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Victor's 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
+1 612-827-8948
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (22 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
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1 - 10 of 315 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

During our visit to Minneapolis in July, we were introduced by my family this local operated eatery specialized in Cuban and Latin cuisines. Victor is sitting on a corner lot, a painted wooden structure with a small indoor dining area and outdoor patio setting next...More

Thank unescotravelbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We flew into Minneapolis from Atlanta and were really hungry. My husband had read about this restaurant and the recommendations. The weather was beautiful if still a little bit humid; we parked a few blocks away in the neighborhood and walked. There was a wait...More

Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service was prompt and friendly. We strongly recommend the patio dining for the street cafe vibe. The banana pancakes are huge and fruity. Crabcakes were a delight. Our water glasses were always full. We suggest the fresh mango mimosa.

Thank Ann2762
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The place was packed, but a wait staff member said we found have a table if we could be out in time for a reservation in an hour-ish. Every bite was delicious. Here’s what we liked: *ceviche (ours) *rice and beans (ours) *pork (hers) *veg...More

Thank 012345km
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for a great review! So happy you enjoyed dining with us!! We really appreciate your business!

Reviewed 3 July 2018

We went midweek for an early lunch - still busy! But it was an easy wait. Everyone enjoyed their dishes - Sandwich Cubano, Pan con Lechon, and Lechon Asado. Having shared them all, we all agreed the Pan con Lechon was our favorite.

Thank 5_PA_travelers
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you!!! We look forward to welcoming you back any time you’re in Minneapolis!!

Reviewed 6 June 2018

Maybe not but this is a great breakfast experience when your are not in the mood for standard fare. A small place so there may be a short wait but it will be worth it. The decor is funky and interesting. We tried Cuban Hash...More

Thank Evilleroadtrip
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for your kind praise, we really appreciate your business!!

Reviewed 30 May 2018

Wanted to grab a quick lunch and Victor's was a wonderful choice! The staff was funny and very accommodating. The food was amazing and the prices were great. It is a really small place so you may have to wait a bit. When you walk...More

1  Thank carpoo6
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Two words: mango pancakes! Absolutely unbelievable! Their cafe con leche is the closest to Miami you can get too. If you’re a fan of strong coffee, try it.

2  Thank Jen M
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a leisurely lunch today with a business associate and glad we did. Had a guanabana juice, tostone appetizer and Cuban sandwich with fried yucca bites for the main course. The mojo sauce is amazing and your taste buds will thank you for treating...More

1  Thank Makemeabeliever
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you soooo much!!

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We waited under 10 minutes until we were seated for a late afternoon lunch. Other reviews did mention the wait but it’s worth it! We couldn’t finish either of our meals but it was all spectacular! I highly recommend the red espresso! Rooibos tea! Delicious!...More

2  Thank Tuyen P
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you!! We love the red espresso too and appreciate your business so much!

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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