Maiz Mexican Cantina – Saturday Restaurant Review

In my opinion one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Ann Arbor area is Maiz Mexican Cantina in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town. They offer free kids meals on Sunday nights, so that is always a great day to visit.

Every meal starts with chips and salsa. Of course margaritas are always a good bet (for the adults) at a Mexican restaurant.

Maiz - Chips & Drinks

Appetizers at Maiz

My favorite appetizer is the Baked Avocado. However, my daughter does not like them and my husband is ambivalent. So, on this trip, we shared an order of Mini Carnitas Tostadas as an appetizer. My daughter wasn’t a fan of the pickled onions, but they were easy to remove.

Maiz Carnitas Tostada


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My daughter and I were sharing an entree, so we also shared a House Salad. The House Salad is pretty inexpensive, so I was expecting a small portion, but it was quite large.

Maiz - House Salad

Entrees at Maiz

The first time we went to Maiz as a family, my daughter wasn’t that thrilled with the menu. Since then, we have mostly visited on date nights. However, on a recent date night, we discovered that you can order your fajitas as nachos. I had the Hawaiian Fajitas (pork and pineapple) over nachos and loved it. My daughter had some of my leftovers and loved it. So, Maiz is back on the family restaurant list.

This trip, my daughter and I shared the Hawaiian Fajitas as Nachos. My husband ordered the Chicken Fajitas as Nachos. The portions are huge! My husband brought home about half   of his nachos. My daughter and I brought home about 1/3 of our nachos. 

Maiz Hawaiian Fajitas as Nachos

Other Menu Items

Maiz also offers tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and other traditional Mexican favorites. They also offer dessert. We had leftover dessert at home, so we didn’t have dessert on our last visit.

The Kids Menu offers Quesadillas, Tacos, Chicken Fingers, and Arroz con Pollo. Don’t forget that Kids Eat Free on Sunday night.

Maiz Kids Menu

Visiting Maiz

Maiz is located in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town at 36 E. Cross St. Free Parking is available on the street and in nearby lots.

We will definitely be returning as a family – perhaps on a $2 Taco Tuesday or a Sunday Kids Eat Free.

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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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