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Havana Rumba St. Matthews

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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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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's not that easy to fine authentic Cuban food in the midwest. Havana Rumba is the real deal. It's not a fancy place but fun. I recommend the "lechon" (slow roasted pork) and definitely satisfy your sweet tooth with Havana Banana for dessert.

Thank Puepilina
Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a regular stop when I want truly authentic Cuban Food in Louisville. Great Tapas ( small- appetizers), sandwiches, complete dinners and a full bar. Whether you want a wonderful meal an empanda or just a great Mojito, this is the place to go!

Thank Carrie M
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited this restaurant on a business trip. There were 20 of us in our group and everything was excellent. The food was rave-worthy. Even the next day folks were still talking about how great the food was. Drinks were fabulous, too. Sangria and mojitos were yummy! Our apps were outstanding. You MUST try the empanadas, the hamburger/potato balls, and the... More 

Thank VAWineGal_11
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2014

Havana Rumba was a really unique and quite good! The service was excellent--our waiter was super friendly, gave great suggestions and took care of us perfectly. I didn't know what to expect for Cuban food, but we were all impressed. I had a pork dish with yuca, my husband had streak and a friend had shrimp. Everyone raved about their... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They were well cared for, actually pampered. The waiter was very attentive and courteous. The food was out of this world!

Thank Jose D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2014

I hosted my wife's 50th birthday party last Friday and the staff was able to get our table ready almost immediately, which was appreciated. The food was excellent. Service was timely, considering our group of 25, and the service staff was very friendly. We had the tostones de pollo as an appetizer and it was very good. Big enough for... More 

Thank jpb7428
Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Havana Rumba too many times to count and it never ever disappoints. Just had the Vaca Frita with beans and rice and fried plantains tonight for dinner and was as delicious as always. Try the Havana Rumba sandwich too. Out of this world delicious!

Thank RachelleH502
Findlay, Ohio
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had traveled from Findlay, Ohio to tour Louisville, when my brother mentioned he would meed us at Havana Rumba, he was from Cincinnati, he said " I WILL LOVE THIS PLACE" and he was right, The food was excellent , service excellent. I recoment anyone traveling for good food to try them. Their location is a little hard to... More 

Thank sharon841
Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2014

Two locations in Louisville. Consistently good Cuban food and you should definitely finish with Havana Banana for dessert.

Thank Puepilina
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2014

I went to Havana Rumba almost every Friday for lunch with colleagues. Their food is just so good that I will never feel sick of. The lunch menu is a bargin in my opinion, there is a ton of food laying on the plate. Especially good for meat lovers!

Thank KY020

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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, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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