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Havana Rumba St. Matthews

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Louisville
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4115 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-5022
+1 502-897-1959
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food, service and atmosphere are all wonderful. Put this on your list! We all ordered different dinners so we could taste it all.

Thank Sandradee007
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a good time and great service @Havana Rumba, but I wish there were some lower carbohydrate options and spicier options. It's a mainstay in our rotation of places to go, but there is still nothing I crave in between.

Thank Coomsey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Consistently the best Cuban around. Generous portions. Long wait on the weekends though as it's so popular.

Thank Jane502L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent, a bit pricy but it was good. I wouldn't go out of my way to go here but if I'm ever in the mood for cuban food and have money to burn I'll definitely go.

Thank BrandyC33
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A "Date Night" choice every month or so. We both especially enjoy the roasted pork dinner (Lechon Asado) with a frozen house margarita. Often don't finish so ongoing enjoyment of leftovers...

Thank Rick F
Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't had a bad meal there whether it be just a date night, girls night or bringing the kids. Havana Rumba caters well to both. I constantly crave the guacamole and butter for the bread and that is just the beginning. They have huge sandwiches, marinated pork with yuca and seafood. Everything seems to be really authentic as far... More 

Thank Jaclyn M
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, drinks, atmosphere, and service is all phenomenal! I could not have been more pleased if it had been free!! We will definitely be going back again!

Thank mengland2016
Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

REAL Cuban Food with the Flare. Wonderful Atmosphere to boot (Middletown Location). There are a wide range of dishes from Chicken to Seafood to Steak and then the Vegetarian as well. Favorites of ours are the Vaca Frita and Pescado a la Parrilla.

Thank Bob K
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in a small strip mall behind Big Lots in St. Matthews sits Havana Rumba. One of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. I love this place. Their food is consistently tasty. I love their pork, plantains, yucca, sweet potato fries, etc. Their staff is always friendly, helpful and accommodating. Have taken friends and family alike here. We have some... More 

Thank MDVickers
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant pleases every time I eat there. The atmosphere is a happy, relaxed one. The food is always delicious. We often taste each other's dishes. The outside patio is comfortable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
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, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids
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: +1 502-897-1959
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?