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“A taste of Havanna” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Victor's 1959 Cafe

Victor's 1959 Cafe
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Ranked #42 of 1,784 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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236 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A taste of Havanna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I found this small "hole in the wall" on line and it sounded wonderful. Authentic Cuban food that was big on taste and quite moderate in price. The Ropa Vieja was amazing, full of flavor (garlic, onions, peppers, sherry and beef), simmered till the meat was tender and delicious. The Lechon Asado, was also good, but was a bit dry. The plantains and yucca were also very good and it was nice to be there for the half priced wen during "happy hour". I would like to go back and try dome of their other dishes that also sounded fantastic. The decor was funky and fun and the service was quick and friendly.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Thank Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for this gem. Doesn't look like much from the outside, would probably drive right past without a second glance if you were uninformed. Not much seating, so plan ahead with reservations, or enjoy a beverage or two while you wait. Our server was excellent, willing to make a couple recommendations for food choices that were outstanding. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Doverlee
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wow, wow, wow!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Guy Fierra got this one right, Victor's is AWESOME. Service was outstanding, food was wonderful, atmosphere was great!!! Yuca Fritas appetizer was one of, if not the best, preparations of Yuca I have had. Our party tried everything that DDD tried and we loved it all (each item is singled out on the menu). It's a small busy restaurant, so make a reservation. They will honor it. This place will be a go to from now on. Nicely done staff!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank njb6q6
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We tried out Victor's 1959 Cafe for the first time and absolutely loved it. Waiting in line for brunch was worth it, as the food and service was great. Fun atmosphere, quality food, and friendly service. We can't wait to bring friends and family another time.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Michelle A
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Minneapolis, MN
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good comfort food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Overall, a good home style Cuban restaurant. The grafiti on the walls was cute for awhile, now it is getting tired.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank lbhtd
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