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Victor's 1959 Cafe

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)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to wait in line if you want to get a table outside in summer, but it’s worth it! Don’t forget to order some plantains!

Thank Nina F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is solid. Their paella is good but the Cuban is a must. My standard for paella is pretty high as I have fond memories of eating some great paella in Barcelona. The food is solid 4+ but the ambience, vibe and service are solid...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Here for dinner and ordered the seafood paella. Delicious! Shrimp, mussels, and fish on a bed of rice. Not my first trip here and and certainly not my last.

Thank Sailuver
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I hear about this restaurant so much and finally was able to make there. I was surprise to be on the waiting list for 25 min for lunch!! Place is tiny but people eat and leave pretty quick. It has their own charm. Nothing expensive...More

Thank astrasport
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Just passing through town for business. This is an exceptional neighborhood restaurant! A bit of a wait but well worth it. The girls were so friendly and welcoming to a couple of southerners! When you're in the the area, I would highly recommend making it...More

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We were really looking forward to our visit because of the high ratings and we like to try different cuisines. We attempted to eat here on a previous visit but the wait was too long so we had to go elsewhere. This time we planned...More

Thank RubyRedStar3
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon and waited at least 45 minutes. It is very small, so be prepared to wait outside in the. Minnesota winter. The wait was worth it. We ordered the guava and mango mimosas - fabulous. We ordered mango cheesecake and...More

Thank FlyRae
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I really like this small and cozy Cuban cafe. There's maybe six stools at the counter and a number of booths of varying sizes. This time I had the Basque Scramble, which is good. I do think the chorizo could have been a bit spicier...More

Thank Spaneen O
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place is tiny, but there was plenty of seating at 10 on a a Wednesday. Nice variety of very different types of breakfast food. Unusual flavors, but very enjoyable. The coffee was ‘meh’, but not horrible. Recommend you spring for the Cuban toast with...More

Thank Laurie T
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Went to Victor's for Friday night dinner with my daughter. We started with mimosas which were very good. We started with the meatball appetizer (not going to attempt the Spanish names for a variety of reasons). The meatballs were flavorful along with being very moist...More

Thank Lise C
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Bruce P
6 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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