Mayan ‘Taste of the Tropics’ Restaurant


Bring your ferocious appetite with you the next time you pay a visit to the Mayan ‘Taste of the Tropics’ restaurant.

The Mayan Restaurant opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 7:00 p.m. daily during the summer months.

Beginning Monday, Sept 26th, Fall & Winter Hours will be:

Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Closed Monday


The Mayan ‘Taste of the Tropics’ restaurant is open year-round, and the menu is something to roar about! During the planning and construction of the restaurant in 2009, a great deal of attention was paid to ensure that prices were kept affordable and healthy food options where offered, including salads and wraps in addition to the scrumptious staples like hamburgers and hot dogs. For a full 360-degree tour of the dining room, click here.


The zoo’s Master Plan included the provision for a Mayan-themed eatery within the center of the park. And, that’s precisely where you’ll find this majestic 4,500 sq ft building which features seating for 100 indoors and ample outdoor tables peacefully perched next to the trumpeter swan pond. Modeled after a Mayan temple and boasting ceilings as high as 30 feet in the dining area, the building beckons visitors from just about everywhere. Better yet, diners have a gorgeous panoramic view of many exhibits including the giraffes and their feeding platform, the Great Plains area, the African wattled cranes and the river otters. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the zoo!

Mayan Menu

Click here to download a PDF version of the Mayan Menu.  Menu is subject to change.