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La Bodeguita De Mima, Louisville, KY

La Bodeguita De Mima

4.9
4.9
3220 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Hailing From Cuba, Fernando and Yaniel Martinez have brought their passion and love to the plate, showcasing generations of love passed on by their mothers. Are you ready to experience some of the best Cuban food this side of the equator?

From plantains to the classic Cuban sandwich, we have all of the classic Cuban specialties covered with our twist, of course! Come visit us to see what Louisville has been missing.

At Mima's, we believe in creating an inviting and invigorating atmosphere. That's why you can find different choices to choose from. Whether you're enjoying a delicious dinner in our dining room, a tasty Mojito at our bar, or even a fine hand-rolled cigar on our patio, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 117 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cuban, Latin American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 742-3358
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Fernando Martinez & Yaniel Martinez
  • Neighborhood
    East Market St - NuLu
  • Parking details
    A/C Marriot provides our guest with 3 free hours of covered parking lot. Directly next door to La Bodeguita de Mima.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Best Overall

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Food

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot spot

  • Central Kentucky

    Lively

  • Central Kentucky

    Most Booked

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Hot spot

  • Louisville

    Lively

  • Louisville

    Most Booked

3,220 Reviews
  1. BILL

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at this restaurant. Extremely pleasant staff and good service. Overall food was good with large portions enough for sharing. Complimentary parking in ramp directly adjacent was convenient.

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  2. MARZ

    Indiana

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious! I highly recommend this place for a date night or for a large group. Excellent service and will definitely be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 1st time here and it was amazing. The ambiance is amazing and the food was delicious. Definitely will return

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  4. Dave

    Louisville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and can’t wait to go back. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

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  5. theresas

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at Bodeguita is always excellent!! Highly recommend tostones rellanes!! Such a fun atmosphere and the staff are always attentive!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was okay, service was good. We will probably be back again.

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  7. Doughboy95

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best spots in Louisville! Beans are amazing

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  8. JaniceB

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Food and service is 100% spot on every time. This time we had reservations at 8:15 pm on a Saturday and it was very busy and a little loud but never enough that we won't be back.

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  9. ErnestoL

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with a fun vibe. The good was amazing! We are already planning our return trip!

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  10. mbf417

    Nashville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Atmosphere too. Great experience and can’t wait to go back

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  11. BethS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was a fabulous server, food was great, overall wonderful dinner

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  12. KelC

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Bodeguita is SUCH a treasure. This was our second time in and of course, it was phenomenal. The atmosphere is so fun, but that’s not even the best part. A lot of restaurants these days put a lot into the look & feel, but then food or service falls flat — not La Bodeguita. The service is fantastic (thank you Leandro for the hospitality) and the food is amazing. Get the plantain crusted mahi mahi… you will not be disappointed. Also, the original mojito is a must. Already can’t wait to come back.

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  13. CeciliaW

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations for over a week, yet we were put out back in a cold room with hard chairs. It was loud and very cold. We ordered an appetizer that was delicious. Then my husband and I split the pollo con arroz and the chunks of chicken were grisley and chewy. Yuck!

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  14. DJWC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m sorry but I think his name was David…the best server. Nothing left undone.

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  15. JasonJ

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is awesome, service staff is spot on. Place is decorated awesome. This was our second time in and we will continue to go.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. We now know why everyone raves about La Bodeguita!

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  17. LarryR

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious. My wife and I have been here twice, and both times, the server was very friendly and welcoming. I'm hooked

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  18. AprilH

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks, great service! Noise level is pretty loud, but chat fits the energetic vibe of the restaurant

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  19. JasonP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic staff. Great food. Really liked the attention to the Cuban theming with the staff all wearing guayaberas and fedoras.

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  20. BrendaK

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service was excellent. The presentation of the chocolate “cigar” was impressive. The only drawback was that the music was just a little too loud for conversation.

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  21. AshleyE

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend, food and service is top notch!!!

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  22. EmilyR

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went with a group of 8 for a birthday dinner. Everything was very good!

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  23. Rd12

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious. Ordered the braised short ribs.... Was shocked when they came to table and opened a can... But... It's special and absolutely delicious!!! Great drinks, great food, great service. Will def come back when I'm the area!

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  24. pablo

    Columbus

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute amazing meals and our server was fantastic!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place to eat in Louisville! We come here regularly and are never disappointed.

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  26. MichelleB

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The reservation system should ask if you can walk a flight of stairs. We had to wait about 20 minutes past our reservation due to the fact we had my elderly mother with us and needed the main floor. Food came out slow. Food was excellent however. My son was served a Pepsi in a dirty glass. We still loved our lunch.

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  27. JenniferR

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful, lively restaurant. Top notch service. Great food and cocktails. The Arroz con Pollo Chorrera was our favorite dish of the evening. One thing took away from our experience. It was a very cold night and we were sat in the first room to the right in a place where the cold drafts hit us every time the front door opened (which was a lot). It was very uncomfortable so I would recommend asking for a table away from the front door if possible when the weather is frigid.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and very pleasant atmosphere. We are fans and have enjoyed each visit.

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  29. NefrisC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! The ambience and atmosphere was energetic and the food just wrapped it up nicely!!

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  30. MelissaW

    Louisville

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only complaint I have is that the noise level is so loud it’s difficult to hear your companions at the table. Super loud

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  31. BevonW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The music is too loud taking away the vibe of the Restaurant

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was presented and tasted amazing. Best Cuban food in Louisville. The service was excellent and the ambiance made me fell like I was in 1950’s Havana. It is on the pricy side, but well worth what you get in return.

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  33. DinaN

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and Drinks were excellent service was a little slow due to waiters talking amongst themselves and not paying attention but all in all David did fine once I had to get up to get his attention.

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  34. ChrisH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. We are vegetarian and had the veggie empanadas for an appetizer and the veggie tamales for main dish. Both absolutely outstanding. The mojitos are great with the sugar cane in them and the chocolate cigar dessert was also excellent.

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  35. Tina

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful place. The food was fantastic!! Definitely visit again

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  36. TamieM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun, authentic restaurant with amazing food at reasonable prices.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always we underestimated this restaurant. Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Will always be an option for a night out for great food and service.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, my husband chose some delicious ropa vieja that I highly recommend. I chose a mahi mahi with corn that was on the special Valentine's Day menu it seemed to me that the price was excessive to only come the fish with corn but I can't deny that it was good. The service took a long time to ask us what we were going to order but it's understandable being Valentine's Day. What I hate was the waitress at the end of the dinner demanding the tip, I don't know if others thought like me but for me the tip is earned with the good service is not demanded. I love the place. I'll go again I just hope having another person attending me

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  39. StefaniD

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone’s meals were delicious. The ambience was beautiful. And service was great for it being such a busy night. Can’t wait to return!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Cuban food ever! Had best Valentine’s Day dinner. Mojitos are the 💣

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Bodeguita De Mima offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 742-3358.

La Bodeguita De Mima is rated 4.9 stars by 3220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 117 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Bodeguita De Mima

725 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    East Market St - NuLu
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cuban, Latin American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    A/C Marriot provides our guest with 3 free hours of covered parking lot. Directly next door to La Bodeguita de Mima.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Fernando Martinez & Yaniel Martinez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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