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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, South American, Central American
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1191 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7108 (Between 64th and 65th streets)
+1 212-585-1818
15:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 15:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was my first time at Maya and probably not my last. I went for a friend’s birthday and we opted for the bottomless brunch which is two hours of eating and drinking. The pre-fixe menu was pretty vast. Every dish we ordered was great, but my favorites were the Maya Benedict (a twist on the classic eggs benedict) and... More 

Thank Harry M
Matawan, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Maya is one of my go to spots when I have a friend visiting NYC! With such an expansive happy hour, and great food specials you know that you will get great hospitality at Maya. The brunch that they have is one of the best in NYC in my opinion, only $45 gets you unlimited food and unlimited drinks for... More 

Thank jalacey
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is my second time at Maya and the two experiences were both alike and different. The first time was at about 6:00 pm on a weeknight and the bar scene was hopping and more than flowing over into the restaurant, almost a madhouse. Tonight was a Sunday evening at 7:30 and it was almost empty. The waiter was a... More 

Thank Robert T
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for tacos and other Mexican food you can go to Maya. Maya has tacos, guacamole, tamales, and most of it is GF. They also have more upscale Mexican options. When we went to Maya it was very hot we told the server and it was fixed right away. If you do go to Maya, I hope... More 

Thank PineStreetEater
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

First time visiting this spot with some friends for Brunch. "Bottomless Brunch" for $45 dollars all you can eat and drink from noon until 4:30pm on Sunday's only. The portions are med size, but can fill you up instantly. Place is big to fit a party of two to a dozen. Great staff, great meal, clean, amazing drinks especially the... More 

Thank KZR30
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Traveling the Southwest has exposed me to some very different types of Mexican food. Was not expecting much, but my wife though I would enjoy Maya. The wine pour was generous and the setting comfortable. What was a surprise was the food, which was not bathed in cheese. Carnitas: Some of the finest in the country and by far the... More 

Thank Russell R
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's a great place for Mexican food. Good food Great ambience Staff is courteous Good music Must try their Guacamole

Thank Shebany M
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This place has AMAZING margaritas and tapas during happy hour. Great place to meet friends! Always Lively! The only downside, had dinner once, found a hair in our meal (I know this happens), let the manager know., he offered us a new dish. I didn't want a new one (lost my appetite)...it was not taken off of our bill. We... More 

Thank Deborrah F
Chattanooga, TN
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife, daughter and I had brunch at Maya and thoroughly enjoyed it. Weekend brunches have become a highlight of our trips to NYC. Many restaurants offer great deals on bottomless brunches. These usually consist of a choice of a menu item and then unlimited (hence the bottomless designation) drinks for a specified duration. Maya's specializes in tapas (small plates).... More 

Thank GTNE80
Muncie, Indiana
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food was great, service, was just okay. I was disappointed as I sat at the window and no-one asked me how my meal was, if I wanted another drink or anything. Had to walk up to the wait staff and ask for my bill.

Thank jmweavercott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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