Maya Mexican Restaurant has many loyal native regulars and has been a favourite for Mexican meals in Scotts Valley since proprietor Ricardo Magana bought it again in 2003.
Household owned and operated, they’re open seven days per week for lunch and dinner from 11am-9pm, and are presently providing out of doors eating and takeout. GT just lately caught up with Magana, who talked concerning the meals that makes Maya stand out and his ideas on the pandemic.
What units your meals aside, and the place do the recipes come from?
RICARDO MAGANA: We serve high quality and constant meals. All of our elements are recent. We attempt to use the freshest produce and meats we will discover, and most of our meals is freshly made to order. Our recipes come from Mexico, from the state of Aguascalientes. They’re unique household recipes which might be very genuine and have been handed down all through a number of household generations.
What are a few your home specialty dishes?
Our fajitas: They arrive with hen, beef, shrimp, or a mix, and have onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes which might be sautéed and served on scorching plates. They’re distinctive as a result of all the things is totally recent and made to order, and we add secret household recipe elements that make them very flavorful. They arrive with rice, beans, and selection of tortilla. And our Chile Colorado is simply the very best. It has tender chunks of pork, with a house-made Colorado crimson sauce that’s simmered for hours to combine all of the spices and flavors. It additionally comes with rice, beans, and selection of tortilla. We’ve conventional refried beans in addition to ranchero beans, that are complete beans cooked with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and olive oil.
How has the restaurant been doing amid the pandemic?
We’ve been getting by throughout this previous tough 12 months because of the assist of the native Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley communities. We’re very appreciative of all their assist—we wouldn’t have been capable of make it with out them. We actually look ahead to persevering with serving these native communities, and with on-site eating returning, additionally look ahead to serving extra of our best-in-town margaritas. We’ve over 100 totally different sorts of tequila and at all times use recent elements. Our candy and bitter combine is regionally and freshly made, and we at all times make a powerful drink.
3115 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley. 831-438-7004, mayasv.com.