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Victor's 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
612-827-8948
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Ranked #34 of 1,597 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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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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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Victor's is a shack of a restaurant, but the food that comes out of the kitchen is amazing! Fresh, marinated pork shoulder and fragrant sides. They can accommodate gluten free if you call ahead (or make a reservation on open table a few days before) and ask them to have a fryer ready for your meal, that is free of... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

victor's food is authentic cuban cuisine. small eclectic bldg. parking on street, well worth the hassle. full menu, breakfast is incredible! the service is quite friendly, gets crowded with many waiting patiently to sit, it's worth the wait. brings back fond memories of south florida, especially in the middle of winter.

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Great little Cuban diner that's been featured on the Food Network, so we had to try it. Went there for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Be prepared for about a 20-30 minute wait for a table, but it was a beautiful day so that was no problem. I heard its tight fitting sitting inside, so we sat out on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010 via mobile

order to go or be prepared to be totally ignored by the staff and eat 2-3 hours after you arrive!

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

I went here for breakfast and had the bistec criollo with Cuban bread and guava jam. The bistec criollo came with eggs and yuca fries. The yuca fries were excellent, and the bistec itself had flavors that absolutely "popped." The restaurant had a great vibe, one that along with the home style-cooking type of food really made you feel like... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

We don't get to go to Victor's too often, but when we do go, we love it! The sides are large, and we usually order them as appetizers. Try the Yuca frita con mojo (I'm looking at the menu online right now, to remind me of names), it is AMAZING. The mojo sauce is tangy and flavorful and absolutely delicious!... More 

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Terrace Bay
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10 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

Having seen this restaurant on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives we decided to take a side trip on our way to St. Paul, MN. We had the Masas de Puerco and the Ropa Vieja. Both were excellent. We were able to enjoy our late lunch on the outside patio. The only problem we encountered was the slow service. Apparently some of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Visiting from Seattle this place served up our first morning breakfast and it was worth the drive from our hotel. Outdoor seating with plenty of sun. I had the mango waffles and loved them. Many items on the menu had a more authentic Cuban ring but I have a touchy tummy so I played it safe.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

Really enjoyed our first (but not last!) dinner here. The cheese empanadas were delicious. The salads with the mango/garlic vinegrette very good. I enjoyed the salmon with mango sauce over spinach served with plantains and beans really great. My husband had the ropa vieja and totally enjoyed it. We topped off the delicious meal with the flan topped with coconut,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

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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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