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Mayan Cafe

) #5 of 1,444 Restaurants in Louisville $$ - $$$ Latin, , Vegetarian Friendly
813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
+1 502-566-0651
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travel to Louisville once or twice per year on business, and eat at our favorite places, plus try a few new ones. This time we tried Mayan Cafe, and I am adding this place to our "favorites list"! We had the salbutes starter- it...More

Thank frenchfiona
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Mayan Cafe is like no other restaurant. Technically, they list it as "Yucatan" cuisine, and sometimes "Latin" or "Mexican." I think Yucatan fits it more aptly. It is so unique with authentic mexican Yucatan region dishes that it transports you to the Yucatan peninsula...More

Thank FreeMarketRules
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you have enjoyed your meals with us. You have beautifully described our brand and our vision for food. We hope to see you again soon! ~Anne

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a delicious dinner for 4 at the Mayan Cafe. We loved everything we ordered and would definitely go back. The flavors are really unusual and spicy. Go for it.

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

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great find! My wife and I went here for lunch. The food was unique, delicious, and affordable. The service was great too!

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

Thanks for coming in, Ryan! We are really glad you enjoyed your meal! ~Anne

Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, intimate restaurant. Delicious food. Great service. Before kids, my husband and I used to go to a small eco-resort south of Cancun called Kailum. We were introduced to Mayan food there. The food at Mayan Cafe brings back many good memories. Many tastes that...More

Thank Bev J
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bev, Thanks so much for your kind words. We are really glad you have enjoyed your meals with us. Bruce, our chef, grew up a few hours from that restaurant you use to go to. It's a really beautiful area! Thanks again, Anne

Reviewed 1 week ago

The lima beans are the house specialty that everyone talks about- and for good reason. Even though the recipe has been published these beans are hard to reproduce. We had an excellent Monastrell wine from the Jumilla region of Spain- not a usual find on...More

Thank Pat436
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pat, Thanks very much for dining with us recently! We are really glad you enjoyed your meal. Those crazy lima beans have become a real phenomenon. We're glad to be able to bring folks back to limas! Thanks for your support and we hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I made reservations (don't believe you need them) for a Thursday night dinner. We found the restaurant to be quaint, higher end style establishment. The food was good, but small portions for the $$$. The staff was great, but felt they were...More

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

Steve, Thanks for dining with us recently. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope your join us again soon. ~Anne

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate at the Mayan Cafe for dinner last week and will, undoubtedly, return as often as we can. We were there on a Thursday night and were there a little early for the dinner rush so we didn't need a reservation....More

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

Thank you so much for dining with us recently! We are really glad you and your husband enjoyed your meals. We do accept online reservations, so if you're thinking to come in next time, I always suggest saving a table online so you're guaranteed a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was taken to this restaurant for a business lunch. The ambience was cool and modern. Service was excellent. The food was divine. We tried several dishes and I highly recommend the salmon main course

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

Julie, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are really glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope to see you in again soon! Thanks, Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly one of my favorite Louisville restaurants. The unique, fresh, and beautifully presented food is always a treat. I highly recommend dining here. Reservationists are almost always a must as it is a small restaurant.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words, Tamar. We very much appreciate your support! Hope to see you soon. ~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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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