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813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627 (Phoenix Hill)
5025660651
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Ranked #2 of 1,517 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Latin, South American
Neighborhood: Phoenix Hill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I first want to say that I we had a wonderful time at this restaurant with very good service and the food tasted fresh and had some interesting flavors. I don't want someone from out of town thinking this is the #2 restaurant in our town, however. The lima beans were flavored well but undercooked. We had the vegetarian burrito... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Visited the Mayan Cafe early on a busy Saturday night with friends. We shared the guacamole appetizer ($8) which tasted good, but was a fairly small portion. For entrees, I had the famous pork and lima beans and my wife had the veggie burrito. We did not order drinks, but the spirits menu looked appealing. The service, food, and prices... More 

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Kenmore, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

When I traveled to Louisville in November 2014, I did a lot of research on TripAdvisor to find the best local restaurants to dine at - especially, gluten-free friendly restaurants as I have celiac disease. The top-rated restaurant was the Mayan Cafe, a Yucatán/latin style restaurant with authentic cuisine and locally grown, organic ingredients. The Mayan Cafe was also walking... More 

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Louisville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

i have brought customers here and have always had a great meal. Clients and co-workers alike love the food and flavors! i highly recommend the mayan cafe to everyone in lou - best restaurant!!!

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North Olmsted OH
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really quaint place. The food was awesome, the service started out good and then went downhill after that. We had Scallop Ceviche and Empanadas for apps. Yucatec Salbutes we picked roasted pork, Grilled Cactus & Mozzarella, Black Beans & Queso Fresco and Shredded Rabbit with pumpkin sauce and my hubby got the Mayan Burger. Sooooooooooooo good.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This place lives up to it's name by serving the more refined and unusual fare that you may find in Oaxaca or the Yucatan. In a cozy atmosphere, it produces dishes with moles and seasonal vegetable that should tickle most jaded palates. Other Tripadvisor reviewers have offered good advice here

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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I visited the Mayan Cafe for a business lunch. The food was outstanding and creative. I had the enchiladas with pumpkin seed sauce--amazing. The server was also very helpful and checked in on us quite frequently. One caveat--the room is very small so it is not the best place for a business lunch. I could not hear my colleagues over... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Love this restaurant, but make sure you get reservations. It's very popular. And make sure you try their version of lima beans. Delicious!

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Chicago, Illinois
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230 reviews 230 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I ate here with a group of 8 people. We got great service and sampled from a tasty creative meal. The sides including the special side dish preparations of Brussels sprouts, Lima beans, and plantains were very well done. Yes, it's true. I never thought those veggies could taste so good. Also, the roast pork was delish!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I travel for business, and this restaurant is worth stopping at. Relaxed atmosphere but classy. Food is authentic, well thought out and presented. Free two hour parking just outside. Everything is fresh.

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Additional Information about Mayan Cafe

Address: 813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
Phone Number: 5025660651
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Phoenix Hill
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Latin, South American

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