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#53 of 15,978 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Former French Concession
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No.568 Julu Road,Shanghai Grand Plaza Club House 2F, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6289 6889
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great family place, my kids love to come for brunch and have a lot of churros at the end of the meal. we love this place.

Thank W2005C
Helsingborg, Sweden
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A hidden place. You need to know where to go to find it... Nice interiors with fun art on the walls. A touch of posh but still very relaxed atmosphere... Really good fresh Mexican food and good wines. A mix of Chinese and non-Chinese guests. Ok prices, but not cheap.

Thank ulrika p
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125 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

One of my best service experiences in Shanghai! The food was very tasty and the staff took care about any dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). Also they handled a bigger group (20 people) well without any complaints. If you are vegetarian, you cannot choose out of many options. But those they offer are tasty. Also the set prize for... More 

Thank Jonas M
Shanghai, China
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

[RW] Visited Maya for the first time on occasion of the Restaurant Week! Food was very good and service very correct, enjoyed the Spinach&Cheese Empanadas probably more than the Red Kingfish Aguachile, a bit tastier and more elaborated! On the main courses they were good and the portions quite generous, but not wowing, such a sensation was for a Chicken&Mango... More 

Thank Marc G
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This RestroBar offers a variety of food to all. The key thing is the hospitality and the services you'll get here. From outside nobody would know there is such a nice restrobar in that area, but once you're in, you would love to visit again and thats what we did ;)

Thank Mahesh P
San Mateo, California
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200 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Ate here with friends who live in Shanghai and enjoyed the food. Wasn't sure what to expect b/c I'm native to CA and know my Mexican food. We had a bunch of different appetizers: tacos, ceviche, guacamole, shrimp fajitas and garlic jalapeno quesadillas. Chef was very accommodating to my friends dairy issues and took out butter and cheese, but all... More 

Thank Tiny_Bubbles007
Forest, Virginia
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have visited this restaurant quite a few times and overall I have had good experiences. I am always looking for options in variety of food in China so Mexican is a very refreshing change. Food & drinks are good selection and ambiance is relaxing and tasteful. I have always had good service as well. Only downside is you need... More 

Thank 5025emy
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Food was bland. I never add salt or pepper to my meals but this place needed it. Terrible a service. I won't be going back.

Thank MrMcBKing
Maya_Shanghai, General Manager at Maya, responded to this review

Dear Mr McBKing, I apologise if you feel you had a terrible experience, this is a very rare occasion for us, as normally we get very happy guests and we are normally known for consistently good quality food, drinks and service. Out of 256 reviews and 8 years of operating, we have only had 3 one star reviews(including yours) so... More 

Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've been here many times, but only for brunch. I can't resist an all you can drink brunch especially when the drinks are good and the food follows suit. I definitely regret it later that night, but at the time, it's bliss.

Thank j0nj0n49
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

They live in Shanghai and we live in Sai Gon. We have worked together in Israel and Saudi Arabia. We have known each other for 20 years and we have shared many meals together. Since Shanghai is their city, it was their choice. We decided to eat early, about 5:30. When we arrived we were the only customers there. After... More 

Thank Johnkinder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.568 Julu Road,Shanghai Grand Plaza Club House 2F, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6289 6889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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