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Victor's 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
+1 612-827-8948
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (30 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (24 reviews)
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Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119
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Reviewed 13 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 2 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
Reviewed 15 September 2017

eight of us for dinner. Small restaurant but you can make a reservation otherwise a long wait. Wait staff friendly and helpful.The food is very good, I would recommend it over many of the newer restaurants in the area that get a lot of publicity...More

Thank Joyce H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I'm a Cuban National, and there are no Cuban restaurants where I live, so when I heard about this place, I couldn't wait to go there. There was a long line of people waiting, so we figured it had to be good. Oh yeah, it...More

Thank CookieFace64
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this place for breakfast saying it was best breakfast in town, and I left thinking it was one of the better breakfasts I had ever had! The coffee is smooth and poppy, and the plantain omelets are to die for! Also, the...More

Thank levimakula
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks a million for your kind praise! So happy that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back any time you're in town! 😊

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Victor's 1959 Cafe is a Cuban themed restaurant in a sweet area of Minneapolis. The food was good but a bit on the pricey side.

Thank Patricia P
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you!! We appreciate your business 😊

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I don't care how long you have to wait for a brunch table, it will be worth it! Cuban sandwiches, Bloody Mary's, hot coffee, unique pancakes, and Cuban variations on classic diner goodness like egg dishes make this a one-stop pit stop that will fuel...More

Thank Ray Q
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Wow thanks! We sure appreciate your enthusiastic & kind praise. Thanks for your business and see you next time!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Being a native from Tampa, I'm kind of a Cuban food snob. The food here would be considered average in Tampa or Miami... HOWEVER.. this is NOT a tropical location and I didn't expect it to be the best Cuban food in the world (although...More

Thank Morgynne M
nikimu, Owner at Victor's 1959 Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you so much!!!!

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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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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