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Cafe Ena

4601 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-5411
+1 612-824-4441
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ceviche” (18 reviews)
“scallops” (18 reviews)
“churros” (7 reviews)
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Latin, South American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4601 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-5411
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely, neighborhood restaurant, but didn't care much for the food I think they claim to be a Latin fusion spot. Not a place for a meat and potatoes guy. Had the pork tenderloin and it was tough, over-cooked and loaded with spices. While I...More

Thank StillwaterMinn
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Always spot on! Great food and great service. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. If slammed, they and kitchen staff still manage the room. Love the ceviche, guacamole, and calamari, and can't go wrong with any of the entrees.

Thank suejjj2017
Reviewed 20 January 2017

My visit was for a quick lunch, and in the stop I was so impressed by both the service and interesting food, that I came a second time a day later. Since I wanted something light and am inexperienced in this kind of cuisine, the...More

Thank wearmanyhats
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Cafe Ena is a popular neighborhood location due to its ability consistently provide flavorful dishes of Latin influence. The only drawback is that it is densely packed with tables in a relatively small space.

Thank mnkittycat
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We dined here recently with our three young adults. We are glad we made a reservation for 7:45 pm as it was completely full. This was the first good sign that this neighborhood establishment must be good. And it was. The food was very good,...More

Thank VRJL
Reviewed 20 December 2016

What a great find in South Minneapolis. Supurb service and atmosphere and the food is exceptional. We had the best empanadas I have had in ages. Wonderful Latin Fusion food. Really can't recommend them enough - unless you choose to try LaFresca or Rincon 38....More

Thank HollyP330
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had the Cuban and Negril sandwiches with flan for dessert. Todo fue muy sabroso!!! My highest recommendations and we can't wait to come back.

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The staff was wonderful - we arrived at 5:30 and had the place almost to ourselves. We were told the guacamole was extra special and it really was - the flavor and presentation were very special. The decor is beautiful and you can see how...More

Thank Timothy J
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We always have a wonderful dinner at Cafe Ena, the Twin Cities has so many great restaurants and this is certainly one of those. We enjoyed ceviche which was all that advertised plus lots of small octopus, extremely large portion and excellently flavored to the...More

Thank TTWindom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have enjoyed sharing this fabulous restaurant with everyone!! This great restaurant is always my first recommendation to my Airbnb guests.....not just because it is in my neighborhood, but the food, wine and ambiance are terrific! A really memorable experience those of us who live...More

Thank AlwaysLuvinLife
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4601 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-5411
    (46th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-824-4441
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Chef/Owner Hector Ruiz welcomes you to Cafe Ena: A cozy intimate restaurant located in the tangletown neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Chef Ruiz pares his classic French technique and South American palate to present an exciting menu of Latin-Fusion cuisine. Begin your meal with a south american style ceviche, shrimp, fish, scallops and shrimp in a aji sauce. The many entrees include, scallops, halibut, pork tenderloin, Argentinean style steaks finished in a savory chimichurri. The wine list focuses on a wide range of varietals from Central and South America. Weekly Wine Flights are a great opportunity to sample the many styles offered on the list. If wine is not your thing, perhaps you would enjoy one of the many cervesas, always served in a frosty mug with a lime.