News & Reviews

Read what other people are saying about the Mayan Cafe and Chef Bruce Ucan.

Derby 2016

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Derby Bourbon

Our favorite time of the year is right around the corner. Derby. This year we have lots of fun things in store for the Louisvillians and visitors lucky enough to dine with us the first week in May. We’ll be catering Mayor’s Fischer’s private Oaks event at Metro Hall for the 5th year in a […]

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May 2016 Feature Menu: Chicken

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White Bean Chile

This month, we are featuring chicken in all of our special dishes. Chicken is one of the most common meats eaten in the Yucatan, so it felt right to celebrate it this spring. We have had many chicken dishes over the years on our menu and this entree is the most traditional Yucatec preparation of […]

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DERBY 2016

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KY Derby 2016

Our favorite time of the year is right around the corner. Derby. This year we have lots of fun things in store for the Louisvillians and visitors lucky enough to dine with us the first week in May. We’ll be catering Mayor’s Fischer’s private Oaks event at Metro Hall for the 5th year in a […]

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Louisville Distilled Article : “But is there gluten in it?”

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Lamb entree

One of Louisville’s finest food writers, Dana McMahan, has recently written a piece for Louisville Distilled, an online news source for positive happenings in Louisville, about the work we have done with our menu in regards to dietary restrictions. Our belief is that food is health and understanding how dietary restrictions affect what we do […]

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Katie & Tim’s Wedding | March 19, 2016

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Katie & Tim's Wedding

On Saturday, March 19, Katie & Tim got married at Copper & Kings. This is a brandy distillery in the Butchertown neighborhood which has several event spaces mixed in with their brandy-making equipment. It’s a beautifully renovated building with great light, an awesome sky deck and exposed brick. Katie & Tim were so great to work with- relaxed, […]

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April 2016 Feature Menu: Kale

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April Feature Menu

This month, we are featuring kale in all of our special dishes. We are just at that point in the year when signs of life are beginning to emerge from the soil. Sharp green shoots are popping up everywhere. Kale is a hearty green that can stand up to the cold nights of April as well as […]

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March 2016 Features: Trio of Malbecs

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March 2016 features

This month, we are featuring a trio of malbecs all grown in the same region of Argentina, but farmed by different families. The La Posta winery bottles the wines using the same process, so the only difference in flavor is the terroir and approach to grape-growing that each family has. And it makes a huge difference! Try these […]

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Churros Recipe

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Churros

At the Mayan Cafe, we have made several versions of churros over the years, always tweaking what’s the secret inside them. We started with bananas, moved to peaches, added a tiny bit of flan rolled in there, and are currently filling them with creamy mascarpone cheese. The most important part is the batter though. The […]

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February 2016 Feature Menu: Butternut Squash

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Grilled Shrimp in red wine reduction

This month, we are featuring butternut squash in our specials. As winter sets upon us, the amount of locally-sourced vegetables we can get diminishes, so we learn to appreciate those we still have. Butternut squash is definitely one of them! It can be enjoyed a variety of ways which we are demonstrating here. This sparkling […]

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SALBUTE + SANGRIA MONDAYS

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Salbute Sangira Mondays

Do Monday nights right this January & February. Join us on Monday evenings in January & February to spice up your winter nights. Chef Bruce will be making some impressive salbutes, his version of traditional Yucatec corn tortillas, flash-fried, and topped with local meats & seasonal vegetables. We’ll be pairing these with our yummy sangria to get […]

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