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Food was tasteless and overpriced. Tacos fillings was tasteless and portion was small. A waitress was very friendly, but we didn’t get what we ordered. Halloumi wasn’t grilled properly and salad with five small pieces of tomato and three slices of cucumber and lettuce is...really not worth of 17,50€.
It was a huge disappoinment.More
Feels like a regular stop when we head home Maya is located centrally in Helsinki and the food and cocktails are good. Had a Cuban paella which is very tasteful. For large eaters it may be a bit small though.
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
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
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
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