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La Bodeguita De Mima, Louisville, KY

La Bodeguita De Mima

4.8
4.8
1519 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Ensaladas / Salads

Add ons for Salads: chicken: $3.99 | steak: $6.99 | shrimp: $6.99

  • Crunchy Mexican$11.99

    arugula, chayote, jicama, papaya, mango, beets, red onions, carrots, crispy yucca, roasted cherry tomatoes, orange, passion fruit vinaigrette

    • Cesar Cubano$9.99

      baby romaine, avocado caesar dressing, cotija cheese, fried capers, crispy malanga

      • Ensalada Cubana$9.99

        romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocadoes, red onions, dressed with olive oil, white vinegar & lime juice

        • Ensalada Chévere$11.99

          arugula, hearts of palm, raisins, red onions, beets, roasted cherry tomatoes, goat cheese croquettes, moscatel vinaigrette

          Sopas / Soups

          • Sopa de Pollo

            Cuban chicken noodle soup

            • Bowl$6.99
          • Frijoles Negros

            Mima's black beans soup topped with chopped onions

            • Bowl$5.99

          Aperitivos / Appetizers

          • Ceviche de Camarón$12.99

            shrimp cooked in lime juice, with a tomato-lime sauce, red onions, cilantro served with tostones

            • Cuban Pork Tamal$10.99

              corn tamal stuffed with pork, topped with lechón asado, mojo onions, pico and cilantro aioli

              • Papas Rellenas$9.99

                classic crispy-breaded potato balls filled with Cuban picadillo (savory ground beef mixture) served with roasted red pepper sour cream and cilantro aioli

                • Camarones al Ajillo$11.99

                  shrimp cooked in olive oil and garlic, finished with lime juice served with grilled Cuban bread, garlic aioli and pico

                  • Barquitos de Malanga$10.99

                    crispy bite size tarot root boats filled with black beans, ropa vieja, queso fresco topped with guacamole, chives, cilantro

                    • Cubanchos$13.99

                      plantain chips topped with black beans, pico, queso, guacamole, cilantro aioli, mojo onions and your choice of: lechon asado, chicken ropa vieja or beef ropa vieja

                      • Empanadas Cubanas$8.99

                        Cuban stuffed pastry shells stuffed with your choice of beef picadillo, chicken ropa vieja or veggie (roasted corn, bell peppers, spinach, manchego cheese) served with roasted pepper sour cream & cilantro aioli

                        • Croquetas de Pollo y Jamón$8.99

                          classic ham and chicken Cuban croquettes served with cilantro aioli and roasted red pepper crema

                          • Tostones Rellenos$10.99

                            home-made tostones topped with melted cheese, cilantro aioli & mojo onions, choice of: chicken, beef ropa vieja or lechón

                            Vegetarianos / Vegetarian

                            • Cubano Vegetariano$15.99

                              veggie empanada (roasted corn, bell peppers, spinach, manchego cheese), yuca con mojo, black beans, rice and plantains

                              • Tamal Vegetariano$16.99

                                Cuban corn tamal topped with picadillo, mojo onions, pico, cilantro aioli, served with black beans, rice and plantains

                                Entradas / Entrees

                                  Traditional / Cuban Rice Dishes

                                  • Arroz con Pollo a la Chorrera$17.99

                                    delicious Cuban chicken and drunk yellow rice; chunks of boneless chicken cooked in yellow rice with beer, sofrito, peas, green olives, roasted peppers served with tostones and chives

                                    • Arroz Imperial$17.99

                                      a Cuban classic yellow rice layered with chicken ropa vieja, manchego cheese, peas, roasted peppers, topped with pan roasted airline chicken breast served with sweet plantains and topped with cilantro aioli

                                      Pollos / Chicken

                                      served with rice, black beans and sweet plantains

                                      • Pollo Asado$18.99

                                        mojo marinated 1/2 chicken roasted to perfection, topped with mojo onions served with, Abuela's Ela gravy

                                        • Pollo al Mojo$16.99

                                          boneless chicken marinated with garlic and lime juice grilled, topped with mojo onions

                                          Carnes y Bistecs / Beef

                                          certified angus black beef - served with rice, black beans and sweet plantains

                                          • Ropa Vieja en Lata$18.99

                                            braised & shredded short rib cooked in a tomato wine sauce with onions and peppers

                                            • Bistec a la Palomilla$19.99

                                              thinly sliced marinated sirloin steak grilled topped with caramelized onions & mojo

                                              • Vaca Frita$18.99

                                                braised & shredded short rib sauteéd until crispy with bell peppers, onions & Cuban mojo

                                                • Churrasco$21.99

                                                  certified black angus skirt steak grilled to temp served with green chimichurri sauce topped with crispy yucca

                                                  • Picanha Steak$21.99

                                                    a brazilian style steak cut; fatty sirloin grilled to temp served with red & green chimichurri sauce topped with crispy yucca

                                                    Pescados y Mariscos / Seafood

                                                    served with yellow rice and sweet plantains

                                                    • Camarones al Ajillo$18.99

                                                      shrimp cooked in garlic and olive oil, finished with lime juice, served with pico and garlic aioli

                                                      • Pescado Crujiente$18.99

                                                        plantain crusted mahi-mahi served with cilantro aioli and a tomato-avocado salad with lime vinaigrette

                                                        • Enchilado de Camarones$18.99

                                                          shrimp cooked in a lobster tomato wine sauce

                                                          • Salmon Varadero$21.99

                                                            guava marinated salmon pan roasted served with cilantro aioli and a tomato-avocado salad with lime vinaigrette

                                                            Cerdo / Pork

                                                            • Masas de Puerco$17.99

                                                              pork chunks slowly cooked then crispy fried to order topped with mojo served with congris and sweet plantains

                                                              • Lechon Asado$18.99

                                                                The king of Cuban pork, marinated and slowly roasted served with congris and yucca con mojo

                                                                Sandwiches

                                                                served with plantain chips & mojo

                                                                • Pan con Lechon$12.99

                                                                  our lechón asado with mojo and onions pressed in Cuban bread

                                                                  • Cubano$14.99

                                                                    the king of Cuban sandwiches; our lechon asado, hickory smoked ham, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard pressed in Cuban bread

                                                                    Acompañantes / Sides

                                                                    • Arroz Amarillo / Yellow Rice$3.99

                                                                      • Papas Fritas / French Fries$4.99

                                                                        • Congris$4.99

                                                                          Black Beans and Rice cooked together

                                                                          • Yuca con Mojo & Chicharrón$4.99

                                                                            Boiled Yucca topped with mojo and pork chicharrón

                                                                            • Arroz / White Rice$2.99

                                                                              • Frijoles Negros$3.99

                                                                                Cuban Black Beans

                                                                                • Maduros$4.99

                                                                                  Sweet Fried Plantains

                                                                                  • Tostones$4.99

                                                                                    Fried Green Plantain with garlic-cilantro aioli

                                                                                    • Plantain Chips$4.99

                                                                                      Served with Mojo

                                                                                      • Yucca Frita$4.99

                                                                                        Fried Yucca with Mojo

                                                                                        • Boniato Frito$4.99

                                                                                          Fried Sweet Potato

                                                                                          Postres / Desserts

                                                                                          • Trio de Helados$8.99

                                                                                            our homemade ice cream trio; choice of coffee, piña colada, vanilla or fanguito (dulce de leche)

                                                                                            • Habano de Chocolate$10.99

                                                                                              chocolate cigar made with almond cake, nutella mousse, chocolate ganache served with coffee ice cream

                                                                                              • Cuban Flan$10.99

                                                                                                our vanilla flan served with piña colada ice cream

                                                                                                • Pudin de Pan Diplomático$10.99

                                                                                                  our bread pudding made with Cuban bread, raisins & caramel served with rum confit pineapples and salted fanguito ice cream

                                                                                                  • Tres Leches Cake$10.99

                                                                                                    white cake soaked in 3 milks served with meringue and brulée banana

                                                                                                    Bebidas / Drinks

                                                                                                    • Pepsi$2.99

                                                                                                      • Diet Pepsi$2.99

                                                                                                        • Sierra Mist$2.99

                                                                                                          • Crush$2.99

                                                                                                            • Big Red$2.99

                                                                                                              • Unsweetened Iced Tea$3.25

                                                                                                                • Iced Tea$3.25

                                                                                                                  • Lemonade$2.99

                                                                                                                    • Malta / Latin Root Beer$3.99

                                                                                                                      • Sparkling Water$3.25

                                                                                                                        Jugos Naturales / Natural Juices

                                                                                                                        • Guanabana$4.50

                                                                                                                          • Passion Fruit$4.50

                                                                                                                            • Mango$4.50

                                                                                                                              • Orange$4.50

                                                                                                                                • Grapefruit$4.50

                                                                                                                                  Café / Coffee

                                                                                                                                  • Café con Leche$3.99

                                                                                                                                    Cuban coýee with milk (like a café latte/less foam more milk)

                                                                                                                                    • Cappuccino$3.99

                                                                                                                                      Cuban coffee with milk foam (more foam less milk)

                                                                                                                                      • Café Cubano$2.99

                                                                                                                                        Cuban Expresso

                                                                                                                                        • Cortadito$3.25

                                                                                                                                          Expresso shot topped with foam

                                                                                                                                          • Americano$2.99

                                                                                                                                            Regular or Decaff

                                                                                                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                            What 1,519 people are saying

                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                              We had a fantastic. The only complaint I’d have would be that it was pretty loud which made discussion pretty difficult. But, we still had such a great time, great drink, food, and friends!!!

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                                                                                                                                              NaceH

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                                                                                                                                              Made reservation but didn’t get table or location we wanted They said you have to call in order to get those tables

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                                                                                                                                              Exceptional. Food was unique and well prepared. Pedro was exceptional and explained the menu items well. Highly recommend.

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                                                                                                                                              Very good! Mix up with order but they fixed it no issue, will be back again to try everything on menu!!

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                                                                                                                                              MontyA

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              One of the best meals I have had in a while and the place was bustling on a Tuesday night.

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                                                                                                                                              rtraveler

                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                              Had dinner with some friends. Food was delicious. A note of caution if you sit outside - There is a musician playing saxophone, which was so loud my friends and I could not hear each other. We asked our server twice to move, he asked the musician to turn down the volume (which did not result in any change). We finally asked the host station to move us.

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                                                                                                                                              MarkH

                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              4.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              The food was good. The atmosphere was festive and the staff outfits(hats) were a nice touch.

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                                                                                                                                              MelissaA

                                                                                                                                              Tallahassee

                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Excellent food, ceviche was amazing, fresh bread is incredible. One of the best Cuban sandwiches ever with very light crispy plantains

                                                                                                                                            9. TS

                                                                                                                                              ToriS

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Our server, Nicolas, was amazing! We really enjoyed him. The food was 10/10 and the ambiance was just perfect. We will return again and again. Truly one of our favorite spots in Louisville.

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                                                                                                                                              SamA

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                                                                                                                                              3.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              We had previously visited twice prior and had wonderful experiences. This last experience left us with a negative impression, we were seated at 2:15 (we had reservations) in the upstairs area. We had asked for an appetizer as an entree (my husband ordered two orders) one of pork and the other of beef, the waiter immediately stated that we could not do two different proteins? Which the prior visit we had asked for and the waiter immediately stated it was fine & accommodated, we didn’t say anything since we were with another couple. That waiter ended up switching with another waitress since it was time for his break, she took our orders & food came out about 10-15 min later which was more than appropriate. We finished up and asked for a flan, that is where it became very apparent that we were forgotten, the entire upstairs cleared out and we were stuck waiting on the flan. 15 minutes pass by and our waitress is no where in sight. She comes by about 25 minutes in and realized that the flan had yet to be delivered. She delivers in & at this point it is about 3:45, the manager (I assume) comes up and tells us that we need to leave because they have dinner reservations which we respond and let him know that we had been waiting for quite some time for the flan and check- which was extremely upsetting because we would have went on our merry way 45 minutes earlier if our waitress was aware of our table and our time. The food prior to this visit was so delicious and well portioned, this visit all I can say is that it seemed that they gave us the leftovers (maybe due to our reservation time?) overall, we’re disappointed by the service & secondly the inconsistency in portion sizes. Thankfully we will be leaving Kentucky in a few weeks so there will be no reason to give this place a 4th try. The atmosphere is cute and the music is great maybe it was just our random one off experience.

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                                                                                                                                              andya

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Food was fantastic. Server was fantastic. Music was maybe a little loud when combined with so many voices in a crowded room. No real complaints.

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                                                                                                                                              LisaW

                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              Perfect night!

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                                                                                                                                              JessicaZ

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              We had an amazing meal at Bodeguita. I love how some dishes come with a story and presentation. It was all delicious and the atmosphere was fantastic.

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                                                                                                                                              RobertH

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great food, great service, and great drinks.

                                                                                                                                            15. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              Delicious food, great service and ambiance! We will return.

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                                                                                                                                              GTBuzz

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              This is our go to restaurant when we visit Louisville. We were 30 minutes early for our lunch reservation on a busy Saturday, and they still seated us right away. The food and service are consistently outstanding.

                                                                                                                                            17. MB

                                                                                                                                              MelissaB

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              My absolute favorite place to go! Wonderful food with great service.

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                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              Was wonderful. The experience is always great. We sat outdoors and it was a great vibe.

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                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                              4.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Wonderful service and great food. Best dining experience in a long time.

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                                                                                                                                              Key West

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Always superb!

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                                                                                                                                              CaseyJ

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              Everything was wonderful. Service and food were exceptional! Great drinks too!

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                                                                                                                                              DMcD

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

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                                                                                                                                              vip
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                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                              Must stop when in Louisville. Fabulous food and even better service

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                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

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                                                                                                                                              First time! Food was amazing, super flavorful and our sever helped us navigate the favs. Festive atmosphere provided a great venue for a celebration.

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                                                                                                                                              LisaD

                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great food, service and atmosphere!! Always a great experience.

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                                                                                                                                              JohnC

                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              The food was amazing. We had a group of 8 and everyone felt the same. We could have eaten there all 5 days of our stay in Kentucky. Highly recommend this Cuban restaurant.

                                                                                                                                            26. M

                                                                                                                                              Michael

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Authentic Scenery & Service with an Outstanding Menu. La Bodeguita De Mima is a must-visit for anyone exploring Louisville.

                                                                                                                                            27. J

                                                                                                                                              Jbell

                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                              64 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              64 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Amazing experience! I was astonished by how amazing the food, drinks, service, and ambiance! I'm originally from Miami, FL, and I was blown away by La Bodeguita De Mima: the dishes were done to perfection; the drinks were great; the service was exceptional. I was thoroughly impressed with our waiter - he knew everything on the menu, plus he was absolutely delightful. We were there celebrating a birthday, and the staff came out with maracas, bongos, and a delicious dessert! This place was phenomenal! Best Cuban restaurant I've been to in a very long time. I'll definitely be back.

                                                                                                                                            28. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              The best meal I have ever had outside of a fine dining experience. The ambience is super cool and kitschy, albeit a bit loud (but that totally fits with the vibe). I had an amazing rum punch and my husband had a South American beer. We had the empanadas to start, which were fantastic. I had the picanha steak and my husband had the stewed beef that came presented in a tin can. Everything was phenomenal from the meat, to the rice, beans and plantains. My kids shared the biggest grilled cheese, made on fresh bread (surprise…it was also amazing). For dessert we had the chocolate cigar - don’t pass that up as it comes with a fantastic presentation in addition to tasting great. My sons were practically licking the plate clean. Will be back when we are in town!

                                                                                                                                            29. JB

                                                                                                                                              JohnnyB

                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Love this place. Such a great menu with wonderful employees.

                                                                                                                                            30. JO

                                                                                                                                              JOSHT

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              I will get the vaca fritas every time. So delicious.

                                                                                                                                            31. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Mother’s Day with my mom and girls. Great experience

                                                                                                                                            32. K

                                                                                                                                              Kdthomwins

                                                                                                                                              Orlando

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              The best Cuban Food in Lousiville! Great service and vibe!

                                                                                                                                            33. BC

                                                                                                                                              BeverlyC

                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great place for Mother’s Day. We sat on the patio. The server was polite and prompt. The atmosphere with all the plants was SO relaxing and fun. The Chocolate cigar was a great way to end the meal. Would recommend to anyone!

                                                                                                                                            34. JP

                                                                                                                                              JosephP

                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Some of the best Cuban cuisine I’ve had along with great service.

                                                                                                                                            35. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Derby day dinner! Food was authentic and amazing! A must do if you go to Louisville!

                                                                                                                                            36. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Phoenix

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              This is my favorite restaurant. Rueben and his staff will take excellent care of you. Every food item I have tried has been absolutely delicious.

                                                                                                                                            37. JZ

                                                                                                                                              JohnZ

                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                              379 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              379 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Oh my what a nice find. GREAT ambiance with excellent Latin food, service and music. I will be back plus they have a cigar patio that is perfect for after dinner drinks and a cigar

                                                                                                                                            38. DD

                                                                                                                                              DebraD

                                                                                                                                              San Diego

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              This place was an absolute delight. The food is presented beautiful and will explode your taste buds. Service is beyond excellant

                                                                                                                                            39. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Wonderful food! Great ambiance!

                                                                                                                                            40. SW

                                                                                                                                              SandraW

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              We always love it here. Its our spot, great food, great Service, beautiful dining areas and great drinks. It's always a wonderful experience!

                                                                                                                                            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 does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Bodeguita De Mima also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 742-3358.

                                                                                                                                            La Bodeguita De Mima is rated 4.8 stars by 1519 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                            • 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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