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Victor's 1959 Cafe

) #39 of 1,458 Restaurants in Minneapolis ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
+1 612-827-8948
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (22 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 14:30All hours
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, South American
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wanting to try Victor's for some time now and finally had the chance. It is a very small place, but they do take reservations through Open Table. The patio outside is a great place to sit on a nice summer day. Happy hour...More

Thank Boorad68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant is small, situated in old Dairy Queen. Had a short wait, only 1 table inside that was large enough to seat 7. Also had outdoor seating. Food was very good! Authentic Cuban food. Service was good. Was not cheap but not bad.

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went during a busy brunch on a recommendation. We were not disappointed. The service was great and the food was awesome. If that's what food in Cuba is like, I can't wait to go! Lots of food and quirky atmosphere. Would go back again!

Thank effintravelers
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We came for breakfast on a Sunday morning and the wait was long, about an hour, but it was so worth it. First of all, they have great coffee (Try the café con leche) and great tropical juices, like mango. We got a mango pancake,...More

Thank EJH8
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed our little place and we really appreciate you great attitude about the wait :) Thanks again!

Reviewed 13 June 2017

This place is adorable. It's tiny, and it does pack up with people, but when we went at about 9:00 AM on a Sunday, we got a table right away. There was a line when we left. The sweet plantain omelette is a unique experience...More

Thank Tracy L
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much! We really appreciate your great review and look forward to welcoming you back any time :)

Reviewed 13 May 2017 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....More

Thank Dreantonio
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind praise! We really appreciate your business!

Reviewed 11 May 2017 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."...More

Thank stuartmn
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank gpotvin
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 5 April 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...More

Thank wineman1981
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your high praise and glad to hear that you appreciated the wine glasses :) We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 29 March 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...More

Thank MnWonderer
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Bruce P
7 May 2017|
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Response from nikimu | Property representative |
Sorry we didn't see your note before now! Yes, as the others have said, you can see our menus online and gluten free options are marked with GF Even more than are marked are in fact GF, like the plantains, yuca & tostones... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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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