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Mayan Cafe

813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627 (Phoenix Hill)
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Ranked #2 of 1,505 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Mayan Cafe at the urging of a colleague who is a "foodie". I had some of the best huevos in a very long time complimented with plantains and the unique drinks are good too. The portions are ample. The staff is very friendly. The restaurant is smaller and can become a bit loud but... More

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Virgnia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The reviews were dead on! Great meal! I was impressed....although I have never had Mayan dishes...this was excellent. I had their slow cooked pork and a blood orange margarita. Excellent! Great service. Quaint location in old town Louisville. The meals ranged from about $18 to $22.....mixed drinks were 6-$11/each Desserts were about $6/each....not cheap but well worth the price !... More

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Canton, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were visiting the Louisville area to complete the Bourbon Trail when we visited the Mayan Cafe for dinner. We could not have been more pleased with our meals. I had the salmon while my husband had the pork. We were both thrilled with the food. We even enjoyed the lima beans... which we would normally never make at home,... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Bruce Ucan, the chef and owner of the restaurant, brought his Mother's recipes from Central America and elevated them to delectable heights!!!!!!!! No one in the city can match his moles - absolutely scrumptious - or his tol-tek lima beans!!!! I personally hate lima beans but his preparation of these little morsels are unbelievable and always part of any meal... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It's not huge inside, so be sure to make a reservation. I love this place. I bring lots of out of town people here. I've never heard anyone say anything bad about it. Service is always great, the food is always amazing (Cochinita Pibil), fun area with other bars and restaurants. If you're staying downtown, no need for some of... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went there to celebrate with another couple and the atmosphere was good. The service was good. I thought for the prices they has small portions, They didn't have a ton of drinks and a limited bar, the specialty drinks they had were pretty good, the blood red margarita was good, my husband mojito wasn't,. Corn was the flavor on... More

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Louisville, KY USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Mayan Cafe is on my list of special occasion lunch places. Of course it's open for dinner as well. Chef Bruce Ucan puts out great tasting and intriguing food. The salbutes (little corn cakes which you top with your choice from a list of tempting options) are always great, the soups are wonderful-I've never been disappointed.

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Bronx, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Returned to Louisville after 6 months and had to get back for the lima beans. I'd found a recipe on line and have been working on them since February. But, I've got to admit, being there made me realize that mine are still second rate... Worth the trip for sure.

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Milford, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The fresh food was delicious and even though they did not have a kids menu they were willing to create a smaller dish to meet her likes. I did not expect that type of accommodation and was thrilled with the service.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my first meal in the Louisville, KY area and it has ruined me for life! The amazing food that we had was tasty, without salt shakers. My son had braised rabbit that was with a vegetable medley. My wife had a Mayan style stuffed vegetarian flat bread, rolled into a burrito style. I had their house specialty, which... More

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