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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
5:00 pm - 9:30 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, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank XXcrossfit
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with my wife this december(2016) and the first thing that shocked me was how loud it was, it seemed to be a hen house. And if you are looking for the cuban flavor... definitely not the place, I am cuban, and came to USA just a year and a half ago, trust me Haven't forgot our food,... More 

Thank Eduardo R
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place always has energy! Servers are friendly and I love the food options. Excellent margaritas and many other drinks. Outdoor seating in summer is great.

Thank JustinWest
Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Havana Rhumba is one of my very favorite restaurants in town. This is Cuban cuisine and do they ever know how to make it. My favorite dish is the grilled swai in a pesto sauce. I also like the shrimp aioli and the ropa veija.

1 Thank Lucy W
Prospect, Kentucky
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

If you like fresh minty mojitos, this is the place! They put fresh mint and sugar cane in every drink...note, they are strong and after 2 you are a bit tipsy. The food is delightful as well. I've never has anything that I didn't love.

Thank Nichole F
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This is a great place for something different!! Always been good! I think I would enjoy a trip to Cuba!!

Thank Terry M
Louisville, Kentucky
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Great menu selection at reasonable prices. First time to experience Cuban tastes. Fresh, great tasting food. Efficient, friendly service. Great atmosphere.

2 Thank ritadugan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try Havana Rumba as a change from our ordinary routine. They offered very good food and excellent service for a reasonable price. We look forward to returning soon.

3 Thank FosNChell
Lewisport, Kentucky, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is amazing. The service is impeccable our waiter was right on the ball. The steak chimichurri is amazing. the fried chip plantains & fresh guacamole is a great start.

2 Thank Carla S

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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
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?