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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, American
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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6.7 km from Arlington National Cemetery
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

This relatively new restaurant features Turkish foods. Two meals I've sampled have been very light despite having some sauce. Fresh vegetables are presented with the meal. Service is impeccable. The only negative is limited parking. That should not keep you away. It has the potential...to become a neighborhood go to restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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mayabistro, Owner at Maya Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Hello, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our company values put customer satisfaction as the top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward...More

Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Great addition to Arlington. Very friendly owner and staff. We went for a Friday early dinner and HH and it was perfect. Oh, and they have parking.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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mayabistro, Owner at Maya Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Hello Ron, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our company values put customer satisfaction as the top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. We look...More

Reviewed January 20, 2020

Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed the fresh fried calamari, falafel and hummus appetizers. Also really liked the mixed grill (though be sure to ask for some yogurt dipping sauce), the Adona with yogurt sauce, warm shrimp and lime and the branzino (bear in mind...it’s the while fish). The apricot dessert was perfect for sharing. Really nice staff with son managing the front of the house and his parents in the kitchen; our server, Bianca, was very attentive and helpful. We will happily return!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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mayabistro, Owner at Maya Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Hi, thanks for taking the time to share your prestigious opinion on Maya Bistro with other Tripadvisor users. We take pride in giving outstanding service to every customer and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

I haven't been this excited about a new Arlington restaurant in a long time. I first heard of it on Nextdoor so seed was planted. It was one of the few places open on Christmas so that is where my husband and I had dinner....Boy, was it terrific! We ordered the grape leaves, mezze platter and moussaka. Wow - everything tasted fresh and great. Stand-outs were the grape leaves, cheese cigars (borek) and moussaka. Also had champagne (cava) by the glass which I really enjoyed. Warm, cozy place. Service was friendly and efficient. We will become regulars here. They gave us a wonderful Christmas meal.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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mayabistro, Owner at Maya Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Hi, thanks for taking the time to share your prestigious opinion on Maya Bistro with other Tripadvisor users. We take pride in giving outstanding service to every customer and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation.

Reviewed November 20, 2019

After a few years, I came back to Arlington, and I saw this new restaurant. They have a delicious Mediterranean cuisine. I think this restaurant has given Arlington a new taste.

Date of visit: November 2019
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mayabistro, Owner at Maya Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2019

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note.

Reviewed November 18, 2019

Maya Bistro is a great restaurant that deserves a look. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food is amazing. I've eaten there twice so far and I will be back! I’ll really recommend to every one 👏👏

Date of visit: November 2019
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mayabistro, Owner at Maya Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2019

Hello Arlene, Our company values put customer satisfaction as the top priority and we are committed to our customers.

Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

Kozleme, a smoked eggplant dish, is delicious, the roasted red pepper and feta spread was a bit too spicy for us but the Cacik yogurt spread mellowed it out and was so good. The Adana sandwich and the Kunefe dessert were both terrific.

Date of visit: September 2019
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mayabistro, Owner at Maya Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Hello Peter, thank you for your great review on Maya Bistro,

Reviewed September 9, 2019

The place is welcoming, clean and the service is very good. The food is yummy and plenty of options to consider.

Date of visit: May 2019
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mayabistro, Owner at Maya Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Hello, thanks for your review on Maya Bistro,

Reviewed August 26, 2019

The two of us returned for yet another great dinner just 10 days ago. Arrived a bit past 7 pm without a reservation because we'd stopped by earlier that afternoon to learn that although it was a Friday, dinner 'traffic' continued to be lighter than...usual. (Most restaurants in Northern Virginia, just west of Washington, DC see an August 'drop off' as many people are away on vacation before school starts later in the month.) We told our friendly server "Bianca" that although we were repeat customers, there were still many items on the very extensive menu we'd not yet tried. In addition to the complementary and excellent home-baked pita and black olive tapenade, we began with the SUPERB "Maya Trio", an assortment of 3 (of a choice of 6) cold mezzes appetizers ($12): ~ Baba Ganoush (pureed grilled eggplants with tahini, garlic, fresh lemon juice, and touch of olive oil) ~ Grilled Eggplant Charcoal smoked eggplants, green & red peppers, olive oil, garlic, parsley, dill, and fresh lemon juice) ~ Htipiti (Roasted red peppers with feta cheese, fresh thyme and olive oil). When we told Bianca we were considering the restaurant's Maya Mix Grill for two ($45) -- an outstanding combination of Chicken Shish, Adana (ground beef & lamb with fresh garlic, red peppers, and Turkish seasonings, perfectly done (medium rare) Lamb Chops, and Beef Shish, all served with rice pilav, bulgur pilav along with a superb mix of fresh vegetables -- she suggested we take advantage of that night's special red wine offering, a delicious Greek wine (sorry, name has escaped us) for $40. It was a great match for everything we had. Because of Maya's generous portions, we saved about a third of our dinner to take home for later in the weekend and split one dessert, a light and scrumptious Tirmasu ($6). We accompanied dessert with tea ($3) and another surprise, the restaurant's Turkish coffee ($4) -- served in a beautiful silver setting! (See photos!) Unlike espresso, this was deep, aromatic and quite smooth. During our meal, we were recognized by "Murat" and "Massoud", both of whom we'd met in previous visits ... + the owner graciously stopped by as well to ask how we were enjoying our dinner. And just before we left, we had the chance to thank the chef who was about to leave for the evening as it was after 9 pm with just two tables still enjoying their dinners. We consider ourselves very fortunate that Maya Bistro is close by & serves such outstanding food and wine in such an upscale, yet casual and relaxed atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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mayabistro, Owner at Maya Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Hello, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. Best regards, Maya Bistro

Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Cute, cozy and popular spot. Ground lamb/beef combo was delicious. You choose rice or vegetables as a side. Comes with tzaziki yogurt sauce. Wine choices are limited unless you like Turkish wine; we went with Oyster Bay New Zealand Sauvignon blanc ($40). Impressed that they...carried Cakebread Chardonnay ($70). Would go back. Vegetables were al Dente. Warm pita bread and black olive paste were superb.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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