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MAIZ Mexican, Newtown, AU-NSW

MAIZ Mexican

4.7
4.7
53 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican
Maíz is the word for corn in Spanish which is the backbone of the Mexican food scene. Maíz Mexican Food is a food and beverage concept that celebrates and integrates a wide range of corn preparations that most Mexican restaurants aren’t offering at the moment. Our menu draws on the bold and fresh flavours of Mexico, our traditions and culture to bring you a unique dining experience.

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2 people

9:00 pm


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0466 077 804
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Juan Carlos Negrete
  • Area
    Newtown
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    $89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Saturday between 12-5pm we are slinging bottomless drinks and our best Mexican brunch snacks! The set menu and bottomless drink package is $89 for 1hr 30 mins. PLEASE NOTE: We only take bookings on for bottomless. Our al a carte brunch menu is available for walk-ins between 12pm and 3pm on Saturdays.
    Bottomless Brunch photo
  • Tostada Tuesday

    Multiple dates available
    Every Tuesday we serve up our Special Tostada Menu showcasing all our Mexican Street Food favourite dishes as Tostadas in a relaxed environment. This menu replaces our regular dinner menu on Tuesdays. All tostada Tuesday reservations have a dining time of 1.5hrs.
    Tostada Tuesday photo
  • Set Menu

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A sample of our best sellers and favorite dishes. *Vege and vegan options available ($60) Please note: Groups of 8 or more are required to dine on the set menu.
    Set Menu photo

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sydney

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Sydney

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner West

    Best Service

  • Inner West

    Best Ambience

  • Inner West

    Best Value

  • Inner West

    Great for brunch

  • Inner West

    Innovative

  • Inner West

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner West

    Healthy

  • Inner West

    Hot spot

  • Inner West

    Romantic

  • Inner West

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner West

    Lively

  • Inner West

    Most Booked

53 Reviews
  1. AliT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, exactly what was needed on a cold, rainy night. My friend is pregnant and staff automatically pointed out anything that might be risky for her, which was appreicated. The service was friendly and attentive and it had a great atmosphere for a Tuesday night.

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  2. EmmaP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maiz had a great vibe, the staff were happy to answer questions and discuss the menu and nothing was too much! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and cannot wait to take the kids back for Taco Tuesday!

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  3. MattS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambiance, wonderful staff that truly care about providing an excellent dining experience. The food and drinks tasted incredible and were heavily inspired, we will be returning as soon as possible!

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  4. SaharR

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful all around. Excellent service, great food and incredible Spicy Margs. Not to mention the awesome tunes. Have always loved this little gem of a place.

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  5. Fifi

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went on Tostada Tuesday. Tostadas were tasty. Enjoyed the drinks and lively atmosphere. Staff were busy but did a good job. Will be back.

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  6. MargotF

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the set menu as we were a group of 11. The food was delicious, authentic and there was plenty of it. The staff were attentive and very obliging with any extra requests. We will definitely be back!

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  7. RebeccaA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful upgrade to an already fantastic restaurant. From the minute we walked in, the service was warm and welcoming. Drinks were perfect and served quickly despite it being a fully booked room. We had swordfish tostadas, an amazing braised cactus dish and duck mole....all were sensational and very good value. Thank you to the team for a fab night!

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  8. PeterN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm from San Francisco, CA and have been to Mexico many times. I went to Maiz on Tostada Tuesday and was thrilled, some of the best Mexican I've had outside North America!

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  9. IsabelO

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food & service. Does get a bit noisy for conversation once lots of people are there from around 6.30pm.

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  10. SavannahP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always on point , the venue is so much better bigger relaxing and awesome !!

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  11. RaySoHungry

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service - really lovely, warm, and friendly staff. Food was good and great value, but the set menu has changed and not as good as it was when back at King Street. Overall still fantastic and will continue to go there!

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  12. IreneB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and staff were very friendly. We sat at the bar which was great as we got to interact with the bartender. Food tasted authentic with very unique flavours. We would highly recommend to anyone 😀

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five stars all the way. Great service with loads of smiles & helpful suggestions. Food creative, big flavours & yummy

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  14. EliseW

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredible and very friendly, the food and drinks were amazing!

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  15. AnnetteM

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BeST margaritas EVER Amazing service and food incredible We will be back

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  16. DebB

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding authentic Mexican food, a rare thing in Sydney.

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  17. TraceyG

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mexican food like I've never had before. Friendly staff, who will explain each dish to you and help with ordering and drinks. We let them know we only had about 90 minutes, so service was quick but still relaxed enough to enjoy a cocktail and a glass of wine. We had nopalinis (martinis garnished with a pickled cactus), which were great. The passionfruit cerviche oysters were stunning. We tried a few other dishes...all excellent. Would love to go back to try some other things on the menu.

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  18. Anna

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Would definitely recommend, all the food was yummy and servers were lovely.

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  19. BecD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the new venue for Maiz on Enmore road is friendly and inviting. The food was great and the service was exceptional. The wait and bar staff know their stuff and made great recommendations, the vermentino by the glass was excellent.

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  20. MariaT

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had my bday dinner here for the first time. Highly recommend. Food was amazing! If you like more of a sophiscated but still authentic Mexican food, this is the place. Friendly staff. 6 out of 5 stars :)

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  21. AndyC

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portions are a little small for the price, and the 'per piece' menu is not very considerate or thought through for the customer. Nice food and ambiance overall.

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  22. Al123

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The set menu is very good value. Cocktails were excellent and staff were very accommodating.

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  23. HannahL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, friendly atmosphere and Delicious food. Will be back again!

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  24. LucasS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space with delicious food. Highly recommend the duck confit and the beef cheek!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I love coming here! Great service and people. Marissa, Carlos, Emmy and Victoria were delightful

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, yummy food and Margaritas!!!! The set menu is a brain cell saving!

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  27. MarissaN

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food as usual on a new location that invites you to celebrate, and share special moments. Service incredible. Drinks amazing.

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  28. JordanC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always, the food was exquisite. The staff were amazing and it was just a nice night to enjoy with friends. I love maiz!

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  29. IanB

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful meal at Maiz, a cozy Mexican restaurant in Newtown. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. The food was cooked to perfection (the octopus was one of the best dishes I have tasted in a long time). Maiz is a great place to enjoy fresh and delicious food in a charming setting. I would definitely go back and try their other dishes.

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  30. StephanieN

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Mexican meal, especially enjoyed the esquites, swordfish & octopus tostadas!

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  31. DavidF

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    O a steamy December Saturday night we entered the enchanted world of Maize and for a couple of hours experience Mexican cuisine like we have never had before. We took the set menu commencing with an exotic shot. Three entrees, all different and vivid, tantalising and a moorish main. A shared pud and a fine Mexican red. A waitress of loveliness and the boys were fine too. Go there. Delight in Maize.

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  32. SusanM

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I went there with a friend for the $90 bottomless brunch. The tommys margs were good. Food was tasty but there was no where near enough for what we paid. The food came out too quickly - everything was on our table within about 30 mintes of us arriving. It was a small table for two so everything was very crammed. I wouldn't recommend the bottomless brunch as it's not really value for money. The food was very tasty though so do recommend coming here and ordering off the menu. The starter corn soup was delcious but way too small of a portion. The beef tostada was nice but very oily. The hibiscus tostada was my favourite. For anyone that doesn't handle hot weather well, it's worth noting they do not have air con or fans. It was 35 degrees when we went but were lucky enough to sit near the door downstairs and got a slight breeze.

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  33. Jemima

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such a great experience. I emailed ahead of time as I was going here with my partner for his birthday. The staff were so hospitable. They organised a drink on arrival, sent our mains out with a candle and gave us a complimentary dessert. I can’t thank you guys enough for such an amazing experience. The food was absolutely amazing, and is definitely the best Mexican food we both have ever had. Thank you so much! We will be back.

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  34. seinaa

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved! Great experience, great food, beautiful venue and wonderful service! Also a great option for Vegans as well! - very vegan friendly!

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  35. ManalH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, such a great date night or to go with friends. Such an energetic vibe and the food is amazing. I've been a couple times now and it never disappoints

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  36. AndrewM

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was really nice, it's just a shame about the table setup we had (Balcony seats) - it's basically a windowsill.

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  37. AndrewG

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food at Maiz was fantastic, really really enjoyed it. However, if you’re coming with a large group, contact the restaurant before booking. We were seated in a room right next to the kitchen on a 40 degree day, it was somewhat uncomfortable. As a couple or a small group this would’ve been fantastic. Also, beware of a 10% surcharge for a large group, only mentioned in the initial OpenTable booking, no where else. I’d definitely dine at Maiz again, but not with a large group.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous night. Food and cocktails are amazing.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My partner and I had the $69 set menu - so filling and DELICIOUS!!!! We ordered two rounds of cocktails that were expertly made. Staff were attentive, and really lovely. We can't wait for the move to their new restaurant in January! WE WILL BE BACK 💛

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Amazing food and unique flavours. The host recommended good dishes based on our dietary preferences.

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FAQs

MAIZ Mexican is rated 4.7 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

9:00 pm


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for MAIZ Mexican

33 Enmore Road, Newtown, AU-NSW 2042

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Newtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Juan Carlos Negrete
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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