- by Macrae Schaffler, Saturday, December 22nd, 2007
Maya’s is a new Mexican dive in the Berclair area of Memphis. It has been open for the past three weeks, and who can resist another new Mexican restaurant? Maya’s is an unassuming little spot in a strip mall at the corner of Macon and Waring, right where Waring turns to Wells Station Road. The interior is decorated with murals of Mayan ruins. The restaurant serves beer, but we did not see any sign of margaritas (yet)
When we visited Maya’s for the first time, we were the only people in the restaurant speaking English, with the exception of our waitress. I always feel that the first sign of a good ethnic restaurant is a good crowd of those native to the land from whence the food comes, so I was reassured as soon as we walked through the doors.
We ordered an embarassingly large quantity of food when we visited Maya’s, starting with guacamole and the complimentary chips and salsa. We then sampled a carne asada taco, a chicken huaracha, a carne asada torta, a carne asada tostada, and a chile relleno. If that sounds like a lot of carne asada, it is. We actually ordered spicy pork on the torta, but it came out with carne asada. Our waitress graciously offered to return it for the requested pork, but we declined, as we were hungry and we both love carne asada. I guess we will have to return soon to try the spicy pork!