity of their stuff...more restaurants should do that-cut their profit margin to offer better goods for their customers
we love the Maya for that!

2
★★★★★

great fajitas-the meat was tender and thick and alot
big drinks-cheap margaritas-good tequila-$5
loved everything about it
great tv's everywhere-good to watch the series on
monday night they have football-$1 coorslight
$1 tacos
they don't skimp on the quality-quantity of their stuff...more restaurants should do that-cut their profit margin to offer better goods for their customers
we love the Maya for that!

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Had a small company party-no room charge-got a special menu-brought our own music-brought in a projector-good communication-even got the owners home number to call on-was totally under budget.
Great time-love the food-will plan another office party there.

2
★★★★★

Had a small company party-no room charge-got a special menu-brought our own music-brought in a projector-good communication-even got the owners home number to call on-was totally under budget.
Great time-love the food-will plan another office party there.

Pros: special menu, cheap, food is great

Cons: nothing!

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The food is huge and really good. I thought the menu is really good also. Alot to choose from. Had the steak quesadilla-chicken domingo-steak picado-combo 4 meal-way too much food. Had an oversized pina colada & topshelf margarita-excellent. The only downside I found was that is was busy-and the food took a little long. I thought it would be faster-but hey, it was worth the wait.

2
★★★★★

The food is huge and really good. I thought the menu is really good also. Alot to choose from. Had the steak quesadilla-chicken domingo-steak picado-combo 4 meal-way too much food. Had an oversized pina colada & topshelf margarita-excellent. The only downside I found was that is was busy-and the food took a little long. I thought it would be faster-but hey, it was worth the wait.

Pros: location-off hwy101, big drinks, great food

Cons: busy

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LOVE THE LOW CARB MENU
LOVE THE POOL TABLE
VERY DOG FRIENDLY-EVEN HAVE A PET MENU
EAT OUTSIDE BY THE CREEK-IT'S MORE INTERESTING
THE FOOD IS ALWAYS REALLY GOOD
THE MUSIC IS ALWAYS LOUD-BUT IT'S FUN
THE RESTAURANT IS ALWAYS BUSY-GO EARLY
HANDS DOWN-THE BEST BAR IN MARIN-CHEAP-HOUSE DRINKS ARE FUN-A LOT OF LIQUOR THERE

2
★★★★★

LOVE THE LOW CARB MENU
LOVE THE POOL TABLE
VERY DOG FRIENDLY-EVEN HAVE A PET MENU
EAT OUTSIDE BY THE CREEK-IT'S MORE INTERESTING
THE FOOD IS ALWAYS REALLY GOOD
THE MUSIC IS ALWAYS LOUD-BUT IT'S FUN
THE RESTAURANT IS ALWAYS BUSY-GO EARLY
HANDS DOWN-THE BEST BAR IN MARIN-CHEAP-HOUSE DRINKS ARE FUN-A LOT OF LIQUOR THERE

Pros: REALLY CHEAP, FOOD IS GREAT, DRINKS ARE BETTER

Cons: LOUD SOMETIMES, TOO MANY CHOICES, BUSY

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We always have a great time at this place. The food is great-it's inexpensive, but they don't skimp on the quality-at all!
They have a funny menu with "rules" and they have a ton of things to eat. We've been eating there for 2 months (just moved in around the corner)-and we still haven't tried everything. The chicken cancun is really good & so is the BBQ wrap & the chicken mole. We try and go there on fridays-we always get their fajitas for 2 ($20-you can't beat it). Friday is always crowded though-park around the corner.

2
★★★★★

We always have a great time at this place. The food is great-it's inexpensive, but they don't skimp on the quality-at all!
They have a funny menu with "rules" and they have a ton of things to eat. We've been eating there for 2 months (just moved in around the corner)-and we still haven't tried everything. The chicken cancun is really good & so is the BBQ wrap & the chicken mole. We try and go there on fridays-we always get their fajitas for 2 ($20-you can't beat it). Friday is always crowded though-park around the corner.

Pros: margaritas, dinner entrees, location

Cons: parking, parking, parking

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I would NEVER go to this restaurant AGAIN. We had a party set up in advance. I placed numerous calls and a fax to the manager to follow up, and received no response. Finally, I called on the DAY OF to confirm, and they had no record of it. The manager whom I initially worked with was on vacation and was extraordinarily rude when the waitstaff called her and her husband on vacation to help confirm. She made us feel like it was OUR error when it was completely THEIR error. I have never been treated so rudely by a restaurant owner in my life. At the last minute, we found another restaurant in Marin that was more than willing to treat their customers kindly AND accommodate us. I would NEVER set foot in their restaurant again or recommend this place to anyone. Beware!

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★☆☆☆☆

I would NEVER go to this restaurant AGAIN. We had a party set up in advance. I placed numerous calls and a fax to the manager to follow up, and received no response. Finally, I called on the DAY OF to confirm, and they had no record of it. The manager whom I initially worked with was on vacation and was extraordinarily rude when the waitstaff called her and her husband on vacation to help confirm. She made us feel like it was OUR error when it was completely THEIR error. I have never been treated so rudely by a restaurant owner in my life. At the last minute, we found another restaurant in Marin that was more than willing to treat their customers kindly AND accommodate us. I would NEVER set foot in their restaurant again or recommend this place to anyone. Beware!

Cons: Rude Staff, Incompetent Mgmt, Non-Responsive

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went there last friday...just moved into the area
ate there-drank there-played pool-they are open late...ate dinner at 11:00...no place else is open-but i would go there anyway
shared a giant plate of steak fajitas-way cheap
couldn't even eat all my dinner-combo meal
drinks were strong....
(there was an idiotic group of 4 older people at the near by table giving the waitress a hard time-she later told me they complained that the margaritas were weak...no way dude! I couldn't finish my giant topself glass)
very good-cheap-open late-excellent service-super menu

2
★★★★★

went there last friday...just moved into the area
ate there-drank there-played pool-they are open late...ate dinner at 11:00...no place else is open-but i would go there anyway
shared a giant plate of steak fajitas-way cheap
couldn't even eat all my dinner-combo meal
drinks were strong....
(there was an idiotic group of 4 older people at the near by table giving the waitress a hard time-she later told me they complained that the margaritas were weak...no way dude! I couldn't finish my giant topself glass)
very good-cheap-open late-excellent service-super menu

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we love mexican food. this is the mom&pop olace on another level. professional-courteous-knowledgable staff-fantastic drinks-the bar crowd kin of boisterous (glad it is seperated from the restaurant) we really liked sitting outside with our drinks and dinner. loved eating next to the creek & watching everyone. the location couldn't be any easier to get to. very fun time.

2
★★★★★

we love mexican food. this is the mom&pop olace on another level. professional-courteous-knowledgable staff-fantastic drinks-the bar crowd kin of boisterous (glad it is seperated from the restaurant) we really liked sitting outside with our drinks and dinner. loved eating next to the creek & watching everyone. the location couldn't be any easier to get to. very fun time.

Pros: great margaritas, authentic food, great mole

Cons: a lot of kids, too many menu choices

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I haven't been to Maya's before and was pleasently surprised at how good the food is. I have been disappointed with all the Chevy's/Baja's. Quite a large place with great food. Everything I had was very good. (had the Steak Picado-Grilled Chicken Ceasar Wrap & Chicken Cancun Wrap) The drink list is incredible (Horni-Rita & Electric Lemonade) The waitress was so thoughtful and informative. I will go back when I am in the area again. The place was really crowded though-Sears Point Race Fans...
It's too bad they aren't closer. Everything we ate was less than $10. Good deal.

2
★★★★★

I haven't been to Maya's before and was pleasently surprised at how good the food is. I have been disappointed with all the Chevy's/Baja's. Quite a large place with great food. Everything I had was very good. (had the Steak Picado-Grilled Chicken Ceasar Wrap & Chicken Cancun Wrap) The drink list is incredible (Horni-Rita & Electric Lemonade) The waitress was so thoughtful and informative. I will go back when I am in the area again. The place was really crowded though-Sears Point Race Fans...
It's too bad they aren't closer. Everything we ate was less than $10. Good deal.

Pros: quality, service, location

Cons: busy, loud, race fans

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excellent drinks & food
large portions-food very well presented-knowledgable staff-good specials

2
★★★★★

excellent drinks & food
large portions-food very well presented-knowledgable staff-good specials

Pros: great food, off highway, cheap

Cons: loud, crowded on weekends

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I have never been to a place that features a dish called the Oink-Moo-Cluck. It's great! A huge platter-salad-tortillas-rice...all for $30. (it served 4)
They have giant sized drinks (never saw that either...27oz margaritas & pina coladas) But the Cazuela (giant long island ice tea with juice) ($13) was soooo good. Just moved to Marin & there is no comparison to any other place. I have been to the Wild Fox-no good...and Orsi's-really not good. Though I did enjoy Hilltop.

2
★★★★★

I have never been to a place that features a dish called the Oink-Moo-Cluck. It's great! A huge platter-salad-tortillas-rice...all for $30. (it served 4)
They have giant sized drinks (never saw that either...27oz margaritas & pina coladas) But the Cazuela (giant long island ice tea with juice) ($13) was soooo good. Just moved to Marin & there is no comparison to any other place. I have been to the Wild Fox-no good...and Orsi's-really not good. Though I did enjoy Hilltop.

Pros: special food, special drinks, excellent promos

Cons: loud, crowded, smoking outside

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very surprised-great inexpensive food
killer bar-a ton of stuff-great looking bartender (Mike?...i got his number..will think of calling him-maybe)
(more tequilas than Tommy's in the city)
best mexican food i have had in a while-authentic huge menu-not limited to just taco's & burritos thank god)
but located in novato??? I found it right off the highway-101 south- too far for me, but whenever i am there- i will go.

2
★★★★☆

very surprised-great inexpensive food
killer bar-a ton of stuff-great looking bartender (Mike?...i got his number..will think of calling him-maybe)
(more tequilas than Tommy's in the city)
best mexican food i have had in a while-authentic huge menu-not limited to just taco's & burritos thank god)
but located in novato??? I found it right off the highway-101 south- too far for me, but whenever i am there- i will go.

Pros: more than taco's, inexpensive, great great food

Cons: far away

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really good food-very cheap (a lot under $10)
the meat was actually good (alot of mom & pop-chain mexican food thats cheap compromises on the quality-THIS DOES NOT)
great fajitas-very helpful staff with substiututions
they even have an Atkin's freindly menu
the bar is awesome
hot bartenders-cheap big drinks
really great time
big sports bar-lots of TV's and comraderie-good sports specials during games

2
★★★★★

really good food-very cheap (a lot under $10)
the meat was actually good (alot of mom & pop-chain mexican food thats cheap compromises on the quality-THIS DOES NOT)
great fajitas-very helpful staff with substiututions
they even have an Atkin's freindly menu
the bar is awesome
hot bartenders-cheap big drinks
really great time
big sports bar-lots of TV's and comraderie-good sports specials during games

Pros: inexpensive, great drinks, huge menu-delicios

Cons: parking crowded, busy on promo nights

 

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