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Victor's 1959 Cafe

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Caribbean, 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
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 71
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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
We made a special, out of the way stop here on our way back home on a cross country trip...

The half sweet cafe con leche with tosada was perfect. So were my eggs with rice and beans and plantains. So were my partner's mango pancakes. So were the adorable, sweet, smart wait staff members. I wish I were there right now.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The half sweet cafe con leche with tosada was perfect. So were my eggs with rice and beans and plantains. So were my partner's mango pancakes. So were the adorable, sweet, smart wait staff members. I wish I were there right now.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Victor's was recommended by a friend, as a "Must try" hole in the wall, in Minneapolis! It is definitely that and more! 6 of us went on a Saturday for lunch. We ordered a little bit of everything, so we could try as much as we could. Everything we had was Killer! From the Cuban to the poached eggs over... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are looking for tremendous food served quickly with a unique environment, then Victor's 1959 Cafe is for you! It is best during the Spring and Summer when the outdoor seating doubles its capacity. But if you come in the winter, the wait is worth it. Wonderful breakfast, brunch, and lunch food. This is has a wonderful Cuban menu... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Victor's is a great little joint and a neighborhood favorite! It's very tiny, so reservations are highly recommended, but it's well worth taking that extra effort. The food is absolutely delicious! Fried plantains to die for! Try the Lechon Asado for sure, it's one of my favorite dishes in Minneapolis. Dinners, Drive-ins, and Dives did a short bit on Victor's,... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It was a perfect summer day in Minnesota, not too warm, not cold at all...happened upon Victors, stopped, took a spot on the patio - ordered the Cuban Sandwich and Picadillo. YUM! The server was bubbly and efficient, the other diners were cordial, price is reasonable and the food was excellent! Like I said, I'm not expert but if this... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were visiting in Minneapolis, and had heard positive things about Victor's, so we decdided to try it out. When we arrived for lunch, there was a fairly long waiting list - the restaurant and patio was packed - but we didn't mind - we sat on a bus bench and perused the menu. After my first review of the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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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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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: Caribbean, 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: Caribbean, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?