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Review of Maya Taqueria on Vanderbilt

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Review of Maya Taqueria on Vanderbilt

chowbie | Jan 28, 2010 02:07 PM

Went there last night. They've been open 2 weeks. The owner is Californian and, "after eating at 45 or 50 places," reckoned NYC needed a Cali-style taqueria.

The tacos are generously filled with your choice of meat/veg on corn tortillas with fresh salsa. Unfortunately we found the meat choices (we tried beef and steak) to be a bit dry and flavourless. The fish tacos had tater-tot-like fish bits, that tasted a little too fishy, with some spicy mayo. The nachos grande (we had them with refried beans & corn rather than meat) were good in a cheesy way; same for the mushroom quesadilla (v. thick and cheesy, saved by a lot of fresh salsa in the middle).

I saw a spicy shrimp burrito being made and wished I had gotten that instead. I'll give it another try as there's such a need for good Mexican in the neighbourhood, but I hope it gets a bit better.

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