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Mayan Cafe

) #5 of 1,446 Restaurants in Louisville $$ - $$$ Latin, , Vegetarian Friendly
813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
+1 502-566-0651
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • 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 3 days ago

Mayan is really more of a 4.5 star place than a 4-star restaurant. The service is knowledgable and friendly. The food innovative and interesting. The beer and wine list simple but expansive. It's also a good place to test your palate. For example, I chose...More

Thank MongoSchwartz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mayan Cafe is in a quaint little area on Market St. Situated between several shops, it's a great place to have a quiet dinner and do some people watching. I got black bean cakes, which were topped with fresh guacamole-delicious. My husband got the...More

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

Thanks so much for coming in this past weekend, Tiffany. We're so glad you and your husband enjoyed your meal. ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional, intimate & quaint restaurant with exquisite food. A must visit for dinner and then walk the street to check out some local businesses.

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

Thank you so much for dining with us, Christie! We really appreciate your kind words. ~Anne

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started out with their Mayan Salad, which was very good. I then had their Rabbit, which was a little disappointing! I expected a piece of meat, but it was all shredded up so that I could not recognize if it was rabbit or port!...More

Thank basic792
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for dining with us, recently. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments about your experience. With the rabbit and a few of our other meat dishes (the pork, for example) we roast the whole rabbit and shred it and de-bone it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was outstanding and so was the service! We lucked out that when we arrived it wasn't crowded! Before we were even halfway they our meal.... Folks were waiting for tables to open up! The staff was excellent! We really enjoyed everything about the Mayan...More

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

Thank you so much for you dining with us twice last week! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We really appreciate your kind words. Thanks again, Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is far and away my favorite place to eat in Louisville. It's inventive and features locally grown foods. I adore it and take friends there every chance I get. Note: it is small and fills up fast. Get a reservation, even for lunch.

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

Thanks very much for your kind words, Robyn. We truly appreciate all of your support! ~Anne

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I am not a green bean fan I hear they are fabulous. We have never had a bad meal! Small, intimate dining.

Thank Nancy J A
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great food - all gourmet dishes. Service is second to none and your tab won't break the bank. A wonderful, cozy, intimate restaurant

Thank tom1412016
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thanks very much, Tom! We really appreciate your kind words. ~Anne

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. It's cozy and the food is just fabulous. I have tried just about everything on their menu and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend the Lima beans. I know that looks like a typo but it is not - they...More

Thank n0tquite
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate you dining with us. Let us know if you ever need anything! Thanks, Anne

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Food was good, not great, and very overpriced for the quality and quantity. If you get the lavender flan, Definitely do not eat the garnish. I thought it was going to be a candied lavender leaf and it tasted like something pulled out of a...More

Thank Foodie132017
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your recent meal with us. However, I'm sorry you didn't fully enjoy your experience. We are always happy to replace any dish you're aren't entirely satisfied with if you let us know. All of our meats, including the rabbit,...More

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Tom T
Are reservations needed (or accepted)?
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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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