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Brazilian, Latin, Mexican, South American, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.5 km from The Esplanadi Park
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

Have to say this was one of the biggest disappointments that I've had in recent history with restaurants. It was the "Eat with 10 euros" discount campaign that Helsinki has few times a year, so not the most premium of dishes, but the tortillas were...super hard, they just cracked like tacos when you tried to eat them, full of cheese, barely any chicken and the taste was just cheese and more cheese and then some cheese. They had some local craft beer, but sadly it was so old that I could not drink it and they did not have a replacement for it so I just left it there. Other ate dessert too, which seemed to be the best part of their menu. Service was ok. (Seems that they have changed the menu since this visit, maybe it is better now, who knows)More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Unlike in many comments here, we were served well! The food tasted absolutely great, too. Maybe somewhat small main dishes so I'd recommend appetizers. Fabulous location for those coming or going to the railwaystation, or National theatre.

Date of visit: November 2020
Traveler02226813948, Jokin muu at Maya Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2020

Thank you very much for your review. Welcome back any time! Y. T. David

Reviewed 10 November 2020 via mobile

Really good and genuine food and dessert . Also really nice atmosphere 😊 Just a short walk from the central parts of Helsinki. Will definitely return

Date of visit: November 2020
Traveler02226813948, Jokin muu at Maya Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2020

Thank you! Welcome back to Maya. Yours truly, David

Reviewed 20 July 2020 via mobile

Food and service was very good! Absolutely nothing to complain about. Strongly recommend this one. Location is near the railway station.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 July 2020

This place has slipped our list for a long time. Mostly due to the fact that normally you are unable to make table reservations at week ends. This time we took a chance and were very impressed. We were met by very friendly staff although...the restaurant was almost full. Drinks were ordered and also the food after a while. Latin American food at it's very best. We had Paella Cubana to share. Excellently spiced and well prepaired, consisting of rice, mussels, shrimps , giant shrimps and corizon sausages. The portion was well enough for the two of us. As a dessert we had Tarta Maya, which was an excellent chose. Never had curry in my dessert before. During the whole dinner the service was excellent and the staff was very helpful. This visit was a visit of joy. We'll certainly be back. During "normal" times you should always make a booking.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

Premises are very dark - it seems to have dinner in a basement. All dishes are pretty OK. Service is of standard level for the capital. Great location downtown, fitting any type of dinner. It could be an OK place to visit once in a...while!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020

This was a great meal. The atmosphere was nice, the location was central and the food exquisite. We shared a nachos platter, which was homemade nachos not the ones out of a Doritos bag and then my husband had a vegetarian dish and I had...a tortilla. All really well done and for Helsinki not too budget breaking.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

I visited this place with my mother. The interior of the restaurant looked a bit shabby and outdated but was still nice and cozy. I ordered vegan tacos and my mother a vegan salad, and it took a pretty long time (around 40 minutes) for...the dishes to come to the table even though there weren't many people at the restaurant. The food was very good but quite average and the prices were a bit too high for the quality. My soft tacos were soggy and my mother's salad greasy and wet. The flavours were very nice, though. We both agreed that the service was pretty slow but friendly. I would have given this place more stars if the prices would have been lower, as now I didn't really think we got everything I had paid for. I would still recommend this place if you don't have too high expectations. The location is superb, by the way, just next to the Central Railway Station!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

Visiting this place third time and its still keeping good service level and nice food. Caipirinhas are also vrey tasty. Thanks.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 January 2020

We were craving for a mexican food and found this place. I wouldn't call it mexican, it is a bit of a strange mix of various south american food with some fusion added to it. We had various tapas which were all pretty good including...yummy ceviche and salads. We also had their big tortilla stuffed with checken and another one with steak, both were very tasty. As a dessert we have gotten their delicious churros. Overall the food was great but the service was ok, somehow the waitresses were not very friendly and kept themselves very occupied... It seems quite unusual for Helsinki as in other places we visited people were really nice.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Maya Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4