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Havana Rumba St. Matthews

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4115 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-5022
+1 502-897-1959
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I love this place ! Upon moving here, it was my top rated restaurant in Louisville. Upon entering, you are greeted with the hostess desk as a front end of an old car with headlights shining ! Drum barstools. Live music sometimes. Food was delicious ! Love the pork carnival !! And great mojitos

Thank citychic1
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is the best restaurant of the three in town. The service is always good and the food is consistent and at a fair price, the portions a good size and you can always be satisfied and even take some home for later or the next day.

Thank Viajerofeliz
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

You absolutely have to have the fried planteens! They are delicious! I got the chimichanga steak which was also very good. Great service too for our large party!

Thank Leslie S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Havana Rumba is a treat! I love the food here and still can't believe it is local. I love when a restaurant can succeed and thrive in a town because they consistently provide a higher quality than the competition. The food here can feel a little pricey for cuban before you take a bite $$$ but once the food melts... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Avon Lake, OH
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

While visiting Louisville for my son's wedding we dined at Havana Rumba the evening after the wedding. It was something new for my husband and I along with our guests. We all tried something different from the menu and not one of us were disappointed. One of our friends was worried about the food being too spicy and was reluctant... More 

Thank alroth929
Coxs Creek, Kentucky
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Wonderful restaurant and recommend to everyone. Good for large groups the staff engages the parties.

Thank ThriftTravelKY
Southern Indiana
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108 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We tried this restaurant on a Friday night and had to wait about 30 minutes for a table but didn't mind while we indulged with a margarita at the bar which I must say was very good. I can't remember ever having bar service that fast. Our table waiter was also very attentive and kept up with drinks, refills and... More 

Thank Teresa H
Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Love The Cuban sandwich and the Banana and Mango Mojitos. Try this place for dinner. Noisy but great food.

Thank IrishMomof3
Louisville, KY
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

From the moment you step in, the staff make you feel like family. The place gets a bit noisy at times, and isn't the most spacious. If you go into it realizing that, you won't be upset. The food itself. Have eaten here 20+ times, not a bad meal. Need to choose more based on how hungry i am, as... More 

Thank MotoCustomer
Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Louisville is a great restaurant city, but we are just now branching out into Cuban food. We recently lost the only Argentinian restaurant in town, unfortunately! Havana Rumba is a place I've been to many times, and I adore it! The Cuban bread is some of the best in town, the pork dishes are always tender and flavored with citrus,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4115 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-5022
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-897-1959
Havana Rumba is a trip to the Caribbean no passport required. Join the Cuban party without having to break the travel restrictions. Buen provecho!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?