Maynard Crossing, 1305 N.W. Maynard Road, Cary.
Cuisine: Indian, vegetarian.
Prices: entrees average less than $10.
Atmosphere: clean and spare, bordering on sterile.
Service: efficient; something of a language barrier for English speakers.
Recommended: chile pakoras, dosa, special uppuma, baigan bartha, lemon rice.
Open: lunch (buffet or a la carte) and dinner daily.
Reservations: accepted but not usually necessary.
Other: Visa, MasterCard; no alcohol; smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; kid-friendly.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:
**** Among the Triangle's very best.
*** Rewarding experience.
** Generally acceptable.
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