Los Mayas Restaurant, located just a few blocks from the Plaza, serves both Northern New Mexican and traditional Mexican cuisine. The food is ... More
Los Mayas Restaurante
Los Mayas Restaurant, located just a few blocks from the Plaza, serves both Northern New Mexican and traditional Mexican cuisine. The food is award-winning: order the Calbazita con Queso or the Carne Adobada Plate--you won't be disappointed. Or, try one of the dishes from the seafood and vegetarian fare. The Diabla is exceptional. There is a live Flamenco show that begins at 8:15 p.m. every Friday night. If you come on a different night, don't worry, you'll still be entertained. They have live guitar music the other nights of the week. The food and atmosphere at Los Mayas combines to make an unforgettable dining experience.
We first visited Los Mayas while on a Culture Walking Tour with the Santa Fe School of Cooking. We enjoyed the food and the hospitality so much while on the tour that we decided to try the diner dining experience. We were NOT disappointed.
The owner welcomed us into his restaurant as if we were guests in his own home. The food was some of the best Mexican food in Santa Fe. The service and entertainment were equally enjoyable.
We can recommend Los Mayas to our friends with enthusiasm.
We recently visited Santa Fe. On the recommendation of our hotel we dined at Los Mayas. The food was exceptional. The staff could not have been better. We were treated as if we were royalty. Fernando was the perfect host. He made sure our visit was of the highest standard. The music was enjoyable but not intrusive. The whole experience was a delight. From the time we were greeted at the door until we were hugged goodbye, you could not have asked for a more pleasant experience.
We will definately visit Los Mayas on our next trip to Santa Fe.
My wife and I went here two years ago on the recommendation of our hotel, and the food was great. Great margaritas, quacamole, and entrees...we just returned a few months ago and not sure why, but the place has really gone downhill. The margaritas and chips/guacamole were ok, but the food was pretty bad, and the service was lacking. We were very disappointed.
This place was recommended by the hotel and the car rental agency, and I can't imagine why. Rustic is less of a description than cheap. The food was no even up to Taco Bell quality. It is all about the entertainment. If you want good food, go somewhere else.
Living here in the Santa Fe area, I finally decided to try Los Mayas when a friend came down to visit from Colorado.
This was a huge mistake.
First we ordered some margaritas. The margaritas were $9, so in order to save money we ordered a pitcher. To say that it tasted like watered-down water would be a compliment. We asked the waitress if we could have some margarita with our pitcher of margarita and she explained that they make their margaritas from wine. She offered to add more wine to the pitcher, which we accepted. This helped slightly but in reality a margarita flavored wine cooler would have been better. That was a $30 nightmare for the pitcher.
Then came the food. Having lived almost all of my life in the SW I am accustomed to flavorful, spicy Southwestern food. The mole enchiladas were a sorry surpise. Ketchup has more spice and flavor than this. My friend's dish was also extremely bland.
This in addtion to poor service and tiny portions left us with a very bad impression - and a bill of about $70. For that same amount of money we could have gone to the Pink Adobe and had a lovely meal with fine service and excellent ambiance.
I know the location of Los Mayas is great but do yourself a favor and just don't go.
Awful - Worst food and service I've had in a long time, maybe ever. The night started sadly enough when we were informed that the restaurant was out of ground beef. How does a Mexican restaurant start a Saturday night with no ground beef? The bathrooms were filthy, the staff rude and incompetent, the food terrible; why would anyone ever eat here twice?
Of all the wonderful restaurants my boyfriend & I tried during our New Mexico trip, this was the best of the best. Great location near the Santa Fe Plaza, warm & welcoming atmosphere, and friendly & attentive service. The food was second to none. I had blue corn enchiladas and my boyfriend had tamales. Their mole sauce is the best I have ever tasted, anywhere, and the red & green chili is outstanding. If you order anything with guacamole they make it for you at your table. The price is reasonable considering the quality of the food and the large portions. Bottom line: come hungry, leave satisfied (and then some)!
We had a horrible experience at this place. The food was greasy and some was even spoiled. When we complained we got no resoultion. When I reviewed my credit card statement I was double billed or the waiter helped himself to a very handsome tip of nearly $40.
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