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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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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Mayan Cafe after reading about it on Trip Advisor. We showed up without reservations on a Friday night after touring the area all day. Staff was incredibly nice and managed to seat us within a few minutes even though the place looked packed. The food was different from what we were used to but it was all excellent.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We started doing to the Mayan Cafe because of their gluten free options but we keep coming back because it is one of Louisville's truly great dining spots. This a place where you can take a leap of faith and try something new and always be rewarded. My new favorite dish in town is the Asian Carp. I put my... More 

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Thank SPJ6367
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your meals with us. We have made lots of changes over the years so that our food is accommodating to folks with different types of dietary restrictions, so I'm glad you've found some good options with us. That Asian carp is just the best; I'm so... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is superb and the service wonderful. I particularly like the variety on the menu from salads, to salbutes- a tasty concoction of toppings on a fried cornmeal type disk, burgers and the greatest lima beans on the planet, Tok Sel limas. The Mayan Salad is unbelievably good as well as the pumpkin seed dip offered called Sikil Pak.... More 

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Thank alee502
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful words! I'm so glad you have enjoyed your meals with us - be they vegetarian or meat dishes. We love our veggies here and try to convey that passion through the food. Thanks for your support. ~Anne More 

Kingsport, Tennessee
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews and several people recommending this place, we were not disappointed. We shared the empanadas appetizer and got the duck and the rabbit for entrees. Everything was delicious. The place gets very busy and reservations are highly recommended. We were only able to get an outside table, but we were glad when we went to check-in. The... More 

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Thank ssreview480
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for coming in recently! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. ~Anne More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would never expect to have one of the best meals of my life in Louisville (I've had some great meals all over the world) but dining at the Mayan Cafe surprised me. Delicious, wonderful flavor, great menu, exotic cocktails and wonderful service. All 3 in my party loved their meals. Don't miss this restaurant if you find yourself in... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us recently! Thanks very much for coming in and sharing such wonderful words about us. We appreciate your support and hope to see you on a future visit to Louisville. ~Anne More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and it's always a great experience. I love the cocktails and the menu is always so refreshing that it's not the same ole same ole as several other places. They offer several vegetarian options and the Lima beans are worthy to be eaten by vegitarians and carnivores alike. Close to concert venues downtown and... More 

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

Dana, Thanks so much for your kind words! We really appreciate your support! ~Anne More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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153 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is so nice to finally have some really good Latin food in Oldham County, and La Grange even better! Since our first visit, we have returned numerous times to dine in and for to-go orders. My favorite dish so far is the Chicken Flautas. They are just so damned tasty! Also, we love the side dishes of seasoned white... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words, but this is actually not our restaurant. The Mayan restaurant in LaGrange is a different restaurant and ownership team from Mayan Cafe in NuLu. Thanks, Anne More 

Edmonton, Canada
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174 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my associates wanted to eat here based on a number of reviews. The reviews were spot on. This is a small speciality restaurant, with a very unique menu. Our server Jed was excellent, and the meals were unique, interesting and very satisfying. A first pick for Mayan food that I would not hesitate to eat at again!!

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

Thanks so much for your kind works! Jed is great and we're so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! ~Anne More 

New Albany, Indiana
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant! So many interesting flavor combinations. It was a tad spicy at times, but nothing overbearing. We are excited to come again.

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Thank ms_blue_eyes84
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for dining with us! Since most everything is made to order, we can generally adjust spice levels on the dishes if you let us know your preferences when ordering. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Anne More 

st louis
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Five years ago we found the Mayan Cafe. I've been dreaming of a return trip ever since and finally had the chance. Mayan Cafe did not disappoint. With an emphasis on fresh, local foods, unique preparations and beautiful presentation, a meal here is truly special. Don't forget to order coffee after dinner. Even that is special

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

We're so glad that you made it back in to dine with us! Thanks very much for your kind words and support. We hope to see you again soon! ~Anne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?