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Mayas Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #488 of 2,124 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 14 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Caribbean, South American, Central American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Garden District
Cross street: St. Andrew Avenue
Transit: New Orleans RTA - www.norta.com Bus Stop @ Magazine & Jackson St. Charles Streetcar Stop @ St. Andrew & St. Charles
Description: A fare of new and traditional dishes from the Latin American region with a taste of Asian and Middle East influence.
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We are from Latin America and have eaten food from all across the region. We dropped in at Mayas after a long drive down to New Orleans from Atlanta and we were very hungry. Mayas is right near where we were staying so we decided to give it try. We were very pleasantly surprised on multiple fronts. The staff was very friendly and our waitress was clearly experienced and skilled with the dishes on the menu. The water melon sangria mentioned by others, was very refreshing. The Mojito was one of the best I've ever had. For dinner we had the veggie tamal, which was prepared like the giant tamales that one finds in South American countries such as Colombia, wrapped in plantain leaves. The flavors were generous and very authentic. It was like eating from our Abuela's kitchen. The Monterrey chicken was wonderfully complemented with a bed of blue cheese mashed potatoes. The ropa vieja was deliciously prepared as in the Caribbean, but perhaps a bit too sweet. It was served in ample quantity with fried sweet plaintains, black beans and jasmin rice. The churrasco was served with a spicy chimichurri on a fried yuca cake with two fried eggs on top. The meat was very flavorful and I loved the yuca cake, but if it was me, I would dial back the spice a bit to let the other wonderful flavors stand out. The portions were big so we had no room for dessert. All in all it was a fun and satisfying experience. We will go back to explore additional options on the menu.

Thank dagordon
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Disappointed, actually. Salsa was way too sweet, almost like eating duck sauce. The guacamole was really good, but my Blue Tomato salad was ruined by far too much dressing. I was really looking for that sharp blue cheese taste, but it was almost tasteless. Might give it one more try, but a definite let down.

Thank David D
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

It's not a vegetarian restaurant but there were more than enough veg options for me. Frankly, between the chips & guacamole (tasted fresh made and great) and the mushroom nacatamal (another appetizer) I was full. Didn't need an entree. I'll have to go back to try the other veggie options though it will be hard to resist just ordering the mushroom nacatamal each time. The tamale filling was so good and the corn masa shell was in just the perfect ratio to the filling. Delightful.
The staff were attentive and friendly.
The restaurant ambience was much more elegant and soothing (though far from formal) than the sidewalk exterior might lead you to think.
Definitely worth a visit if Latin American-inspired food has any appeal to you.

Thank REWind1867
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Walking down Magazine st in Nola after a hard rain, we found ourselves in this funky chic fun Latino eatery. Delicious food and drinks. Talk to Trinity, the gentleman behind the bar, he's awesome. Guided us with amazing choices. Love this place!

Thank Makeupsk143
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The family stopped here after an eight hour drive from Dallas and was not disappointed.

Mayas is a small bar/restaurant on Magazine St. that serves really great Latin and Mexican inspired dishes and some awesome watermelon sangria.

As a starter we ordered tostones, which were just like my Puerto Rican grandmother used to make. The tostones were served with three sauces/aiolis. They hit the spot.

For the entree, two of us had the tilapia, one had red curry shrimp, one an enormous brunch burrito, and me, the lechon. No body had any complaints and nobody will be hungry until maybe lunch tomorrow. The portions were HUGE...yet everyone had a hard time putting their forks down. My lechon was served with black beans on top of a big mound of rice. The pork roast was very tasty. No room for dessert!

Prices were reasonable. The five of us ate for $110, including a total of two beers and two sangrias.

Service was super friendly. We definitely recommend Mayas.

Thank Jon J
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