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Maya

#40 of 15,910 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Former French Concession
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No.568 Julu Road,Shanghai Grand Plaza Club House 2F, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6289 6889
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, loved the service. Some dishes were better than others - I was disappointed by the ceviche and the salmon tacos - but the good ones, man, they were REALLY good. The duck entree was amazing, and the churros for dessert are a must. Tequila flights and sangria pitchers also make for a fun evening. And our server... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Maya is a wonderful Mexican restaurant. The food is delicious. I had the Argentine beef with roasted potatoes and it food was devine. It is a higher end restaurant but the value is there. The first time it's difficult to find, but keep looking for it, you won't be dissapointed.

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Shanghang County, China
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Never fails to please. Ribs are good as are the standard mexican staples. Especially like the casserole which has a little kick. Washed down with a jug of sangria or margarita. Nice busy atmosphere

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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

When you walk into Mayita in Shanghai, you walk into an upscale Californian Mexican oasis.The ambiance is warm, inviting an familiar. The staff are friendly, attentive, and courteous. The star however, is the food. Rarely have I been to a restaurant where every dish was absolutely perfect, this was a rare time. Meats melted in your mouth, cooked perfectly. Everything... More 

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anywhere, California
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Given you don't quite find the real deal as far as Mexican food goes in SH, this place is the furthest of all. Maybe they should call it "Mexican INSPIRED". If you want more authentic flavor, look elsewhere.

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Shanghai, China
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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Visited Maya for brunch on Saturday. Very nice atmosphere and great food. I would especially comment on the Churros which were really delicious. On another note the waiters are nothing special: no smile, take out plates even if not everyone has finished.... Seems only the owner or main manager who welcome us was above all. Finally I wonder why they... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Everything about this place is amazing. The food, service, and ambiance are perfect. The quality and flavors of the food can't be beat. This is possibly the best Mexican restaurant I've been to out of numerous countries - to include Mexico!! It's available for delivery through Sherpa, but I would suggest enjoying the experience of the restaurant!

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Austin, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We shared some guacole to start which was really good. I tried the lamb fajitas based on a recommendation from the waiter and they were excellent! Very good flavor, lots of food, more than I could finish and I don't like to leave food on my plate. My coworkers tried the duck breast and the chicken enchiladas and both really... More 

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Shanghai
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

I've been to Maya on several occasions for brunch and dinner. While most of everything I've had is great, brunch by far is the best value and delicious. Some reviews have called Maya expensive, and you can rack up quite a bill with a large group, but brunch seems right on the money. Great ambiance and good service.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stopped for a light supper and enjoyed cold beers and a delicious taco salad. Despite the evident rush and call for tables we were not pushed out quickly. All the food that passed us from the open kitchen looked amazing. Bit hard to find, but if your taxi can get you to the gate the guard will point you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.568 Julu Road,Shanghai Grand Plaza Club House 2F, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6289 6889

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Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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