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Mayan Cafe

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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“rabbit” (45 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was directly across from our airbnb and I called ahead tonal I'd they customize meals for children. My daughter and I had the empanada appetizer and she wanted to try dragonfruit so she was able to get a side of that and then...More

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

Thanks so much for dining with us recently. We are so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your meal. If you're in town again, we'd love to see you! Safe travels. ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with work colleagues who are adventurous foodies. They had rabbit, duck, and pork dishes- all reportedly tasty. I had the vegetarian burrito and found the dish uniquely flavorful . My only complaint was the limited alcohol selection, with none of the well-known brands...More

1  Thank westcoastguy2015
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for coming in recently! We're glad you enjoyed your meal. Regarding our spirits/beverage program, our focus is offering artisanal spirits, locally-sourced beers and sustainably-grown wines. As such, the tequilas we offer are a bit off the beaten path. The ArteNOM line that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent! Small place. Acoustics can be bad at times. But the quality of the food more than makes up for.

Thank RichR1955
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for dining with us, Rich! ~Anne

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, the Mayans certainly knew how to eat. Just kidding, they’re all dead. However the cooks of this place knew how to prepare a salmon and greens. Wow. Honestly the chef that made this entree up knew what they were doing, flavors went together well,...More

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

Thanks so much for dining with us, Blake. Our chef is a Mayan Indian from Mexico so his vision is to combine traditional Mayan cooking techniques and dishes with locally-sourced ingredients. We are glad you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped into Mayan Cafe when visiting Louisville for the first time. We read about Malayan Cafe in local magazines and then checked them out online. We simply had to go to the restaurant where every diner raved about its Lima beans! It was easy to...More

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

Stephanie - thank you so much for your kind words! We are really glad you came in and enjoyed the experience. We would love to see you again! ~Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, small and comfortable place with good Mexican food. The service was very good and the menu offered several options.

Thank Erik D
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Great food. My wife had the duck and I had the vegetarian burrito with pork (not a joke, they offer pork as an option). We spent the entire dinner trying to convince each other who had the better dinner selection. Amazing combinations of flavors with...More

Thank Tom P
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Tom, thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you and your wife enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you both soon! ~Anne

Reviewed 11 April 2018

... the rest of the Food? Absolutely fresh from local farmers wherever possible, creatively cooked, nicely presented, interesting flavors, plenty of choices! Their Location? Right in the heart of NuLu on Market Street, just past, more or less, the heart of town. Size and Atmosphere?...More

Thank Porter W
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Porter - thank you SO much for your kind words. We so appreciate all of your support over the years. We consider ourselves lucky to have had you as a regular for so long. :) See you soon, I'm sure! ~Anne

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were regular diners since they opened 11 years ago. They were and are dedicated to local farmers and suppliers of the freshest food available Having been gone from the area for three years, we and another couple dined this week. We experienced the same...More

Thank Eagleeye1959
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you so much, Fred & JC. We so appreciate all of your support over the years! It was so great to see you both this week. Thanks for making the time to come in! ~Anne

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Went for dinner and had a great meal. Believe it or not, the lima beans were fantastic. If I knew that someone could make them taste so good, I would have been eating them my entire life. There is also a hummus-like dip made with...More

Thank HMW1st
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you both so much for coming in! We sincerely appreciate your support and 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, 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
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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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