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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
Closed now
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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 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
Delicious and fun!

Best for breakfast. Be prepared to wait in line on a weekend. Black beans and ranchero sauce make eggs into a feast! The waitresses are fun. I recommend cuban hash or ranchero cubano, with guanabana juice and coffee. Eat inside or outside, you'll enjoy this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2012
Hans G
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Best for breakfast. Be prepared to wait in line on a weekend. Black beans and ranchero sauce make eggs into a feast! The waitresses are fun. I recommend cuban hash or ranchero cubano, with guanabana juice and coffee. Eat inside or outside, you'll enjoy this place.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is a regular for me. Love the food, great staff, fun place. The breakfasts are not the usual fare. Love the Yuca.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Fantastic flavors and homey atmosphere make this place a neighborhood gem. Located in the Kingfield neighborhood, just south of Uptown, this corner cafe is anything but ordinary. From it's mushrooming roof to the graffiti covered walls, this place is a perfect stop especially for breakfast or lunch. Try the cuban hash or the mango pancakes for breakfast. For a quick... More 

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

I went for the first time with a friend from work, an love it. The place is quite eclectic, with graffiti everywhere marking previous diners visits. The place was crowded, but we. Did manage to get a table quickly. Service was quick and friendly. The lime and garlic soaked pork is awesome, as was the yucca. I will definitely go... More 

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Just to say I do not believe that my Cuban ancestors will call that real or closed to authentic Cuban cuisine. Some of their flavors do resemble some of the cuban foods I had before but not the quality. For its lack of authenticity, sorry, "not my cup of (CUBAN) tea"

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minneapolis
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102 reviews 102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The food is fabulous, and the atmosphere is perfect! Love coming for breakfast/lunch. Perfect food combinations just make you want to come back the minute you leave. Great value for the food.

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Chaska, Minnesota, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

The food is stunning, the staff and customers are great. It's very small and efficient, very comfortable... bright and colorful... and the attitude is friendly to Cuba as Cuba is. No tiresome longing for the return of Cuba to the 1%.

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Clive, Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This resturant is located in an urban neighborhood in uptown Minneapolis. Parking was not an issue. I would recommend making reservations via Open Table (or just call in) as it was packed on a Friday evening. The entree price was resonable and plan for dessert, their selections are great.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This small, but sensational restaurant serves authentic, delicious Cuban food. Seating is limited and sometimes there is a line, but its well worth the wait. Breakfast/Lunch daily from 8am-230pm. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 430-9pm, with Happy Hour 430-6pm serving mimosas, Bloody Marys and impoted beers. The breakfasts are to die for, with large portion size. They make the best sandwich Cubano this... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The food is solid, both as to its quality, is value for the price as well as its ability to stay with you for the rest of the day. It is a fun breakfast place especially if you are an old 60s leftist. Its celebration of the Cuban revolution is dated but earnest and decent

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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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