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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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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 497 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter recommended this little Mexican gem in Nulu. I ordered simple tacos which were beautifully presented. Tortillas tasted fresh, meat was flavorful and sauces perfect. Great service and ambience.

Thank lccTulum_Mexico
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely words! We are really glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. Tulum is a wonderful city and one we definitely hope our food makes you think of. Hope to see you again! ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mayan Cafe is awesome. It is like a warm embrace. The food is sophisticated and well presented. Farm to table is overused now, but chef has been doing that for over 15 years. Don't forget to try the lima beans.

Thank Jedi8870
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. What a beautiful way to describe what we do. It's customers like you who understand and appreciate what we do that makes it all worth it. Thanks, Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there celebrating a birthday and the food was awesome and great service! Parking is a little challenging sometime!More

Thank lwain562016
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for dining with us recently! We are really glad you enjoyed your meal. We apologize about the parking; it's gotten significantly more challenging recently with the construction for the hotel on our block. We do hope to see you again soon! Thanks,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read the reviews of this place and did not see one single negative. So I decided to try it! The other reviewers were right, this place is great! Very unique. It's a small space so I would recommend reservations. There is a small outdoor...More

Thank Karen O
Anne S, General Manager at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for dining with us, Karen. We are really glad you and your daughter enjoyed your meal! We are so grateful for the community of folks on trip advisor who share the word about our food. Thank you for being a part of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been eating here for 20 years...the food is fabulous. Everything on the menu is unique and delicious. Do not miss the Tok Cel!More

Thank ljw1946
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you SO much for dining with us over the last 20 years! You have seen us grown and develop as a restaurant, and we truly appreciate your loyalty and support. It's folks like you who have kept us going. Hope to see you soon....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was outstanding and the food was very very good and a little different then what I had eaten. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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

Thank you so much, Mary! We really appreciate your support! ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place . great selection of food. Excellent service. Been here a few times. Always warm welcomes. Every thing we have tried has always been great. Try everything. The scallop ceviche is fantastic to share.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words, Richard. We really appreciate your support and we hope to see you again soon! ~Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Mayan Cafe with their unique offering of Yucatan cuisine. We were immediately seated outside without a reservation by friendly and attentive staff. Streetside dining was comfortable with little noise or annoyance from the sidewalk or street. It's a unique restaurant that I will...More

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

Thank you so much for dining with us, Douglas. We are really glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you on a return visit to Louisville! Thanks again, Anne

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

Thank you very much for dining with us recently! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal. I do apologize for the noise level; you're right that it can be tricky when we are full. We recently put new pictures on the wall which are...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 5 weeks 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

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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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