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Victor's 1959 Cafe

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3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119 (West 38th Street)
+1 612-827-8948
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went based on reviews and it was very good, packed that we had to wait for a table. Well worth the wait, the staff is nice and pleasant. The menu had a bit too much for my taste, nonetheless the food was very good. Will return, like I said before once is not enough and please la yuca frita!... More 

Thank Dreantonio
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've driven by this place a few times. It always struck me as a "dive." A friend who had recently been to Havana suggested we go for an evening meal. Once there, I noted that it was packed - and that I liked the "vibe." Not dive exactly; I guess I'd call it "funky." I had the pulled pork with... More 

Thank stuartmn
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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436 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu has so many wonderful options it is difficult to decide on what to eat. This most recent visit we had the hash with eggs. The coffee is always excellent and the staff work hard to keep everything moving. The one drawback is the small space - we had to wait about 30 minutes for a table.

Thank gpotvin
Livermore, California
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

It was great to mark off another DDD restaurant! Excellent place the venue was tiny, but perfect. It was great to be able to right your name on the wall, table, light, window wherever you wanted to. Food was outstanding. I had the Cubango, now I know why it made the DDD show. Unbelievable sandwich. The Viognier from Chili was... More 

Thank wineman1981
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Great little place in south Minneapolis neighborhood, parking is easy to get. Be sure to do reservations if you decide to go as it is small and fills up fast. The food is great, Try the rope vieja and lichen along with a bottle of Carmenere. You won't be disappointed.

Thank MnWonderer
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Had a great breakfast , and fast service You know a good place when you see a line of local people that are happy

Thank Ran D
Hudson, IA
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242 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Can't get enough of the place. Try to get here every time we get up here as the Ropa Viejo keeps calling me back! The Mrs likes the Lechon Asado pork dish. The Albodingo Meatballs are outstanding! The Passion Mango Cheesecake is tasty as well. Delicious food and great people!

Thank FlashBack351
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Victor's was recommended to me by a member of the Minneapolis "Brunch Bros" because they had phenomenal pancake creations. This member was 100% correct. My date ordered Corn Pancakes and I had Mango Pancakes (which have mango baked inside and a mango paste on top). We loved the pancakes and were delightfully full afterwards. Also, their coffee was very good.

Thank Emily D
Anoka, Minnesota
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87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

My daughter and I walked in for dinner, and were fortunate. They were booked until 8 (it was 6) and there were two open seats at that moment. We accepted the opening and ordered. Service was friendly. The food was up very quickly and it was excellent! My shrimp creole featured succulent shrimp in a zesty sauce with rice and... More 

Thank Greg T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Best sandwich in the city. Not best cubano sandwich, best sandwich in the city! Greay breakfast too. I'm never dissapointed after eating here.

Thank christostavrou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, South American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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: +1 612-827-8948

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?