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Victor's 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
+1 612-827-8948
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (22 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
08:00 - 14:30All hours
Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
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Reviewed 4 days ago

eight of us for dinner. Small restaurant but you can make a reservation otherwise a long wait. Wait staff friendly and helpful.The food is very good, I would recommend it over many of the newer restaurants in the area that get a lot of publicity...More

Thank Joyce H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a Cuban National, and there are no Cuban restaurants where I live, so when I heard about this place, I couldn't wait to go there. There was a long line of people waiting, so we figured it had to be good. Oh yeah, it...More

Thank CookieFace64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended this place for breakfast saying it was best breakfast in town, and I left thinking it was one of the better breakfasts I had ever had! The coffee is smooth and poppy, and the plantain omelets are to die for! Also, the...More

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

Thanks a million for your kind praise! So happy that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back any time you're in town! 😊

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Victor's 1959 Cafe is a Cuban themed restaurant in a sweet area of Minneapolis. The food was good but a bit on the pricey side.

Thank Patricia P
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!! We appreciate your business 😊

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't care how long you have to wait for a brunch table, it will be worth it! Cuban sandwiches, Bloody Mary's, hot coffee, unique pancakes, and Cuban variations on classic diner goodness like egg dishes make this a one-stop pit stop that will fuel...More

Thank Ray Q
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow thanks! We sure appreciate your enthusiastic & kind praise. Thanks for your business and see you next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a native from Tampa, I'm kind of a Cuban food snob. The food here would be considered average in Tampa or Miami... HOWEVER.. this is NOT a tropical location and I didn't expect it to be the best Cuban food in the world (although...More

Thank Morgynne M
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!!!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

During our visit this month to Minneapolis, we were recommended to try this Cuban restaurant. As a Cuban myself, I tend to avoid most Cuban restaurants for fear of disappointment. The atmosphere was great. Seems like it hasn't been updated since 1959 which is an...More

Thank karenolive
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

For a Cuban cafe, I had high expectations for an outstanding, mouth-watering, never-been-better Cuban sandwich - and that is precisely what I got: one of the best ever. I started my meal with a cup of black bean soup that was full of flavor and...More

Thank carinskow
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your excellent review! We really appreciate you and your business 😊

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

A friend who lives in the neighborhood brought me to Victor's. He recommended we meet there early on a Saturday, as it gets crowded later on. He also recommended the mango pancake. Which was delicious ... buttery and tart and fluffy and eggy. The black...More

Thank kickapoojian
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind praise! So happy you got to enjoy the patio on a beautiful summer morning 😊

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Make sure to get your own hot sauce to take home. We always get 3 or 4 because we run out so fast! Servers and food were amazing.

Thank travel16mom
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!! Glad you like our house made Tamarillo Hot sauce!! We 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
  • 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, 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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