Restaurant Tour de Jour! Location #2: Maya Cafe

My meal at Maya!

A few weeks ago, I went to a restaurant named Maya Cafe. It was a pretty good experience, but i don’t know whether or not they have the best margaritas in town!

I walked out of the car and saw outside seating, which, to me, is a good sign. As I walked in, it appeared to be cozy and comfortable, but still colorful. There were lots of string lights around-well-almost everything! I don’t know if I would have chosen that many lights, though. There was not only inside and outside seats, but also bar seating. When I sat down, I took a whiff of air. It faintly smelled of enchiladas, but there was not much smell due to a very large fan. Speaking of the fan, it was turned on high and it was pretty chilly in there because of it. The table cloth was very soft, and the chair was pretty cozy, but a little uncomfortable in the back. You could hear the fan humming and some kitchen sounds, such as a blender. You could also here the band playing that they had hired.

Moving on to the food, the salsa was a bit watery, and more like a Pico de Gallo, but it was tasty. Our guacamole was very good, but it could have used a little lime juice. The chips were a little salty, but tasty. I ordered a chicken chimichango with saffron rice. My chimichango was really good altogether. The meat was perfectly cooked, and the tortilla looked like it was going to be extremely crunchy, but was actually soft! The saffron rice was very tender a had a hint of saffron to it, so that was very yummy, also.

The service was very good. Our waitress was very nice and funny, but she was rushing around to serve many people, and my family and I concluded that the boss needed to hire her some help. She recommended something called Spanish plantains. She had lots of trouble describing it, though. We trusted her and ordered some after all. It turns out, she was VERY right! It not only had ice cream with cinnamon on top for the side,(which was very creamy, by the way,) but it also had some sliced almonds sprinkled over the top of the plantains. The almonds were very crispy, and the plantains were, if I may say so, were HEAVEN. My dad called them “plantainy goodness!”   Overall, I say it deserves 4 stars.

My sister has chosen not to write a review for this article. Thank you for reading!