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12912 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO | Directions 6414538.891666 -94.607981
Low quality, poor tasting food – I've only been there once and will never return. We asked the waiter what was good and he just kind of looked at us like 'are you kidding' then he said he doesn't eat there. We found out why. Four of us each ordered a different meal and all four of us disliked ours. This place has overpriced low quality poor tasting food. Don't waste your money.
Maya's Mexican Bistro – This used to be one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, BUT my last 2 visits have not been so good. On one visit we were able to sit at the bar and were not even acknowledged for drink order for 15 minutes. It was busy, but a "Hi, I'll be right with you" might have been nice. On my LAST visit, we were finally greeted by a stressed waitress who did not get our order out right. Two of us shared a combo plate and one of us had to eat from a saucer sized plate. This was after I had to go get up and ask the hostess for dinnerware/napkins because the previous 2 people I asked failed to get these to our table. Some changes need to be made at this place if they want to stay in business. Sorry!
Great Food!! – Having lived in Los Angeles for 24 years, I am a hard one to please when it comes to Mexican food, and can enjoy various foods from different areas of Mexico / Tex-Mex etc, but it HAS to be good fresh food, with flavor, not just overwhealmingly hot for the sake of being hot. Maya's has created a perfect blend of friendly family atmophere with GREAT food, & good drinks. Who cares about the door or pictures, the place is clean and neat, and if you don't like the food, it will be just that much more for my son and I to enjoy!! By the way my 5 y.o. eats the salsa that are served with chips, so it is not exactly what you would call jet fuel, but it has a good flavor!! As long as Maya's is there, I will be coming to eat.........and that will be for a long, long time!!
The best mexican south of I-70 – Amazing food, atmosphere, and friendly people! Great chicken and pork, the blackend fish taco is a must try!
EXCEPTIONAL MEXICAN – THIS FAB FAMILY RESTAURANT IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE KANSAS CITY MEXICAN. I LOVE IT AND I EAT THERE WEEKLY. MAYAS HAS GREAT DRINK AND FOOD SPECIALS.
A SUPER FRIENDLY STAFF AND OWNERS THAT REMEMBER YOUR NAME.
DON'T EXPECT CHEESY FAST MEXICAN FOOD, ALL FRESH INGREDENTS AT MAYA'S AND THEY SMOKE THEIR SALSA. THE BLACKENED FISH TACOS ARE GREAT AND THE MARGARITAS GO DOWN SMOOTH ESPECIALLY ON TUESDAY WHEN THEY ARE $3. DID I MENTION THEY MAKE THE GUAC AT YOUR TABLE.
ITS NOT ONLY MY HUSBAND AND I THAT LOVE MAYAS THE KIDS CAN'T GET ENOUGH CHEESE DIP, AND MAYAS IS SUPER FAMILY FRIENDLY, BUT WE ALSO LOVE GOING LATE WITHOUT THE KIDS AND HAVING A GLASS OF WINE ON THE PATIO. I SAY IT IS A MUST VISIT.
I would go to mi Rancito or Jalapeno's....I would NEVER eat here again! – When I arrived at Mayas the service was very substandard with an aloof waiter who didnt even know the menu. I ordered some fish tacos and a pork soft taco and it is safe to say that I was really unhappy with both. I am typically NOT a complainer...look at my other reviews, and I am not mad about it but I just wouldnt waste your time here with so many good options out there.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME is the simple message here. These people think they have it figured out and it is clear that they wont be in business for long.
Did i mention Manny's or Los Corrals...the more I think of it the more this place is an absolute JOKE...happy dining..
Now that's a spicy nacho! – A great place to people watch and nosh with your Mexi (and non) friends. The always friendly (mostly Mexican - or maybe just hispanic) staff mixes up a great guacamole while the regulars pick great tunes on the jukebox. Be careful of the hot sauce, it's not for the average gringo who's accustomed to nothing hotter than a jalapeno.
Delicious tortas...try the lengue.
Good Food – My wife and I went there for the first time last week and will be going back soon. We both had the fish taco and I added a pok tamale while she had a chicken and spinich enchalada. The tacos were wonderful and I loved the pork tamale but it was a little spicy for my wife. The table side guac was pretty bland as was the salsa but our dinners more than made up for that.
Hidden in a strip mall, this spot's Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes draw in a crowd. – In Short
Nestled in the corner of a strip mall, this bistro has a muted Mexican decor. The door and wood paneling is left over from a former steakhouse tenant, and the portraits of Frida Kahlo seem more like afterthoughts. Food is the enticement here. The menu is literally split down the middle: traditional taqueria items, like tacos and enchiladas, on the right--and the chef's specialties, like tender salmon marinated and wrapped in a banana leaf, on the left. For $5, a server will make delicious guacamole in front of your table.
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