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Our first Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in Minneapolis was Victors 1959 Cafe in 2008

Once we saw the retro Victors 1959 Cafe on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives we got over there quick to try out their cuban inspired fare, it did not dissapoint
Our first Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in Minneapolis was Victors 1959 Cafe in 2008

Our first Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in Minneapolis was Victors 1959 Cafe in 2008

so after our trip to Portland, OR where we visited the (now closed) Byways Cafe, we started to visit the ones in our home town of Minneapolis, MN, to our surprise there were quite a few hear and later we learned that the producer / founder of the concept of the show was David Page Productions and his team was located in Minneapolis so now we had quite a few to get to as part of our new passion for this tv show hosted by Guy Fieri.

we got over to Victors 1959 Cafe on a weekend morning and the place was packed, it's quite small so be prepared to squeeze in, the booths were wood so no cushions (may have changed nowadays) but the food was amazing (as you can see in the pic)! 

once we visited this place, we know that we'd be huge fans of the show! we lived in the state and didn't even know about Victors and what a joy it was to go there, highly recommend it as it's one of our favorites in the state of Minnesota.

little bit more about the place, as soon as you step inside, it feels like you traveled back in time to the 1950s. the checkered floor, neon lights, colorful booths, and old-time jukebox set the scene. You half expect to see poodle-skirted waitresses on roller skates serving up milkshakes (not really) but while the environment is a blast from the past, the food is innovative and delicious.

one of the standout dishes is the Roast Pork Sandwich stuffed with tender, slow-roasted pork shoulder, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard on artisan bread. I also tried the Papas Rellenas - fried potato balls filled with picadillo beef. Every bite was rich, savory, and full of flavor.

no visit is complete without trying one of their decadent shakes, like the Cafe Con Leche made with espresso and dulce de leche. or go for the cookie jar with an entire slice of chocolate chip cookie pie and vanilla ice cream.

victor's 1959 cafe is a must-visit when in Minneapolis, especially for fans of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The one-of-a-kind atmosphere, personable service, and Cuban-inspired diner fare create an experience unlike anywhere else in town. It's a delicious trip back in time that should not be missed.

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