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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
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 91
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  • 70
    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
Nice Cuban Food

We stopped here for a lunch on the way to airport. The food was pretty good. We never had cuban food before so didn't really know what to expect. We ordered chicken stew and BBQ sandwich, both of which came with rice and beans. The food was well-cooked with lot of flavors and the price was average... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
pmpageni
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped here for a lunch on the way to airport. The food was pretty good. We never had cuban food before so didn't really know what to expect. We ordered chicken stew and BBQ sandwich, both of which came with rice and beans. The food was well-cooked with lot of flavors and the price was average (<$10).

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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Have been here a few times. Each time the food has been good. The service is good also and the prices are average. Enjoyed the rice and beans with Cuban sauce.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We weren't really sure what to expect when visiting. Heard good reviews from dd&d and thought we'd try it. Appetizers were great, drinks were yummy, the entre' was out of this world. We saved room for desert and it was to die for. I can't pick one thing off the menu that was any better than the other!! We all... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We ate here for both brunch (super popular and long line ups on the weekend) and supper (no line up). Great food and service both times, plus just ask for a marker and they'll let you tag the wall - or whatever you can reach. Awesome diner atmosphere. Solid veg option is the plato vegetariano, a delicious heaping of seasoned... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

One of my favorite places for brunch, a great "neighborhood " restaurant, tasty, fresh, authentic Cuban food, that always hits the spot! The small, fun atmosphere is a great place to go with a friend or two. it's not a place to go with a group- since the space is so smail..but the small space is also what adds to... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I heard about Victor's from Diners,Drive-ins and Dives. We have made it to a point to visit several of the places featured on the show and plan to continue to do so. We were not disappointed at Victor's. The outside looks pretty shabby and I probably wouldn't stop without knowing about it from the show. There is... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This small neighborhood Cuban restaurant has real character. Make your own graffiti on most any surface. The short menu has ample choices. The serving sizes are large. Our waitress was cheerful and friendly and took good care of us.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The atmosphere is so authentic and enjoyable for people. I order the empanadas, vegetables Corelli, awesome sweet plantains, and light piña colada cake. Everything was delicious and the waitress and hostess greeted me with excellent hospitality. I would definitely go back for more during a Minneapolis trip.

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Hudson, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had an awesome Ropa Vieja on our second trip to Victors1959 Cafe! Our first trip was for dinner and the Cubano sandwich was just as tasty...service matched the excellence of the food as well, they made my birthday trip there a great day!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast this morning about 9:30. It ended up being about a 30 minute wait as there were 3 groups ahead of us. We spent the time reviewing the menu and deciding, changing our mind, deciding....well you get the idea. Everything sounded amazing! The tiny entry was full of names and dates written in marker. Some went back... 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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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
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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