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La Bodeguita De Mima, Louisville, KY

La Bodeguita De Mima

4.9
4.9
3325 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 118 times today

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Additional information

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

What 3,325 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

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3,325 Reviews
  1. KristyG

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried this at recommendation from hotel and it was excellent! Food was amazing!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is are favorite restaurant in Louisville. Always great service, food and ambiance!

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  3. AnnE

    New Orleans

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful afternoon with family. Service and food were both outstanding!!!

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  4. AreeT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you, we had a fabulous time celebrating my bday!

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  5. StephenC

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants of the last few years.

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  6. andya

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were good. A little loud where we sat for conversation.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fabulous, everything cooked perfectly! Appetizers a bit pricey for what you get, ambience is spot on. Loved the live music!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous! We had a group of 8 and the waitress was excellent. We never had to wait too long for anything. She was very personable and on top of things. The food, drinks, and atmosphere were amazing as well!! Highly recommend La Bodeguita De Mima!!

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  9. MarlaH

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an awesome restaurant. David, our server, was great! The food was great! The mojitos were great! Basically, it was great!

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  10. NickB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside where there was live music. They were very busy but the service was prompt and friendly. Food came out quickly and hot. We were there with our two kids, it was a good time.

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  11. StephanieD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t wait to go back! We got several things to share - Cubanchos, croquettes, garlic shrimp and pollo asado - and my family (kids included) family loved all the flavors. Quality ingredients and stellar service!

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  12. Gaston

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place. being Cuban raised I can confirm this place is authentic.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated my birthday and had a womderful experience. The server (can remember name) was very attentive and accommodating to our large group. Service was very timely, and food was served hot and delicious. The forbidden mojitos are highly recommended. They even came and sang happy birthday to me with a cuban flair. Muchas gracias por hacer mi noche especial☺️

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, service, and atmosphere! The best mojitos I’ve ever had! Highly recommend!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was wonderful and our server Nicolas was great. He knew the menu well and made great recommendations. He was pleasant. The music was fantastic and the dessert was a great surprise. The chocolate cigar is recommended will come back again next time we’re in Louisville.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing and will always return for more! We were seated right by a speaker which was super loud, but everything else made up for it. Recommend!!!

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  17. RhiannonS

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fantastic!! Try it. You won’t be disappointed!

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  18. Leon

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mojitos and pork tamal are musts. Amazing food, staff and atmosphere - make a reservation!

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  19. NickA

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was extremely helpful in describing each of the dishes and helping us pick something that we enjoyed.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me encantó me hicieron sentir super bien , pasé mi cumpleaños espectacular, con un gran servicio

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was AMAZING! Everything was fresh, hot and flavorful. Extremely satisfied with the food and service.

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  22. RobDz

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants because of the food, service and atmosphere. The only issue I had on this visit is that I made my reservation a week in advance and requested an outdoor table but when I got there they said there was no available tables outside. I’m not sure why they ask if you’d like to reserve an outside table and then give it to someone else. Everything else was great.

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  23. ValP

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cubano sandwich is delicious and big enough for two! My favorite

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  24. jackie

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was fantastic! Great Cuban design and the food and drinks excellent! The salmon was one of the best I ever had. Kindly recommend but good to make a reservation before.

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  25. ReneeF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a big party and need to increase our numbers last minute. La Bodeguita was so accommodating and we had great service . Definitely a fun place to celebrate with a small or large group.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    BW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and a lot of it. Service was too-notch

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  27. PeggyR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in an upbeat atmosphere with great service.

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  28. ErrolM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food! Great server! The mixed drinks were amazing too. All good recommendations from our server. Also since we made a reservation, we got in right away. No wait even though it was busy.

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  29. Chris

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome and the service was also. will be going back for sure

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  30. MikeW

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely enjoy the place every time I go, but it still Has to be the noisiest restaurant in all of Louisville.

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  31. Elise

    Baltimore

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on a Saturday night and the place was hopping, as usual. We had to wait a while, even though we had a reservation. It was worth the wait. The mojitos were giant and worth the price. The food was very, very good. I ordered a salad with shrimp and it was perfecto. My husband had the short ribs of beef that came in a can. He was a little wary at first but it was delicious. The place is decorated like it's stuck in 1959, which is not a bad thing at all.

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  32. Luv2dineout

    Greater Boston

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun spot with good food and drinks. Lots of good energy. Wish we would have had a table in the main building, but it was still fine.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing dining experience every single time

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  34. MElissaW

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, atmosphere, and unmatched old school Cuban ambiance.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex was our server and he was so genuine and welcoming start to finish! Delicious,hearty food. Excellent flavors and a really well balanced margarita. Will make this a staple in the NuLu restaurant rotation.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Real Deal! My favorite place to eat in Louisville. Amazing food, excellent service. Don’t miss the pitcher of mojitos!

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  37. HeatherA

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I had lunch here before her cheer competition. I am from South Florida and this is by far the best Cuban food I’ve had. Our waiter. Alex was phenomenal and even brought and saying happy birthday to my daughter highly highly recommend.

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  38. 60thanniversary

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was very nice. Felt Cuban. Music, decor, building we're all very nice. Food was average. It didn't taste like anything special.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, tasty drinks, and atmosphere. The only downside is pricy mixed drinks ($15+/-), and what I feel is too pricy for entrees, majority in the $25 range. Music was too loud, causing loud conversations, making it hard for table conversation. Regardless, overall a SUPER experience. I'll be going back, most likely for special occasions.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I went here for her birthday. We had a great meal and a very great server. There was a saxophone playing the whole time during our meal overall, it was a fantastic experience, and we will definitely be 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 4.9 stars by 3325 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 118 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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