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Maya Grill
Last Updated: February 2005
Maya Grill

The cast for dinner is a party of two adults. I am 35 years old and my husband was 34. We ate at the Maya Grill at the Coronado Springs Resort on a weeknight for dinner in December 2005. We were on the Disney Dining Plan and were able to order appetizers, main courses and desserts. This restaurant seems to be one of the hidden gems of Walt Disney World. Most restaurants we ate in this trip were quite packed, but the Maya Grill was only half full the night we dined there. One might expect it to be a Mexican restaurant given the theme of the resort but the menu is much more eclectic, drawing a variety of food styles and tastes. The service was wonderful. Our server managed to be attentive without being obtrusive and paced the meal quite well, so we did not feel either rushed or as if we were waiting. The restaurant is dim and quiet. It has a nice décor without being particularly impressive on first glance. There are some large columns and faux fire pots. The kitchen has a glass window visible from the entryway so you can watch the food being cooked.

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We were seated promptly. The server started us off with a basket of breads and flatbreads with dipping sauce. I found the flatbread particularly tasty. For appetizers my husband ordered the Caribbean Style Chicken Roll, which was served with mango ketchup and napa slaw and I had the Pulled Pork Empanadas served with chipotle cream. Both were delicious and good sized portions. For our main course, my husband chose the Mixed Grill, which included filet mignon, St. Louis style ribs and the fresh catch of the day, which was mahi mahi. It was served with your choice of potato and mixed vegetables. This was a large plate of food and my husband loved all three options. The steak was cooked perfectly and the ribs very tender. I ordered the Traditional Rib Eye steak, which also came with vegetables and your choice of potato. This steak was also cooked perfectly and the flavor was just delicious. The desserts were unbelievable and if you think you don’t have room in your stomach for anything else, too bad, they brought them all to our table so we could see exactly what the day’s selection included. My husband, who is not a dessert lover, ordered the Chambord Chocolate Cake and deemed it a 6 on a scale of 1 to 5. This cake was made up of layers of chocolate cake with a filling that was a cross between a ganache and a mousse with chambord (raspberry liquor) sauce and raspberries. He ate the whole thing even after the huge meal. I had the Deep Fried Cheesecake with coconut sauce. A piece of cheesecake was wrapped in a tortilla and deep fried and served warm on a puddle of coconut sauce with ice cream. It was equally delicious.

Maya Grill Desserts

We have eaten quite extensively at table service restaurants at Walt Disney World and without a doubt this was one of the best meals we have ever had on property and was quickly added to our “must do” list. It is truly a wonderful culinary experience and worth the trip even if you are not staying at the Coronado Springs Resort. We give it five stars for both food and service, only 3-4 for atmosphere.

To check on when you can make your reservations at the Maya Grill restaurant go to the PS Report.

Editor's Note: I would like to thank Bethany (lovethemouse from Magictrips) for volunteering to do this PS Spotlight.

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