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March Feature Menu: Eggs

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This March, we are featuring various types of eggs in our specials – chicken eggs, duck eggs, quail eggs – there are many varieties and also, many ways to cook them. In the middle of winter, we know that comfort food is what you crave, so warm up with these dishes and pair them with this killer Argentine […]

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White Bean Chile Recipe

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White Bean Chile

Our specials this month all incorporate beans, and one of the highlights is Bruce’s White Bean Chile. We wanted to share the recipe with you knowing that you may want to eat this delicious soup everyday of the week. It takes a couple hours of cooking time, but is totally worth the wait. Enjoy!   […]

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Secrets of Louisville Chefs LIVE featuring Chef Bruce

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Chef Bruce doing a cooking demo

We are thrilled to announce that Chef Bruce will be featured on Secrets of Louisville Chefs LIVE! on Saturday March 7. He will be preparing one of our most traditional fish entrees – the tikin-xic – as well as our famous lima beans! You can purchase tickets from Mint Julep Tours to be a part […]

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Tamale + Tequila Mondays | Jan-March 2015

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Escape the cold this winter by joining us on Monday evenings for our tamale and tequila specials. Sip on craft, aged tequilas paired with Chef Bruce’s handmade tamales, and your winter woes will soon be gone. All of the tamales are gluten-free and every other week will feature a vegetarian tamale.  We want all of […]

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February Feature Menu | Beans

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White Bean Chile

This month, we are featuring various types of beans in our specials. Lima beans, white beans, black beans – beans are a staple of the cuisine of the Yucatan. There are many varieties and also, many ways to cook them. In the middle of winter, we know that comfort food is what you crave, so warm up […]

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Rabbit Story | Insider Louisville

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Rabbit: Is it destined to be Louisville’s ‘new white meat’? by Kevin Gibson Insider Louisville January 20, 2015 Kevin Gibson from Insider Louisville has really done his rabbit research. Quoting sources that promise rabbit is the new white meat, he purports that things could be changing on the meat scene in Louisville. Gibson talks with […]

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Our 8th Anniversary

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Red Mayan Cafe

JANUARY 18, 2015 Today marks our 8th anniversary! We are thrilled to have called NuLu our home since January of 2007. Actually, since 1997! Chef Bruce opened his first restaurant in our current location in 1997, so he’s really seen our neighborhood grow and develop over the years. Thinking back on some of the highlights […]

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January Feature Menu

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The Juice King | January 2015 feature menu

This month, we are featuring what we have fondly termed “New Year’s Resolution Specials”. One of our goals for 2015 is to show our customers that our food can be both tasty and healthy. It’s a direct extension of our commitment to farm-to-table sourcing. The dishes on this month’s menu are just a handful of […]

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December Feature Menu | Sweet Potatoes

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December 2014 Feature Menu : Sweet Potatoes

This month, we are featuring sweet potatoes in all of our specials. These root vegetables are plentiful even in the cold months and are versatile in that you can cook them many different ways (as we are proving with this menu!) In the Yucatan, making sweet potato candy is a holiday tradition, so we thought […]

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2014 Holiday Hours

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a lively Mayan Cafe dining room!

We are looking forward to a wonderful holiday season, anticipating quality time with our loved ones. We will be closing for a few days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, so we wanted to let you know when you can get in your lima bean fix! If you’d like to give one of our gift certificates […]

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