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Victor's 1959 Cafe

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3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119 (West 38th Street)
+1 612-827-8948
08:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best sandwich in the city. Not best cubano sandwich, best sandwich in the city! Greay breakfast too. I'm never dissapointed after eating here.

Thank christostavrou
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the feel of this little place. Its quaint environment, colorful clientele and laid back atmosphere made for a relaxing early lunch. I loved the coffee, but was sort of disappointed with my "Cubano" sandwich. I've had many cubano sandwiches in my day, and this one was barely average. I was hoping for so much more. Here's my take... More 

Thank earthtravel2007
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for the first time for dinner, and it was just as good as it has been the past several years for breakfast! We shared the meatball appetizer, which was outstanding. My friend tried the Picadillo a la Cubana for the main course, and I had the Fricasse de Pollo. Both were excellent. As always, the fried plantains are... More 

Thank Meg S
Edina, Minnesota
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312 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Victor's is a quintessential hole-in-the-wall restaurant that matches great food with charming quirkiness. The Cuban plates are some of the best you'll find anywhere; the cubano sandwich was wonderful and sufficiently large that you can bring home the other half for lunch the next day, and the picadillo platter was also great. The interior is small but cozy and great... More 

Thank jakester88
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My wife and I are always on the lookout for those little hole-in-the-wall places that people love so much that they are always packed, but despite their success having outgrown their space, they maintain what made people love it in the first place. This is certainly that. The atmosphere is cozy, crowded, warm, overwhelming (but in a good way), and... More 

Thank Eric G
Omaha, Nebraska
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I love coming to Victor's 1959. Not only is the food consistently fabulous, I am fascinated by the quirky environment. It is very small and intimate. There are posters relating to the Cuban revolution. Every surface is covered with graffiti. Order anything. There are non meat options for those who prefer. I like the mojito sorbet and a cup of... More 

Thank davereinarz
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 

Thank Sierra H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 

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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 

Thank curlz83
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, South American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?