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“Best Mexican food in Europe”
Review of Cueva Maya - CLOSED

Cueva Maya
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 February 2014

My expectations were pretty average upon entering the restaurant, as I've dined at several different "Mexican" establishments here in Europe, and while some are good, they usually let me down as far as taste and quality go. This not only met any good expectations I may have had, but outdid them as far as I'm concerned. There are still some things that are different here than there would be in the States (and for that matter in Mexico, I'm sure), but all in all the quality was definitely worth trying the place out!

I would advice anyone to avoid the nacho appetizer. That was our biggest mistake, and had me thinking the entrees weren't going to be very good either. The nachos are not nachos. There were about 15 tortilla chips on a plate with a lot of mozzarella cheese melted, and about 1 sliced up jalapeno pepper on top. Plus they added some kind of spicy powder which not only tasted bad but it made the dish nearly impossible to eat because it was so spicy. To me, this wasn't nachos, and it wasn't worth the 8 euro that they charged. They did bring us, gratis, chips and salsa. That was also a let down, but I think they can improve upon this. The salsa came in a tiny bowl, a cat probably couldn't use, and it was only about a third of the way full. There were again about 15 tortilla chips in a tiny bowl, on the side of the salsa. Both my boyfriend and I were coughing from how spicy the salsa was, and people at the table next to us were also coughing. They really need to tone down the amount of spice they're putting in that stuff.

However, that is the ONLY complaint that I have. The service was great, the food was fast, and the entrees were out of this world delicious! I ordered enchiladas with beef (they were happy to add the type of meat I wanted, even though it wasn't listed on the menu that way), and on the side the put sour cream and guacamole with two big tortilla chips. The sour cream and guacamole portion could have been bigger, honestly it looked more like a presentation on the plate rather than that they meant you to eat it. The chili con carne was delicious too, really true to the taste, as were the enchiladas and the guacamole.

The margarita was fantastic and just the right size, and probably a pretty good price at 6 euro. The prices were average for Trento, you won't find anything less in town, but you could certainly find more expensive - especially considering that this restaurant is right smack dab in the center
of town, in the middle of Duomo square.

The decor was really well done, loved the layout of the place, just small enough that it wasn't overly loud, even though the place was packed with people. The bar is in the center of the restaurant, so you can watch as they are making cocktails, and they had a really neat bowl sitting on the counter, which looked like sangria and they would scoop out glasses of it from time to time for the customers.

As I said the service was great, friendly, fast and our waiter seemed to speak English too, in case there are tourists who are looking for some yummy Mexican food here in Trento.
Honestly, I've never had such authentic Mexican food neither in Italy nor in all of Europe.

Really great, and highly recommended!

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Thank Euroerican
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Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Direct at piazza del duomo, nice place clean and friendly. Good food, not mex spicy but you can probably ask for more if you need.
We get chicken and fish, both pretty good!
A nice place to try.

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Thank DamianoZornetta
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Mexican food is something different. Burritos need to be big and round, tacos are fried... It looks as if all dishes are made out of the same thing: chicken, beef, and chili con carne... Then they wrap it in different fashions and mix it with tortillas and there you go. I am afraid I have been in better place. Nice location and beautiful place. Bad kitchen.

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Thank Groningen1
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

Unarguably the restaraunt has got the best location here in Trento , it's is right in front the main square piazza Duomo... you can sit in the tables outside and the dinner will be perfect!! The menu includes variuos plates of mexican and spanish cuisine, this is up to your tastes.. The waiters and the owner are polite and caring . Advised for a romantic dinner with your twin soul as well....

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5  Thank vale77Treviso
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Reviewed 1 November 2014
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