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Old 07-13-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Maya Grill 07/12/08 dinner

Maya is a real hidden dining gem on WDW property. I don't know who their chef is, but we think he/she is a master of the spice world. Their food has spices, flavor and maybe a slight kick. But not spicy overpowering. Just flavorful and a real enhancement.
2 adults on the DDP.
We have eaten here in the past, but used the DDE. We are always so full we pass on dessert. But last night we just "had to" have dessert. We were anticipating it!
No appys -- and thank goodness. We were stuffed, and I did not even finish my entree, no matter how good it was!
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Tamarind Marinated Rack of Lamb served with Antilles couscous

Beef Tenderloin Tips with sauteed mushroom medley

As always, they serve up first a basket of delish bread varieties, along with a dip of fresh herbs and garlic in virgin olive oil. That alone is wonderful and worth going to MG for.

DH has had the lamb dish before and loves it. He loves even the couscous and whatever else they serve with it.
I always order meat well done, and in good restaurants (such as here and Chefs) I get it cooked perfect to my liking.
I love the MG because everything does have that great wood grilled flavor, in addition to good meat and spice flavors.
My side was mushrooms and mashed potatoes. The taters had skins in them and something else. And they were delicious.
I did not finish the meat or mushrooms, and only ate half of my potatoes. Of course their bread and dip is so darn good I really have to refrain from stuffing myself on that.

DH -- fried cheesecake
me -- creme brulee

DH really liked the taste of his cheesecake, and our server said it was her favorite. He said the outside was tough and hard to cut, but he ate it all and said it was good. He just did not know he would order it again.
My brulee was perfect. The serving seemed small at first, only because the dish is not deep at all. But really since it was so rich it was perfect sized. The brulee had a large blot of what tasted like a vanilla flavored heavy whipped cream, and 3/4 of a large strawberry. (Don't know where the rest of it went.

Wonderful meal, great service, and I hope to have a repeat some day. (Next time on the DDP. )

The place was nearly empty too.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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We also enjoyed our experience at Maya Grill. Great Review!
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting your dining experience at the Maya Grill! Reviews for this place are so sparse compared to most Disney restaurants.

My guys really want to try this restaurant out, so I've booked it for our next trip, glad to hear they spice things up a bit, we all like that!
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:12 AM   #4
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Thanks for the review, I don't hear much about Maya Grill at all and the deep fried cheesecake sounds delicious.

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I love it too and it's great to have such a fantastic and romantic dining spot at the resort. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:45 AM   #6
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thanks for the review-we have a dinner booked here for our upcoming trip...we've never dined here before and this was what I needed to hear!

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Old 07-14-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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Glad to see a review-not many people post about this place; sounded like you had a nice meal, maybe we'll try it.
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:41 PM   #8
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thanks for the reveiw

We will be dining here on our first night, Glad to hear some good reveiws.
Thanks again for posting!
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:22 PM   #9

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Enjoyed reading your review, thanks for posting.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:53 AM   #10
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We enjoy the Maya Grill as well. Thanks for posting!
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:17 AM   #11
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We've got ressies there for breakfast when we go in December. I hope breakfast is as yummy as your dinner was!
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:06 AM   #12
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I've always heard pretty negative reviews about the place, maybe they've changed? Would be nice to hear more positive things about it.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:36 PM   #13
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We are staying at the CSR in September and have booked a meal there. I had read lots of negative about it so I am glad read your review.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:02 AM   #14
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I've read alot of bad reviews about Maya grill. I've been there 3 times and have always had a great meal. Glad to hear someone else shares my opinion
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:40 PM   #15
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Great review - I wish we had tried it last year!

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