News & Reviews

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

4.22.17 Emily & Andrew’s Wedding

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On April 22, 2017, we had the treasure pleasure of catering the wedding of two very special people – Emily & Andrew. These two met while working with us at the Mayan Cafe, and though they don’t live in Louisville anymore, came back to celebrate with friends and family here. Being included in their celebration […]

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May 2017 Features : asparagus

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May 2017 | DINNER SPECIALS This month, we are featuring asparagus in all of our special dishes. Asparagus is the first sign of spring with its crisp stalks appearing at the farmer’s market stands. The spinach and carrots we’re featuring this month are also fresh at this time of year. You don’t need to do […]

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Derby 2017

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Our favorite time of year in Louisville is upon us! The Kentucky Derby! On Friday & Saturday, we’ll be offering a limited 4-course menu for $70/person with beverages, gratuity & tax additional. We will implement a strict 48 hour cancellation policy and will have to charge $70/person in the group if we’re not given ample notice […]

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April 2017 Features: carrots

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This month, we are featuring carrots in all of our special dishes. At the brink of spring, each new week brings more vegetables from our farmers. We are just now getting carrots and collard greens, both of which we are excited to feature in these specials. The KY silver carp comes from FIn Gourmet Foods […]

Immigrant Chef Stories

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Chef Bruce Ucan

In light of current political events, many of our local food writers have chosen to feature immigrant chefs in their stories. Their desire to support the ethnic chef community makes a bold statement of support for restaurants like ours, which is owned and run by immigrants. We are thrilled to have a voice and a […]

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March 2017 Features: Butternut Squash

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This month, we are featuring butternut squash in all of our special dishes. At the brink of spring, we wait anxiously for the greens, asparagus & strawberries that the next couple months will bring us. For now, our farmer’s root cellars still fortunately have some butternut squash. A mild winter has brought us more veggies […]

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LEO Weekly Review: Mayan Cafe Conquers Boundaries… | Feb 2017

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The LEO Weekly newspaper is currently on a campaign to review and feature some of the city’s many immigrant-owned businesses and they have chosen us as their first stop. We couldn’t more thrilled about that! Robin Garr’s words are eloquent and generous. Please enjoy the piece here. 

February 2017 Features: Chayote Squash

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This month, we are featuring chayote squash in all of our special dishes. Chayote originated in central Mexico and prefers warmer climates. It is known commonly as a vegetable pear or a pear squash. It has a mild flavor with a good amount of water content. It takes on the flavors with which it is […]

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Mayan Cafe 10 Year Anniversary: January 2017

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Cochinita Pibil Celebration Dish

January of 2017 marks our 10 year anniversary as the Mayan Cafe and 20 years of Chef Bruce owning restaurants in NuLu. Of course, we have several fun things in store to celebrate! First, the dinner menu in January will feature the 10 best dishes of the last 10 years. Additionally, we will be giving […]

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December 2016 Features: sweet potatoes

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This month, we are featuring sweet potatoes in all of our special dishes. December is full of holiday cheer so our specials are warming and hearty. This chicken tortilla soup is the essence of comfort food, filled with the rich winter vegetables we enjoy this time of year. Our fish entree is made with Asian […]

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