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Mayan Cafe

813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
+1 502-566-0651
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food. My wife had the duck and I had the vegetarian burrito with pork (not a joke, they offer pork as an option). We spent the entire dinner trying to convince each other who had the better dinner selection. Amazing combinations of flavors with...More

Thank Tom P
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Tom, thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you and your wife enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you both soon! ~Anne

Reviewed 1 week ago

... the rest of the Food? Absolutely fresh from local farmers wherever possible, creatively cooked, nicely presented, interesting flavors, plenty of choices! Their Location? Right in the heart of NuLu on Market Street, just past, more or less, the heart of town. Size and Atmosphere?...More

Thank Porter W
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Porter - thank you SO much for your kind words. We so appreciate all of your support over the years. We consider ourselves lucky to have had you as a regular for so long. :) See you soon, I'm sure! ~Anne

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were regular diners since they opened 11 years ago. They were and are dedicated to local farmers and suppliers of the freshest food available Having been gone from the area for three years, we and another couple dined this week. We experienced the same...More

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Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Fred & JC. We so appreciate all of your support over the years! It was so great to see you both this week. Thanks for making the time to come in! ~Anne

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner and had a great meal. Believe it or not, the lima beans were fantastic. If I knew that someone could make them taste so good, I would have been eating them my entire life. There is also a hummus-like dip made with...More

Thank HMW1st
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you both so much for coming in! We sincerely appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon. ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with my husband and 2 kids because it was recommended by Trip Advisor when I searched places to eat in Louisville. It was a great experience and I highly recommend it. It’s a small, cozy restaurant in a very cute part...More

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Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments after your dinner with us. We are so glad you enjoyed everything! We just made a few tweaks to that spaghetti squash toss entree a few weeks ago, so I'm very glad for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late dinner with the family. We weren't real hungry, so we didn't all get entreé's. The black bean cakes and chips with guacamole were great. My wife and I both ordered the salmon, and it was a generous portion and tasted...More

Thank Stan R
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for coming in, Stan. We're really glad you enjoyed your meal! Hope to see you again soon. ~Anne

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The mole on the duck is very good. Empanadas were alright, the plate looked great. The service was stellar!

Thank RJHMW
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! We are really glad you enjoyed your meal! ~Anne

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Never a disappointment - definitely one of my LOUISVILLE favorites! The food and service are excellent. The Lima beans (yes, I said Lima beans) are a must have - they are the best I have ever had. I have brought people here from all of...More

Thank Sara H
Anne S, General Manager at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Sara, Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate your support and you bringing other folks in to dine with us. We hope to see you soon! ~Anne

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

First I love the quaintness of this restaurant. The blood orange margarita was so good. The pork dish we had with Lima beans was delicious. The appetizers (empanadas and black bean cakes) were amazing! Will definitely go back when visiting Kentucky again!

Thank asroberts73
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words. We are really glad you enjoyed your meal with us and would love to see you again. ~Anne

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Ate here for lunch while in town on a short visit. My husband and I shared a trio of the signature Yucatec Salbutes (pork, black bean, and chorizo), their signature lima beans and fried plantain, and it made a wonderful lunch. Great service, cozy atmosphere,...More

Thank nanwner
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words after your lunch with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal! If you're in town again, we'd love for you to stop in again. Thanks, Anne

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Tom T
16 March 2016|
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Response from Anne S | Property representative |
Hi Tom, yes, we do suggest reservations. We're fairly small and fill up quickly. You can call us at 502.566.0651 to schedule a table or make a reservation online from our website. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Phoenix Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Phoenix Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 502-566-0651
  • E-mail
Description
The Mayan Cafe is a small, intimate space. Photos of our chef's village in Mexico cover the walls. We serve authentic Mayan food in an atmosphere of simple elegance.
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