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$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1191 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7108
+1 212-585-1818
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“guacamole” (31 reviews)
“tacos” (19 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1191 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7108
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party had a wide selection of dishes, and were satisfied but no more. Tacos al pastor were very dry and not made with the right cut of pork. Guacamole lacked zing. Huitlacoche was bland, could have been anything. And so on. The bar section...More

Thank MannyG2000
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We've eaten here several times over the years. Our last visit was a disappointment. The service is good, the atmosphere nice but the food was a letdown. Small portions, dry chicken, and bland guacamole. The people drinking seemed to be having a good time. Way...More

Thank Lee A
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I might have made up the term "modern" but it reflects the fact that is no traditional American Mexican restaurant. The food was fresh and flavorful. We enjoyed the crab and shrimp enchilada as well as the steak tacos. Three of us split the chocolate...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I went here with my friend for a happy hour one weekday. They have a large selection of drinks and small dishes. Margaritas are way too sweet so for the 2nd round I decided to stick with beer. Food was alright but left things to...More

1  Thank MattModine
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The bar scene here is great with large crowdThe restaurant however is lacking The portions are small unless you go for the chef specials Three tacos are like an appetizer and not a meal Service is average with no real effort to describe the menu

Thank jlpgolfer
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Best Mexican i've had...everything i tasted was delicious and different. Price point is very reasonable. Service is good. Would a million percent recommend and go again. The guacamole is addictive and you literally cannot stop!!!!!!!

Thank Abdulwahab A
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I've been to Maya a handful of times and it is officially one of those "In the back pocket" restaurants. What I mean by that is this is a place that when you know you need a place to be a fail safe, an emergency...More

Thank crownroyale47
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The service and food for Sunday brunch were excellent. We tried pretty much everything on the menu and everything was extremely tasty. Unfortunately a few drawbacks earned it a lower rating than the food or service deserved. Not sure if it's typical or not, but...More

Thank Guinness R
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We happened to stop by here one night for dinner and I'm glad we did. We started with cocktails including margaritas which were a little different than what we have come to expect, but very good. At the suggestion of our server, we ordered the...More

Thank Buckoranch
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This restaurant offers an updated version of Mexican food. Its the first Mexican restaurant I've left not completely stuffed .I ordered the lobster and shrimp and it was just that - no rice, no side, just the seafood with a bunch of inedible cilantro thrown...More

Thank InvestCaribbean
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Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1191 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7108
    (Between 64th and 65th streets)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to 68th street-Hunter College N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th & Lexington
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-585-1818
  • E-mail
At Maya, Chef Richard Sandoval offers his signature blend of authentic Mexican ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. Handcrafted margaritas and a selection of over 100tequilas pair beautifully with the flavorful dishes. In the main and private dining rooms, handmade Mexican artwork completes Maya’s dining experience.
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