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Maya Café

2726 Sutton Ave. Maplewood, MO 63143 | Maplewood | 314-781-4774

Location Description:

The nonstop creative mind of Bill Christman -- the man behind those whimsical sculptures at the City Museum -- helped to fill Maya Café with offbeat artworks. There's a large deck out back, complete with the whimsical addition of a real antique fishing boat, making Maya Café the only place in landlocked Maplewood where you can drink a margarita on a boat. Owner Jay Schober has created a restaurant to match the decor, with pan-Latin cuisine just as varied. Far from simply a Mexican restaurant, Maya Café offers a plethora of dishes that span Central and South America, not to mention Spain. Specials have included shrimp with coconut milk (from Brazil), banana leaf-wrapped tamales (Colombia) and flank steak with fried plantains, topped with a fried egg (Venezuela). Maya Café features live music on the weekends and house-made margaritas that are so good you'll want a pitcher to yourself.

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  • Cuisine(s): Central American, Mexican, South American
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash
  • Attire: Casual attire
  • Features: Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout

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