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Maiz Mexican Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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36 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2882
+1 734-340-6010
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister in law graduated from Eastern Michigan, and they made a reservation for this place at 3:30, for 10 people. The graduation was longer then they had expected and they were able to call and push the reservation to 4, that day. Food was really good. Place had a fun vibe and was in a cute location. I would... More 

Thank Bratywurst
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Mexican food. The steak and shrimp entrees are delicious. The service staff are very knowledgeable about the menu items.

Thank Monketime
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maiz has become a go to place when meeting friends. Love their tacos. The street corners amazing. Can't beat the drinks for happy hour either.

Thank livewires05
Muskegon, Michigan
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun "modern" Mexican restaurant with a big menu! I ordered the carnitas tacos, and they were delicious! Try the street corn; you won't regret it. Happy hour margaritas were HUGE and cheap!

Thank GreeneMomma
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Server Gina was nice, polite and on the ball. I had the carnitas tacos w refried beans, rice and the street corn. Corn stood out as the best part of the meal. Everything else was good too, but the corn was wonderfully flavored. Got the flan for dessert. It was more like a cheesecake than flan, but good regardless. I'm... More 

Thank markpM4462RO
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite mexican place by far! Chicken fajitas, burrito, and carnitas quesadillas are some of our favorites. Margaritas are good as well! They have a good happy hour where you can get half of margs, too!

Thank joslyn324
Trenton, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I can see why there is a wait at dinnertime. The food is very good and the service is great! My husband and I selected three different tacos each, which came with a choice of two sides. All six tacos were really delicious, so our conclusion is that you can't go wrong ordering any of them. The salsa served with... More 

Thank Wompusmom
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife has been several times for lunch since she works close by. I had not experienced Maiz for either lunch or dinner since they made their key move to Depot Town Ypsilanti. Our wait was tolerable, got some seats at the bar and drinks. They were very busy with many 30-somethings plus others like us. The Marg's were tasty,... More 

Thank LPBlues
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A very long wait. Did a carry out to speed things up a bit. Karen was a fantastic waitress. She saw me waiting to place a carry out order at the bar and took my order to speed things along. Food was ok. Not bad but definitely not the best.

Thank Michelle R
Canton, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

So... I've never felt strongly enough to write a negative review until now!!! My friends & I decided to venture out of our neck of the woods and try somewhere new this past Saturday night. I ordered a Sangria (with my dinner) and when I went to take a sip out of my straw I quickly noticed there was a... More 

Thank workhardplayharder1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2882
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: +1 734-340-6010

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