About this Business
From Our Editors
When Exequiel Soltero left his small-town home in Mexico for the US, he didn’t want to leave his culture behind; in fact, he wanted to share it through the bold flavors of Mexican cuisine. His journey through the restaurant industry began humbly. Jobs as a dishwasher, a busboy, and a waiter allowed him to save enough money to make his dream a reality. With help from his nine sisters and three brothers, Exequeil has helmed Mayas Mexican Restaurant since 1979, inviting patrons to stop into the quaint eatery for homemade dishes—carne asada, chicken mole, and burritos and enchiladas overstuffed with imported cheeses. Yet, the dine-in menu is only half of the Mayas story. The restaurant also caters Seattle events and gives the whole city the taste of Mexico Exequiel has dreamed about from the beginning.