Maize

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Champaign
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  • Gerardo V.
    "Best Mexican in Champaign, get the Torta Ahogada with Horchata."(4 Tips)
    Erik R.
    "best Mexican restaurants in the U.S. The Taco pastor"(11 Tips)
    trillateezy
    "Chicken burrito with avocado is a must."(7 Tips)
    Lisa H.
    "Mexican coke."(2 Tips)
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  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyMarch 17
    Came here for lunch and was mind blown, easily one of the best Mexican restaurants in the U.S. The Taco pastor is incredible, chicken, steak, pork, they're all tastebud pleasers! Easy carry out too.
  • Marie D.
    Marie Di GiacomoFebruary 26
    THE best Mexican restaurant in the Midwest!!
  • Danni
    DanniJanuary 5
    I tried tacos al pastor and this is the one of the right ways of serving good authentic tacos al pastor. The Chalupa that I ordered was a little bit disappointing. I highly recommend their pastor!
  • Grace W.
    Grace WisegarverOctober 3, 2016
    Really great pastor tacos. Ask for a lime with your chips and salsa. You won't regret it.
  • Jinachandran h.
    Jinachandran h jAugust 19, 2016
    Fast service a d tasty food
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MalecJuly 3, 2016
    The al pastor burrito is so rich it tastes like chorizo. Can't even imagine what the chorizo tastes like. Endure the line, it's worth the wait.
  • Joey W.
    Joey WheelerMay 25, 2016
    The Torta Ahogada is delicious but very spicy, get a Mexican coke with it or some extra sour cream.
  • Marie D.
    Marie Di GiacomoMay 22, 2016
    Everything is amazing! I graduated last week and already miss it. Long live Maize!
  • Anupam S.
    Anupam SharmaJune 18, 2015
    Their burritos
  • Peter O.
    Peter OrganisciakMay 28, 2015
    The lines of undergrads don't lie - best cost to taste ratio in the city.
  • Swift S.
    Swift SwiftMay 5, 2015
    Burrito was great. Pro-tip: ask for the lettuce on the side, they use too much
  • mike h.
    mike hennemanFebruary 8, 2015
    Great Food! Everything on the menu is great! The Hot Salsa Is the best!
  • Azad A.
    Azad Amir-GhassemiNovember 19, 2014
    Tacos, burritos, tortas!!! (if you like spicy get the tortas ahogadas!). Chorizo, pastor, beef, veg, fish, chicken. In that order.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HinchliffeAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best tacos. Great salsa. Mexican coke. Hope they don't lose their edge when they open the bigger space in downtown Champaign.
  • Colin S.
    Colin StilesAugust 23, 2014
    Carne Asada is the best in state.
  • Srey W.
    Srey WaghrayAugust 20, 2014
    Delicious! Get the burrito or the tostada!
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellAugust 18, 2014
    Food was extremely favorable. Fast service. Well worth the detour off of I-74!
  • Carol M.
    Carol MarrAugust 10, 2014
    Authentic!
  • Lucho E.
    Lucho EscobedoJune 13, 2014
    Awesome place & friendly staff =)
  • Kaitlyn E.
    Kaitlyn EllettApril 28, 2014
    Omg this food is so incredible! The tortillas are phenomenal, and you really can't go wrong with any of the food. My recommendation is the quesadilla!
  • Angel G.
    Angel GarciaApril 27, 2014
    The handmade tortillas make this place worth a visit
  • Gerardo V.
    Gerardo ValerdiFebruary 18, 2014
    Best Mexican in Champaign, get the Torta Ahogada with Horchata.
  • Drew G.
    Drew GarskeDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Mexican in town
  • trillateezy
    trillateezyDecember 15, 2013
    Chicken burrito with avocado is a must. Even steak is good. Tostada is delicious, but a challenge to eat. Well worth the trouble though.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DavisSeptember 2, 2013
    The tacos are amazing!
  • John G.
    John GallagherJanuary 2, 2013
    Always always always worth the wait in line no matter how long.
  • Joe M.
    Joe McShaneSeptember 22, 2012
    outstanding tacos. fresh ingredients. wish they had a beer to help it down, but otherwise perfection.
  • The Tower a.
    The Tower at ThirdAugust 14, 2012
    Best guacamole in the WORLD!!!
  • Akshay K.
    Akshay KrishnamaniJuly 26, 2012
    By far the best Mexican in champaign/Urbana. Make sure you get their guacamole! It's delicious!
  • Nathaniel B.
    Nathaniel BucknerJuly 23, 2012
    The tacos de loma with cheese are aaaaaaamazing!!
  • Sam K.
    Sam KaneJuly 19, 2012
    Everything is amazing!
  • The Tower a.
    The Tower at ThirdJuly 13, 2012
    its been a while since i last ate there, so i think ill stop by at lunch
  • The Tower a.
    The Tower at ThirdJune 17, 2012
    Their tacos are great!! :)
  • The Tower a.
    The Tower at ThirdMay 31, 2012
    mmmmmmmm, great restaurant, worth the wait in line!
  • Yvonne F.
    Yvonne FisherMay 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get a fried quesadilla, bite off a corner and squeeze in some lime and a spoonful of the hot salsa. Amazing!
  • Amy
    AmyApril 26, 2012
    This is hands down the best Mexican place in town! Get the guac!
  • Seth B.
    Seth BakerApril 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place in Champaign-Urbana for Mexican food. The guacamole is superb.
  • Marlene M.
    Marlene Mahon-DuncanMarch 19, 2012
    My tip you 4 squarers out there......maize is awesome!!!!
  • Lloyd P.
    Lloyd PetersFebruary 28, 2012
    It sounds scary. But Huitlacoche is a delicacy made from corn. Try it on a quesadilla for instant heaven! Sweet staff and aMaizeing food! It's a great place! Also added to the menu, horchata!!
  • Steve M.
    Steve MarciniakFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best place on campus for Mexican food.
  • The Tower a.
    The Tower at ThirdFebruary 12, 2012
    the place might be small, but the food at Maize is top notch!
  • Sebastian F.
    Sebastian FrithFebruary 4, 2012
    $4.50 chorizo burritos. Heaven.
  • Molly P.
    Molly PowellJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great prices and really friendly service! Their spicy torta ahogada is VERY spicy, though and a bit soggy due to the sauce.
  • laura w.
    laura weisskopf bleillNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    No kids menu but at these prices, don't need it.
  • Raul M.
    Raul MataNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want real traditional and fresh Mexican food look no further!
  • Robert F.
    Robert FletcherNovember 15, 2011
    Huge portions at great prices!
  • Jenny G.
    Jenny Garbe-TannerOctober 14, 2011
    Order anything on the menu! It is all fantastico!!!!! Not much room to eat in (only about 7-8 seats)....but worth standing, or take it to go!
  • Chris N.
    Chris NixonFebruary 28, 2015
    Taco de Pescado.
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