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Mole with Dana McMahan

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Dana McMahan makes mole with Chef Bruce

Dana McMahan, a well-known food writer in Louisville, KY, recently traveled to Mexico. Before this trip, she had long hated peppers, thinking that bell peppers represented all peppers. Her mind was opened and her taste buds were pleased to learn that chilies are amazingly complex and really spice up a dish, literally. Returning from the trip, she […]

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Tok-sel Lima Beans Video

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Tok-sel Lima Beans

Since opening his first restaurant in 1997, Chef Bruce Ucán has had customers begging him for the recipe for his famous tok-sel lima beans. Years ago, it was printed in the Courier-Journal, Louisville’s local paper, and in 2007, it was featured on NPR’s Kitchen Window. The recipe is available on our website as well. Even with this […]

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StarChefs bio | Chef Bruce Ucán

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starchefs.com bio of Chef Bruce Ucán

The folks from StarChefs magazine and website, starchefs.com, recently made a visit to Louisville. They interviewed Chef Bruce and took lots of photographs of the food and our place. Check out his bio here and enjoy the photos!

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Yucatuckian | Story Magazine | Winter 2013

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Yucatuckian_Story Magazine

“Yucatuckian” by Steve Hacker Story Magazine This winter, Story Magazine did a lovely feature piece on Chef Ucán. They learned all about his days of the Gypsy van, one of Louisville’s original food trucks, as well as Bruce’s vision for farm-to-table fusion with Mayan dishes. Steve Squall took some amazing pictures as well that really […]

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Burrito + Sangria Mondays | February 2014

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Burrito + Sangria Mondays

Because we know you need something to look forward to in these cold winter months! Based on the overwhelming success of our special burrito nights just a few months ago, we’ll be offering Burrito + Sangria Mondays this February. Each Monday night, we’ll make a new, almost dangerously delicious, burrito, paired with a special sangria. […]

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January 2014 Special Menu : Lamb

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roasted lamb

Each month, we offer a special seasonal menu that celebrates the fruit of our farmers’ labor. Right now, lamb is in abundance, so have several dishes that feature this delicious meat. WINE Featured Bottle   12/40 Orin-Swift Locations “Argentina” malbec, cabernet sauvignon & tannat blend Mendoza, Argentina STARTERS Soup   7 butternut squash | shredded […]

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Recipe | Salmon in Pomegranate Reduction

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salmon in pomegranate reduction

The recent November 2013 edition of Local Palate Magazine featured recipes created by our very own, Chef Bruce Ucán. We have chosen to celebrate the pomegranate, along with several of these recipes on our December Special Menu. This recipe uses salmon, whereas we have used scallops on our special menu this month, but no worries – both are […]

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Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Salad Recipe | Local Palate Magazine

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butternut squash & pomegranate salad

The recent November 2013 edition of Local Palate Magazine featured recipes created by our very own, Chef Bruce Ucán. We have chosen to celebrate the pomegranate, along with several of these recipes on our December Special Menu.  This particular salad highlights the late fall ingredients we can get in Kentucky, and the pomegranates add just that […]

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Mayan Cafe favorite : Cochinita Pibil recipe

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Cochinita Pibil

COCHINITA PIBIL RECIPE slow-roasted Mayan-style pork Ingredients (Pork) 2 lbs. Stone Cross Farm pastured pork shoulder/boston butt 8 oz. achiote paste 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 cup orange juice Salt & pepper to taste 1 oz oregano 8 cloves of garlic 2 tbsp chopped garlic 4 cups water Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Cut […]

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Cooking Class by Chef Bruce

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Chef Bruce cooking up some delicousness!

On Thursday, November 7, Chef Bruce will be giving a cooking class at Cooking at the Cottage on Lexington Rd.  The theme is Mayan Cafe Favorites. Over the 16 years Chef Bruce has had his restaurants, there have been a few dishes in particular that our customers really seem to love.  These are the recipes that […]

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