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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
Today
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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408 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 8 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 30 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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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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62 reviews
52 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 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

was really looking forward a great cuban meal, since I am cuban. Great vibe just that the food was over powered by comino (cumin). Not sure the need for so much on the rice beans and even the seasoned pork on the cuban sandwich . Empanada as great and the beer was cold...

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

We're sorry to hear you weren't impressed on your recent visit. I'll be sure to share your feedback about the overuse of cumin with our staff. Thank you for visiting us, and sharing your experience. More 

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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived on Sunday morning and the wait was about an hour long. We were in town for a concert and we didn't have anything else to do, so we waited. I am so glad we did. The food was delicious. Everything was made to perfection and the portions were healthy and satisfying. I definitely recommend this place. We had... More 

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

We're sorry for keeping you waiting, but Sunday breakfast/brunch is one of the busiest times at Victor's. We thank you for your patience, and we're glad you thought it was well worth the wait. Thanks for stopping by! More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I had a good Cuban/American brunch at Victors! I had the Cuban Hash which was filling and delicious. Also had the Ranchero Cubano. Preferred the Cuban Hash. Get the Cuban toast with guava paste! It's awesome! Also had a good cafe con leche! Good prices! $7-8 per entree. Sit outside on a nice day!

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

Thank you so much!! More 

Bedford, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Poached eggs on two fresh crab cakes with a splash of Cuban salsa doesn't get any better! My wife had a dinner plate sized pancake with mango and blueberries. Victor's was the dining highlight of our visit to Minneapolis! I would go out of my way to eat there! (Even the coffee was memorable!)

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

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your business!! 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, South American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?