A night out last week to celebrate was done at probably the most frequently places I would pass by whenever I am North of the city. They have a Mexican inspired theme as well as dishes that offers the closest way to having a taste of Mexico minus the high cost of booking a flight.
Combining the simplicity of authentic Mexican recipes with fresh, high quality ingredients, Maya offers unparalleled, delectable Mexican cuisine in a charming, contemporary setting.
Maya’s menu features complex flavor combinations, traditional preparations and fresh local ingredients, such as naturally raised pork and organic produce from Mr. Hans Klepp of Euroveg and locally grown Boer goats from Mandaue. Dishes such as the COCHINITA PIBIL marinated and roasted organic pork with annatto, orange and oregano in banana leaves and CABRITO EN SALSA slow roasted baby goat with chilies and tomatoes are just two of the many dishes exemplifying Maya’s mix of tradition with high-quality, locally-grown ingredients.
Among the especialies (“house specialties”) at the heart of the Maya menu are the amazing tacos, whose handmade tortilla shells are made with 100 percent white corn masa, filled with a variety of authentic fillings. Many of Maya’s dishes are served in a small plate format to allow diners to sample the unusual combinations of textures and flavors found in these homemade dishes, and are priced between P125 and P540.
Maya’s signature beverage is their tantalizing margarita, featuring three simple ingredients; 100% blue agave tequila, organic agave syrup, and fresh local kalamansi, offered by the glass or pitcher. Tequila is the central focus of the bar service boasting a selection of over 85 of the best Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and Extra Anejo tequilas, most of which are not available anywhere else in the country and offers sipping shots ranging in price from P130 to P9950.