Maya Tequila Bar & Grill
74 Toorak Road
Maya is the kind of place I would bring my friends if I was planning on having a big night. This is not to suggest that the food is bad, in fact it was pretty good.
As its name might suggest, Maya also has an extensive drinks menu. Despite generous offerings of Tequila and Margaritas, I stuck to wine. I’m told the Margarita was an excellent choice.
The atmosphere is relaxed. It’s trendy, but not so much that you feel uncomfortable. You kind of feel like you could just sit and chill out for a little while, eat some good food, have a few drinks, then maybe move on to another local bar.
Usually I avoid Mexican restaurants. My brother likes Mexican and it was his birthday. It’s not that I don’t like Mexican, it’s just that the usual kind of stuff comes covered in about three inches of cheese.
They skip the cheese fest at Maya. Instead you get served food that is tasty, that does not come with guilt for dessert. We ordered three entrees to share between five of us, which was plenty. For mains, I chose the Vegetarian Quesadillas. Everything was fresh and tasty, there was just enough to eat without feeling overstuffed or gluttonous.
The real pick was the fajitas, unfortunately not ordered by me, but the person sitting right next to me. They looked and smelled a treat. Whether you’re a vegetarian or not I’d recommend them.
Dessert was Spanish donuts. While everyone else at the table seemed to be in appreciation of them, they were a pale ghost of the same dish at MoVida I sampled a couple of months back.