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Maya Palenque Restaurant

££ - £££
Mexican, American, Contemporary
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349 Enfrente Rd, Novato, CA 94949-6069
+1 415-883-6292
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
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Tehachapi, California
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359 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Took friends here on their suggestion. I thought the salsa was not very good. The chips were fresh and the dishes were good. Not the best and certainly not the worst. I would probably pass on going again.

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Thank Diana W
California, United States
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329 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I ate here several times and it was always great. the waiters were very attentive and checking very regularly if all was fine. The appetizer seemed to be out almost as I finished ordering. Each visit the place was full of people. They were friendly and the place was pretty clean. My main dish each time was a really good... More 

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Thank Reginald S
Gilroy, California
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378 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This tastes like home cooking to me, the food is perfect blends of taste and textures even so far as the guacamole, I was privy to a texture test: two batches of Guac made with the same ingredients, in the same proportions, the difference being one had the vegetables chopped fine, and the guac was hand blended to a creamy... More 

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Thank Norma W
Granite Bay, California
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The hubs & I stopped here for lunch after a quick trip to SF. I ordered the Chicken Caesar Wrap and my hubby got the Mega Burrito. I also ordered a Mojito. Lunch came quickly, the food was fantastic. My drink was great as well. Service was fast and very nice. Our waiter even offered to box up our left... More 

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Thank Laura C
tripper45
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Watch sports on tv around the bar or sit in the nearby restaurant space in a colorful room, enjoying Mexican. Lots of neighbors are also enjoying themselves. The food is average, and the bar, from what I remember beer and wine.

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Novato, California
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

With a good bar and a nice hall-dining setting, Maya Palenque is an active and casual place to grab some good food. Classic mexican dishes with some American-fusion choices are offered, with good beer and even better margaritas.

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Thank MattWMc
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Friends from S. F. took me out for my birthday. It started out well--but unfortunately did not continue that way!! I ordered a margarita & it came on the rocks--my fault, I didn't specify, but the flavor was good! For dinner I ordered an appetizer with shrimp & pineapple in a tomato-based sauce. When it arrived, the dish looked yummy... More 

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Thank SantaRosaCher
Novato, California
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

The building is stylish and the menu diverse and less expensive that I thought. The portions were good and the food tasted fresh and authentic. This is not a cheap local restaurant, but rather a little more upscale, and it did not disappoint, nor empty my wallet. I loved their Chile Relleno.

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Thank CliffJacobs99atgmail
San Rafael, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I have tried it multiple times always hoping some how it's gotten better. It hasn't even the kids hated their food and it's pretty hard to make a bad taco, bad burrito and a bad enchilada. Avoid at all costs

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Thank Molly M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

This was a welcomed surprise. We expected just lunch, but it was wonderful. My husband and I shared a combo fajitas that were incredible. Not only was the food excellent, the service was over the top. Even though we were the only ones sitting outside, we were far from ignored. What a wonderful experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 Enfrente Rd, Novato, CA 94949-6069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Novato
  • Phone Number: +1 415-883-6292

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