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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Authentic fun place, all around, for breakfast, lunch dinner and take awa,. We were a party of four; dined on a Wednesday evening around 7pm; seated immediately; service very good. Ordered three appetizers (Yuca Frita. beef and chicken empanadas and crab cakes). Could have stopped there but....went for four entrees and two sides. Ropa vieja was plentiful and tasty. All... More 

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Thank SwedishForMe
Alta Loma, California
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a weekday morning, so had no wait, but I understand that on the weekends you'd have to wait for a table. It would be worth it. There are a few tables inside, though we didn't see them. We ate outside, which was lovely. My husband had the cuban hash, which he loved - especially the plantains.... More 

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

Thank you so much! We really appreciate the great review and your kind words :) More 

Palm Springs, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was really looking forward a great cuban meal, since I am cuban. Great vibe just that the food was over powered by comino (cumin). Not sure the need for so much on the rice beans and even the seasoned pork on the cuban sandwich . Empanada as great and the beer was cold...

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

We're sorry to hear you weren't impressed on your recent visit. I'll be sure to share your feedback about the overuse of cumin with our staff. Thank you for visiting us, and sharing your experience. More 

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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on Sunday morning and the wait was about an hour long. We were in town for a concert and we didn't have anything else to do, so we waited. I am so glad we did. The food was delicious. Everything was made to perfection and the portions were healthy and satisfying. I definitely recommend this place. We had... More 

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

We're sorry for keeping you waiting, but Sunday breakfast/brunch is one of the busiest times at Victor's. We thank you for your patience, and we're glad you thought it was well worth the wait. Thanks for stopping by! More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a good Cuban/American brunch at Victors! I had the Cuban Hash which was filling and delicious. Also had the Ranchero Cubano. Preferred the Cuban Hash. Get the Cuban toast with guava paste! It's awesome! Also had a good cafe con leche! Good prices! $7-8 per entree. Sit outside on a nice day!

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

Thank you so much!! More 

Bedford, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poached eggs on two fresh crab cakes with a splash of Cuban salsa doesn't get any better! My wife had a dinner plate sized pancake with mango and blueberries. Victor's was the dining highlight of our visit to Minneapolis! I would go out of my way to eat there! (Even the coffee was memorable!)

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

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your business!! More 

Twin Cities
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are not among the 1% who can afford to routinely drop big bucks for a fine meal at some of the Twin Cities acclaimed fooderies, then Victor's is the place for you. You can afford to eat her often and the food will be just as good - and many of us might argue even better. Wonderful flavors.... More 

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Thank Steve Freedomhi... C
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We're so glad to hear you enjoy what we have to offer at Victor's. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for our valued customers, and we thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. More 

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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small quaint place w/outdoor & indoor seating. There are also some places to sit at counter. The kitchen plays soft Latino music and smells from the kitchen are amazing. I was just quickly grabbing food to go. Service was fast and the food is amazing. My server was helpful and kind. The only reason this place didn't get a 5... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! We like to keep the vibe super positive so thanks for the heads up, will have a chat with staff. We appreciate you stopping in and hope to see you again sometime! Gracias :) More 

Daly City, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

It gets crowded fast, but what a great place for Cuban! I have only had brunch here, but it's one of my favorite spots in Minneapolis. The Cuban toast with the homemade jam is a must.

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

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you again next time 😊 Gracias! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 

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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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