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La Bodeguita De Mima, Louisville, KY

La Bodeguita De Mima

4.9
4.9
2047 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 p.m.


Booked 97 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 2,047 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

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  1. CC

    CarolynC

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Server was wonderful. Food tasted great. Very fun experience!
  2. K

    Kelli

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around! I bring people here for work or out of town visitors regularly because it always wins for taste, service and ambiance. Love this restaurant!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a little loud but not excessively. The food was excellent. Our server was great. The atmosphere was fun and the food presentation was beautiful. You’ve got to try the chocolate cigar! Cuban coffee amazing.
  4. J

    Jacklynn

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! I’m Cuban and I haven’t had food like that since I’ve been home at my grandparents house. 5 stars
  5. m

    maryk

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was perfect. Can’t wait to go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All food was fabulous!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  8. LC

    LottieC

    Western KY

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Louisville. Be sure to save room for The Cigar dessert!
  9. JL

    JLfromKY

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit to La Bodeguita De Mima and it won't be our last. The service, value, and food quality were top notch. We look forward to returning again soon......
  10. C

    Chrisopher

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great venue, very cool restaurant. Food and service is fabulous. Best Cuban sandwich I have ever had! Too loud for me but not inconsistent with most places today.
  11. AC

    AndyC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Cuban restaurant in Louisville!
  12. KM

    KathieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and delicious food. It is a very lively and somewhat loud atmosphere. Eating on the front porch would have been our preference for a quieter dinner but it was too chilly. The service and food made up for the high octave decibels though and we decided to simply enjoy the high energy atmosphere.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Unique, fun vibe & great service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time being here the waiter took the time to explain the menu. The food was amazing and very quick to come out while still being fresh and not. Will be back.
  15. M

    Maria

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is beautiful and fun! The food is fresh and flavorful. La Bodeguita de Mima is a must visit and now favorite of mine!
  16. LO

    LeeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, with food, and service. Our first time in the restaurant with the family and we all loved it. Our waiter Pedro was very friendly and made us feel comfortable, he answered any questions we had. I would recommend this place to anyone.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was with a party of eight. The server was wonderful, and the food was truly delicious! Would recommend this to anyone.
  18. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Christina took awesome care of us. Food was undeniably great.
  19. JE

    JulieE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my second visit, and it was just as awesome as the first! I’ll be back many more times! Love the La Yuma cocktail
  20. D

    David

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a group for a business dinner and we had an excellent meal with great service and amazing ambiance.
  21. GY

    GinaY

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The expert I race was wonderful! Our server was outstanding. The food was perfect. It was delicious. The music and noise made it a little hard to hear but it also made it fun!
  22. G

    Greg

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Christina R was excellent! Personable, professional, attentive and knowledgeable. Food was delicious! Fresh and tasty! Sax player for our anniversary was great touch! A little too noisy on the second floor. Thanks! We’ll be back!
  23. SJ

    SteveJ

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service always meets and exceeds our expectations. Fast becoming our "Go To" place when entertaining in the downtown area.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!!! Everything about this restaurant felt authentic and genuine. I highly recommend this bodega.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice time but it was so loud hard to even hear over the table. And I’m not the one with hearing problems. The mahi mahi was very good as was the yellow rice. The plantains were hard and tasteless. One diner had the crocettes and liked them. One just had chicken noodle soup and said it was very good. And the other one the Cuban nachos which she seems to be enjoying. The atmosphere is great. Just wish it wasn’t so loud. The volume was from the music not the people.
  27. ST

    STEPHENB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pedro was our server- excellent and the food was outstanding...
  28. BK

    BenK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Bodeguita is an absolute gem! The attention to the food is outstanding: from the ingredients, the presentation and most importantly the flavors. I routinely drive over an hour to visit and I’ve never regretted it! Go eat there!
  29. NA

    NANCY1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The best cuban food you'll find. The food is fantastic. I recommend the ropa veja. The only thing I did not like is we had a party of 6 people. With a party of 8 you'll get automatic Gratituity added to your check. However we only had 6 and still a 20% which is normally good service was automatically added. Thats what I normally tip for good service already so I didn't add any extra. However it was still an unsettling thing to see it was automatically added.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Cuban food I ever had! Better than my Cuban Grandma and Cuban mom’s food! Love the Rooa Vieja can!!
  31. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Restaurant tends to be dark. If have any visual imparments, you'll want to sit under a light if possible.
  32. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall excellent. We ordered a variety of food and drinks, everything was wonderful. Our server was great too!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, server was super friendly and efficient. Very festive upbeat atmosphere
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! We loved it so much we went back a couple days later and literally ordered the exact same thing pretty much! The decor was beautiful and the service was perfect!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Birthday dinner.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and food were both fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!
  37. SB

    StacyB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Cuban we’ve ever eaten! Very reasonably priced! Every dish is full of flavor! Mojitos are delicious as well! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  38. LL

    LindaL

    Anchorage

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Price point puts this into the special night or occasional night out. However the food is out of this world good. Excellent service. Worth it
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Front he live sax player to the service and drinks.
  40. WP

    WilliamP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Not given the option to select a table upon making online reservations, there were three of us. Was seated at a table too small for three people. Had requested a larger table that was available, staff made NO effort to accommodate us. The larger table was given to a party of two. Also, at the time I made the reservations, had indicated that it was my wife's birthday. And I also mentioned it again while we were there. A couple at another table had the staff come over and sang Happy Birthday to the lady seated at that table. It would have been nice if they had done the same for my wife. The food was really good, perhaps the best Cuban food I ever had. BUT the staff leaves a lot to be desired. Would I returned, probably not.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 2047 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 p.m.


Booked 97 times today
Google Map for La Bodeguita De Mima

725 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    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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