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Victor's 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
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Ranked #34 of 1,579 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Victor’s is right in the middle of the Kingfield neighborhood, with residential buildings next door. The place was actually originally a gas station that was converted to a restaurant and then eventually Victor’s in 1999, but it is known and loved by locals. It is a great foil to The Corner Table, another Kingfield restaurant - instead of classed up... More

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Louisville, KY
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped in Minneapolis on a cross-country trip to visit friends, and they selected Victor's for us all to have dinner. A brightly painted one-story corner building in a middle class neighborhood, Victor's is a popular place, and we were fortunate to get a booth upon arrival. Markers are left on every table, and patrons are invited to write on any... More

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Victoria, Mn
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding food . Breakfast served well into the afternoon. Beer and wine . But food chooses second to none in Mpls. And vegetarian choose available. A great dining experience.

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Rochester, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Victor's is a food and life experience. Small, neighborhood-type place with graffiti-covered walls AND wonderful Cuban food.

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Maryville, TN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very authentic food, pleasant staff. I enjoyed comparing what I cook at home with Victor's Ropa Vieja. I think some bread with the meal would be nice.

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I could make a meal just out of the rice and beans! The mango pancakes are great. Great food. Great prices! Fun atmosphere! One of our absolute favorites in the Cities!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Just go there, it's delicious. You will likely have to wait for a table but it is definitely worth it. Everything I've had on the menu is outstanding.

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