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La Bodeguita De Mima, Louisville, KY

La Bodeguita De Mima

4.8
4.8
1657 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

23:30


Booked 87 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 1,657 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot Spot

  • Central Kentucky

    Most Booked

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Service

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Hot Spot

  • Louisville

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bravo, Elena! You are an exuberant and personable professional. La Bodeguita is favorite for so many friends and family! We ALWAYS thoroughly enjoy the food, service and ambience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Great place for a special occasion complete with an emersive Cuban experience and authentic, powerful flavors!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  3. T

    Tyler

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Needs better airflow on the front facade with seating and also could use some more organization as far as waiting the tables and getting people checked in.
  4. BB

    BobB

    Indiana

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Cuban place in a funky area of Louisville. Empanandas are terrific as well as everything else consumed. Mojito was outstanding with a stalk of raw sugar cane as a garnish. Worth it to visit
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My favorite restaurant! Love eating on the patio. So refreshing even though it was hot outside. My only drawback was I asked to see one of the chefs since I work with his mother in law at the hospital. I don’t think my server passed on my request. Food is excellent. I keep coming back! Love it!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe at this Nulu Cuban restaurant!! Everything about the visit was fantastic. Christina took great care of our table! While barquitos are the typical favorite app (#tinytaconation), switched it up with the papas - they were crispy and flavorful! Entrees included salmon (comes highly recommended and for good reason), arroz imperial and masas de puerco. The food was delicious - we'll definitely keep coming back! ...Did I mention the live music and patio hydro misters?
  7. LB

    LauraB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    The Food was subpar. The meat was the best out of the whole meal. Bread was fantastic and Barqutioes. Wouldn’t come back, entrees were bland.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Food was delicious and large portions. It’s not often we bring home leftovers but it was that good and plenty left
  9. DS

    DraneS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks are fantastic. Try the sangria, it enough for 2. Service is magnificent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service I’ve ever had. I felt like I was in a fancy Chick-fil-a. And the food was amazing. If you ever eat there, sit in Maria’s section. Awesome!
  11. DS

    DanielleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was absolutely fantastic for celebrating my mother's and my birthday. We were able to enjoy the front porch while having lunch and our server Julian was Amazing!! They even brought us a complimentary dessert and sang to us. The food was so flavorful and had a beautiful presentation. I highly recommend the Ropa Vieja En Lata. You will fall in love with the taste. This is our new favorite place 💗
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jose was amazing. Always recommend this place.
  13. A

    Akhil

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must go to place in Louisville!! So delicious!
  14. OB

    OliviaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server and delicious food. Will definitely be back.
  15. YD

    YaneD1987

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place and their food is very authentic.
  16. JG

    JaneG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations many weekend in advance because you are so popular. We were really looking forward to it because we had heard so many positive things. You did not disappoint! Great food and excellent service. Our server was attentive and provided good suggestions for drinks and food. LOVE the outdoor patio with misters. We will definitely be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  18. n

    natalier

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Cuban food and wonderful service! Fun atmosphere!
  19. p

    posb

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks ! Atmosphere is awesome
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly atmosphere and a very good experience.
  21. KO

    KeOd

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back! One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Great service! Everything was amazing!
  22. ML

    MayaL

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UNBELIEVABLE! One of the best meals we've ever had. Literally everything was on another level, even the beans and the rice. I got the Vaca Frita. Absolutely melt in your mouth, exquisite. My babe got the Churrasco, which was also on another level. And we got the Papas Rellenas for an app. You just can't go wrong here. Our drinks were just incredible too. We got the Watermelon Mojito and the Bodeguita Margarita. And our service was perfect. José was kind, thoughtful, and just good at what he does. The decor was so charming and lovely too. I can't say enough about this experience. We came for our 2 year anniversary and got everything we could have hoped for and more. We will be back FOR SURE.
  23. ST

    SteveT

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food. Noisy hard to have a conversation
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  25. AM

    AngusM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Should have had the half chicken dish instead of the other one.
  26. JG

    JohnG

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding all around. Just wish it was not so expensive.
  27. AC

    AdamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly for our reservation. The service was attentive, energetic, and our server was connected to the history of the restaurant and the family. Ropa Vieja en Lata was a delightful meal: the service from the can was really neat. This was a truly enjoyable dining experience.
  28. b

    brandonw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. atmosphere was wonderful with live music. food and service were both incredible!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner. 5 ladies and we’ve been celebrating each other’s birthday for 20 years The food was so awesome, service was super and Atmosphere was great
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!! We loved everything! Berto is a phenomenal waiter!
  31. JR

    JorgeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service attentive. The environment was a lot of fun, with a real Cuban feeling to it. My family enjoyed the restaurant so much that we pledged to make it one of our “joints” whenever we visit Louisville.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL! Loved the chicken empanadas, Forbidden Mojito, and the mahi-mahi, so so good! Service was excellent and the ambiance is outstanding! Thank you!!
  33. BS

    BrittanyS

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was excellent!!! Can't wait to go back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience with Cuban food. We travelled to Louisville on vacation, and found La bodeguita de Mima on a Google search for Cuban restaurants. The mojitos were the amazing. We loved the unique atmosphere and the music. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was on-point with authentic flavors and generous portions.
  35. KJ

    KellyJ

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, and atmosphere are always on point! Please have the empanadas and tres leches cake when you visit!
  36. KK

    KellyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julian was our server and he was exceptional. The food was delicious and love the atmosphere. Will be back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  38. P

    Pfmf

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s day
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We decided to celebrate Father’s Day here. Was so happy be able make reservations with Open-table. We able get seated quickly. The building is so beautiful and yellow just makes everything stand out. We ended up parking at hotel to right of restaurant. I believe charging $4 for soft drinks and regular tea not justified. Everything was way over priced. For example, 5 small shrimp and 2 pieces of toast $15z. I did like olive oil but I visited few high end Cuban restaurants and just seem way overpriced for quality of food. My pork dish was tough and not seasoned. I did enjoy the flan.
  40. KK

    KandaceK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fabulous!! Great way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!!

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

    • Waiting staff 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 4.8 stars by 1657 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 87 times today
Google Map for La Bodeguita De Mima

725 E Market St Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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