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La Bodeguita De Mima, Louisville, KY

La Bodeguita De Mima

4.9
4.9
1782 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

11:30 PM


Booked 85 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 1,782 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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  1. JP

    JimP

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent! Thanks James! Very diverse menu and authentic Cuban. We really enjoyed our food as well as the drinks. Noise level could have been lower.
  2. GW

    GeorgeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant! Excellent service and fantastic food and drinks!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE ❤️
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service! Best Cuban sandwich ever! Massas are just great!
  5. JK

    JK2chefs

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server Alex was as well.
  6. TG

    ThomasG

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must-go for anyone in NuLu. Good food, great service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Great food, cocktails and service.
  8. C

    Chavo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The place has a great ambience and promise much more than it is. Beverages are super expensive, at the point of cost the same a dinner dish!! Not worth it. I couldn’t find The “Cuban” touch in the food, kind of disappointing
  9. KG

    KatrinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner for a small company outing. I'll be thinking about the Mojito and Empanadas for a while. I also highly recommend the chocolate cigar dish - very cool presentation!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always absolutely amazing and full of flavor ! Pairs best with a watermelon Mojito !
  11. D

    Danielle

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my dad's 70th birthday and sat on the patio. The saxophonist was there. Great atmosphere and even better food. Had an amazing experience!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the entire evening
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Cuban cuisine in Louisville by far! The Papas Rellenas and two dipping sauces were delicious. Their Vaca Frita is made perfectly with crispy and tender short-rib bits of pure splendor.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Drinks were amazing as well. Highly recommend visiting if you have the chance.
  15. G

    Gary

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to get in an hour earlier than our reservation which was great! Cool restaurant, great service and amazing food!
  16. u

    ubet426

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! Found it on a previous trip to Louisville and now we intentionally find ways to route trips through Louisville just to eat here. Excellent food, exceptional service and dynamite drinks. Great spot, you'll leave very happy.
  17. L

    Lovelyprincess

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  18. RR

    RobR

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my first dining experience at this restaurant. We absolutely loved it! We had friends in from out of town and they thought this was a super fun place for dinner! I would highly recommend it. Our food was fabulous.
  19. JH

    JimH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great experience!!!!
  20. JB

    JennieB

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service provided by Pablo. Food great. Sax was a nice touch
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came on a Friday afternoon and had the perfect ambience. Shared a bunch of dishes and everything was delicious! We loved the havana mules, camarones al ajilo, salmón varadero, vaca fritas, and cubanchos. Christina was our server and she was perfect in every way - had great recommendations and made us feel at home.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an incredible experience from start to finish. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and allowed us to lean on his recommendations. So glad we made the reservation. We give this jewel an A++. The food well prepared and presented nicely. The Havana Mojito was the best we had ever had. Do yourself a favor and make reservations today!
  23. FA

    FrancesA

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were absolutely delicious, I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
  24. FT

    FoodforThought

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took an out of town colleague who is Cuban American and he raved about the food and ambiance. Great experience.
  25. MK

    MaryK

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food well presented. Fun and lively atmosphere. Reservations are a must.
  26. MR

    MildredR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maria was our server and she was very attentive to our dining expereince.
  27. KD

    KorrinaD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. We will be back repeatedly.
  28. LT

    LemenT

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite local spots. Ambience is great. Food and drinks are awesome! All the staff are so friendly!! Can't wait to go back again . . .
  29. LK

    LizK

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go-to while in Louisville. Patio seating is wonderful
  30. C

    Crewsp

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were spectacular. We sat on the outdoor patio, the music and atmosphere made for a lovely romantic dinner.
  31. M

    Maye

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here and it was awesome. The food was so delicious and the service was amazing!! Our server was very attentive and helpful when we had questions about the different dishes. La Bodeguita De Mima did not disappoint us at all and we will definitely be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was amazing, love the food if you’re Hispanic and haven’t had home made food in a while this will bring you back. Highly will come here often.
  33. W

    Wilbur

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Remains our favorite place!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drink in a great atmosphere - highly recommend!
  35. JN

    JasonN

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere is amazing! If you want some authentic cuban cuisine this is the place to go. We will return for sure!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Great food, great drinks, great service!
  37. T

    Todd

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and the food and the energetic environment well represented Cuban culture and heart. It was an awesome experience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Cuban food I've ever had! Great drinks, great atmosphere, and the service is wonderful!
  39. TN

    TammyN

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Our first visit. Made reservations was 10 minutes late and our table was given away. We were late because of parking and many people in line to be seated without reservations. We were seated at a high-top table for 2 in bar area. Seating was very tight. We ended up seating on the porch outside. Really enjoyed that. Our waiter was very nice. He took my husband's dinnerware and then he brought our dinner but didn't bring anything to eat with. Took a long time to get his attention to ask for our dinnerware. Just seemed a little unorganized. Food was very good. We will try again.
  40. AR

    AnnieR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool experience, food was great, atmosphere is fun and lively!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

La Bodeguita De Mima is rated 4.9 stars by 1782 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 85 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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