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Maya Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Cafe, Delicatessen
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Rua Professor Ortiz Monteiro 15-B | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22245-100, Brazil
+55 21 2205-4950
09:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Always tasty and fresh food, good breakfast menu. At times can be very crowded and loud. Juices and mattes are delucious and I would highly recommend trying one.

Thank Anna K
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This restaurantes resembling nice and hipster atmosphere cafés that you can find in Paris, Rome or London is just starting in Rio and Maia café is one of the places that you can keep feeling after going as a treasure found in the middle of the city. Laranjeiras is well known for its nice restaurants and typical snack bars, but... More 

Thank lucascondeixa
Miami Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here multiple times during 2 week stay to visit my wife's family in nearby Laranjeiras. This restaurant has a Napa/Sonoma feel to it. Healthy, fresh, organic. I had pesto pasta, orange chicken and kind of a Brazilian shredded beef, almost akin to a Southern dish in the US. Their homemade Mate tea (think ice tea) is cool & refreshing.... More 

Thank Casey W
Ricardo L, Proprietário at Maya Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Casey, thanks a lot. Please come back, you ara welcome! More 

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136 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A very charming cafe/restaurant with a great menu with delicious salads and sandwcihes with vegetarian/vegan options. Also a very nice cozy environment for both friends or couples.

Thank Barbara V
Ricardo L, Proprietário at Maya Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much! And please come back. More 

Niteroi, RJ
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

They have great food... but the service is really bad... from the manager to the waitress! I think they should invest in improving the service quality.

Thank claracox
Ricardo L, Proprietário at Maya Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, we are fighting very hard to improve the service. More 

Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here today Probably the best so far since we have been here. Amazing food and lovely staff. Could not have been more helpful letting us try food before we ordered. Will definitely return before we leave Rio. Great place to go.

Thank ATC150
Ricardo L, Proprietário at Maya Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! You are very lovely. More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Maya is a great place to enjoy a local breakfast with an honest price. There are plenty of options from the traditional espresso to shakes, Gelato and drinks. The breakfast includes gluten-free options, waffles, great home made breads, eggs and really good brunch options. It also has tasting lunch options.

Thank Filipi C
Ricardo L, Gerente at Maya Cafe, responded to this review

Wow, Filipi, thank you very much! And come back for more!!! ;) More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I live near Maya Cafe. The restaurant serves a huge variety of options. I went with my husband and we share two different sandwiches. Both were delicious. If the weather is cold, try the hot chocolate. Friendly waiters and you can even buy different types of bread to take home.

Thank Elisa L
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop especially on market day (Saturday) the food and coffee are amazing the owner and his wife have a real passion for fresh food , I recommend the coffee a good cup is hard to find in Rio.

Thank Amanda M
Ricardo L, Gerente at Maya Cafe, responded to this review

Amanda, thanks a lot! So nice to have clients like you. And thanks for the tips too! More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Very good place mainly on Saturday mornings when you can enjoy a great market street in front of the cafe. It's really about Rio.

Thank Aline T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Brazilian, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Professor Ortiz Monteiro 15-B | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22245-100, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2205-4950

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