"Always the best! No better Mexican place around that even comes close!" - Tiffany Ramos (Facebook Review
"The BEST!!! LOVE IT!!! WANT IT NOW! YUM, YUM, YUM!" - Lisa F. (Facebook review Nov. 2016)
"Food is always out quickly and delicious. Service is always friendly and the wait times are short." - David
H. (Google Review Nov. 2016)
"We just celebrated my brothers 60th birthday at Mayas. It was my first time there, and we had a group of 16.
They were amazing! The service was awesome, the food was delicious and the staff was so friendly and
accommodating to our every need...it truly was an awesome experience!" - Michael T. (Facebook review Oct.
"Incredibly authentic. Service is outstanding. Everything on the menu is superb!" - Zachary M. (Google Review
"Everything at this location is great! Food, prices, drinks, service, cleanliness, mood lighting,
atmosphere...not one complaint!" - Thomas R. (Google Review Oct 2016)
"Best. Fajitas. Ever! Best. Fajitas. Ever! Best. Fajitas. Ever!!!!!!" - Angelo Ortiz (Facebook review Oct
"I've tried just about every Mexican restaurant in Cleveland, and hands down Maya is my favorite! I've been
going to Maya for 11 years. They are like family to me. Awesome place!!" - Karen C. (facebook review Sept.
"Super fast service, great food and wonderful staff!! Highly suggest !!" - Laurie F. (Facebook review Sept
"Very personable staff, great food and friendly homey atmosphere. Loved the musician playing and singing while
we ate, took me back to a trip to Mexico many years ago... Highly recommend this restaurant" - Sabrina B.
(Google review Sept. 2016)
"Just the best Mexican food !! Keep trying other places, but there is just no comparison. My grandsons ❤️It
also, so it's a win, win every time we go there" - Shari S. (facebook review Sept. 2016)
"The best Mexican food , la mejor comida mexicana q Se puede comer en Ohio" - Dalikei R. (facebook review
"When ever I'm in Cleveland we eat at Mayas!! Best Mexican food I've ever eaten and I've lived in Dallas 25 yrs.
So have eaten plenty. See you at Thanksgiving!" - Susan T. (facebook Review (Sept. 2016)
"The fact that i work at a Mexican restaurant myself makes me a hard critic. But this place was great. Great
food with fast and friendly service. All employees were showing off smiles all around." - Israel R. (Google
Review Aug. 2016)
"This is my favorite resteraunt!!! Whenever I'm in a sour mood my husband knows to bring me here and I'll be
back to normal in no time! Margaritas are FANTASTIC, food comes out FAST and fresh and delicious!! I cannot
recommend this place enough! Easily my favorite place in Cleveland, hands down!!!" - Laura K. (Google Review
"This is the best Mexican food I've ever had.the service was great as well.very fast,very good." - Jeremie S.
(Facebook review May 2016)
"I will get that restaurant at 10 not at 5 the food is fantastic the service is fantastic the drinks are
fantastic it's just a good time every time me and can come up there thank you for your service Cardinals" -
Tom T. (Facebook review May 2016)
"Soooooo good. Huge fan of the pork Chile Verde. Sopapillas are excellent too." - Jason M. (Google Review May
"Favorite local Mexican restaurant. Best salsa too!" - Jon B. (facebook review May 2016)
"We go here all the time Great margaritas great food great service friendly atmosphere. We love it." - Allan
W. (facebook review May 2016)
"Best Mexican in Cleveland! Love Carlos and staff. They make you feel like family." - Johanna H. (facebook
review May 2016)
"This place was jumping on a Friday night! I hadn't been here in 10 years and it was nice to return. The staff
is personable and the price was reasonable. I've been spoiled by the Mexican fare in Chi-town though. The food
at Maya is good as Tex-mex goes." - Joseph T. (Google Review April 2016)
"Friendly staff, and great food. What else can you ask for? With authentic Mexican food and fast service (fast
service when the line is not out the door.) Birthdays are always celebrated here, and all of the waiters and
waitresses come out in a cheer carrying a Sombrero and a dessert. Definitely a must have if in the area." -
John C. (Google Review Jan 2016)
"I go here all the time with my family. It's fantastic. The food is fantastic, the portions are large, the
prices are low, the service is great, and the fun level is high. I can honestly say that there has never been a
single time that I left feeling unsatisfied in any way.
I have tried other Mexican restaurants closer to my house (one literally a block away), and they are all bad
compared to Maya. I will now happily drive the extra distance to guarantee that I'm going to have the best
experience possible. Highest possible recommendation." -William W. (facebook Review Dec 2015)
"Love the Food!!! Great price!!! Great atmosphere!!! Friendly
workers!!! Thumbs up!!!" -Ceci C. (Google+ Review, July
"Best salsa ever! And the service is awesome!! Love this place
we visit at least once a week!" - Bonnie S. (Google+
Review, July 2015)
"Service was on point. All were Mexican and it was nice to
exercise my native tongue. This is the definition of tex-mex
food. Huge portions and a joy to look at. Flavors are there.
Sad not to see a mole on the menu or actual queso fresco atop
my enchiladas, but how many people outside Mexico/SoCal
understand how important queso fresco is to enchiladas!?
Margaritas were cheap and sweet. Go jumbo. They got oomph.
All in all, the lady was extremely happy which made me happy.
That's a win." -Paolo A. (Yelp Review, May 20, 2015)
"Good local Mexican place. Food is very tasty and it is not
like your normal Mexican neighborhood place, this one goes an
extra mile!" -Eduardo F. (Yelp Review, April 27, 2015)
place is becoming one of my favorite Mexican food options in
the greater CLE. Good service, good food, decent margaritas,
and hella good salsas for their chips. (Ask for their spicy
salsa if you dig that sort of thing, awesome!)
The price point is comparable to most restaurants of similar
ilk. So you won't break the bank. Yay! Good casual date night
option, or an evening out with the family.
Go have some beans, rice, and burritos here. You'll be glad
you did." -Sam M. (Yelp Review, April 20, 2015)
"Best Mexican restaurant in Cleveland!" -John C. (Google+
Review, February 2015)
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! fast, friendly service, and the
food is great! The chile relleno is the only one in the area
that i smade this way- with ground beef, PERFECT! (that I have
found!) I highly recommend this place! been going there for
years, only gets better! Buen Provecho!"
-Melissa K. (Yelp Review, 1/21/2015)
"This restaurant is only
a few minutes from where I grew up and i've been wanting to
try it out for a long while. My parents and I finally went
here to celebrate my sisters birthday last week and the food
was delicious. We got a serving of their queso dip and wow,
some of the best I've had!
We shared a half pitcher of their strawberry daiquiri and they
did not skimp on the booze. It was both strong and tasty.
The service was both friendly and speedy. When my mother
orders it can be quite an ordeal but the waitress was polite
and accommodating as she asked question after question about
numerous menu items.
There are a number of restaurants in this small college town
but Maya is a can't miss." -Laura M. (Yelp Review, January
"Great food, Great
price, Great service, all around Great.
I go to college in Berea so I don't always go out for a sit
down meal, but whenever I do my friends and I always go to
Maya's. They always start off with never ending fresh homemade
chips and salsa. But be careful not to eat to many or you wont
have room from your food! They give you a huge portion so you
will likely take home some leftovers. You really get your
money's worth here (Baldwin Wallace student get 10% off with
ID). I always get El Combo which has a little bit of
everything. If its your first time here definitely try that if
you cant decide on what to get.
There not only dine in but pick up as well. Pick up usually a
15 min wait on food. If you're planning on dining in on a
Friday or Saturday prepare for a wait. If there's a line and
it's go to the store next door and wait.
Overall fabulous food! Great authentic Mexican restaurant in
S. Saint Paul MN. (Yelp 12/22/14)
"This place is great, the service is excellent and the food is
always delicious. I have been here about 10 or 11 times, I
have never had a bad meal and the service is freakishly fast.
You order your food and the next thing you know its at your
table. They also have good drink deals, and a great
H. of Chicago, IL (Yelp, 12/21/14)
"Yet again, Maya comes thru. Got my parents turned onto it
now. If you live in the Berea, Strongsville, Middleburg Hts
area you absolutely have to eat here."
-Jim K. (Yelp Review, 12/19/2014)
"Carlos and his team are top notch. This was a pleasant
surprise to find some good Mexi food in Cleveland."
D. San Diego CA. (Yelp, 11/24/14)
"Absolutely love the carnitas dinner - best pork you'll ever
eat! The margaritas are very good, service is consistently
good and staff is super nice. We are locals and this is one of
our favorite places to eat."
Steve P. Cleveland (Yelp, 11/30/14)
"This place is a family favorite. The service is always
pleasant and fast. The food is typical American/Mexican style
but the ingredients are always fresh and tasty. We have yet to
have a dish that disappoints. If you are in the mood for
Mexican and in the Berea area you can't go wrong with Maya.
(Don't let a crowd deter you, they are often busy but turn
over tables quickly.)"
-Sarah M. Cleveland (Yelp, 10/18/14)
"Last week while on a business trip I stopped here for dinner
after looking at Yelp reviews. I ordered the shrimp fajitas.
During ordering I asked if I could substitute out the refried
beans for charra bean and was told they only served refried
beans so that's what I ordered. I usually don't like refried
beans because they usually don't taste good and they are bad
About 10 minutes later my food arrived and I took a pic of it.
Looked really good with a lot of shrimp and veggies. I ate the
meal and was very satisfied. I decided to try the refried
beans and wound eating all of them. They were some of the best
I have ever had. Excellent beans. My service was good and I
liked the decor of the restaurant. My only annoyance was a
very loud table of 6 that were near me that had drank too much
wine and beer. Oh well...I believe this is a very good
-Mike M. of Houston TX (Yelp, 9/29/14)
"This place offers it all- reasonably priced GREAT food, with
fast and friendly service. I especially love the tamales and
relaxing with a cold margarita in this fun lively atmosphere.
Always look forward to the next visit!"
Kate A. Cleveland (Yelp, 9/5/14)
"I've been coming here for years because I think it's the best
place for Mexican in the Berea/Middleburg Heights/Parma
Heights area. I've dined in & mostly gotten take out...it's
always good. I never had a bad meal here. The servers are very
friendly & attentive. You can expect to get your food fast
despite it being packed. My favorite thing to order is the
Mexican Tacos. It's a steak & sausage filled in a corn
tortilla. It comes with cilantro & salsa verde (I believe). I
also like to add sour cream & a little bit of salt & pepper to
really amp up the flavor of the tacos. I also enjoy the
enchiladas & nachos. Lastly, the chips & salsa is amazing! If
you're in the area & you're craving Mexican, definitely check
-Precious R. of Cleveland (Yelp, 8/22/14)
"If you like good Mexican food at a great price, you need to
try Maya. This place has something for just about everybody.
Everyone gets chips and salsa once they are seated and the
salsa is really good. The chips are usually good, but I wish
they were warm. I really like their taco salads but you have
to watch because it can be a bit soupy in the bottom. Their
burritos and enchiladas are above average, the rice is really
good, and they have the best chimichangas I have ever eaten.
(Don't be afraid to try them; these are no where as lame as
Taco Bell's -- these have better fillings and are much better
quality.) The service is usually very good and the food is
served quickly. They do offer drink and food specials,
including 99-cents tacos on Monday nights. I have been to
several Mexican restaurants in NE Ohio and Maya is among my
favorites. I definitely recommend this place."
B. Olmsted Falls (Yelp, 7/29/14)
I love good service! I came to Maya with a group of at least
20 college-aged and 20-30-something young adults who were just
coming off the high of a week of camp with small children and
who needed to relax and let loose. This group was loud,
obnoxious and could've easily ticked off any staff at a
restaurant. However, the Maya staff were phenomenal. They were
patient, took our orders, got them right, took our drinks, got
them right, even divided up separate checks and GOT IT RIGHT.
I mean WAY. TO. GO. They were happy we chose to eat with them
and it showed. The food was delicious. The chips and salsa
were never-ending. And all in all it was a great night. Great
-Nicole F. of Delaware Ohio (Yelp Review, 7/11/14)
"Great variety of food. Served hot and fast! We go there once
a month and love it" -Beth F. (Google+ July 2014)
"Never really liked Mexican food, but this place kind of got
me into the addiction for hot stuff. Good costumer service
with a unique and welcoming dining room. Friendly atmosphere
with a lively mood, but still an appropriate place for the
kids. Whether you are traveling through looking for a Mexican
Restaurant or just trying something new it is worth your time
and money to sample its goods." -Philip H. (Google+ July
"Very good service (as usual for a Mexican restaurant). Salsa
and chips were good---nice tomato-y salsa. So points for that.
The bean burrito was AWESOME. Cheese enchilada was okay. Their
beans have a more robust flavor than most Mex places, thus why
I loved them. Good stuff."
Jen M. Cleveland (Yelp, 7/8/14)
"As local Americanized-Mexican restaurants go, Maya is right
up there. Their chips and salsa are quite tasty, and of course
the service is lightning fast and courteous. I love their
white cheese dip as an appetizer, often putting it on my main
dish if any does not get gobbled up early on. I've had combo
meals and they have all been quite tasty with the requisite
rice and beans on the side, but my favorite is a chicken taco
salad that comes standard with both sour cream and homemade
guacamole. Prices are extremely reasonable, and there are
always coupons floating around making the meal even more
affordable. Nice job, guys!"
-Evan F. Cleveland (Yelp, 7/6/14)
"Great food, great service, awesome atmosphere! I can't stop
coming back! They are great with kids as well. Small quiet
-Randy M. of Parma (Yelp, 6/25/14)
you're looking for a quick & inexpensive lunch (not to mention
tasty), this is your place to be. If you're looking for the
best after-work margaritas in town, this is your place to be.
Quick, friendly service paired with yummy food. Go for the
shrimp meals. They're reasonably priced and generous with the
shrimp; unlike most other restaurants where you get maybe 3 or
4 small pieces of something that might pass for a shrimp."
-Dianna T. Berea (Yelp, 6/21/14)
"Hands down best Mexican around. Super fast, clean, friendly
and inexpensive. Carlos, the owner is a super good guy too!
Forget the rest, Maya's the best!" -Richard T. (Google+
"Seriously delicious. I LOVE maya! I can never get enough! If
I had to eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be
maya. Their rice is to die for! So so good. Don't walk, RUN
Jessica K. Cleveland (Yelp, 6/29/14)
"Okay. I just ordered and want to draft this review before my
food arrives. My first impression of Maya... Oh, nevermind. My
foods here. Yeah, it was that fast. Most Mexican and Chinese
restaurants are. I'm not stereotyping if it's totally true,
right? But Mayas food came out twice as fast as other Mexican
restaurants. It's as if other Mexican restaurants take your
order then order it from Maya. I dunno. Everything else was
typical for a Mexican restaurant in the Cleveland area. Decent
salsa and chips. Etc. Etc.
We'll return if we're in the area."
- Luke M. of Parma Heights (Yelp, 4/14/13)
"Living in Berea for almost three years now, I can honestly
say that Maya is my absolute favorite restaurant to go to. I
have been there roughly 50-60 times, and have never been
disappointed. The staff are friendly, the food is awesome. And
make sure to get a Margarita, Strawberry Mango is my
S. Berea (Yelp, 4/14/14)
"I've lived in Berea my whole life and am thoroughly
disappointed I never went to maya before except once. The food
their is fantastic and the portions are huge. I had the chile
poblano, the el campo something fajita, the one with chicken,
steak and shrimp in it and the fajita was big enough to serve
2 people and probably have leftovers. I also tried the tamale,
which was also really good. More meat with not too thick a
layer of masa around it. Also the majority of the fajita was
meat. Some mexican places you get the fajita and the veggie,
meat ratio is mostly veggies. Theirs is easily 75% meat. Not
to mention I went on a Tuesday and from 6 until past 7 when we
left there was a wait. On a Tuesday? That has to tell you
something. Cant imagine what a .99 taco Monday is like but I'm
definitely gonna be finding out next week. One last thing, the
salsa is amazing.
UPDATE: Yet again, Maya comes thru. Got my parents turned onto
it now. If you live in the Berea, Strongsville, Middleburg Hts
area you absolutely have to eat here."
- Jim K.
Berea OH. (Yelp, 3/4/14)
"Came here last night with the girls! Can't believe I've never
been to this Mecca of comfort Mexican food. This is your
typical Mexican joint, big portions really quick. Seriously,
we ordered and within 5 minutes we had our meals! I split the
fajitas grande (fajitas for two) and it was way more then
enough to split. We even took a ton home. The meat in the
fajita was really Good, it came with shrimp, beef, chicken,
and chorizo. I liked the variety, would totally get it again.
Everyone else liked their meals too! Bottom line: cheapy
Mexican and flowing margaritas, check it out!"
-Kristen W. Strongsville (Yelp, 1/23/14)
"Because I'm transplanted here from San Diego, Mexican food is
always part of my weekly, if not daily, menu plan. For the
most part I've been able to make due with nuking something
from Trader Joe's frozen food case, but when I want REAL
Mexican food and a margarita, Maya's is where I head to. And
on the weekend so does everyone else. The place is always
When I visit Maya's I feel like I'm back in San Diego, seated
at the landmark, Old Town Mexican Cafe. People, this is the
real deal. Maya's serves authentic Mexican food. Is it gourmet
Mexican food? No, but then I'm not someone who wants a $25
plate of chicken mole, either. Maya's satisfies my craving.
They offer pork carnitas which are every bit as good as those
served in San Diego. ditto the chips, salsa, guacamole......
and margaritas. If, like me, you prefer shredded beef rather
than the 'Americanized' ground beef, Maya's has it, so ask! If
you haven't experienced shredded beef, give it a try in
whatever you'd normally have ground beef.
The taco salads here are wonderful and so tasty, especially
when I cover it with their homemade salsa. OMG! I'm in heaven!
The chicken is all white meat, and so much of it that I've
often joked that it's not even a salad because there's more
meat than greens. LOL The salad & chips are enough to have me
waddling out of here wishing I had stopped eating when I was
full half a salad ago. It just tastes so good I can't stop
eating until I feel sick. ha ha ha
Fast service, free refills on fountain drinks, never ending
chips and salsa.
Maya's makes may homesickness for San Diego much easier to
of San Diego CA (Yelp, 7/5/2013)