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Havana Rumba St. Matthews

Certificate of Excellence
East Louisville
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4115 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-5022
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always order pollo a la Milanesa which is always great and the fried plantains are the best I've ever tasted. Their drink specials are great and they have unique flavors of margaritas.

1 Thank kej1986
Bardstown, Kentucky, United States
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full menu. easy to find what you want and everything is fresh. Servers are fast and friendly. Will go back.

1 Thank Luke M
Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great meal. Flavorful, beautiful- I was still eating long after I was full! We had a big group and they accommodated us fully- even during a busy Saturday night. From start to finish this was a great experience and meal- highly recommend!

1 Thank Lovey13
Nashville, Tennessee
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Generally the quality and service was very good. However, I did not think the flavor of what I ate (ropa vieja and black beans) was particularly authentic. I think I tasted a fair amount of cilantro which gave the food a Mexican flavor. I grew up in FL and found this somewhat disconcerting. This may not be an issue for... More 

Thank AlanBachrach
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love good Cuban food and the food here is better than downtown Havana. (yes, I HAVE been there!) Along with good food is a great bar w/ a good selection of rums. Alas, no Havana Club yet... Whether oyu want to be served outside or inside, a trip here is always a great choice! MMMmmmm.....M!

Thank slngshot
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this place has great food! The waiters were very nice and helped us pick out our delicious meals. I got the pollo asado which was amazing!! It was a bit on the sour side, which I personally really enjoy, and was marinated to perfection. My friends got the lechon asado - which was also good, the vaca frita -... More 

Thank Michael P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been a staple in our carry-out repertoire for a while. Love the empanadas, the beef and pork dishes are all great! I love the guacamole and the plantain chips, everything is great, try them all!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small plates, cocktails, a full meal or dessert, whichever you choose you will be pleased. The tres leches cake is quite good. A portion large enough to share.

Thank Julie C
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate late a couple times and each time my sandwich was overcooked and the bread was hard. I keep try6ing to find out what's so great about the place but haven't found it yet!

Thank joe c
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Cuban Food at great prices, under 15 not including alcohol with Great Atmosphere. Better to go during the off hours because it can get busy.

Thank Ryan1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Latin, Caribbean, Cuban, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?