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Victor's 1959 Cafe

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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
Today
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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Unique Place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
ndsuparents
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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342 reviews 342 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
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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Spokane, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
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351 reviews 351 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?