Maya

★★★★★
High-end Mexican that ranks among the city's best.
  • 1191 1st Avenue

    New York, NY 10065

    Cross street: Between 64th Street and 65th Street

    Map & Directions
  • 212-585-1818

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The illusion of upscale Mexican for the "girls night out" crowd. No one's illusions will be shattered by anything resembling flavor or authenticity. The food and drinks were decidedly mediocre. On the plus side, the waiter was

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The illusion of upscale Mexican for the "girls night out" crowd. No one's illusions will be shattered by anything resembling flavor or authenticity. The food and drinks were decidedly mediocre. On the plus side, the waiter was

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I went with my boyfriend and we like the food and the manager Zulima was very nice to us.

thanks

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I went with my boyfriend and we like the food and the manager Zulima was very nice to us.

thanks

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I had a 30% off coupon from Blackboard so decided to check this place out with my sister. The ambience was good - it was a Friday night around 830pm and the place was crowded (wouldn't recommend for 1st dates or a romantic evening, but

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I had a 30% off coupon from Blackboard so decided to check this place out with my sister. The ambience was good - it was a Friday night around 830pm and the place was crowded (wouldn't recommend for 1st dates or a romantic evening, but

Pros: Trendy ambience, food

Cons: service

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Had dinner at Maya last month and had a lovely experience. The food was delicious and my wait staff was so friendly. I felt at ease, welcome and had a great dinner. I Highly Recomment It.

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Had dinner at Maya last month and had a lovely experience. The food was delicious and my wait staff was so friendly. I felt at ease, welcome and had a great dinner. I Highly Recomment It.

Pros: food,staff

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Came here for a friend's birthday. It was damn tasty ... had the seven course meal ... although the portions looked small I still was stuffed (which I wasn't expecting from a place like this)\r
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The decor and ambiance here were damn

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Came here for a friend's birthday. It was damn tasty ... had the seven course meal ... although the portions looked small I still was stuffed (which I wasn't expecting from a place like this)\r
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The decor and ambiance here were damn

Pros: food

Cons: small portions,pricey

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we tried this restaurant because we had beedn to zengo in dc, and we liked it a lot. first aand foremost try to make reservations before you go. when you get there try the plato maya, not bad to get a sampling of three. The picadillo de

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we tried this restaurant because we had beedn to zengo in dc, and we liked it a lot. first aand foremost try to make reservations before you go. when you get there try the plato maya, not bad to get a sampling of three. The picadillo de

Pros: excellent food, service, unique

Cons: loud, prices, small tables

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I had been to Maya a few times over the years and remembered the food was good and the restaurant was very busy. In fact, I always wondered why Rosa Mexicano has expanded to several locations when Maya serves comparable food. My dining

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I had been to Maya a few times over the years and remembered the food was good and the restaurant was very busy. In fact, I always wondered why Rosa Mexicano has expanded to several locations when Maya serves comparable food. My dining

Pros: Attentive, friendly service, nice decor

Cons: Overpriced, bland food

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I've always avoided this place because of the crowded bar tables you see from the outside, but last night we decided to venture inside because we really felt like some Mexican spices. I was so happy to see a beautiful, relaxing room.

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I've always avoided this place because of the crowded bar tables you see from the outside, but last night we decided to venture inside because we really felt like some Mexican spices. I was so happy to see a beautiful, relaxing room.

Pros: professional staff and beautiful dining room

Cons: where the heck is the lobster???

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The food is although expensive is very tastey and has some kick to it. The guac is a bit disappoints (this Dos Camino's has better) but the entries are away containing new items and flavors. The service was quick and the place was busy.

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The food is although expensive is very tastey and has some kick to it. The guac is a bit disappoints (this Dos Camino's has better) but the entries are away containing new items and flavors. The service was quick and the place was busy.

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I came here last night with my husband after I read the reviews. In all honesty it was overrated and overpriced. I oredered the Tampiquena entree which was "filet mignon". I know my beef and that was a good cut of skirt steak.

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I came here last night with my husband after I read the reviews. In all honesty it was overrated and overpriced. I oredered the Tampiquena entree which was "filet mignon". I know my beef and that was a good cut of skirt steak.

Pros: cute restaruant, attentive busboy

Cons: overpriced, not that authentic

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I went to Maya for the second time last Saturday night. The ambiance is great (there wasn't an empty seat in the house). We had a reservation and were seated right away. The food is excellent. I highly recommend the pescado a la

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I went to Maya for the second time last Saturday night. The ambiance is great (there wasn't an empty seat in the house). We had a reservation and were seated right away. The food is excellent. I highly recommend the pescado a la

Pros: Great food, warm atmosphere

Cons: a bit loud

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Visited after reading reviews on this site. Service was ok, but nothing to shout about. Food however was ok . Starters and main course's were covered in what can best be described as a heavy and foul tasting oil which destroyed all other ingredients. All in all, not a good evening at all

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Visited after reading reviews on this site. Service was ok, but nothing to shout about. Food however was ok . Starters and main course's were covered in what can best be described as a heavy and foul tasting oil which destroyed all other ingredients. All in all, not a good evening at all

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I stopped by Maya last Friday night and am thrilled to have discovered this neighborhood spot. I have never had such innovative Mexican cooking - the food was creative and delicious. We also had top notch margaritas. Our server was

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I stopped by Maya last Friday night and am thrilled to have discovered this neighborhood spot. I have never had such innovative Mexican cooking - the food was creative and delicious. We also had top notch margaritas. Our server was

Pros: warm, welcoming atmosphere

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3 of us went at 7:30 on a Saturday night without a reservation and were seated in about 30 minutes. The restaurant was full and with good reason. The drinks, food and desserts were all terrific. Each of us had different meals and we all

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3 of us went at 7:30 on a Saturday night without a reservation and were seated in about 30 minutes. The restaurant was full and with good reason. The drinks, food and desserts were all terrific. Each of us had different meals and we all

Pros: We were shuffled around a bit between tables, but were comped the appetizer

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I went to Maya last night after reading reviews here, and the food and drinks were awesome! I highly recommend this place. I am vegetarian, and there was just one vegetarian option but it was so tasty. My husband loved his chicken dish as

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I went to Maya last night after reading reviews here, and the food and drinks were awesome! I highly recommend this place. I am vegetarian, and there was just one vegetarian option but it was so tasty. My husband loved his chicken dish as

Pros: Friendly people, good food and drinks

Cons: Very expensive

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took my boyfriend out for dinner on his bday (7/31) and we had the guacamole which was chunky and tasty, tacos de camaron al pastor (delicious), empanadas de costilla (didnt care for it much), and we split the carnitas maya which was

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took my boyfriend out for dinner on his bday (7/31) and we had the guacamole which was chunky and tasty, tacos de camaron al pastor (delicious), empanadas de costilla (didnt care for it much), and we split the carnitas maya which was

Pros: food, service

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Their food and service was excellent as well as the portion sizes being perfect. Also the ambiance was stellar.

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Their food and service was excellent as well as the portion sizes being perfect. Also the ambiance was stellar.

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This place has delicious up-scale Mexican food and a nice selection of tequilas. It's a bit pricey though, so be prepared for that if you decide to go.

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This place has delicious up-scale Mexican food and a nice selection of tequilas. It's a bit pricey though, so be prepared for that if you decide to go.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Price

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We had a weekend reservation and were at table w/i 5 min. Good atmosphere, bit noisy, but not too loud. Margaritas good. sangaria not as bad as reviewed... Best guacamole ever! Snapper was excellent tho the pepper wasn't stuffed fully.

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We had a weekend reservation and were at table w/i 5 min. Good atmosphere, bit noisy, but not too loud. Margaritas good. sangaria not as bad as reviewed... Best guacamole ever! Snapper was excellent tho the pepper wasn't stuffed fully.

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Went there on a weeknight. The service was excellent. Food was great. The margaritas were especially good! Definately try those.

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Went there on a weeknight. The service was excellent. Food was great. The margaritas were especially good! Definately try those.

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not the best Mexican I have had and very noisy. The Tuna entree was delicious but the appetizes were just ok. Its a little far away so I would not go back. The drinks were good but the food definetly too pricy for what it really is. Would

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not the best Mexican I have had and very noisy. The Tuna entree was delicious but the appetizes were just ok. Its a little far away so I would not go back. The drinks were good but the food definetly too pricy for what it really is. Would

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i came here friday for restaurant week dinner ($35pp). the place is very loud and the tables are really close together. the atmosphere is more boisterous than romantic. service is good considering the busyness of the

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i came here friday for restaurant week dinner ($35pp). the place is very loud and the tables are really close together. the atmosphere is more boisterous than romantic. service is good considering the busyness of the

Pros: guacamole, service, steak

Cons: really loud, cramped seating, expensive

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I went on a weeknight around 10pm. Ok, you could say this place is cozy with tables around corners and nooks but it is also exceptionally loud. Don't go there on a first date and expect to have a meaningful conversation! That said, the

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I went on a weeknight around 10pm. Ok, you could say this place is cozy with tables around corners and nooks but it is also exceptionally loud. Don't go there on a first date and expect to have a meaningful conversation! That said, the

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If you a looking for a cozy mexican place to have a date or family night Maya is where you got to go. They also have a great bar to get some drinks - the fresh fruit margaritas and mojitos are amazing!
The food was extraordinary, all

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If you a looking for a cozy mexican place to have a date or family night Maya is where you got to go. They also have a great bar to get some drinks - the fresh fruit margaritas and mojitos are amazing!
The food was extraordinary, all

Pros: great tasty food, cozy, good service

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If you are looking for a good Mexican in the UES this is the place to go. The food is not pretentious, if you have been to Mexico, you will know what I'm talking about. It is full of flavor, chiles are used in many different ways and there

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If you are looking for a good Mexican in the UES this is the place to go. The food is not pretentious, if you have been to Mexico, you will know what I'm talking about. It is full of flavor, chiles are used in many different ways and there

Pros: great drinks, great ambiance, excelent music

Cons: not good for kids

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I've walked past this little place many times, and finally went after work for a drink or town with friends. While the drinks were delicious, they were definitely over-priced. For an appetizer, he recommended a "sampler platter" that

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I've walked past this little place many times, and finally went after work for a drink or town with friends. While the drinks were delicious, they were definitely over-priced. For an appetizer, he recommended a "sampler platter" that

Pros: Good drinks

Cons: Expensive and beyond, Cramped bar

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I had passed by Maya a thousand times, being that I live in the area. I met some friends for drinks. I found Maya had an amazing selection of Tequilas. The margaritas are top notch. We had some appetizers at the bar. I highly

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I had passed by Maya a thousand times, being that I live in the area. I met some friends for drinks. I found Maya had an amazing selection of Tequilas. The margaritas are top notch. We had some appetizers at the bar. I highly

Pros: Home made margaritas, Lively atmosphere, knowledgable staff

Cons: Waking the next morni

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Since having a drink at Maya a few years ago I had always wanted to eat here and so I made a reservation through this website. This is definitely recommended for a Friday night as the place was hopping at 8.15pm and we started on a drink

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Since having a drink at Maya a few years ago I had always wanted to eat here and so I made a reservation through this website. This is definitely recommended for a Friday night as the place was hopping at 8.15pm and we started on a drink

Pros: People watching, Drinks

Cons: High Price

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When I arrived with my friend, we were told we'd have to wait 10-20 minutes. An hour later, we were still standing (or, rather, getting bulldozed by customers and waiters in the "waiting area") while EVERYONE we'd arrived with had been

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When I arrived with my friend, we were told we'd have to wait 10-20 minutes. An hour later, we were still standing (or, rather, getting bulldozed by customers and waiters in the "waiting area") while EVERYONE we'd arrived with had been

Pros: who can remember?

Cons: rude hostesses, unbelievably loud, EXPENSIVE

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Richard Sandoval's cuisine is outstanding! Excellent ceviche + quesadillas. Al seafood dishes are exceptional, with lots of "kick."

"Happy hour" drinks + appetizers are a bargain.

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Richard Sandoval's cuisine is outstanding! Excellent ceviche + quesadillas. Al seafood dishes are exceptional, with lots of "kick."

"Happy hour" drinks + appetizers are a bargain.

Pros: Space age Mexican

Cons: Noisy

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Maya is one of the best mexican restaurants I've been to in the city. It's very upscale, but still fun to go to. The food is delicious as are the specialty drinks. It is on the pricey side so for those on a budget it is a little difficult to go when it's not a special occasion or on somebody else's tab.

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Maya is one of the best mexican restaurants I've been to in the city. It's very upscale, but still fun to go to. The food is delicious as are the specialty drinks. It is on the pricey side so for those on a budget it is a little difficult to go when it's not a special occasion or on somebody else's tab.

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Maya has a great choice of drinks and unforgeable food. The best thing for the apps is the chili relleno. Other than that, the ceviche and the quesadillas is very good!!!!!!!!!! Lobster and shrimp is my favorite dish and I hope they will

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Maya has a great choice of drinks and unforgeable food. The best thing for the apps is the chili relleno. Other than that, the ceviche and the quesadillas is very good!!!!!!!!!! Lobster and shrimp is my favorite dish and I hope they will

Pros: romantic, great food, great wine selection

Cons: table sizes, heavy spanish pronoun, unfriendly busser

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Maya is no hidden gem of value, but if you're looking for a delicious Mexican meal, an attentive but not intrusive waitstaff, and a delightful atmosphere - you'll find it here.

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Maya is no hidden gem of value, but if you're looking for a delicious Mexican meal, an attentive but not intrusive waitstaff, and a delightful atmosphere - you'll find it here.

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I thought I'd hate this place after reading all of the neg. reviews. The place wasn't bad at all--actually pretty good. I had the restaurant week prix fixe special: hamachi ceviche, some kind of salmon, and flan. Tried someone elses

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I thought I'd hate this place after reading all of the neg. reviews. The place wasn't bad at all--actually pretty good. I had the restaurant week prix fixe special: hamachi ceviche, some kind of salmon, and flan. Tried someone elses

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We were looking for good mexican food that wasn't just your run of the mill mexican food. We had heard about a few places but we wanted something that was fun and good quality. After a few friends suggestions, we went to Maya. It was a

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We were looking for good mexican food that wasn't just your run of the mill mexican food. We had heard about a few places but we wanted something that was fun and good quality. After a few friends suggestions, we went to Maya. It was a

Pros: fun colors, great food, cute crowd

Cons: , reservations, small bar

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Drove down from upstate, Wanting to try an upscale mexican restaurant during restaurant week. It was a choice between Dos caminos and Maya. Maya had a higher Zagatz rating so we opted for Maya. Ended up NOT choosing the fixed price menu.

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Drove down from upstate, Wanting to try an upscale mexican restaurant during restaurant week. It was a choice between Dos caminos and Maya. Maya had a higher Zagatz rating so we opted for Maya. Ended up NOT choosing the fixed price menu.

Pros: Good food, Friendly

Cons: , crowded

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Definitely one of my favorite restaurants, "Maya" has great food, a energetic atmosphere (without being too noisy for conversation). The service is also great. I recommend the tamal al chipotle (a chicken tamale) appetizer, as well as

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Definitely one of my favorite restaurants, "Maya" has great food, a energetic atmosphere (without being too noisy for conversation). The service is also great. I recommend the tamal al chipotle (a chicken tamale) appetizer, as well as

Pros: food, atmosphere, service

Cons: bit pricey

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THis open and spacious restauarant has a long menu of some unique dishes. I had a great pork dish and a chcoclaty dessert. The margharitas were very tasty and overall it was a good experience.

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THis open and spacious restauarant has a long menu of some unique dishes. I had a great pork dish and a chcoclaty dessert. The margharitas were very tasty and overall it was a good experience.

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tried twice. both times the food was average. certainly no match for Rosa's, and less tasty than Dos Caminos too. let's face it, it's tough finding good mexican in this city. Very good water glass refilling though!! Every time I took

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tried twice. both times the food was average. certainly no match for Rosa's, and less tasty than Dos Caminos too. let's face it, it's tough finding good mexican in this city. Very good water glass refilling though!! Every time I took

Pros: water glass filling

Cons: food, uptown stuffy

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If you want Mexican food, go to another restaurant. The food was definitely not worthy of being called Mexican food. The tortillas were hard & tasted as they had been frozed & then warmed for serving. The mole was served over chicken that

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If you want Mexican food, go to another restaurant. The food was definitely not worthy of being called Mexican food. The tortillas were hard & tasted as they had been frozed & then warmed for serving. The mole was served over chicken that

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Great food, great atmosphere, interesting presentation. The service was very attentive and prompt. We had a great experience there. I would go back!

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Great food, great atmosphere, interesting presentation. The service was very attentive and prompt. We had a great experience there. I would go back!

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Great mole poblano, great chipotle prawns, fun atmosphere, effective margaritas (not chintzy on the tequila!). Try the Mayapolitan - better than a cosmo for sure. Friendly hostess, efficient service. The Mexican hot chocolate (I think

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Great mole poblano, great chipotle prawns, fun atmosphere, effective margaritas (not chintzy on the tequila!). Try the Mayapolitan - better than a cosmo for sure. Friendly hostess, efficient service. The Mexican hot chocolate (I think

Pros: FOOD yum!, Accommodating

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It's interesting to see negative ratings on a place that I had such a great experience with. The decor is lovely, the food was scruptious, the service was great - prompt, not pushy. I was with family that are super tough customers - and

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It's interesting to see negative ratings on a place that I had such a great experience with. The decor is lovely, the food was scruptious, the service was great - prompt, not pushy. I was with family that are super tough customers - and

Pros: Great Food, Interesting Decor, Great Service

Cons: Noisy, Pricey (But worth it)

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The food is creative and wonderful. The best (we had a lot of seafood) Mexican I've had- even better than Rosa Mexicano. Unfortunately, it is a bit loud inside.

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The food is creative and wonderful. The best (we had a lot of seafood) Mexican I've had- even better than Rosa Mexicano. Unfortunately, it is a bit loud inside.

Pros: great food

Cons: loud

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I had reservations yet the hostess searched for my name for 15 minutes. We ordered drinks at the bar but were seated before we received them. The bar tender told me canceling the order wouldnt be a problem, yet 15 minutes after having

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I had reservations yet the hostess searched for my name for 15 minutes. We ordered drinks at the bar but were seated before we received them. The bar tender told me canceling the order wouldnt be a problem, yet 15 minutes after having

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Good Food. Not your typical Mexican Restaurant. Creative Mexican dishes that are not so typical in Mexico. It is worth a try if you are in the mood to try new dishe. Some dishes can be a little expensive. Definetly fine Mexican

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Good Food. Not your typical Mexican Restaurant. Creative Mexican dishes that are not so typical in Mexico. It is worth a try if you are in the mood to try new dishe. Some dishes can be a little expensive. Definetly fine Mexican

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The food was bad, the service was bad. The only thing that was good was the Margaritas.
Better off going to a traditional Mexican restaurant and saving $60.

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The food was bad, the service was bad. The only thing that was good was the Margaritas.
Better off going to a traditional Mexican restaurant and saving $60.

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Mayan masks and mirrors framed in ornately carved wood adorn coral-hued walls, and Mexican artifacts abound. But bring a flashlight---most menu descriptions run to three lines and are difficult to read in the dim lighting. After quenching…

 

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