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Victor's 1959 Cafe

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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, South American
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3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119 (West 38th Street)
+1 612-827-8948
Today
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose to go here for my birthday after looking at Diner's, Drive-In's and Dive's restaurants. I had never had Cuban food before but after looking at the menu online everything looked good. I made reservations and had to change them several times and each time they were very accommodating. The inside is very small and quirky but cozy. We... More 

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Thank Sierra H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals flock to Victor's for it's wonderful, flavorful food. Been going about once a week for years because it's THAT GOOD!!! The restaurant is actually fairly small, with limited table service, but well worth the wait. Food is off the hook delicious! Not sure what to order? The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. This place shines in the warmer... More 

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Thank summerleisure
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! We really appreciate your high praise and your business!! More 

Bloomington, Minnesota
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday night "date night with 2 other couples brought us to Victor's. It was a beautiful fall evening and when they called to confirm my reservation asked if we'd like to sit on the patio. My husband and I had been there for breakfast before and sat inside (that review had I done one then would have been a FIVE),... More 

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Thank curlz83
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Met up here for lunch with various family members. I love the quirky atmosphere-the walls and ceiling, even the napkin dispenser are covered in graffiti, done in crayon and other writing instruments. Victor's is very small and the booths are small also but we managed to fit 6 adults and a 12 year old in with 2 people sitting in... More 

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Thank lindadZ4009UJ
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your time and the nice review! We're delighted that you had fun with us while enjoying the food :) Thanks again! More 

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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401 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Second trip served up more of their wonderful options. The Basque Scrambler has a nice combinations of spice and chorizo. We also enjoyed the Arroz de la Cubana with sweet plantains and a nice creole sauce. The toast with guava jam is a nice touch.

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Thank gpotvin
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Any time you're in town we look forward to welcoming you again :) More 

Mount Pleasant, Texas
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Each time we land in Minneapolis we go straight to Victors 1959 cafe for consistently great Cuban food in a eclectic and wonderful environment. Typically we are headed to Rochester but we hit Victors going and coming. It is that good. Oddly enough, they have the best blueberry pancake I have ever eaten which we split for a dessert.

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Thank LindaA512
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We so enjoyed Victor's for our breakfast this week. The service was incredible and the menu had something for everyone! The decor reminded me of something I might actually see in Cuba! You have to try the coffee, each flavor was good! While it's not your traditional "American" style breakfast, you gotta try it! You won't be disappointed!

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Thank Michael T
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We appreciate you! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Fantastic Cuban food in an eclectic and authentic atmosphere. Friendly staff who know their menu. I needed food to go a long distance, they helped me pick what would travel best. Delicious as always, prepare your taste buds for the taste of the island.

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Thank Ed C
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Gracias, Ed! We're so glad to hear you love what we have to offer at Victor's 1959 Cafe and that our staff was so helpful on your recent visit. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Authentic fun place, all around, for breakfast, lunch dinner and take awa,. We were a party of four; dined on a Wednesday evening around 7pm; seated immediately; service very good. Ordered three appetizers (Yuca Frita. beef and chicken empanadas and crab cakes). Could have stopped there but....went for four entrees and two sides. Ropa vieja was plentiful and tasty. All... More 

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Thank SwedishForMe
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, we're delighted that you joined us and look forward to welcoming you back again anytime. Gracias! More 

Alta Loma, California
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We ate here on a weekday morning, so had no wait, but I understand that on the weekends you'd have to wait for a table. It would be worth it. There are a few tables inside, though we didn't see them. We ate outside, which was lovely. My husband had the cuban hash, which he loved - especially the plantains.... More 

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Thank ClaudiaP107
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We really appreciate the great review and your kind words :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, South American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:30
Monday
08:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?