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Mayan Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Phoenix Hill
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813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
+1 502-566-0651
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten at Mayan Café on numerous occasions and can say their menu is truly unique. They offer dishes I have never seen anywhere else in Louisville. Everything I have eaten there has been excellent. If you go, plan to taste things you never have before. Their food presentation is also excellent. Even if the dish didn’t sound great... More 

Thank Norma T
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good: The entree, Salbutes, was tasty and well presented. Our server was fine. Good try on the Lima beans, they were not bad. Not great: The staff were not particularly friendly or welcoming. They appeared rather sullen, especially for Christmas week. Our reservation stated that we would be first time visitors. The "regular" coffee was cinnamon flavored and served... More 

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

Judy, First, I want to apologize that you didn't fully enjoy your dining experience with us. We are intentional everyday about putting our best foot forward, but every now and again everything doesn't align. Second, I would like to respond to some of the comments you made. Our regular coffee that you ordered is called Mayan Magic Coffee on the... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Service was good as usual and the food was great. I had the salmon special tacos. They were light and tasty. My friend had the burger which he loves. Always a good meal and great service.

Thank Pam G
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Wonderful smartly sourced highest quality ingredients and authentic menu. Always a fun cocktail to try and good bites to share. Don't miss the lima beans they are some of the best things I have ever eaten.

Thank Lane R
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food is excellent, the service was great, and they were very understanding of dietary restrictions.

Thank Martha G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Outstanding atmosphere, presentation and tasted out if this world. One of the best restaurants I've been to in a while. Great job with the local bourbon flight too!

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

Thanks so much, Amy! We really appreciate you dining with us. That bourbon flight is a brand new edition to our menu that we're excited about since there are so many cool distilleries being built in our neighborhood. Thanks again! ~Anne More 

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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely excellent; an exceptional find. Put this on your list of places to eat the next time you are in town. You'll need a reservation..

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

Thanks very much, Bob! We really appreciate your support. ~Anne More 

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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had a terrific meal here. It reminded us of the fantastic food we had during a trip to Oaxaca several years ago--the flavors truly brought us back there. To start, we ordered the Salbutes of the day (thick, handmade corn tortillas that are simultaneously substantial and somehow still light) which had smoked salmon, mozzarella, shaved cabbage and onions and... More 

Thank krankenschwester600
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining with us recently. I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal so much! You're right about the cuitlacoche (always spelled huitlacoche!) - we often call it a Mexican truffle because it's so rich and earthy. It's been a mainstay on our menu for years. We'd love to have you in again, so don't hesitate to... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Friends invited us to meet them here for lunch. Very unique menu with choices for everyone's taste. Very elegant inside. Very good service.

Thank hoosier027
Anne S, Owner at Mayan Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for coming in recently! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal! ~Anne More 

Brookfield, Wisconsin
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270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Locally popular ethnic restaurant serving south of the border influenced dishes. I had the cochinita pibil, spouse had the rabbit, both delicious. Service was good. Large business group in for dinner kind of distracted the staff, and we noticed our dessert lacked the pomegranate sauce that came out on the same dessert served to the group: I assume the kitchen... More 

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

Thanks very much for dining with us recently! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal with us. I apologize about the pomegranate sauce. Sometimes we make additional sauces as a garnish for the desserts. If you are ever curious about a sauce or something you see passing by, don't hesitate to ask about it or to try it. We want to... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Latin, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Phoenix Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Phoenix Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 502-566-0651
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?