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El Maya – BYOB Mexican


I have hosted birthdays, groups and just gone on dates at El Maya and never had a bad time.  Their service is always fantastic, creating a warm and welcoming environment with their genuine care for service and food. As a super fan of Mexican cuisine, I can vouch that El Maya delivers some quality dishes using quality ingredients.  

As a self-proclaimed connoisseur of Mexican food on the north side, I have tried many of their dishes. They have several great options like the decadent piramide which is like Mexican lasagna. Or, I love to share the Molcajete which you can get with shrimp, chicken or skirt steak, and no matter what your protein of choice is, it comes out sizzling!

After all of the goodness that ensues during the meal, often times it’s hard to make room for dessert, but my eyes are always bigger than my stomach and I go for the chocolate tamale or flan! You should too:)

Be sure to tell Jimmy I sent you and he’ll treat you right :).

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Details about this spot



1522 W Montrose Ave, Chicago

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00, Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00, Sun 16:00 - 21:00


Camarone dish: USD 18


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)