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Mayan Cafe

813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
+1 502-566-0651
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
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1 - 10 of 597 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant appears small, but the food is big in flavor. Service is top rate and dont arrive without reservations.

Thank Janice Hitt F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It may seem strange that this restaurant is probably best known for its lima beans, but try the tok-sel lima beans and you will be a believer. All of the entrees I've had here have been excellent as well, and the staff are professional and...More

Thank Eric J
AnneS2653, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your kind words, Eric. We truly appreciate your support. ~Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't usually order guac, but a friend did, and wow was it good. Excellent service, lovely wine, beautiful presentation of main dishes. We had 4 different main items, and each was delicious. Make sure to make a reservation, even if it's for lunch.

Thank Skeptika
AnneS2653, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank so much for your kind words! We are really glad you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here due to everyone’s reviews but I don’t get it. We had reservations for dinner and were put in a back corner. It was very cramped. Food was just ok. Service was excellent. Not sure if we went on a day that the chef...More

Thank heleneware
AnneS2653, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts after you meal with us. I am very sorry, though, that you didn't fully enjoy your meal. We are always working to improve what we do and how we do it, so if you have any more specific feedback on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to Louisville and especially this restaurant. Small but charming, I recommend reservations. Every dish is made from local fare and they use seasonal vegetables to make their menu very special. Try the guacamole as an appetizer as well! The salmon was...More

Thank gwenw184
AnneS2653, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gwen, we are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us recently! We appreciate you taking the time to come in and to share your thoughts. Safe travels and we'd love to see you again. Thanks, Anne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very small but satisfies as cozy! The service is top notch and the food is out of this world! Try the lima beans, YES, THE LIMA BEANS!

Thank Cindy B
AnneS2653, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Cindy, we love this. :) Thank you!!

Reviewed October 22, 2018

The Mayan Cafe serves up a wonderful brand of fairly priced South American cuisine accompanied by solid service in a casual and energetic atmosphere albeit with uncomfortable seating. Worthy of special mention were both the Sikil-pak & Vegetarian Chilaquile which simply stood out exemplifying both...More

1  Thank Dalecorp
AnneS2653, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thanks very much for your kind words and support! We really appreciate it. ~Anne

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Stopped by here late one night after a long day of touring to grab a quiet bite to eat. The food was wonderful! We started with drinks and some guacamole and chips. Guacamole was made there in the restaurant and the chips were nicely fried....More

Thank AngeloS160
AnneS2653, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Angelo, Thanks so much for your kind words! We appreciate you coming in and are really glad you and your wife enjoyed the meal. Hope to see you again soon! ~Anne

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Had dinner there last night and it was excellent. everything tastes fresh and full of flavor. I always like to try salads and their Myan salad is especially good. A light citrus dressing with lots of flavor. My main was also very tasty. I will...More

Thank jgreenwell2017
AnneS2653, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you so much for dining with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon! ~Anne

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Food, decor, ambiance, service, drinks...all excellent! Make sure you have a reservation, as it fills up fast! I've only been once, but am very excited to go back soon!

Thank MattKY
AnneS2653, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words, Matt. We are really glad you came in and enjoyed everything! We'd love to see you again soon! ~Anne

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jbuzz64
September 22, 2018|
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Response from Lisa C W | Reviewed this property |
Lunch 11-2:30 M through F Dinner 5-10 M through F 5-10:30 S Closed Sunday Reservations highly recommended-small seating fills up fast. Can reserve on their website.
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March 15, 2016|
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Response from Anne S | Property representative |
Hi Tom, yes, we do suggest reservations. We're fairly small and fill up quickly. You can call us at 502.566.0651 to schedule a table or make a reservation online from our website. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Phoenix Hill
  • Neighborhood: Phoenix Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 502-566-0651
  • E-mail
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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