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Victor's 1959 Cafe

Victor's 1959 Cafe

Cuban Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Diner$$$$
Kingfield, Minneapolis
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  • C R.
    C ReyJune 15, 2016
    This is a must go for MPLS breakfast. Authentic Cuban cuisine including Cuban coffees, toast, and so much more. The fried yuca cubes w/mojo sauce are as good as it gets. Put that sh!t on everything!
  • Gina G.
    Gina GiampaoloAugust 13, 2014
    The Rules: 2.5 plates per person, minimum. At least one plate at the table must have a mango pancake on it. The Dia y Noche never fails. Guava jam, cuban toast & mimosas are mandatory.
  • Shauen P.
    Shauen PJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Early birds get the worm! Get up and get your grub or bring a book and prepare to wait. Bring a jacket for the Spring/Summer if you think the air conditioner will ruin the mood.
  • Samuel G.
    Samuel GraceJune 15, 2013
    This place is a "top five" for me in Minneapolis. Incredible food. Friendly and helpful staff. What makes this place truly special is the atmosphere. It's a small building with a big personality.
  • Claire S.
    Claire SchlichtingJuly 8, 2015
    Order off the Cuban menu-everything is amazing! Get there early to avoid the line this is seriously the best place for breakfast in the cities
  • Marilyn P.
    Marilyn PhelpsDecember 22, 2016
    Dia y noche or Eggs Havana are superb. Guava cream empanadas - not always available, but unbelievable when they are. One of my very favorite restaurants in the state!
  • Laura P.
    Laura PalmenJuly 3, 2015
    Worth the wait in line for brunch! The mango mimosas are amazing! Only complaint is how cold bathrooms are in the winter.
  • Anna
    AnnaMarch 1, 2015
    Obsessed. My guy and I go here for all our bdays, anniversaries, and valentines dates. Their morning happy hour is amazing! (Mango pancake is great for sharing!)
  • Ronda S.
    Ronda SchultzAugust 31, 2013
    Everything is Good! If you get "THE" Cuban dessert(cream cheese, Guava shells, Cuban crackers..ask for a butter knife to spread the cream cheese and cut the cracker :-)
  • Haeyoon C.
    Haeyoon ChangSeptember 13, 2011
    Everything here is amazing. Even though I live nowhere by it anymore I make a point to drive out. My boyfriend liked his Cuban sandwich so much he got up and hugged the chef.
  • Julie F.
    Julie FrobergAugust 8, 2014
    This is an amazing must try restaurant! !!! You will not be disappointed! Family feel, friendliest folks, superb food & live music.
  • Dave K.
    Dave KeepperAugust 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cuban hash, eggs over easy with Cuban toast and guava jam may be the best breakfast in the Twin Cities.
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherJuly 13, 2016
    Excellent Cuban cuisine & great atmospheric venue, sassy waitresses. Don't miss!
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GordonAugust 15, 2014
    The ceviche is amazing: light and tasty and refreshing. Try it with plantains!
  • Lexa
    LexaAugust 9
    Breakfast is amazing, especially if it's a gorgeous day and you can eat outside. Had a cortadita with the Arroz a la Cubano. Excellent!
  • Jaye J.
    Jaye JalsoApril 12, 2016
    Friendly prompt service, adorable interior, cozy atmosphere, and amazing food. Didn't expect great Cuban in Minneapolis!
  • Shane M.
    Shane McNeeleyOctober 9, 2013
    One of my favorite places in Minneapolis! I haven't had a bad dish yet and it's likely I never will this place ROCKS!
  • Abdulaziz A.
    Abdulaziz AJuly 1, 2016
    Try their signature cuban dishes. Also, the mango pancakes are amazing.
  • Drew G.
    Drew G.August 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always get the Cuban toast. Always get a mimosa (any will do), and you can't go wrong with the the sweet plantain omelette for brunch.
  • Jay S.
    Jay SivasailamSeptember 13, 2014
    It's a neighborhood gem! I love the plantains but everything is darn delicious. Brunch is also great there.
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    Looking for something festive and funky with authentic fare worthy of two visits from the Food Network? Victor's 1959 Cafe has you covered. Read more
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableJuly 15, 2014
    Cuban hashes and scrambles, full of black beans, chorizo, yucca and plantains -- you can't go wrong. Read more
  • Emmy K.
    Emmy KeglerJanuary 4, 2016
    Cortaditos are amazing. Also every single thing on the menu is incredible. Bring a permanent marker.
  • Sara M.
    Sara M.August 25, 2013
    $15 happy hour wine bottles and amazing food and service. Will definitely be going back!
  • Niki S.
    Niki StavrouMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Dinner menu is great too and they take reservations for dinner - so no waiting!
  • Mullica Z.
    Mullica ZudsiriApril 18, 2015
    Empandas! Pot Roast! Flan! Staff was so great! I visited here from New Jersey and loved every second.
  • Steve M.
    Steve McParlandJanuary 8, 2012
    The mango pancake is different and very good. The basque scrambler is great. Prepare to leave full!
  • Lucas G.
    Lucas GangseiJuly 21, 2012
    Cool decor. Expect to wait. Small establishment. Service was great. Mimosas and plantains have to be ordered.
  • Trevor H.
    Trevor HansonDecember 30, 2011
    Been going here for years! You can't go wrong with anything. Definitely try the yuca frita.
  • Pamela J.
    Pamela JeanApril 14, 2013
    I had Picadillo and a cortadito. Delish. I'll be back.
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LesterJune 25, 2011
    The Ropa Viejo is awesome. Save just enough room to share some Cascos de Guayaba con Queso Crema before you go.
  • Niki S.
    Niki StavrouJune 5, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Dinner is great here too and...you can make reservations for dinner, so no waiting!
  • Amanda
    AmandaDecember 27, 2012
    On Mpls St Paul's list of Insider Eats for the most diverse breakfast menu in town
  • Clinton D.
    Clinton DesmondJune 23, 2015
    Cubano sandwich is awesome! Great coffee.
  • Weilyn
    WeilynOctober 8, 2016
    Cuban hash and bistec criollo were both great for brunch :)
  • Jenedee C.
    Jenedee C. MillerMay 30, 2010
    Incredible food! Great tostones, better than the ones I am used to in Puerto Rico! Great Croquetas! Great atmosphere!!!
  • Alex W.
    Alex WallaceDecember 9, 2011
    Cuban hash/sub the toast for toasted sandwich bread, make a cuban sloppy joe. This is heaven.
  • Sofia H.
    Sofia HFebruary 7, 2015
    The ceviche Cubano is delicious. A must try.
  • Mayna Y.
    Mayna YangAugust 12, 2013
    Food is AMAZING!!! Good size portion as well!
  • Dania M.
    Dania MiwaSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The pulled pork sandwich is amazing for lunch. Otherwise you can't go wrong with dia y noche.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJanuary 21, 2014
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 8am-10:30am & Tues-Sat 4:30pm-6:30pm!
  • Heather K.
    Heather KimballMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cuban hash & sandwich cubano are both to-die-for. You will not be disappointed.
  • Gina
    GinaMay 30, 2011
    Call them and made special plans for Memorial Day. Got there and they were closed for the holiday.
  • Kurt K.
    Kurt KoppelmanApril 18, 2012
    Get the Cuban Sandwich (duh) and a side of black beans.
  • Charlie M.
    Charlie MitchellAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit at the bar. The wait staff is the best.
  • Tracy F.
    Tracy FullerMay 1, 2011
    Try everything, it's all good. And don't forget to bring a sharpie!
  • Antone H.
    Antone HammersDecember 14, 2011
    Bay of Pigs is not like their Cubana sandwich, it is pork in mojo on bread. Nothing else, just in case you take what the menu describes the wrong way. Tastey food.
  • Kristen A.
    Kristen AckermanFebruary 23
    Amazing breakfast.
  • Tas K.
    Tas KhanAugust 2, 2015
    Crab cakes breakfast is so good!
  • Elijah P.
    Cuban scrambler with an English muffin and a side of bacon. Heaven.
  • Francisco G.
    Francisco GarciaDecember 1, 2015
    Picadillo was delicious I highly recommend it
  • Tas K.
    Tas KhanAugust 2, 2015
    Crab cakes breakfast! So good
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightAugust 5, 2015
    Cuban sandwich, papaya salad, shredded flank steak
  • Steve B.
    Steve BivansJanuary 13, 2016
    Excellent, unique breakfast spot!
  • Danami
    DanamiOctober 5, 2014
    Try the bomb hot choloate
  • George H.
    George HarnishMarch 11, 2015
    Cuban style cuisine is very good.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CinaDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Lechon Asado is heavenly. I'm starting a campaign that they serve it for breakfast!
  • Don G.
    Don GeronimoJune 19, 2011
    The raspberry lemonade is very refreshing and has free refills.
  • Scott N.
    Scott NelsonApril 29, 2014
    The specials for drinks do not work on Foursquare!!!! Checked in...no special...staff no idea....
  • Saul S.
    Saul SinghFebruary 6, 2015
    You have got to try the plantain omelette!
  • Niki S.
    Niki StavrouSeptember 17, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Today and tonight only - eat at Victor's 1959 Cafe and a portion of sales go to Kingfield & Lyndale neighborhoods to help funding of neighborhood art projects!
  • Beth
    BethJuly 11, 2012
    The food is worth the sometimes very long wait!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Victor's 1959 Cafe as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Alan A.
    Alan ArmstrongJune 16, 2013
    Best Cubano sandwich I've had this far from Cuba.
  • Molly B.
    Molly BeranApril 7, 2012
    Try the champagne mojito! You won't be sorry.
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LynnOctober 18, 2014
    Breakfast, drinks, and outside patio
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay ButzerJuly 20, 2012
    Cuban toast upgrade with guava jam, yes please!
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PhippsSeptember 1, 2012
    Cuban = best food baby you'll ever have
  • David Y.
    David YNovember 25, 2009
    Ropa vieja - marinated shredded beef. Savory. Excellent for dinner or a spicy breakfast!
  • Lance P B.
    Lance P BerwaldNovember 23, 2015
    Love everything on the menu.
  • Tameka D.
    Tameka DavisJanuary 8, 2012
    Try the guava jam! Tastes just like a fruit roll up.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PercyFebruary 16, 2014
    The food (dinner) was fine, just nothing special.  I'd maybe try again for breakfast.  
  • Niki S.
    Niki StavrouOctober 16, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    try the Shrimp Creole! Not on the menu yet but just ask your server - it's delicious!
  • Regina S.
    Regina SmithFebruary 3, 2013
    Fantastic food and great vibe.
  • Brian N.
    Brian NystedtJuly 29, 2015
    Everything
  • Luke M.
    Luke MillerDecember 9, 2012
    Don't try and go for just drinks even though they were having a happy hour, they made us order food. Redhead server was rude.
  • Laura J.
    Laura JohnsonAugust 12, 2014
    Fun date night!
  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 7, 2013
    City Pages Best Breakfast - 2013
  • Niki S.
    Niki StavrouAugust 21, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    check out the happy hour - Tues thru Sat 4:30-6:30pm $4 wines $3 beers $4 Tropical Mimosas... to die for....
  • Dj Sam S.
    Dj Sam SoulpranoOctober 5, 2012
    Try the Bistec Criollo!
  • Rod W.
    Rod WilkinsAugust 1, 2010
    Love this place! I got introduced to it earlier this month and now I'm addicted!
  • Erik K.
    Erik KNovember 6, 2010
    Cuban hash is the best breakfast in town.
  • Julie N.
    Julie NJune 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong w Dia y Noche
  • Steve F.
    Steve FredericksonDecember 23, 2014
    Cuban bread
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan SyversonFebruary 15, 2010
    Corn pancake: one of those and you won't eat for a week!
  • MPLSco
    MPLScoOctober 25, 2010
    Get pancakes for breakfast for guaranteed satisfaction!
  • mark L.
    mark LeonardFebruary 27, 2010
    Nice place the shredded beef was excelent
  • bryan k.
    bryan kennedyMarch 29, 2009
    Get there early for breakfast and order the Dia Y Noche and a Mango Pancake.
  • Dania M.
    Dania MiwaSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the camerones appetizer.
  • Android A.
    Android AndroidDecember 6, 2015
    Cuban food
  • Cara A.
    Cara AshenbrenerAugust 13, 2009
    Mango Mimosa tonight. Perfect on the patio when it's 85 degrees!
  • Ben P.
    Ben PerecmanOctober 19, 2015
    Go to victors
  • Niki S.
    Niki StavrouDecember 23, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the new "red espresso" drinks - they're awesome!
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan SyversonFebruary 15, 2010
    And don't do breakfast without café con leche.
  • Niki S.
    Niki StavrouAugust 5, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    try the champagne mojitos!
  • Nimi D.
    Nimi DijuMay 31, 2015
    Oh Loved the Cuban toast and Guava Jam ❤️❤️❤️
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