El Maya Chicago

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El Maya – Unique 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 Chicago’s 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 with your choice of shrimp, chicken, skirt steak or a mix of proteins.  No matter what you add it comes out still sizzling and hot!

After all of the amazing flavors and goodness ensues during a meal here, oftentimes 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! And, ummm you should definitely save room for it, 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

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Opening Times

Mon 17:00 - 22:00, Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00, Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30, Sun 16:00 - 21:00


Camarone dish: USD 18


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