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Victor's 1959 Cafe

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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
Today
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Fun Lunch Spot

I loved the pulled pork sandwich I had here. The service was fast and friendly. The only down side about this place was that it felt a little dirty.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
skichels
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Spokane, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Spokane, Washington
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I loved the pulled pork sandwich I had here. The service was fast and friendly. The only down side about this place was that it felt a little dirty.

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St. Paul, MN
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a tiny place - we counted 8 booths and two, 2-top tables plus a small bar that probably seats four. Guessing they can double that when the weather is warm and they open up their patio seating. Point of telling this is that YES, they do take reservations... and it would probably be very smart to have one.... More 

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Pickerington, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went there for dinner while working in MSP Friday around 5:30PM. per a recommendation from a local. Great place, doesn't look like much from the outside, small 2 or 3 car parking lot but ample street parking. It is well visited by not only locals but from all over. You can tell by looking at the walls ceilings and other... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best Cuban sandwich I have had. Try the Basque Scrambler if you make it for breakfast, the creole stew is amazing!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
318 reviews 318 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is not the classiest nor the most organized restaurant I have been to. Nor is it very big. We had to wait for lunch for almost a half hour on one of the coldest days we have had this winter. That being said, once we got a table things settled in to one of the best meals I have... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Café con leche, sweet plantains, Spanish omelette with chorizo and Cuban toast with guava jam!! Amazing breakfast and great informative service!! It's like traveling to Cuba, except for the other English speaking people around. I love what Victors is and hope they don't ever change!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our family of 4 ate here on a Saturday around noon. We arrived about 11:40 AM and waited 40 minutes for a table. This neighborhood restaurant is pretty small and there was a constant stream of people in and out. Plan plenty of time to get seated. Once seated, our server and hostess were both very attentive and friendly. Could... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Phenomenal menu. Cannot be beat. Great value for breakfast and lunch; dinner is outstanding, albeit pricey. Fun atmosphere. I've encountered surely waitresses several times there. I understand they have high demand and not many tables. But still! Nevertheless, I go back.

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York, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We primarily had breakfast food here, but it was all done Cuban style, and everything tasted wonderful. The food was excellent, and I definitely want to go back. It definitely has character to the place - graffiti all over the walls, and looks like a little hole in the wall, which added to it's charm, but the food was very... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband and I were living in South Minneapolis from 2013-2014 and we were so excited to discover Victor's 1959 Cafe. Their cuban coffee Is delicious. Their mango pancakes are fluffy and perfectly sweetened with real mangos. Our favorite by far was the breakfast bistec criollo. The steak was seasoned well and the peppers were great with it. And the... 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: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?