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Havana Rumba St. Matthews

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East Louisville
Latin, Caribbean, Cuban, Spanish
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4115 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-5022
15028971959
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Description: Havana Rumba is a trip to the Caribbean no passport required. Join the...
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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  • 317
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Cuban Food

House Margarita is the bomb! If you go for nothing else you have got to try the house Margarita. Sangria with a slushy margarita. Food is very good also. The staff is very helpful explaining the dishes. Summertime is the best outside patio area is very nice and most of the time have live music.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Roxy0613
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

House Margarita is the bomb! If you go for nothing else you have got to try the house Margarita. Sangria with a slushy margarita. Food is very good also. The staff is very helpful explaining the dishes. Summertime is the best outside patio area is very nice and most of the time have live music.

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Thank Roxy0613
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food has always been top shelf no matter how many times I went to visit. Awesome portions and great taste. Will continue to return when on that side of the city!

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Thank Isaac G
Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Havana Rumba will sooth your cravings for cuban food. I would recommend the spinach empandas and be sure to have a cortadito or cafe con leche after dinner.

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Thank tiffie1023
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, great food, and friendly bar staff. One of our favorites in the winter time. Good margaritas too.

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Thank smmosley35
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have several locations in Louisville. One specializes in tapas or small portions so you can try several items at a time. I have been here several times and will return!

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Thank edweyler
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I know everyone raves about this place but I found it to be average at best. We ordered a couple of appetizers, the vegetable empanadas and papas rellenas. The empanadas were excellent but we were unimpressed with the rellenas. Too much potato, not much flavor. I had the ensalad tropical and my husband had the cubano. The salad was good... More 

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Thank sbhazlett
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the Cubano which was delicious. I was able to substitute the sweet potato fries. I am not a fan of sweet potatoes. Service was good and waiter was helpful and nice.

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Thank over652015
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch again today at Havana Rumba and it was excellent as always. It has been a couple of months since our last visit but, food and service were both excellent.

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Thank Jack C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there by chance and later found out it has a well deserved great reputation. This is NOT a chain restaurant.

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Thank Bob1898
Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stared with the Cuban punch , then the the Cuba sampler, which consisted on papa rellana & chicken empananda, Cuban tamale , again delish!!! Pollo al Milanesa , that's the first time I have orderd it , delish again!!!! Then desert was flan. The service was fast & the dishes were hot , since I have been there many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4115 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-5022
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighborhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: 15028971959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Latin, Caribbean, Cuban, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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