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Maya Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Central American, Latin
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Crossroads Mall | Banilad Road, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 238 9618
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Cebu City, Philippines
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been over a year since we visited Maya as we reside in Karachi. We arrived on the spur of the moment. Warm and friendly welcome. Seated promptly and courteous service. Menu explained and the waiter made recommendations. All good. Cocktails excellent. Very happy. The areas to improve is the deserts are limited and the menus need reprinting as... More 

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Thank Erik H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Maya mexican restaurant. As of lately, the service hasn't been as great ever since they shifted their food stocks elsewhere. Before, the food came out quick and you can easily ask for the waiter for certain customizations. We still love the food though and the servers are always awesome. We've been here so many times that the staff... More 

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Thank Xy G
Makati, Philippines
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a chill place if you go there for some drinks & just have fun. Drinks are cold and the seats are comfortable. The music is good and not too loud that you can still talk. They have variety of good food and drinks.

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1 Thank MaricorDG
Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both my husband and I loved this place. We are both avid foodies and he is a pretty skilled amateur cook from South America, and every item we ordered definitely blew other top-class Mexican restaurants we've been to away. We had the steak tacos, pork enchiladas and a side of queso fundido with chips. The Angus beef used in the... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very hot inside but most places at Crossroads are hot. Drinks a little pricey but very well prepared. Salsa lessons evry once in a while but you still might want to bring sand to the beach. Music not too loud and good variety

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1 Thank leroydelancer
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maya is a great find in Cebu. The Mexican food Is good. Myself and my boyfriend ordered a burrito( I had a veggie California style burrito and he has a beef New York style) my boyfriend loved his and I enjoyed mine as well. We both left stuffed and happy. But the service is what makes this place great honestly.... More 

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1 Thank Chrissy V
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a special last night in Cebu plus the good reviews were a bonus. Greeted by a staff before entering, all staff were very attentive, even asked how was our food, is it our first time there, that they have this event the next day etc. Ordered tejano style flour taco; chipotle chicken and crispy pork confit (for... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We are disappointed. It was described in the lonely planet as "Best Mexican food in the country". I am no food critic, so I can only judge from my taste. I cannot believe that THE Mexican restaurant does not serve guacamole because it is not avocado season. The tacos and the burrito tasted stump and lifeless to me. The beef... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

On my last night at my recent visit to Cebu, I was lucky enough to be invited to dine at Maya. The hour long ride in the cab had us all feeling parched and weary but when I saw the highly unusual, sophisticated and quirky interior all was forgotten! We enjoyed Margaritas made with excellent tequila until the food, which... More 

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Odense, Fyn, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Okay food, but very heavy.... Price is in the upper end and there is other places with better prices and quality

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Central American, Latin
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crossroads Mall | Banilad Road, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: +63 32 238 9618
Description
Maya was created to be a casual restaurant and tequila lounge: laid back and subtle, with efficient service and reasonably priced. The sophisticated yet casual allure of Maya seamlessly blends old world charm with modern elegance. Succulent aromas from the kitchen mix tradition and ingenuity while setting the stage for your dining pleasure. Maya also has the largest selection of 100% pure agave tequilas in the country, which in addition to our premium house pours are sure to charm.Maya is committed to the timeless tradition of Mexican food – utilizing countless ingredients and dishes, and perhaps most importantly, the rich family tradition of preparation, which is done by hand using the freshest local ingredients that are regionally available. By embracing both Mexican tradition and local sensibility, we offer a creatively classic cuisine that unites well-known Mexican street food from the stalls of Mexico City and family dishes from the coast of the Mayan Riviera and the inventiveness of the Hispanic American communities of California and the American Southwest.

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