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Maya Restaurant

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633 West Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903 (7th St. NW)
+1 434-979-6292
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Pleasantville, New York
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a recent Sunday evening, the place was not crowded; the service was good and attentive; the food was fine. The crab cakes were great, and the oysters appetizer is worth it for the table. On the whole, nothing really striking, but a good, above average restaurant on the main street.

Thank Stephen R
Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation at Maya for Thanksgiving rather than cook at home. Based on prior reviews, it seemed like this would be a good choice, particularly given most restaurants were fully booked for Thanksgiving. I wanted to make sure this was special as I had my wife, mother-in-law and her neighbor as my guests. My expectations were greatly exceeded.... More 

Thank Dave O
Alexandria, Virginia
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maya took our reservation on short notice on a busy weekend at UVA and in Charlottesville. We were glad they did. This small restaurant on Charlottesville's main drag actually expands to a tented heated patio during cool or cold weather. We were lucky - we got a booth inside in a pleasantly warm, very spirited atmosphere of young people, families... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My mom and I ate here during a 2 day stop in Charlottesville and had a great dinner, including wonderful fried oysters. The server was friendly and real with good, honest suggestions, no upselling. We ate outside on their spacious patio during an amazing fall night.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went with my in-laws and the food was great. The fried oysters were great, crunchy and juicy, but not fishy. The mushroom app was a bit disappointing as it seem like it was missing a lot of mushrooms..... The port tenderloin was really tender and full of flavor; perfectly spiced and juicy. The desserts were also... More 

Thank Christine S
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My son and I were visiting UVA for a college visit and we went to Maya for dinner and the food was very good while dining outdoor. We ordered the mushroom appetizer to share and both ordered the local trout. The appertizer was very tasty and simple. The local trout was not overly buttery or creamy and the sides of... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I used to go every Tuesday for $10 Tuesdays. We'd sit at the bar and order fabulous drinks (usually by Ted) and I love the chicken fried chicken with collards and mashed potatoes. The green beans are amazing as is the steak, fish...you can go wrong. Soulful and very delicious and just the right amount. I need to go back!!... More 

Thank Valorie E
Alexandria, Virginia
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went here with a group of 5 and enjoyed a table on outdoor patio. Server made great recommendations. We were visiting town so wanted to try the regular menu highlights--if you are in the area and want a great deal, they also have $12 meals on Tues -- amazing pricing. We tried Trout, Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento cheese balls, and... More 

Thank MPWAnnapolisW
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206 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went on Thursday night and had baby back ribs with sweet potato fries and Charleston red rice, all nice ribs perhaps a bit too dry. The chicken dish with whipped potato and collards were lovely as well as lettuce wrap starter with Mac n cheese sides. Desserts were the miss mud cake and pound cake fruit parfait. We enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Graeme017
Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Maya is a nice local restaurant in Charlottesville. We had two appetizers, one the cheese fritters and the other a mushroom plate. The fritters were nice, but the mushroom plate was a disappointment, small and not very flavorful. I had the steak and it was well prepared.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 West Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (7th St. NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-6292

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