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Mayan Cafe

813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
+1 502-566-0651
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (45 reviews)
“cochinita pibil” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Mayan Cafe is unlike any other restaurant - fresh, creative, and most of all, delicious. I have eaten here many times, even used MC to cater a family wedding, and I have never been disappointed. Whatever you order is beautifully presented with...More

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

Kiki, Thank you so much for supporting us in so many ways! We are thrilled you have enjoyed your experiences with us - at the restaurant and at catered events as well. It's customers like you who make all of our hard work worth it....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the unique items on the menu! Great presentation too! And I even found some vegan options too! ;-)

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

Thanks so much for dining with us! We're glad you enjoyed everything. We lot our veggies here, so we always make sure to plenty have vegetarian/vegan/vegan-modifiable dishes on the menu! Thanks again, Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere at The Mayan strikes me as "odd", but not necessarily bad. The star of the show is the food and service--both of which are very good. The demotion to 4 stars comes from badly overpriced alcoholic beverages. Example: A simple bourbon and coke made...More

Thank 820JerryM
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for dining with us, Jerry. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service! Regarding the cocktails - we don't use any "well" liquor which is what most places do for basic mixed drinks. Our cheapest bourbon is a premium spirit, so that's why...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mayan Cafe is a small, quaint restaurant with a delicious, artsy cuisine. Don't be nervous with the title of the entree. The presentations are fantastic and the dishes are delicious. Do make sure and get the cactus side with your meal! Sides aren't necessary as...More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share such kind words about our food. We wholeheartedly agree about the cactus. It's delicious and high in anti-oxidants as a bonus as well. Hope to see you soon! ~Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Treat yourself to the best food in town! I eat here often with friends, I’m always happy with the service and the food is excellent!

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

Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words! We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your meals with us. It's customers like you who make our hard work worth it! ~Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific venue with excellent food and service. Be ready for your taste buds to thank you. The Lima beans are a must!

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

Thanks so much for your kind words, Beth. We are really glad you have enjoyed your meals with us! ~Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just spectacularly good food. The place is pleasant but unprepossessing. But the food? A commitment to wonderful ingredients assures that every plate is something to remember. And the lima beans? Spectacular.

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

Thanks so much for your support! We are really glad you have enjoyed your meals with us. ~Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell the employees are proud of the work they do and the food they serve. This is my first farm to table experience and it definitely delivered! My boyfriend and I got the Rabbit and Duck entree and shared. All the flavors are...More

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

Thanks so much, Alisha! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, and we hope to see you soon. ~Anne

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Went there for lunch for a change as we have only gone for dinner in the past. The food and service are just as wonderful at the lunch hour. We each had a dish we had never tried before and were not disappointed. Everything on...More

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

Charles - thanks so much for coming in for lunch as well as for dinner! We are really glad you enjoyed it! ~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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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