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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%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (44 reviews)
“cochinita pibil” (25 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 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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1 - 10 of 520 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful food experience. Came while visiting town cause saw on here that it was good. Well it was beyond good. The scallop ceviche was amazing and the duck mole and every other item ordered was beyond good. The service was great and made...More

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

Rob, thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal with us! We hope to see you another time if you're in town again. Thanks again, Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Louisville (a first for us), some local friends took us to the Mayan for dinner. What a wonderful evening and dining experience. Everything was first-rate -- the service, the waitress's recommendations, the food (!!), and the setting. Five stars without any asterisks.

Thank ColoradoTraveler1120
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a fun evening at the E. Market Gallery Hop my friend and I decided to eat at the Myan Cafe. We had a wonderful dinner and the service was excellent. If you like food from Southern Spain you will love this place. It is...More

Thank B1382VFchristopherp
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for coming in recently! We really appreciate your support and are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you soon! ~Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding lunch and reasonably priced to boot! I highly recommend the Salbutes (excellent flavor and texture with 6 types to choose from - I had smoked salmon, chorizo and potato, and pork) in particular, but there are many interesting options on the menu. Guacamole was...More

1  Thank sparcouvol
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for coming in for lunch! We are really glad you enjoyed your meal. We do suggest reservations for lunch - even if it's just a call as you're on your way to us. We also take online reservations through our website if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on our way through Louisville and enjoyed a fantastic meal of rabbit and pork. Nice ambiance.

Thank JeffnLiz V
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for dining with us while passing through town recently! We're glad you enjoyed your meal, and hope you'll stop by again if you're in the area. ~Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and service. Very creative and excellent quality and presentation. I particularly liked the pumpkin seed dip. Very unique and yummy.

Thank Christopher C
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for dining with us recently, Christopher. We're glad you enjoyed everything. That sikil-pak is pretty fun; you're right. :) Hope to see you soon! ~Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always delicious choices( green beans and wine) and informed servers.....It makes dining fun, delicious and transporting.......There is always a nod to local ingredients yet with a South American twist......Making Kentucky not in the middle of no where......We have great stuff here......More

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

Thanks so much for your kind words. We couldn't agree more about Kentucky having great things and culture. We have been around for 20 years and the community of Louisville and the rest of the state has been incredibly supportive of us being a Mayan...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite Louisville restaurants. It is small and intimate (reservations a must) and the food and service are always excellent. The daily salbutes are always a treat - small round tortillas topped with different yummy things. Everyone- including my husband- raves...More

Thank Ellen F
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ellen, thanks so much for your kinds words about our place. We are really glad you enjoyed your meal. We have tried several things over the years to help with the sound (installed sound panels in the ceiling as well as behind the picture frames,...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

This small restaurant has wonderful Cuban type dishes, especially the cerviche and the lima beans. Everything is always great tasting and a little different.

Thank hahnjudith1
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Ate here with a co-worker for lunch. I knew going in they were supposed to have a legit burger, and it didn't disappoint. It was juicy and flavorful, and if I had one critique, it would be to get their burger cooke Medium opposed to...More

Thank GDGandTBiggs
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for coming in for lunch recently; we appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the burger and we appreciate the feedback on the empanadas. I will share it with our chef. Thanks for your support and...More

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Tom T
15 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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