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Havana Rumba LLC

4115 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-5022 (East Louisville)
502-897-1959
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Ranked #5 of 1,509 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Louisville
Description: 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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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Authentic Cuban food. Fun place, can sit indoors or out. Drinks & service were great. Music was a little loud when sitting close.

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When I am Louisville there are three places that are on my two eat list. Those places include Havana Rumba, Guacamole, and the Brinx Wine Bar. Those three places represent the best food in Louisville. Tonight, on a quiet Monday evening I headed for the remodeled Havana Rumba in St. Matthews. Luis was my waiter and he picked up on... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just visited Havana Rumba and was quite pleased with the quality of the food and the wonderful service we had. I have to eat gluten-free due to celiac disease, and our server was very careful to make sure I had a gluten-free dinner. He double-checked everything with the chef and I was so thankful! I had slow-roasted pork with yuca... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Let me preface this review with this: I am Cuban so I wasn't expecting a wow factor when dining here. The menu was fairly comprehensive and had many choices one might expect. The food was good but some items tasted bland or flat to us. They had the right ingredients but it all came together in a water down kind... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We come here often. They don't have a huge variety for us because we are vegetarians, but what they have is good. I always get the spinach empanadas meal, which comes with black beans and rice and plantains, which is half the fun. They also have good mixed drinks. I would avoid live music night. Go on a different weeknight... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had high expectations with the great reviews but the best thing I had was the free appetizer of bread and garlic butter. My chicken looked great but was seriously lacking taste. Not going back.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great food great service Best food in Louisville! Hands down my favorite! In addition to being the best tasting, their portions are generous and prices reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Rochester, Indiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you are visiting Louisville you will have to search the place out, you won't find it just off 65. I found it while reading reviews of Louisville restaurants prior to a recent trip. There is a pair of Rumbas listed as #1 & #3 in Louisville. While not being an expert in Cuban cuisine aside from the occasional Cuban... More

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Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great Cuban black bean soup and Cuban menu nice outdoor seating area. Not fancy but good authentic Cuban foods. Great service and kind waiters. Nice lunch menu too.

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Louisville, KY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

For those who are confused, Louisville has 3 Havana Rumbas, all owned by the same people (who own Mojito's as well). So for some reason, the Havana Rumba in Middletown is rated #1, while the original Havana Rumba in St. Matthews is rated #5. (Havana Rumba Express in the Highlands is the newest, and it didn't make the TripAdvisor Top... More

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