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Victor's 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
+1 612-827-8948
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (22 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
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1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed, but a wait staff member said we found have a table if we could be out in time for a reservation in an hour-ish. Every bite was delicious. Here’s what we liked: *ceviche (ours) *rice and beans (ours) *pork (hers) *veg...More

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nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for a great review! So happy you enjoyed dining with us!! We really appreciate your business!

Reviewed 3 July 2018

We went midweek for an early lunch - still busy! But it was an easy wait. Everyone enjoyed their dishes - Sandwich Cubano, Pan con Lechon, and Lechon Asado. Having shared them all, we all agreed the Pan con Lechon was our favorite.

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nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!!! We look forward to welcoming you back any time you’re in Minneapolis!!

Reviewed 7 June 2018

Maybe not but this is a great breakfast experience when your are not in the mood for standard fare. A small place so there may be a short wait but it will be worth it. The decor is funky and interesting. We tried Cuban Hash...More

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nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind praise, we really appreciate your business!!

Reviewed 30 May 2018

Wanted to grab a quick lunch and Victor's was a wonderful choice! The staff was funny and very accommodating. The food was amazing and the prices were great. It is a really small place so you may have to wait a bit. When you walk...More

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nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Two words: mango pancakes! Absolutely unbelievable! Their cafe con leche is the closest to Miami you can get too. If you’re a fan of strong coffee, try it.

1  Thank Jen M
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a leisurely lunch today with a business associate and glad we did. Had a guanabana juice, tostone appetizer and Cuban sandwich with fried yucca bites for the main course. The mojo sauce is amazing and your taste buds will thank you for treating...More

1  Thank Makemeabeliever
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you soooo much!!

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We waited under 10 minutes until we were seated for a late afternoon lunch. Other reviews did mention the wait but it’s worth it! We couldn’t finish either of our meals but it was all spectacular! I highly recommend the red espresso! Rooibos tea! Delicious!...More

1  Thank Tuyen P
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!! We love the red espresso too and appreciate your business so much!

Reviewed 5 May 2018

We are breakfast regulars at Victor's., but yesterday was our first visit for lunch. We each dove into the specialty of the house, a Cubana sandwich, that was absolutely superb. We half-expected Fidel to come walking in as the place had more of a Cuban...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Victor’s is an awsome little place! It was featured on TV’s Diners and Dives. I always get the Ropa Vieja and it’s amazing! The steak, sauce, rice, and sweet plantains all compliment each other perfectly. The Cuban sandwich is very good, easily the best one...More

1  Thank WarrenMoonjr
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such kind praise, we really appreciate it! Watch for us on the food network again Friday night August 17th at 8pm CST Triple D Nation visited again recently :)

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Worth any wait! A tiny cool little spot with the best Cuban sandwiches ever!! We were lucky enough to eat outside on a warmish spring day. You can sign you name on the wall too!! Awesome!!

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nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words!! We really appreciate your business!!

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Bruce P
7 May 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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