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Victor's 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
612-827-8948
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Ranked #45 of 1,582 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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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
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

One of our friend recommended this place. We decided to try out the lunch. tasty food. i tried pulled pork combination while my wife tried the veggie plato. the veggies were fresh and yummy. we tried the mango/passion fruit cheesecake. it was just too good Overall good place for brunch/lunch. only thing bothered me was price of a bottle of... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had breakfast at Victor's yesterday. What a cool place! While there is limited seating inside (maybe 30) and outdoor seating (about 25 -30); with limited parking as the neighborhood is mostly residential; Victor's is a gem that is worth checking out. I had the Mrs. Stavrou's breakfast sandwich. Others in our group had the Crab cakes with poached eggs... More

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Midwest
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Breakfast at Victor's was a delightful experience in every way. The menu is divided into Cuban-inspired and standard American options. We selected the Cuban hash and the Dia y Noche -- and we were blown away. Perfectly prepared eggs, delicious rice and beans, hearty Cuban toast, ground beef mixed with capers and raisins, and the sweet taste of plantains--yum! The... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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105 reviews 105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went for Sunday brunch. The restaurant is packed and very tiny, but they did a good job of getting people through. I had the Cuban Sandwich; the mustard was good and the ham was awesome, but the pork seemed like it was overcooked or old- and that was the prominent ingredient of the sandwich. The beans and rice were nothing... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Choose this restaurant due to Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives of which it qualifies. Cuban based food so expect black beans, rice, etc. I had a new item on the menu, Crab Cakes and Poached Eggs. Great combo which I thoroughly enjoyed, first time having crab cakes for breakfast. My wife would highly recommend the Cuban bread.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The thing that sells Victor's is the quirky, small restaurant that seems to have much personality. The empanadas were nice, and the drinks good as well. I had the vegetarian platter and was slightly disappointed to see that my rice was a little dry. Since I had yucca and plantains, this dryness was accentuated. Our waitress was fast and personable,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is such a cool, unique little restaurant. The decor and atmosphere is fantastic, always nice music playing, lots of plans and flowers, and it's in a great location. The food is delicious and they're aren't too many other restaurants with a similar offering. I've only had their breakfasts but it is fantastic Cuban food. Very genuine and friendly staff... More

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Mumbai
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was my first expereice with Cuban food, and I'm pretty sure that there will be more to come after this. So what's so special? The ambience is funky in a way, yet, warm cozy and inviting. The menu isn't extensive by any means, but they have got a few specialties and they are perfect! We had no clue what... More

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Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What I love about Victors is that they aren't afraid to do something different. We spent a month in Costa Rica eating fried yucca, plantains, rice, and beans. The yucca and plantains are hard to find in Minneapolis! But not at Victors. Victors takes fresh ingredients and mixes things together that many American restaurants don't dare to try. The building... 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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