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Mayan Cafe

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813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
5025660651
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been there three times for lunch and once for dinner and it has been excellent every time. Fresh food and unique pairings and ingredients.

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Thank Richard H
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant! It always has great service and the food is unique and always amazing. For vegetarians the options are unique and delicious. Even the coffee is great!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered food ahead to have it prepared, misunderstanding with person who answered the phone, they would only give it to us to go, insisted they could not seat us(lots of open seating observed) I asked if we could eat at the empty tables outside... answer was no, they had reservations, ok fair enough. I asked where there was a park... More 

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Thank HappyTraveler666
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

I wanted to clarify the miscommunication regarding your order the other night. Last Friday, when you called around 6pm for a table of 7, our manager let you know that we wouldn't be able to seat your group because we were fully booked up at that time, but suggested a carry out order if you'd like that. When your group... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This jewel nestled in the heart of the hip Nulu area speaks to the foodie who wants to discover great food in an emerging neighborhood. The flavors are bold and fresh and the menu is authentically adventurous without being cliche and self-conscious . Make a reservation in advance, it's worth it.

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Thank ddmatch63
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We work hard for our food to be all of the things you described and it makes it all worth it when our customers see that, as you do. We appreciate your attention. Thanks, Anne More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great experience… Except if you can't get in! Been too long since last visit – looking forward to getting back very soon.

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Thank JRSalrin
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your support! We recently began accepting online reservation which you can access from our website, which will ensure you have a table on your next visit. :) We really appreciate you coming in in the past and returning recently. Thanks, Anne More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Omg, totally awesome! Not typical Mexican cuisine. Every single dish was very flavorful!! We had ceviche- best I have ever had in my life! Also snapper, salmon, and a few other veggie dishes. Loved it!!

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Thank Debbie W
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Debbie, I am so glad you enjoyed your meal with us recently! I love your description of "not your typical Mexican cuisine" ... that is spot on! The scallops in the ceviche are flown up from the Gulf Coast fresh every week - it's the quality of the fish we are able to get that makes such a difference. Thanks... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner with my family and out of town parents. Delicious food with nice service. Love the Lima beans!

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Thank 578laurell
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in recently! The lima beans are definitely the most popular dish on the menu. We go through over 100 pounds of lima beans a week, if you can believe that! We appreciate your support and would love to see you again! ~Anne More 

Russel Corner, KY
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are blessed with a large number of excellent restaurants in Louisville. I have eaten at most of them and they all have individual quirks and menu items they consider unique to their establishment. The Mayan is no exception. The food is influenced by Mayan receipes and seasonings. In fact the lima beans may have a Mayan origin.. They are... More 

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Richmond
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Few restaurants truly merit a five-star review, but the Mayan Cafe deserves the accolade. On our only night in Louisville, I wanted to go to a restaurant that was not far from the Waterfront Park, and my online search led me to the Mayan Cafe, which had an intriguing menu, good reviews, and reasonable prices. My husband and I were... More 

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Thank Donna W
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Donna, thank you so much for dining with us recently. We appreciate your kind words! We love being so close to the parks. It's been great seeing the downtown grow up over the last 20 years! If you come in for lunch sometime, we offer a lunch entree of salbutes where you can choose form 7 different toppings. All fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small and cozy space. Great cocktails. Ever dish we ordered was spectacular. My fish was perfectly cooked. Portions are not large but a good enough size to fill up on with an appetizer.

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Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining with us recently! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. We'd love for you to join us again soon! Thanks, Anne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: 5025660651
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?