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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Luna Maya

2000 Colonial Ave. (21st St.) Send to Phone
757-622-6986
The restaurant's funky, colorful urban atmosphere is fun, but what sets this place apart is fresh, creative fare.

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Luna Maya Restaurant Review

: Sisters Karla and Vivian Montano, originally from Bolivia, work their magic with Mexican food at Luna Maya in a way that conjures up that wonderfully sensuous book and movie, Like Water for Chocolate. The restaurant's funky, colorful urban atmosphere is fun, but what sets this place apart is fresh, creative fare. For starters, we suggest the guacamole, or try habanero shrimp. Even familiar dishes, such as tamales, are unusual and artful. The vegetarian corn tamale is a mixture of cornmeal, fresh corn, cheese and chipotle sauce, elegantly laid out on a corn husk; the sweetness of the corn balances the heat of the chipotle chilies and the tanginess of the cheese. There are also plenty of pork, beef and chicken dishes, such as a Bolivian corn casserole with spicy chicken chorizo. To quench your thirst, sample the sangrĂ­a, made from a family recipe using white wine, or the margatini, a cross between a margarita and a martini, with chipotle salt on the rim. Save room for dessert---rum cake is topped with dulce de leche.



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