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Maiz Mexican Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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36 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2882
+1 734-340-6010
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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South Lyon, Michigan
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on reviews from fellow Trip Advisor reviewers, we went here, but were in a rush to get to another meeting. Not a problem. We had a terrific person helping us. All ingredients are fresh, and as many as possible are local. The warm chips are multi-colored and thin and delicious. I had a chicken salad (without the shell, by... More 

Thank Qualitylovers
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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184 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Enchiladas Rojas and a giant Margarita. Both were wonderful. The Happy hour special dropped the price on the drink to a more than reasonable amount. For the enchiladas, I had one of each - beef, chicken, cheese. The seasoning was great - not hot, just full flavor. Oh, and portions are huge!

Thank Gene B
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food is good, but not my favorite as far as Mexican food. I really like the rolled tacos though! The margaritas are excellent, and are on special during happy hour!

Thank rbeccal0511
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant has great food with large portions. The service was prompt and food came quickly. The prices are fair. We had eight people - all of whom enjoyed their food.

Thank BarbTrz
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148 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Ypsilanti's downtown, the old area around the former railroad station, has changed quite a bit in the last 15 years and sports now several good eateries and drinking establishments for just about every budget as well. One of the favourites of the Hispanic cuisine lovers is Maiz, a few doors down from the railroad crossings which occupies far more space... More 

Thank Jean H K
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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96 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I liked it. My wife hated it. If we were Siskel and Ebert, there would only be one thumbs up. And I assume I would be the fat one. I ordered a chicken enchilada which was goodMy wife ordered various tacos and was disappointed. She also ordered something else she didn't like (I can't remember). I was busy stuffing my... More 

Thank rbaar47
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Seriously really good Mexican food. Everything is made in house daily except for the tortilla chips. Salsa was awesome! The chips were good but I would prefer my tortilla chip without artificial dyes added to them but honestly that's my only complaint about this place. They had great service too! Chris was our server and was great at helping us... More 

Thank Funtwin1
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was a very sweet restaurant in Depot Town! My husband and I went for lunch. Very fast service and the food was really good! They also give you very large portions!! And that was for lunch, can't imagine what the dinner portions look like! Price was very reasonable!

Thank Christine-Sturm
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

In the historic district of Ypsilanti, MI, it obviously is in a century old building, parking is quite a challenge - across the street is a public lot, but it also was pretty full.

Thank Gregg N
Belleville, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Maiz is a place that one must go to when visiting depot town in Ypsilanti! My wife is a big fan of mexican food, and it takes a lot to impress me. This restaurant hands down is on my list of favorite restaurants! I ordered the spicy steak fajita burrito, which had an amazing combination of flavors and was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2882
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: +1 734-340-6010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?