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La Bodeguita De Mima, Louisville, KY

La Bodeguita De Mima

4.8
4.8
1643 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 77 times today

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

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What 1,643 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OB

    OliviaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server and delicious food. Will definitely be back.
  2. YD

    YaneD1987

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place and their food is very authentic.
  3. JG

    JaneG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations many weekend in advance because you are so popular. We were really looking forward to it because we had heard so many positive things. You did not disappoint! Great food and excellent service. Our server was attentive and provided good suggestions for drinks and food. LOVE the outdoor patio with misters. We will definitely be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  5. n

    natalier

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Cuban food and wonderful service! Fun atmosphere!
  6. p

    posb

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks ! Atmosphere is awesome
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly atmosphere and a very good experience.
  8. KO

    KeOd

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back! One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Great service! Everything was amazing!
  9. ML

    MayaL

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UNBELIEVABLE! One of the best meals we've ever had. Literally everything was on another level, even the beans and the rice. I got the Vaca Frita. Absolutely melt in your mouth, exquisite. My babe got the Churrasco, which was also on another level. And we got the Papas Rellenas for an app. You just can't go wrong here. Our drinks were just incredible too. We got the Watermelon Mojito and the Bodeguita Margarita. And our service was perfect. José was kind, thoughtful, and just good at what he does. The decor was so charming and lovely too. I can't say enough about this experience. We came for our 2 year anniversary and got everything we could have hoped for and more. We will be back FOR SURE.
  10. ST

    SteveT

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food. Noisy hard to have a conversation
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  12. AM

    AngusM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Should have had the half chicken dish instead of the other one.
  13. JG

    JohnG

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding all around. Just wish it was not so expensive.
  14. AC

    AdamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly for our reservation. The service was attentive, energetic, and our server was connected to the history of the restaurant and the family. Ropa Vieja en Lata was a delightful meal: the service from the can was really neat. This was a truly enjoyable dining experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner. 5 ladies and we’ve been celebrating each other’s birthday for 20 years The food was so awesome, service was super and Atmosphere was great
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!! We loved everything! Berto is a phenomenal waiter!
  17. JR

    JorgeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service attentive. The environment was a lot of fun, with a real Cuban feeling to it. My family enjoyed the restaurant so much that we pledged to make it one of our “joints” whenever we visit Louisville.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL! Loved the chicken empanadas, Forbidden Mojito, and the mahi-mahi, so so good! Service was excellent and the ambiance is outstanding! Thank you!!
  19. BS

    BrittanyS

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was excellent!!! Can't wait to go back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience with Cuban food. We travelled to Louisville on vacation, and found La bodeguita de Mima on a Google search for Cuban restaurants. The mojitos were the amazing. We loved the unique atmosphere and the music. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was on-point with authentic flavors and generous portions.
  21. KJ

    KellyJ

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, and atmosphere are always on point! Please have the empanadas and tres leches cake when you visit!
  22. KK

    KellyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julian was our server and he was exceptional. The food was delicious and love the atmosphere. Will be back
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  24. P

    Pfmf

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s day
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We decided to celebrate Father’s Day here. Was so happy be able make reservations with Open-table. We able get seated quickly. The building is so beautiful and yellow just makes everything stand out. We ended up parking at hotel to right of restaurant. I believe charging $4 for soft drinks and regular tea not justified. Everything was way over priced. For example, 5 small shrimp and 2 pieces of toast $15z. I did like olive oil but I visited few high end Cuban restaurants and just seem way overpriced for quality of food. My pork dish was tough and not seasoned. I did enjoy the flan.
  26. KK

    KandaceK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fabulous!! Great way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!!
  27. RE

    RubenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good atmosphere, music, workers and desserts…………..
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our whole experience was great. We seated promptly (with reservation). Our food was prepared very well. I will most definitely go back!
  29. GF

    GrantF

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily one of the best restaurants in Louisville.
  30. JL

    JenniferL

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  31. RT

    RobertT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Louisville has some great Cuban food and this family runs great restaurants, put them together and you get great food in a place that transports you and your tastebuds to a Latin destination.
  32. RK

    RandyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere was awesome! We had such a good time!
  33. GS

    GraceS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    oh my goodness the best possible food and drink, what a great place.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun and everything was delicious!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation from Chicago and this is by far the best Cuban food I have ever had. Nothing in Chicago compares to the quality and taste of the food. The staff is extremely friendly and the service is fantastic as well. I highly recommend and will definitely be returning when I’m in town. The food alone is worth the 5 hour drive from Chicago.
  36. CS

    ClaytonS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Viva La Cuba!! First experience at La Bodeguita and we will be back. Authentic food and great service.
  37. AJ

    AmberJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience. Food and drinks are amazing. Definitely would recommend!
  38. MS

    MichaelS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely enjoyed ourselves at our anniversary dinner here! Great food, great service and loved the vibe!
  39. D

    Downtown

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience4
    Dinner and service was fine, but what wasn't fine is claiming to have 3 hour free parking when you don't!! This is how you advertise on Open Table: "Parking details A/C Marriot provides our guest with 3 free hours of covered parking lot. Directly next door to La Bodeguita de Mima." There is also a big sign in the front of the hotel parking lot that says the same thing! When I left, it prompted me to pay $14.84!! What?? A sign on the ticket booth at the exit of the parking garage said 2 hours was $9.00. Not sure how I was charged over that! What a racket! The parking for this establishment isn't near enough for the volume of seats inside the establishment. Totally false advertising! You need to make this right! Either honor what is posted on the internet and the hotel parking garage entrance or take down the signs and fix the website!
  40. T

    Transcendentalist

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It is LOUD. Backup at front desk & delay getting people seated. Service was good, but getting second drinks took a long time. Food very good, but not great. Decor and atmosphere sort of Old Spaghetti Factory premium.

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 1643 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 77 times today
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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