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La Bodeguita De Mima, Louisville, KY

La Bodeguita De Mima

4.8
4.8
3428 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 100 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

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

What 3,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Best Overall

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  • Central Kentucky

    Hot spot

  • Central Kentucky

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    Most Booked

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Service

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Hot spot

  • Louisville

    Lively

  • Louisville

    Most Booked

3,428 Reviews
  1. BillB

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommended while doing a bourbon tasting earlier in the day. Thank goodness! Reservation recognized on time. Very friendly greeting. Restaurant interior recreates Cuba in the 50’s. Very unique and detailed. Started with the Barquitos de Malnga app. Delicious and perfect amount. Wife ordered the traditional Cuban Arros dish. Very tasty. I had the Ropa Vieja en Lata. Must order! Beef served out a can replicating old Cuba. Star of the evening. Service outstanding and very knowledgeable. Will definitely return when back in Louisville!

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  2. Douglas

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place Nice food Nice people Nice location Went twice in twice in 4 days

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  3. LenK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were 4 guys in town for PGA, and the food, setting and service were all very good. We each had a different main, and shared a couple of appetizers. We all enjoyed our selections, and the margaritas were delicious. Berto was a gracious server. Highly recommend.

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  4. Will

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just amazing. Good and atmosphere were unreal. Will be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Neat place, great food and great service. We came to celebrate our anniversary but hope to come again soon with our kids!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Bodeguita De Mima is consistently excellent! I have yet to have a bad or even average experience. The food is always seasoned well, tender, and with great portion sizes. The staff is always welcoming and attentive. The music and the ambiance gives the feeling you are on vacation. Love everything about it!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To be honest, I’ve always been disappointed in my Cuban Restaurant experiences in the past. This one was different. It was top notch, exceptional! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The food, service and atmosphere was great! Exactly what I’ve always wanted it to be. Their Havana mojito was the best I’ve ever had. My wife had the special Pina Colada type Mojito and said it was wonderful. Our server was great as well. Free parking at the hotel parking structure next door with their code (they give to you at the restaurant). Just wonderful!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing and the food was phenomenal! 10/10 experience!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has some energy! Amazing food, service and ambience. So much fun! Stated with the barquitos de melanga which were to die for. Shared the vaca frita and the Cuban sandwich, both were delicious. Black beans and plantains were the best I’ve had (best eaten together). Definitely going back (probably tonight).

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  10. TLB123

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very loud and hard to follow conversations at the table. Cocktails were terrific but the food was not as good as it has been in the past. Our server was great! Attentive but not too much. Truly appreciated her service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic setting, excellent food and service! Josh was our server and did a great job!

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  12. DonnaL

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed ourselves so much yesterday, we came back today

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  13. Oakfoodie

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic authentic food. Generous portions! Great variety and friendly, welcoming service. Would definitely visit this spot again next!

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  14. Ravioli

    Toledo

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! Service was quick and the waitress was so nice.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place with really good food

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another outstanding dining experience at La Bodeguita De Mima. Can't wait until the next opportunity to go there. Service and food were outstanding.

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  17. jimmyray

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Amazing experience, food was spectacular. We sat outside in the back, try to get that spot.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an AWESOME restaurant!! Definitely recommend!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful meal with fantastic service. This is a must if you’re in the area.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. The decor. The food. The drinks. The service. Everything is absolutely amazing!

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  21. Danielle

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing- service, drinks, and food.

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  22. Louis

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and Service! Perfect for families and friends…

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  23. AmyS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Service was great. The restaurant does get a little noisy but it didn’t ruin our meal.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, wonderful service, and lovely atmosphere! A+

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  25. scotts

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Truly authentic food. Made fresh. Always an excellent meal and a fun experience. Highly recommend it. Wide variety of dishes and apps. Fun cocktails as well. They have a parking garage around back with coming in handy as street parking is hard to get sometimes.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    If you haven't tried it and you like Cuban inspired food this is a must try place. Absolutely amazing food and such a fun ambience.

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  27. AB76

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had dinner on a Saturday night. The food, drinks and service was excellent! It is loud and energetic, so if you are someone hard of hearing it could be problematic.

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  28. lovechitown

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent celebration of our son’s graduation from U of L. Our server Alex was perfect and the food and atmosphere great as always! Our go-to for family celebrations.

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  29. keriinky

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were absolutely fabulous! I had the Cubano as a lot of reviews had suggested that, and it was amazing and melted in your mouth, with a huge portion and full of meat. I could only eat half of it. I also had the empanadas which were delicious. Service was great and the ambience was wonderful. We sat on the covered patio with live music. A wonderful place to enjoy a nice time!

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  30. TriciaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food great service great atmosphere. We loved it!!

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  31. Ashley

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Our favorite place to eat!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were told best Cuban restaurant in town. It’s wildly popular and they are skilled at moving people in and out. Still - great Havana vibe and food was great. We ate too much. I’d go for the croquetas alone; and save room for Tres leches cake next time.

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  33. ryanh

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around great experience! It was busy so definitely need to make reservations in advance.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible operation, so many staff members leading to excellent service! Food was very good as well

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  35. JadeM

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, and even better service. We will definitely be going back. Highly recommended!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I make a point of eating there every trip to Louisville. Food is fantastic, service has been consistently good every time as well. I recommend this restaurant without any hesitation

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent, we will definitely be back.

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  38. RobS

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food in a loud environment with the friendliest staff (David is the best) and good drinks! Be back again for sure!

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  39. dinealot

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To say our experience was exceptional would be an understatement. From the moment we sat down at our table, the delightful moments did not end. We started with our amazing server who walked us through each phase. She was so friendly and knowledgeable. She recommended the best mojitos. I had the original and that was very good. However, my wife took her recommendations of the Pina colada mojito, and it was "out of this world" good! Then we had the bread, that was freshly baked, served with guava butter and cilantro garlic butter. Both delicious. For our appetizer we had empanadas, one chicken and one beef. Both excellent, but we thought the beef was the best. Two sauces served with the empanadas, and both full of flavor. With the beef, you really did not need the sauce as the filling was so rich with flavor on its own. I had the skirt steak for my main meal and it was perfectly cooked, and the two sauces that accompanied the steak were amazing. The black beans and plantains were the best we have ever eaten. My wife had the Chicken Imperial, and she was so impressed. The rice was fluffy and perfectly spiced. The chicken was moist and flavorful. We finished our meal with one of the best dessert experiences we have had in a long time - the Chocolate Cigar. Everything was top notch. We can't wait to come back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was average and the music was way too loud I would not go back

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FAQs

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

La Bodeguita De Mima is rated 4.8 stars by 3428 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 100 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Bodeguita De Mima

725 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

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