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Victor's 1959 Cafe

€€ - €€€Latin, Cafe, Cuban
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
+1 612-827-8948
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (30 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (24 reviews)
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16:30 - 21:00All hours
Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon and waited at least 45 minutes. It is very small, so be prepared to wait outside in the. Minnesota winter. The wait was worth it. We ordered the guava and mango mimosas - fabulous. We ordered mango cheesecake and...More

Thank FlyRae
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this small and cozy Cuban cafe. There's maybe six stools at the counter and a number of booths of varying sizes. This time I had the Basque Scramble, which is good. I do think the chorizo could have been a bit spicier...More

Thank Spaneen O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is tiny, but there was plenty of seating at 10 on a a Wednesday. Nice variety of very different types of breakfast food. Unusual flavors, but very enjoyable. The coffee was ‘meh’, but not horrible. Recommend you spring for the Cuban toast with...More

Thank Laurie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Victor's for Friday night dinner with my daughter. We started with mimosas which were very good. We started with the meatball appetizer (not going to attempt the Spanish names for a variety of reasons). The meatballs were flavorful along with being very moist...More

Thank Lise C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was at Victors on a Saturday evening for dinner and was expecting a real Cuban treat, but was very disappointed. The front of the house is disorganized and anything but friendly. My Yucca appetizer was flavorless and the the sauce for it was so sparse...More

Thank MNtravelman
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This place is very small, so it's good to plan ahead. They have interesting food and drinks, and things are always tasty. It's a very casual place - bring a permanent marker, and if you can find an open spot, you can write on the...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Whoa! This teeny tiny little restaurant has some serious goodness going on! I’ve heard about it from a friend for a few years and finally got a chance to visit today. Now I can’t wait to go back! People wait outside, in the cold, in...More

Thank holmz
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Victor's 1959 Cafe is a nice small neighhborhood Cuban Restaurant with good food and large portions. The interior is very colorful and cozy. There's outside seating but to get the full experience sit indoors. The wait staff is very friendly and everyone seems to know...More

Thank Hawaiian555
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Average cuban food. Lacked spice and flavor. The plantains were the best thing we had. Service was a bit off as well.

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Dinner for three. beef empanada, avocado/mango salad, watermelon and camarones de coco for starters. Chicken breast, seafood paella, and chicken & chorizo paella for mains. The empanada, avocado/mango and watermelon salads for very good. The shrimp starter totally rocked. The chicken breast was very dry...More

Thank SeattleBuster
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Questions & Answers
Bruce P
6 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from nikimu | Property representative |
Sorry we didn't see your note before now! Yes, as the others have said, you can see our menus online and gluten free options are marked with GF Even more than are marked are in fact GF, like the plantains, yuca & tostones... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
    (West 38th Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are on the corner of West 38th Street and Grand Ave South in Minneapolis. Both streets are major bus lines.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-827-8948
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