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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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Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
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Reviewed today

I have dined here several times, and I will keep going back. It's a popular restaurant for a good reason and hits a home run in every aspect - ambiance, service, and quality of food. You will be glad you discovered this restaurant in NuLu!

Thank jsnrocks
Reviewed yesterday

Everything is delicious-the mole, the salmon, the salutes ..... but you must get the lima beans as a side and anything with squash blossoms.

Thank CabrinaBee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mayan Cafe is reasonably priced and consistently excellent. Their famous Lima beans use ground pumpkin seeds and are unlike anything I’ve ever had elsewhere. Fabulous.

Thank bbush927
Reviewed yesterday

The food and service are both superb. The prices are on the upper end but it worth it. Had a dinner there for my wife's birthday - just 2 of us. We both enjoyed the experience.

Thank Volodymyr B
Reviewed yesterday

Very casual restaurant with great service and excellent food! The Lima beans are a favorite. Even those who don’t like Lima’s will love these. The pork empanadas are yummy too!

Thank Jill N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent food and service. Atmosphere pleasant & accommodating. Can hold a conversation and hear each other.

Thank trekmanjoe
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Literally everything that I ordered was delicious. The ceviche was unbelievable and I was especially impressed with how fresh everything tasted. This place specializes in gluten free and vegetarian dishes and they do not disappoint!

Thank Abby D
Reviewed yesterday

Great food - surprisingly tastier than expected based on first time visit and first time type of food. Comfortable atmosphere. Definitely and go back to place - we look forward to trying other dishes on the menu.

Thank mcpalmer00
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful find and it was a block away from our hotel stay at AC Hotel. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and this place was an incredible taste sensation! We started out with a blood orange and top shelf margaritas and shredded...More

Thank Happyredhead
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you both very much for coming in! We are so glad you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us. We LOVE the new AC hotel down the street from us. It's such a welcome addition to the neighborhood. ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything here has an air of familiarity-whether it’s the pork, the empanadas, or the Lima beans- but cooked so differently that it becomes exotic. And FANTASTIC. I can’t say enough about the salbutes. We started with the empanadas, which were so good, and served on...More

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

Becca, thank you SO much for your beautiful words. We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us and are grateful that you took the time to share your thoughts afterwards. I love how you've described the flavors and familiarity of them. We hope...More

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Questions & Answers
Tom T
16 March 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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