Maplewood, MO 63143
Riverfront Times' Description
The nonstop creative mind of Bill Christman -- the man behind those whimsical sculptures at the City Museum -- helped to fill Maya Café with offbeat artworks. There's a large deck out back, complete with the whimsical addition of a real antique fishing boat, making Maya Café the only place in landlocked Maplewood where you can drink a margarita on a boat. Owner Jay Schober has created a restaurant to match the decor, with pan-Latin cuisine just as varied. Far from simply a Mexican restaurant, Maya Café offers a plethora of dishes that span Central and South America, not to mention Spain. Specials have included shrimp with coconut milk (from Brazil), banana leaf-wrapped tamales (Colombia) and flank steak with fried plantains, topped with a fried egg (Venezuela). Maya Café features live music on the weekends and house-made margaritas that are so good you'll want a pitcher to yourself.
Tips from foursquare
Known to have one of the best Margarita's in STL. Give the Golden a try.
Great margarita. To this gringo, their food seems to have solid authentic flavors and textures...try something you haven't had before and you'll be quite surprised how good it will be.
The food was great and the open mic was lots of fun.
Have to say, margaritas are the BOMB
very good food....one of the hidden gems of st.louis...very eclectic menu...
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