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La Bodeguita De Mima, Louisville, KY

La Bodeguita De Mima

4.9
4.9
1890 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 98 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 1,890 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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  1. DS

    DavidS

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere with unique food offerings.
  2. AC

    AndyC

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere is great. However, I think the leftovers the next day are even better after a night of marinating. We love this place an try to hit it any time we can when going downtown.
  3. LA

    LisAD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 1st visit. The food was delicious, our server was great and the atmosphere is very nice. We sat at the front windows on the 1st floor. The only thing is the music is so loud, you can't talk across the table to others without yelling. Just turn it down a little. We will definitely be back.
  4. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1. Service was excellent - Pedro was great. 2. Food and drinks were very good 3. Atmosphere was fun.
  5. TM

    TM6782

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend La Bodeguita De Mima. The food and service were excellent, the beer menu had interesting and tasty international beers, and the ambiance was very enjoyable.
  6. S

    Sarebear

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Music definitely too loud though for my liking. Made it very hard to talk. The music was fun just would have been nice at a little lower volume. Good beer recommendations from our server, comfortable seating and even my kids loved their kids meals.
  7. SP

    SusanP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Cuban food I have ever had. Great service very accommodating
  8. TB

    TrishaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. Food and drinks were delicious. Server suggested my entree and it was fabulous!! Friend received free dessert for her birthday. She opted for 'no fanfare.' Will definitely be back and refer friends and clients.
  9. RS

    RobS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Louisville, hands down!
  10. DT

    DavidT

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was delicious.
  11. GM

    GM25

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Christina was phenomenal! Service was awesome. Everything was great.
  12. KB

    KBLouisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Cool ambience and decor, good energy, attentive service, and amazing food!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place!! Great atmosphere! The Cuban Pina is awesome!
  14. M

    Mkbain23

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place! Great food and loved the pitcher of mojitos. Definitely worth the money
  15. KD

    KelseyD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and atmosphere as always!
  16. H

    Heat23

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an amazing dinning experience. They really hit the mark for authenticity. Our server Mandy (from Holguin, Cuba) was very kind and attentive. If you are in the Louisville area and are looking for superior food you will not be disappointed.
  17. DW

    DianeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GO . Just GO! Make a reservation you will not be disappointed! Jose was an exceptional waiter. I asked what his favorite was-and the meal was perfect. Short Ribs we’re amazing. Mojitos we’re the best I’ve ever had, love the decor- make sure to park at the hotel next door! I AM TELLING MY FRIENDS AND I WILL BE BACK!
  18. DB

    DebbieB

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Well we arrived for our reservation and were seated outside upstairs all alone with open tables in other locations? It was so windy we asked to be seated closer to the building but even then everything was blowing away. Service was ok, he might of been new but we ordered drinks then when he returned because it took a while, we ordered an appetizer and our entrees to speed things up because we had somewhere to be. The entrees arrived before the appetizer and with the wind by the time we ate our entree it was cold. The manger did comp the appetizer and the food had good flavor but really didn’t understand being outside when there were tables undercover and inside.
  19. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant !! Wish they were in Austin where we live. We will absolutely be back!!
  20. HE

    HappyEater

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has it all, decor, fantastic drinks, amazing food, a great hard working staff, music, & people who are there to have a good time!!! I can’t wait to return, you have my heart :)
  22. KK

    KevinK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fist time visiting. Everything from start to finish was fantastic! We will be dining here again and again.
  23. BD

    BrianD

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great environment, great service...we had out of town guests join us and everyone really enjoyed our experience. Will return very soon. I had the Vaca Frita and my wife enjoyed a Grilled Chicken Salad. Our guests had a Salmon Dish, Appetizers and a couple different entrees'. Everyone really enjoyed their food.
  24. SR

    SharonR

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delicious meal on Sunday afternoon, the table was ready right at our 1pm reservation time. We were seated upstairs and service was prompt. Our group ordered Lechon Asado, a shrimp dish, and salmon; sides included maduros, yellow rice, congris, and salad. Portions were generous and our beverages were refilled quickly. For dessert we shared a flan which was delicious. This was our first visit to Mima and we really enjoyed it. The only problem: because the restaurant was very busy and music was playing, it was extremely loud. By the time we left it was much less busy and the noise level was much lower. We plan to return, but will avoid peak times.
  25. BV

    BrandonV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The meal was terrific! Would’ve enjoyed an ice cold Red Bull as a pick me up.
  26. M

    kikiM

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Fantastic!!! They had me at hello☺️ . I have to say it’s the staff that makes the experience so good. Not to mention the food. This was our first visit and both of our dishes were delicious. I especially liked their huge fresh salad. We sat on the patio where there was music. Really the music, food,ambiance and staff are just amazing. Definitely planning on going back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening on the patio. The staff, food and atmosphere was wonderful.
  28. j

    jlworl23

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The ropa vieja is absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend. A fun atmosphere for date night or night with friends.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall was a very good experience except the music was entirely too loud. It made it very difficult to have a conversation with a table of 4. Food was delicious and mojitos top notch. Service was outstanding as well. I would like to sit outside next time.
  30. W

    Wilbur

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely divine! Delicious food…every bite. Impeccable service. Julian was delightful. This is our favorite place!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal restaurant! Best meal in Louisville such an amazing experience and Alex, our waiter did an outstanding job and went above and beyond!
  32. JD

    JessieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit here and we will definitely be back. The food and service was outstanding. Lazaro was our server and took great care of us. Excellent!
  33. AP

    AshleyP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the drinks were super tasty. Went as a late lunch, and it wasn’t too busy.
  34. MB

    MaryB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is great.
  35. KH

    KennyH

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Food prices were very reasonable, drink prices were not so reasonable. We will return.
  36. MM

    MeganM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food! We came for our anniversary dinner and Pedro was our server. His recommendations were spot on and we enjoyed every last bite. Pedro was a wonderful server as well. I HIGHLY recommend La Bodeguita De Mima to anyone. We are looking forward to returning there soon.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Got to restaurant at 2, we were seated immediately. We Sat and waited patiently for over 20 minutes for any kind of service. Finally we got up and left . Restaurant was clearly understaffed.
  38. M

    Mightymite9

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience when I dine here. I’ve yet to disappointed and experience a new food with each visit.
  39. AA

    AngieA

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! My husband and I stopped here on our last night in Louisville and we weren’t even really sure what Cuban food was. Our waiter was great and helped make recommendations and our meals were fantastic!
  40. AB

    AshlieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, amazing food and the patio outside was so nice with live music

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 1890 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 98 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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