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Mayan Cafe

$$ - $$$Latin, , Vegetarian Friendly
813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
+1 502-566-0651
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to the restaurant because of the great reviews, and was not disappointed. The service was great and the food was amazing! I would definitely recommend this place!

Thank Laina F
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for coming in recently, Laina! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon. ~Anne

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Mayan Cafe in trendy NuLu on a Monday for lunch. The hostess explained that they were very busy, as they are one of the few restaurants open on a Monday. We decided to wait. Service was kinda slow, and our server failed to...More

Thank allthewrightstuff
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for dining with us recently! Mondays are usually our busiest lunch because of us being the only restaurant in the neighborhood open. We always tell folks to call on their way down to we can save them a table. I do apologize...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My date and I got a last minute late evening reservation for a Saturday night. The restaurant was full, but our table was waiting for us. Our server was very knowledgeable when I asked what wine would go well with my dish (salmon). We devoured...More

Thank Jill P
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Jill, Thanks so much for dining with us recently. We are really glad you both enjoyed your meals! We are big fans of local vegetables so we have always wanted to have a good number of vegetarian options. We hope to see you again soon!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are ever in the area, this place is a must. Friendly service and unique dishes that you will not find anywhere else in Louisville or the surrounding areas. I've been going here for several years and have always been impressed.

Thank redrunner77-TA
Anne S, General Manager at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for dining with us over the years; we really appreciate your support! If you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to let us know! Thanks, Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would not have been our first pick but came highly recommended by friends and felt we needed to visit. We had a picky eater with us and probably would have chosen something more main stream for him, but we ended up having a nice...More

Thank Jeff G
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Jeff, Thanks for visiting us for dinner recently. We are glad that you and your guests enjoyed your meal. We added a burger and the burrito to our menu several years with the intention of appealing to a less adventurous eaters. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in here early on a Monday evening. The small dining area was about half filled. We started with the "Dont worry about it" Bourbon Cocktail, Blood Orange Margarita and the Scallop Ceviche. The drinks were both excellent and the Ceviche spectacular. We had...More

Thank Alan F
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Alan! We are really glad you and your guest enjoyed your meal! If you're in town again, we'd love to have you back...twice a week seems like a perfect amount of visits! :) ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I came to Nulu to do a little shopping before our flight home. Most of the shops were closed on Monday. So, we decided to grab a bite to eat. Mayan Cafe looked busy so we decided to give it a try....More

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

Thanks very much for dining with us yesterday! We really appreciate you coming in. I'm so glad your sister found a gluten-free option. Nearly all of our menu is gluten-free or can be modified to be so, so let her know she has plenty of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was quite yummy, and the service was excellent. This restaurant is unique, We particularly enjoyed the empanadas, and the salmon was very flavorful.

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

Kenneth, Thanks so much for dining with us! We are really glad that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon! ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dined here for several years, and every meal was a great culinary experience. A variety of dishes with authentic Latin American tastes that duplicate those of the region(s) of origin. Never disappointing!

Thank ouidah1
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for dining with us over the years. We really appreciate your support! ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great. I think it is a bit misleading to refer to this as a "Mexican" restaurant. The food is not typical to most "Mexican" restaurants even some that have dishes from different regions of Mexico. I thought the food had its own flair...More

Thank davescott2042
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about your meal with us. We appreciate you coming in! Our chef is a Mayan Indian from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, so you're definitely correct that the food isn't typical Mexican fare. We hope to...More

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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