Masala y Maiz

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131 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Contemporary Mexican
Masala y Maíz es una cocina de investigación donde exploramos a través de la comida los puntos de encuentro entre México, India y el Este de Africa. Amamos profundamente las recetas de nuestras tierras y familias. Queremos compartirlas con nuestros comensales. Gracias por querer acompañarnos!

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What 131 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Muy caro para lo que es. Las porciones muy pequeñas y la comida no está muy buena. El concepto suena padrisimo y ojalá algún día lo logren

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vipFoodieOrlando
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best eating experience in Mexico Citt!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were excellent and the food was a delicious mix of cultures. Excellent wine too.

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PFLESNY
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dishes and love all the fermented options!

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JessiR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Masala y Maíz is fabulous: food, service, concept, personality. Pure soul.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Muy lento el servicio. El resto excelente

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menú sencillo, todo delicioso.

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AdaY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Definitely an interesting take on Mexican, East African and Indian cuisine and techniques. Really appreciate their willingness and courage to experiment with different ingredients and dishes. I will say though, some fell a bit short, whereas others really shined. Particularly the one to highlight is the beets salad and believe it or not--their donuts. Literally the best donuts I've ever had! Their donuts have a more cake-like texture, very rich and moist and with a homemade chocolate frosting...just wow. Follow more IG @demolished.co

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CesarH
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

In one word, underwhelming. A pretentious mix of flavors and ingredients in a borderline seedy salon. Got sick afterwards.

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LinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, it was pretty good. They didn't have an English menu but the waiter tried to explain what the dishes were. I tried the strawberry aguachiles (great) and the quesadilla (just ok, kind of greasy and boring). I would come with a group so you can sample a lot of different dishes.

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viptrashymx
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Buen intento de fusión, no completamente logrado, con alguno platos muy ricos, pero otros francamente mediocres.

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, service and people! Definetly an experience to share with someone!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Masala y Maiz is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is incredible and the service is perfect.

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Joaquin
Monterrey
16 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Comida llena de sabor muy diferente a lo que tradicionalmente se puede conseguir. Las combinaciones de sabores realmente valen la pena.

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Really cool fusion, the flavors were done beautifully. Great music and overall vibe. Always the wines are so tasty!

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Tomas
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Muy buena relación precio/calidad. La comida riquísima y la atención espectacular.

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Jorge
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

El lugar es agradable pero muy ruidoso. No me gusto que nos hicieron compartir la mesa con otro grupo a pesar de haber reservado con suficiente anticipación. La atención personalizada del chef fue excelente.

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vipDiane
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, the restaurant and their staff are utterly charming. Second, the food is fabulous. I can’t wait to eat there again when we are back in CDMX.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect: we loved every bite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best dining experience in CDMX

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GraceL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good restaurant! Inventive dishes that are worth your while - we ordered all of the dishes recommended by our waiter and they were all amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El lugar es muy bonito, muy buena atención, comida deliciosa. La carta no es grande

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Very pleasant service, cute, contemporary ambience, amazing fusion take of Mexican on Indian cuisine.

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vipArenaymar
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb and inventive cuisine. Service was outstanding and the space is simply beautiful. One of the best meals I’ve had in a while. I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for brunch on a Sunday at 5pm! Visiting from the US, we were expecting an early dinner, and didn't quite anticipate that late in the day was still considered brunch. Nevertheless, we had a tasty meal and some good wine. We also enjoyed the hip crowd and ambiance, and had very attentive service.

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vipidlewyld
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience and highly recommended. We We’re rushed for time so asked Raul to order for us. His choices of natural wines by the glass and five dishes were on point. Our time discussing wine with Saqib Keval was delightful and I look forward to drinking the bottles he recommended, the Aksinis botrytis Sancerre and the Octavin from the Jura. The restaurant’s concept is only exceeded by its execution, kudos to Chef Norma Listman.

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KevinN
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding and inventive. A unique mashup of flavors that made us go twice in three days. LOVED this place.

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vipDivinecls
Tucson
20 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

A huge disappointment, the food was totally tasteless, except for the shrimp.
Out of the way, not worth the trip there.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was outstanding. Unfortunately service was very poor. They made it up for their mistake, we appreciate it but we were celebrating a birthday and overall experience wasn’t what we expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una de las mejores experiencias que he tenido en CDMX y vaya que la oferta es enorme ... gracias por el servicio tan cálido.
La comida es perfecta y la selección de vinos naturales es impresionante ❤️💫

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ElisaS
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at Masala y Maiz. The combinations of Mexican and Indian flavors was so unique and so yummy. We went for brunch so I can't attest to their lunch or dinner menu, but I'm sure they are equally as delicious. The servers were also very attentive and kind! Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a more "trendy" and "fusion" restaurant.

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JessieS
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with incredible and surprising flavours. Wonderfully attentive and friendly staff. Very much enjoyed the meal!

The only fault I can find with it is that I felt extremely close to the tables on either side of us and felt I couldn't comfortably have a conversation without feeling they could all hear! And I could hear everything they were saying too which made it a little distracting. But overall it was great.

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AnaisR
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es la tercera vez que voy. Siempre hay un excelente servicio y sobre todo la comida es excepcional.

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JoseB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great vibe. Can’t go to CDMX without going here.

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vipMayte
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

No nos gusto un plato y cuando le dijimos al mesero nada más se lo llevo de la mesa!!!
Solo había un postre y un mesero nos dice cómo se come y otro nos dice otra cosa

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a foodie city, this felt like an absolute gem. Unexpected marriage of two cuisines — Mexican and Indian (and east African) — that perfectly fit one another. This is my back pocket secret I’ll recommend to everyone visiting CDMX.

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KalSF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Probably one of the best meals we had there on a girls' weekend trip. Loved the interesting flavors and good service by the waiter who explained the menu and helped with our choices. Nice touch to have the chef / owner come out and share his story and vision. Overall, great experience and we felt it was a good, fun, affordable alternative to the big / fancy names that always pop up when you're researching CDMX restaurants. Highly recommend!

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vipDM204
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the Indian and Mexican fusion meals. Everything we ate was delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! A must for any visit to CDMX.

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vipLC90405
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors! Can’t wait to try more dishes!