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Maya Palenque Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Contemporary
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349 Enfrente Rd, Novato, CA 94949-6069
+1 415-883-6292
11:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
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Novato, California
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is mediocre, the atmosphere is not bad. The margaritas are not very good, at least they weren't when I went, and the bar smells kind of bad, like vomit. I've lived close by for 14 years. When we first moved here, we tried it a few times, it was never very good - we stopped for about 12... More 

Thank Coree C
Novato, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

SIT outside if it is a nice day. Food and service is vert good. Family owner and run. Margaritas are very good and great selection of Tequilas and beers. Lisa is always smiling and glad to see us.

Thank Steve K
Boston, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The staff are gracious and welcoming at this laid back restaurant and bar, specializing in Mayan cuisine. Sorry to say, the food is only average. Rice and beans were luke warm, tropical chicken was overdone. The grilled shrimp in garlic and white sauce was pretty good. Green salsa and chips were very good.

Thank Rebecca1921
Tehachapi, California
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379 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Took friends here on their suggestion. I thought the salsa was not very good. The chips were fresh and the dishes were good. Not the best and certainly not the worst. I would probably pass on going again.

Thank Diana W
California, United States
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380 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I ate here several times and it was always great. the waiters were very attentive and checking very regularly if all was fine. The appetizer seemed to be out almost as I finished ordering. Each visit the place was full of people. They were friendly and the place was pretty clean. My main dish each time was a really good... More 

Thank Reginald S
Gilroy, California
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386 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This tastes like home cooking to me, the food is perfect blends of taste and textures even so far as the guacamole, I was privy to a texture test: two batches of Guac made with the same ingredients, in the same proportions, the difference being one had the vegetables chopped fine, and the guac was hand blended to a creamy... More 

Thank Norma W
Granite Bay, California
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The hubs & I stopped here for lunch after a quick trip to SF. I ordered the Chicken Caesar Wrap and my hubby got the Mega Burrito. I also ordered a Mojito. Lunch came quickly, the food was fantastic. My drink was great as well. Service was fast and very nice. Our waiter even offered to box up our left... More 

Thank Laura C
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Watch sports on tv around the bar or sit in the nearby restaurant space in a colorful room, enjoying Mexican. Lots of neighbors are also enjoying themselves. The food is average, and the bar, from what I remember beer and wine.

Thank tripper45
Novato, California
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

With a good bar and a nice hall-dining setting, Maya Palenque is an active and casual place to grab some good food. Classic mexican dishes with some American-fusion choices are offered, with good beer and even better margaritas.

Thank MattWMc
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Friends from S. F. took me out for my birthday. It started out well--but unfortunately did not continue that way!! I ordered a margarita & it came on the rocks--my fault, I didn't specify, but the flavor was good! For dinner I ordered an appetizer with shrimp & pineapple in a tomato-based sauce. When it arrived, the dish looked yummy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 Enfrente Rd, Novato, CA 94949-6069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Novato
  • Phone Number: +1 415-883-6292

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