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Victor's 1959 Cafe

3756 Grand Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Reviews (18)

  • Posted by February 2023

    This place is a MUST if you're in the Twin Cities, the owner is exactly what this show is all about, she runs it as a single shop owner, she's NOT looking to franchise, she just want to serve her local community with some awesome cuban food and share some of her heritage with everyone willing to try something new.

    Jennifer & I have gone there several times over the years and look forward to going back so if you are in the Twin Cities, hit the contact us form and let us know as we'd love to join  you there!

  • Posted by FlashBack September 2014

    Stopped for lunch our first visit...the Cuban Sandwich was top notch! The next trip up was for the supper menu and the Ropa Viejo is simply awesome..packed with great flavors!

  • Posted by Big Tool September 2012

    We went for lunch after having had breakfast at Al's so I was pretty full. I limited myself to a simple egg and bean breakfast plate. Good yes, but it was just black beans and a couple fried eggs, nothing I couldn't replicate at home. But my wife had a Cubano, which I sampled. The only thing that kept Victor's Cubano from being as authentic as the Cuban sandwiches made in Litle Havana is that Victor's probably doesn't use a clothing iron to press their sandwiches. It was the best Cuban sandwich I've had outside of Miami. We'll definitely make another trip here to sample other menu items as I'm a huge fan of Cuban cooking.
    Warning to the unwary- Victor's signage is pretty low-key and both the signage, as well as the restaurant's "face," are actually oriented towards 38th Street. We drove past it driving along Grand Ave and I nearly missed it driving by on 38th Street.

  • Posted by clayton August 2012

    Just visited this little place, we ordered the cuban, the bbq pulled pork and a couple of orders off their cuban specials... one was a combination of olives, hamburger, capers... a flavor that i was completely impressed with, it was amazingly good. We all liked the atmosphere and service was great, the food was great, I would definitely make another trip here!!!

  • Posted by Anonymous March 2012

    Authentic or not...I don't care. This place makes excellent food, and I actually like the cramped atmosphere. If you don't want to wait forever, go before 9:00 am (at the very latest).

  • Posted by Dustin December 2011

    My last stop in Minneapolis for my May MN DDD Roadtrip. Ate here that night after breakfast at Colasal Cafe, and a late lunch at the Blue Door Pub. So needless to say, I was very full coming in. Still I managed to make room for my first Cuban Food experience. And was very happy I did. Really liked it, and can't wait to try more.

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  • Posted by Esmelda July 2011

    Over-rated and overpriced local Cuban cuisine cafe in Minneapolis. My experience was very disappointing. Portions very small, food overcooked, cramped surroundings. I would not recommend.

  • Posted by Jodi June 2011

    Service was awesome and the food was amazing!! Can't wait to make this one of my regular spots.

  • Posted by Anonymous February 2011

    Great place! Ate breakfast there; fried plantains are out of this world, their special jam is very yummy, eggs are delicious! Love it!

  • Posted by Terri Cristanelli Phillips September 2010

    Are you game for Cuban food Deb?  Check it out

  • Posted by BBQ Bill May 2010

    Made it to Victor's this week and knocked down a couple of DDD places in the Twin cities. The Cubano sandwich was " Off the Hook" along with the Empanades.  Bought a copy of More DDD and owner Niki signed my book. Definitely need to make it here when in town along with Al's Breakfast, The Nook and Pyscho Suzi's.  Thanks Guy for opening up these great places across the country to all of us. Keep them coming.

  • Posted by Anonymous May 2010

    Hello! I am visiting Minneapolis in June and can not wait to eat at this restaurant.  Greetings from a Cuban in Beantown

  • Posted by Ruth February 2010

    I grew up in Miami and after moving to Minnesota 18 years ago, I craved Cuban food.  I was ecstatic to find a place that served the Cuban dishes I grew up with.  Their lechon asado is to die for!  It's always a special treat for me to be able to stop by for a meal.  Hope to have your place around for a long time.  THANKS!

  • Posted by Tom September 2009

    Just had breakfast there and enjoyed the food.  The place is funky and fresh in it's own way.  Our waitress recommended the Hash and the Dia Y Noche both were tasty and filling. We plan on going back and trying some other dishes.  

  • Posted by Jean August 2009

    I actively sought out this restaurant years ago due to a sweet plantain withdrawal and had a great breakfast. I'm an Iowa girl who lived in Miami for 1 year and now love black beans and rice and sweet plantains. I've been to MPLS a number of times since then and am kicking myself for not taking time to go to Victor's. They will again be a destination restaurant.

  • Posted by Guest July 2009

    This restaurant is Amazing!!  It is now my favorite in the Twin Cities!! The empanadas are the best I've had anywhere...including Miami! Mike

  • Posted by Rick March 2009

    Good work Niki!

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