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Victor's 1959 Cafe

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3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119 (West 38th Street)
612-827-8948
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called ahead to alert them that we had a party of 16 for lunch. Even though they do not take lunch reservations, they really went above and beyond to accommodate us. The food is the best! Cuban with enough variety to satisfy carnivores and vegans. Excellent coffeeto finish a great meal.

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Thank davereinarz
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Dave! We really appreciate you too :) Look forward to seeing you again any time you're in Minneapolis! Thanks again. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frequently go here for breakfast. Cute little restaurant. Wait staff is great. Food is excellent. Food is quite a bit more flavorful than traditional cuban cuisine.

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Thank wonderfulworld123
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review! We're so glad to hear you enjoy everything we have to offer at Victor's. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Savor the Flavor of the Revolution If you go for breakfast, the Cuban breakfast is the jam. I went hungry, over ordered and hurt myself in the process, but man was it good. Rice, beans, eggs, creole sauce, maduros (sweet plantains). Cuban toast? Just a buttered and griddled Cuban bun but with a big mess of guava membrillo. Guava juice,... More 

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Thank Forrest P
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate you :) And sorry to hear that you didn't like the mojo, but want you to know that we chop our garlic fresh daily. No pre-chopped, jarred garlic here ever. Thanks again for the great review!! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Victor's is a fun place to eat. It is small, but has a ton of personality. The food was excellent and hearty helpings.

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Thank Melissa_A26
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoy what we have to offer at Victor's! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. More 

Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a reservation for two at 5:30. Arrived at 5:15 and were seated promptly at a miniature table. There were five booths next to us available. After a couple of minutes I went back to the hostess and asked to change to a booth. She told me that in the next 30 minutes groups larger than ours were coming... More 

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Thank Joe D
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear about your experience, Joe. While I'm not quite sure exactly what happened with your visit, if someone requests a booth when they place their reservation, we try to honor that as much as possible. If you do decide to give us another chance, we recommend letting us know in the special requests section on of your... More 

Edina, Minnesota
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358 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great colorful neighborhood restaurant serving inventive and delicious Cuban food. A buddy and I were having a night out away from the families and decided to try Victor's based on a recommendation from a fellow Yelper. We arrived early on a Tuesday and easily snagged a table on the small patio on a beautiful summer evening. Since we were... More 

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Thank JimRiesterer
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! More 

Catlettsburg, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Brunch could not have been better! Go when the weather is nice and you can sit on their adorable patio! Service is wonderful and food is reasonable priced and so interesting. They have a great variety of sweet and savory breakfast dishes, something for everyone even the not so adventurous eater!

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Thank bayleealext
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your brunch at Victor's 1959 Cafe! We hope to see you again for many more! More 

Aberdeen, South Dakota
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I love to try restaurants that serve food I'm not going to find everywhere else. This is a perfect example. There are so many breakfast options here that you don't find anyplace else that it can be a little daunting. The place is a little on the small side, but I'd prefer to call it cozy. The coffee was tasty,... More 

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Thank rootabena
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! More 

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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Nice atmosphere with outside seating on a beautiful morning. It was my first time and I had the Sweet Plantain Omelette, which was pretty good, but also pretty small. It was served with toast, but the toast portion was fairly small. The coffee was good and they provided generous refills. My spouse had the Mango Waffle, and she enjoyed it.... More 

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Thank anigre
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you!! More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

From appetizer to dessert everything we tried was perfection. The coconut shrimp covered in real coconut was a delicious way to start. All of the entrees ordered were full of interesting flavor and depth. The lomo asado, ropa vieja, and chicken niccoiese were awesome. Don't miss the coconut ice cream and cafe cubano too. Great food, friendly service, be sure... More 

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Thank Gringaecuatoriana
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! I'm so pleased to hear you had such a positive experience and enjoyed your meal so much. I hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?