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Modern Mexican Cuisine - Maya - New York, New York, NY

Maya - New York

4.6
4.6
2216 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
At Maya, Chef Richard Sandoval first iconic restaurant offers his internationally acclaimed blend of authentic Mexican ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. Handcrafted margaritas and a selection of over 100 tequilas pair beautifully with the flavorful dishes. Handmade Mexican artwork completes Maya’s dining experience.

“The food at Maya is unlike just about anything else being served in New York City” New York Times – Two Stars
“Maya practically defines casual elegance…Maya’s menu reads like a love letter to Mexico” Michelin Guide

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 585-1818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Richard Sandoval

  • Private party facilities

    Maya offers an enclosed section decorated with Mexican traditional artifacts. This room is located in the rear of the restaurant in the quietest area. Seats 40/Cocktail Reception 40

  • Private party contact

    NYC Events Team: (212) 585-1818

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Between 64th and 65th streets

  • Parking details

    Parking available on 64th street, just around the corner.

  • Public transit

    6 Train to 68th street-Hunter College<br />N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th & Lexington

  • Entertainment

    Happy Hour Daily! 3-9pmTwo tacos for $4 all day, Monday-ThursdayBottomless BrunchEvery Saturday & Sunday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! Service is impeccable. Dishes were brought out promptly and cleared quickly. My glass was never left empty!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Finished my mimosa too fast for a server’s liking and he threatened to cut me off… it was my first mimosa of a bottomless brunch
  3. AI

    AmelieInNYC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traditional margaritas are great, we enjoyed all the food especially the lobster tacos!
  4. FE

    FeliciaE

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Great food! Great drinks! Great service!
  5. M

    Marco

    New York Area

    176 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    As with so many restaurants, there is a difference between pre-pandemic and post pandemic Still enjoyable but you can’t help but think about what was
  6. J

    John

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very good and the food was amazing. The pacing of the entire meal was very well planned. The bottomless drinks were also very good
  7. Y

    Yummy

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks Very noisy

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 31, 2022Hello Yummy! Maya is a hot spot so expect to hear people enjoying a good time! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your good food and drinks. Looking forward to serving you again soon

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time at Maya. Great drinks and good food. Service is excellent.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 31, 2022Wow! Thank you for the 5 star review. So delighted you enjoyed the absolutely excellent service, great food, drinks and ambience at Maya!

  9. K

    Kaleigh

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great deal! The portions were a little small but that's okay because it's bottomless food for 90 min, so if you're hungry order more! The carnitas and barbacoa were absolutely delicious and the corn is a can't miss! Drinks were also delicious and generous.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 31, 2022Hello Kaleigh! Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit with us! Our bottomless brunch is truly a favorite, fun experience for all of our guests. We take great care in crafting our drinks to be perfect for a variety of tastes and we always strive to provide an exceptional dining experience at Maya.

  10. HK

    HaileyK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This food was amazing! So worth the price, and it came out so fast! 100% recommend the margarita flight.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 31, 2022Hi Hailey! Thank you for sharing your 5 star feedback with us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your amazing food and margarita flights! We're always happy when our guests have an amazing time with us. It was a pleasure serving you!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at Maya as usual. This time we were here for Restaurant Week. We started with a Maya Margarita and their new drink a Palmera which is a delicious coconut drink. And of course guacamole! From the Restaurant Week menu we had the Octopus Tostada, Huarache, Short Rib Enchiladas and the Chocolate Flan. Everything was soooo good. Especially the Chocolate Flan. Jaime our server was professional and so friendly at the same time. Everyone is so nice here! That’s why we always come back!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 31, 2022We're thrilled you enjoyed Restaurant Week and our fun vibe. We always want our guests to feel excited and enjoy themselves when they visit Maya! We agree~ our Chocolate Flan is exquisite! Our team is grateful for the kind words for your server Jaime! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  12. PI

    PhyllisI

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was very good but incredibly small for the cost.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 31, 2022Hello Phyllis! A lot of care and passion goes into every detail for every dish on our menu. We find that our plate style is great for trying different dishes, and packed with flavorful fresh ingredients that are both delicious and filling!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    food and cocktails were good, but nothing special. the manager is kind of nasty.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 31, 2022We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your cocktails and food! We take pride in our team's ability to provide excellent service, so we want to thank you for sharing with us. We love hearing back from our guests, as it helps us improve the Maya experience for everyone.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Carlos was an amazing waiter.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 20, 2022Yes! We always want our guests to feel excited and enjoy themselves when they visit Maya! Our team is grateful for the kind words for your waiter Carlos! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  15. DS

    DavidS

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quick service, great drinks, awesome guacamole and The best Fish taco I have ever had!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 20, 2022Hi David! Thank you for your 5 star rating. So delighted you enjoyed the excellent service, best fish taco and great drinks atMaya! We agree our guacamole is exquisite! Looking forward to your next visit with us!

  16. m

    michaelb

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Stay away from the noisy bar! We asked for a table in the back

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 20, 2022Hello Michael! Maya is a hot spot so expect to hear people enjoying a good time! We hope to win you back for another visit!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  18. PG

    PriyankaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seriously had so much fun here at their bottomless brunch. Such a great value and our server was amazing! Drinks and food kept coming and my friends and I had a blast! Definitely would recommend it to friends and hopefully come back soon! The restaurant could definitely benefit even more from playing better music. Maybe some throwback 90s/00 songs? Just a suggestion not totally required lol
  19. FG

    FGJfoodie

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We decided to check this restaurant given some past Michelin recommendations. The place be ready on the informal and noisy side of things. The food is good, but not great. We had the house Mexican Chop Salad, pork belly, lobster tacos, and salmon. Our waiter was very nice person but not a good communicator or knowledgeable about the food choices. I had greater expectations for the restaurant.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I had a birthday brunch this weekend and it was so so good! From the food to the service and delicious cocktails everything was immaculate! Will definitely be dining back here again in the future :)

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for coming in to celebrate your birthday with us! We're so thrilled you enjoyed the delicious food, drinks and a true Maya dining experience! Our team appreciates the 5 star rating and we look forward to your next visit with us!

  21. DW

    DuWayneH

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Got nickeled and dimed when I asked for tortillas to take home with the to go food. Got charged almost half the price of the cost of the meal.
  22. E

    Elizabeth

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best place for bottomless brunch, highly recommend for groups and people looking to have fun. Soooooo much food and drinks!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 6, 2022Hello Elizabeth! Thank you for your feedback~ it's spot on. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Maya. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. Thank you again for brunching with us!

  23. c

    catchthatmagicpanda

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and bottomless brunch menu; would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant if you like delicious food and drinks!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 6, 2022We are incredibly grateful that you loved our brunch and took the time out to leave us this 5 star review! We take the quality of our food very seriously, and our team loves to show off the care, passion and expertise that goes into every dish you sampled!

  24. J

    Jeff

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and outstanding drink menu, including creative margaritas and tequila flights. Bar is very noisy, making seating area quite loud as well.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 6, 2022Wow! Thank you, Jeff for your fabulous 5 star review. We put a lot of thought and care into serving innovative, fresh, savory, authentic Mexican cuisine, and our outstanding drink menu. We are grateful for your feedback and look forward to your next visit at Maya!

  25. G

    Garywasthere

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    We were so disappointed at the restaurant because the noise level was so so loud. After sitting down, we immediately moved to another, a quieter table, we thought. After ordering our meal, we had our server (who was terrific) wrap it up to go. We couldn’t wait to leave. As of this writing we haven’t eaten our meal. I can’t emphasize enough, of how loud people were talking over each other.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 5, 2022Hello Garywasthere! Maya is a hot spot so expect to hear people enjoying a good time! Your opinion matters and we appreciate your suggestion. We hope you enjoyed your food after all and we hope to win you back for another visit!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was sweet and very mindful of us. The food was great. My new favorite brunch spot! Thank you Maya!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit with us! Our bottomless brunch is truly a favorite, fun experience for all of our guests. Our team appreciates the 5 star recommendation!

  27. JC

    JacquelineC

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent as usual!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 5, 2022You made our day...Thank you for your fabulous review! We're so glad to see that Maya is a favorite of yours. We take pride in providing you with an experience that you'll remember - from the food, to the ambience, and so much more. Looking forward to your next visit with us!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at Maya last night. It started at the front door with a friendly greeting and then what I would think was the best table in the house. Our server Andrew came over and took our drink order and started us off with spicy guacamole. The drinks were excellent, we especially liked the spicy cucumber margarita. All the food was delicious. The highlights were the steak fajitas, chicken enchiladas and the coconut flan dessert. Great service, food and drinks! Thank you Maya!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on July 5, 2022We're so thrilled you enjoyed the delicious food, drinks and a true Maya dining experience! We welcome the shoutout for Andrew; we'll be sure to pass it on. Our team appreciates the 5 star rating and we look forward to your next visit with us!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was good. Very casual. Service was excellent.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 24, 2022We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Maya. We put a lot of thought into every detail and it looks like it showed with your recent visit. Thank you so much for the positive recommendation!

  30. j

    joanm

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The menu was limited as compared to Pre-COVID and noise level high. We were lucky to find a table where we could have a conversation. The waiter had limited communication skills and thought it was due to the mask but it was not the case.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Joan! Thank you for your feedback, Maya is a hot spot so expect to hear people enjoying a good time! We want all of our guests to enjoy their visit from start to finish ~ and they do! We hope you'll give us another try, as we are truly committed to providing a great experience for all of our happy guests.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Food was okay , drinks were not good

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We take pride in the quality of our food ingredients and our handcrafted cocktails. We're always working hard to make sure that everything is served up fresh and flavorful, so we're surprised you weren't wowed! Your opinion matters and we appreciate your patience as we work to make improvements.

  32. m

    monicac

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was friendly. Good was amazing. Kept coming at a really good pace. The food is always delicious.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Monica, thank you for your fabulous feedback! We take great pride in everything we do here at Maya and we're so delighted to hear your server was friendly and your food was amazing! Our team is grateful for your 5 star rating.

  33. KE

    KEVINK

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Just not special… food just ordinary. Would not recommend

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 21, 2022Hello Kevin! We take pride in the quality of our ingredients and we're always working hard to make sure that everything is served up fresh and flavorful. We're committed to serving quality food, using top ingredients and creating fresh, savory & authentic, Mexican cuisine, so it's rare when we hear this type of feedback. We hope you'll give us another try, as we truly are committed to providing a great experience for all of our guests.

  34. R

    Roberto

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tacos, enchiladas, fajitas were all very good. No one had any complaints about the food or Margaritas. Service was also friendly and attentive. We sat outside in their Covid shed: plenty of room. It will be getting very hot in the summer I imagine.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 21, 2022Hi Roberto, thank you for your fabulous feedback! We take great pride in everything we do here at Maya and we're so delighted to hear our tacos, enchiladas, fajitas were fantastic! Our team is grateful for your 5 star rating.

  35. M

    Marissymar

    New York Area

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place to catch up and celebrate. Guacamole was great. Queso fundido very tasty. Tacos chicken adobo very good and savory. And my friend had Salmon Zarandeado and she liked it very much. I alway come back!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're thrilled that you enjoy coming back for our savory dishes several times! We're always happy when our guests have an amazing time with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Opportunities in service. Sever hovers to sell not to provide service. Training is needed to deliver promise

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 13, 2022We do our best to make sure that all of our guests are well taken care of and we'll take this opportunity to revisit with our staff in order to ensure exceptional service is provided. We take our customer feedback very seriously and we hope you give us another opportunity to serve you.

  37. PA

    PedroA

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great !!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 13, 2022Hello Pedro! Thank you for your 5 star review! It’s customers like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again.

  38. C

    Colonialstillgreat

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was good as usual but the place is very very loud. Acoustics make it hard to have conversations.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 13, 2022Hello Colonial! We’re delighted that your food was good and delicious as usual. We take great pride in the quality of our delectable food, handcrafted drinks and great service! Maya is a hot spot so expect to hear people enjoying a good time. We are grateful for your patronage and look forward to your next visit.

  39. L

    Liza

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just one of our favorite restaurants!

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 13, 2022You made our day...Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad to see that Maya is a favorite of yours. We take pride in providing you with an experience that you'll remember - from the food, to the service, and so much more. Looking forward to your next visit with us!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food great service.

    Maya - New YorkResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for the positive rating! We take great pride in everything we do here at Maya and we're so delighted to see you enjoyed your visit with us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Maya - New York using the Order Online button. Maya - New York also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 585-1818.

Maya - New York is rated 4.6 stars by 2216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Maya - New York

1191 First Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 64th and 65th streets

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available on 64th street, just around the corner.

  • Public transit

    6 Train to 68th street-Hunter CollegeN, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th & Lexington

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Richard Sandoval

  • Entertainment

    Happy Hour Daily! 3-9pmTwo tacos for $4 all day, Monday-ThursdayBottomless BrunchEvery Saturday & Sunday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 585-1818

  • Private party facilities

    Maya offers an enclosed section decorated with Mexican traditional artifacts. This room is located in the rear of the restaurant in the quietest area. Seats 40/Cocktail Reception 40

  • Private party contact

    NYC Events Team: (212) 585-1818

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