From the street, Maya Cuisine in Northeast communicates little more than the no-frills facade of just another Mexican joint. But inside, corn tortillas are hand-crafted and fried and tamales are wrapped in giant banana leaves and corn husks. Diners shuffle along a spread of roasted meats, spicy salsas, and steaming rice and beans, picking and choosing what will top their tacos, burritos, and huaraches. From the casual ambiance (some brightly colored walls and cantina-style decor) and the self-service (they are working on a full-service menu, but only just recently graduated from styrofoam plates to plastic trays), it's clear Maya saves its extravagance for its rich and flavorful food: the chile-spiked meats, warm tortillas, and fresh garnishes. Those savings are then passed along to us for a meal that's cheap, satisfying, and fast.