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$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1191 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7108
+1 212-585-1818
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“guacamole” (34 reviews)
“tacos” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 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 174 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The new Mexican food movement is rapidly developing. Maya is an excellent example of what to expect. The bar seems to be a hangout for young Mexican-Americans professionals. The drinks are interesting takes on old standards and very tasty. But it’s the food that really...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a couple of times with both family and colleagues. It’s always consistently great! The food is mouth watering and tasty and the service is both super friendly and recommendations always good! Beware the guacamole...it rocks...and you can’t stop eating it!

Thank Lordleviathon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visit to this upper East-side Mexican restaurant. The menu selections include a dish of three small artisanal soft tacos, the fillings which change as the chef decides. Each was perfectly filling and ideal for sharing. On this night the tacos were a delicious...More

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A good though a bit pricey Mexican spot on the upper east side which is not your first neighborhood choice for the food anyhow. Nice service, tasty dishes. Nothing special good food so to speak.

Thank lunahod
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We came here on a Friday night, we didn't have a reservation but were seated straight away. The service was fantastic and the guacamole and tortilla soup was absolutely delicious! It was quite loud in the restaurant but it was a Friday night so we...More

Thank JoAnnaBibs
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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