Maya Mexican

Pair sweeping city views with mezcal cocktails and next-level Mexican fare.
Sarah Ward
Published on April 01, 2021


For the past few years, Eleven Rooftop Bar has welcomed Brisbanites eager for a drink with a view, pairing a 270-degree vantage across the city with cocktails and tapas. Now, after a significant makeover, the Fortitude Valley venue is home to Maya Mexican.

The revamped bar serves up mezcal cocktails, tequila, margaritas and bites to eat inspired by the country that gives the bar its name — as well food influenced by the Pacific Coast, Yucatan and Sonoran regions. Expect dishes such as spicy tuna tostadas, snapper tacos and wagyu steak asado.

Also prominent: decor to suit the site's change of focus. That includes plenty of stone, marble and timber, a hefty use of white and a scattering of plants, including desert cacti. The venue now also benefits from a bigger seating area and a renovated courtyard, plus booth and lounge seating.

Casual in vibe, Maya is open from 12pm till late Wednesday through Sunday for openair beverages with quite the backdrop — and with DJs spinning tunes, too.

Images: Eleven Rooftop Bar


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