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Victor's 1959 Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Latin, Cafe, Cuban
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
+1 612-827-8948
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (21 reviews)
“mango pancakes” (20 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Was at Victors on a Saturday evening for dinner and was expecting a real Cuban treat, but was very disappointed. The front of the house is disorganized and anything but friendly. My Yucca appetizer was flavorless and the the sauce for it was so sparse...More

Thank MNtravelman
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This place is very small, so it's good to plan ahead. They have interesting food and drinks, and things are always tasty. It's a very casual place - bring a permanent marker, and if you can find an open spot, you can write on the...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Whoa! This teeny tiny little restaurant has some serious goodness going on! I’ve heard about it from a friend for a few years and finally got a chance to visit today. Now I can’t wait to go back! People wait outside, in the cold, in...More

Thank holmz
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Victor's 1959 Cafe is a nice small neighhborhood Cuban Restaurant with good food and large portions. The interior is very colorful and cozy. There's outside seating but to get the full experience sit indoors. The wait staff is very friendly and everyone seems to know...More

Thank Hawaiian555
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Average cuban food. Lacked spice and flavor. The plantains were the best thing we had. Service was a bit off as well.

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Dinner for three. beef empanada, avocado/mango salad, watermelon and camarones de coco for starters. Chicken breast, seafood paella, and chicken & chorizo paella for mains. The empanada, avocado/mango and watermelon salads for very good. The shrimp starter totally rocked. The chicken breast was very dry...More

Thank SeattleBuster
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Had Albondigas Cubanas for a for an appetizer and Ropa Vieja for dinner. Good sized portions and great flavors. Love coming here. Never been disappointed.

Thank Sailuver
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I was in Minneapolis visiting the MOA over Labor Day weekend and found this place online. It is a Cuban style restaurant, and I must say, was very good. The reviews online were mostly positive, and over all accurate. As a few posters have said,...More

Thank Jose V
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our last chance on the patio. Sunny lunch. We split the vegetables criollo and the some cheese croquettes. Huge serving easily fed us. Of course I had to have the sake bloody mary to add more spice to my meal. Huge menu, great for the...More

Thank danf552017
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went here with another couple for dinner and glad we did because we were able to try other dishes. All the food was delicious. The Ropa Vieja was amazing, the Cuban sandwich was as good as anything I have ever had in Florida. You...More

Thank RGCCgolfer
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 612-827-8948
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