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Mayan Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Phoenix Hill
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813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
+1 502-566-0651
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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New Albany, Indiana
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128 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is tiny. Make reservations to avoid disappointment. We learned this the hard way. Nice ambience, we had a table for 2 next to the window. The service was also good. I ordered the salmon which comes with lima beans and malanga cake. Though apparently this place is known for their lima beans, I do not like lima beans... More 

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Thank Martyk74
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us, Marty. We're glad you enjoyed your meal! We offer 3 types of sugars - sugar in the raw, splenda & stevia. I do apologize if none of those are your preference. We'd love to you in again, so don't hesitate to make a reservation. Thanks very much, Anne More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can come casual or dressed and feel at home in a cozy atmosphere. Interesting and varied menu selections, friendly and attentive service. Our first time here, but this is going to be one of our favorites.

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Thank JPP40059
Anne S, General Manager at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and would most definitely love for you to come back. More 

Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mayan cafe has been a fixture in Nulu before it was Nulu! The menu changes with the seasons and for all the seasons I have been going which is since it opened, I have never been disappointed. This is not Mexican food in the Tex Mex way, these dishes have subtle flavor, the portions are just right, service flawless, atomphere... More 

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Thank lechaps
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and all of your support over the years. We truly appreciate you! We actually just had those scallops on our January menu since we were celebrating our 10th anniversary and highlighted some of our "oldies but goodies". It's folks like you who get we do with our local sourcing that makes all... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant ambiance and staff who made us feel welcome. The service is attentive with waitstaff more than happy to give their favorites and explained why. It is a small, comfy "come as you are" place. The meals were great! If you haven't tried their Lima beans, please check them out. Clearly the best we had ever had. Do consider... More 

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Thank A3426VUjohnd
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for your kind words and support. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and would love to have you back again soon! ~Anne More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely fresh and creative food. Truly a delicious and creative dining experience. It is a small restaurant so make sure to make a reservation.

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Thank Tamar S
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing, Tamar! We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us had dinner after the restaurant was recommended to us. Fortunately, we made a reservation as the restaurant is small and fills up quickly. We shared the empanadas appetizer and each ordered the roast pork dinner with a side of plantains. The food was pleasing to the eyes as well as the palette. Every bite was delicious and... More 

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Thank Greg H
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us, Greg! We are really glad you enjoyed your dinner and we'd love to have you in again next time you're in town. Thanks, Anne More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have made reservations; some were turned away as we were coming in. We loved the overall feel of the place; a little tight but it worked. Our server, James, was fantastic! Pork and scallops were delicious. Drinks. Coffee. Loved it all!

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Thank Ryan A
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your comments, Ryan! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience recently. We'd love to have you in again. ~Anne More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have eaten at Mayan Café on numerous occasions and can say their menu is truly unique. They offer dishes I have never seen anywhere else in Louisville. Everything I have eaten there has been excellent. If you go, plan to taste things you never have before. Their food presentation is also excellent. Even if the dish didn’t sound great... More 

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Thank Norma T
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Norma, We so appreciate your kind words and support. I love your suggestion of planning to taste things you've never had before. You obviously get what we're trying to do here. Thanks for being an ambassador for our food. ~Anne More 

Louisville
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The good: The entree, Salbutes, was tasty and well presented. Our server was fine. Good try on the Lima beans, they were not bad. Not great: The staff were not particularly friendly or welcoming. They appeared rather sullen, especially for Christmas week. Our reservation stated that we would be first time visitors. The "regular" coffee was cinnamon flavored and served... More 

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Thank Judy M
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Judy, First, I want to apologize that you didn't fully enjoy your dining experience with us. We are intentional everyday about putting our best foot forward, but every now and again everything doesn't align. Second, I would like to respond to some of the comments you made. Our regular coffee that you ordered is called Mayan Magic Coffee on the... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Service was good as usual and the food was great. I had the salmon special tacos. They were light and tasty. My friend had the burger which he loves. Always a good meal and great service.

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Thank Pam G
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining with us, Pam! We're so glad you enjoyed everything. ~Anne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?