Tuesday, June 12, 2007


A new addition to the row of restaurants on the north side of West Main Street opened about a month ago. The initial crowds have thinned and now each night the indoor bar, row of booths, and outdoor dining area are filled, but not overflowing. Upon sitting, the openness of the outdoor area became evident. The tables sit too far apart and there is nothing overhead. A few well-placed planters would remedy this.

Maya's bar, square and near the front window, is a great place to enjoy one of their singularly named mixed drinks. The Whippit, vodka, tonic, and a splash of grapefruit, was a good way to start the evening. According to the friendly bartender, it's his wife's favorite drink. An extensive wine list and assortment of bottled beers are available. Gourmet southern fare with a Cajun twist seemed to charcaterize the entrees which come with two sides (additional sides available for $2). The battered catfish was served with an excellent tartar sauce. Sweet potato fries and hush puppies never disappoint. The honey crusted turnips tasted like turnips. Dinner for two: $60.

633 west main street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 979-6292

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