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Victor's 1959 Cafe

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Caribbean, Cuban
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3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119 (West 38th Street)
We are on the corner of West 38th Street and Grand Ave South in Minneapolis. Both streets are major bus lines.
612-827-8948
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
NOT WHAT YOU'D EXPECT

Victor's was recommended to me for breakfast. What a cute and colorful place. I love mango so I ordered the mango pancake and was not disappointed. It was bigger than the plate and had chunks of mango inside with mango puree on top. Satisfied my mango craving. My girlfriend had eggs with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Hope F
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Eagan, Minnesota, United States
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Eagan, Minnesota, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Victor's was recommended to me for breakfast. What a cute and colorful place. I love mango so I ordered the mango pancake and was not disappointed. It was bigger than the plate and had chunks of mango inside with mango puree on top. Satisfied my mango craving. My girlfriend had eggs with fried yuca and black beans and enjoyed everything... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A wonderful surprise. Went there with my two grown sons on a whim. It was great. We tried a variety of dishes and will definitely go back. I want to share this place with my partner and friends. The plantains were amazing and the pulled skirt steak was super.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Everytime I come here for brunch I get something new and its amazing and flavorful! Staff is very friendly and nice and helps suggest a great dish if needed and the restaurant atmosphere is cozy yet fun. I especially love the Cuban coffee here - its addictive!

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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate twice at Victor's. My first meal consisted of garlic prawns. Did not taste the garlic but lots of lime. The dessert, the Pina colada cake was outstanding but the Mojito sorbet was just ok. the ice was granulated and large as if it had melted and refrozen. the waitstaff was very engaging both times. the second time .....My... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Two friends and I dined here last night - so good!! We did not have a reservation, but the wait was only about 20 mins for a table of three at 7PM, and we were able to wait outside with our drinks from the bar. For appetizers, we had the Ceviche Cubano and the Galletas con Salsa de la Casa.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Amazing little place that you must check out! Teeny tiny little restaurant with some patio seating outside. Plan on waiting (but worth every second) as there are only so many places to park it. Everything is so hearty and flavorful. Try something new!!!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The half sweet cafe con leche with tosada was perfect. So were my eggs with rice and beans and plantains. So were my partner's mango pancakes. So were the adorable, sweet, smart wait staff members. I wish I were there right now.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Victor's was recommended by a friend, as a "Must try" hole in the wall, in Minneapolis! It is definitely that and more! 6 of us went on a Saturday for lunch. We ordered a little bit of everything, so we could try as much as we could. Everything we had was Killer! From the Cuban to the poached eggs over... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are looking for tremendous food served quickly with a unique environment, then Victor's 1959 Cafe is for you! It is best during the Spring and Summer when the outdoor seating doubles its capacity. But if you come in the winter, the wait is worth it. Wonderful breakfast, brunch, and lunch food. This is has a wonderful Cuban menu... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Victor's is a great little joint and a neighborhood favorite! It's very tiny, so reservations are highly recommended, but it's well worth taking that extra effort. The food is absolutely delicious! Fried plantains to die for! Try the Lechon Asado for sure, it's one of my favorite dishes in Minneapolis. Dinners, Drive-ins, and Dives did a short bit on Victor's,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 612-827-8948

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?