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3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
612-827-8948
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Ranked #41 of 1,604 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: West 38th Street
Transit: We are on the corner of West 38th Street and Grand Ave South in Minneapolis. Both streets are major bus lines.
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English first
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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North Oaks, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We had one of the best meals in a restaurant here. The outside of the place looks like you should get a vaccination to enter but you really must. Inside the walls and ceilings are covered by graffiti from innumerable diners who wanted to leave their mark in a real gem. Unbeknownst to us, it has been featured on the... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

As soon as you spot Victor's 1959 Cafe you can tell you are heading towards an experience. The exterior belies that the place is unique. The interior is even crazier. There is writing on almost every inch of the place. It is certainly not a high falootin place it has lots and lots of personality. The food and service are... More 

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131 reviews 131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Liked it so much, I went twice. A "hole in the wall" with tremendous "ambiance". A really neat place. Authentic Cuban food. I have to echo everyone else. The wait staff is fun, informative and lively. Sat at the counter one time (has 4 seats) and you get to "watch the show" and sat outside on their patio the second... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stopped at Victor's 1959 Cafe for a quick bit to eat on our way to the airport. Unfortunately we stopped in during one of their busiest times of day during lunch but we chanced it and have no regrets. The place itself is very small. The staff was friendly and courteous. They have a small bar area and serve... More 

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Minneapolis
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Never heard of this place until a biz meeting was set up. Watched the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives clip on YouTube to prepare. Had the Picadillo that Guy Fierri recommended and was not disappointed but would like it a bit spicier. Colleagues all had fantastic meals and I was coveting the pulled pork and Cuban sandwich. Love the slice of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Look no further for an authentic Cuban restaurant. I have had many Cubanos and they can't even touch the authentic flavor of this sandwich at Victors! This is one of their signature menu items. Large and tasty! This time at the suggestion of the waitress I added spanish chorizo sausage for 1.00 to the sandwich. I was not disappointed. I... More 

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Additional Information about Victor's 1959 Cafe

Address: 3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
Phone Number: 612-827-8948
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
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
Cuisine: Cuban

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