Guavas Cuban Cafe

4.6
294 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Guavas Cuban Cafe is a counter service restaurant that has established itself in Minneapolis as a place to encounter new foods and experience deeply rooted traditions through the delicious traditional dishes of Cuba. Inside our lively space, warmth and Caribbean motifs abound. Our guests can take their time and relax as they enjoy a refreshing michelada or mojito and indulge in a classic Cuban bite like our tostones, yuca fritas, pan con churrasco, or our undisputed favorite -- the Cubano sandwich. Come for a meal, come for a cocktail, and have an experience that’s as novel as it is nourishing.
What 294 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
MH
MirjaH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal in a beautiful, comfortable setting!

SE
ShannonE
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our family loves this food!

m
mqo001
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this cozy neighborhood cafe. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was family friendly and service was very friendly. A great Cuban sandwich with authentic Cuban bread, and good music for a relaxing dinner. We will happily return.

JK
JeanneK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to restaurant before. The reservation was for 1:00 because it was assumed it would be after any lunch "rush". When I arrived there was 2 other people. I picked a nice table. The tables were spaced great for any Covid fears and in mid afternoon when others arrived, there still was no concern. As a guest, you come in, get menu, pick table, review menu and go to front to give order and pay. Food is brought to you and staff checks on you frequently. So, it does not feel like a fast food restaurant at all. Very good food, nice noise level for easy conversation. Relaxed place. Definitely will tell others and return.

PG
PenelopeG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Pollo a la Plancha and Picadillo rice Bowles were tasty and generous servings. Highly recommended.

LT
LarryT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small unassuming cafe. Quaint and homey. Extremely nice staff and outstanding food. We were there when it was -10 degrees out but it was still worth the trip and we stayed for 2 1/2 hours. I'll be back again especially when the weather is better and I can sit outside.

MD
MelissaD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening out! Good food and service. Great place.

TC
TCMI
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delish veggie hash, great music, a toasty fireplace. A perfect winter morning.

FD
vipFrankD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We were not offered extra plates, not a thoughtful waitress 👎

JK
JenniferK
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with delicious food! Will definitely return.

C
Courtney
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! My favorite is the Vegie Hash with Yucca and aoli, guava pastry and coffee colada. Yum!

B
Beth
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Guavas. Nice atmosphere, attentive staff, and delicious food.

KH
KimH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wine and I love the toasty fireplace!!

MA
MaritA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

What a great neighborbood place! The food is truly awesome (and my friend who is Cuban-American agreed !).

J
Jayla
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, casual ambience; friendly and attentive service; delicious food and ample portions! Will be back.

PT
PeterT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Guava's never disappoint. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was comfortable.

AO
ApulO
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little place with excellent food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Music a little too loud. The shrimp rice bowl was excellent! Cubana sandwich very good (not as authentic as expected). Flan was okay (too sweet). Lots on the menu we’ll be back to try. Overall a great meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, lovely service!

k
krism
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polite service, good food and fascinating menu. Will be coming back

D
Debbiew
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous little cafe with excellent service and yummy food. As a vegetarian for entrees I have only ordered the veggie bowl, but it is is packed with flavor. The sides I have had the tropical chips and dip and the tostones and they are both great! I have been there twice and both times it was raining so did not get to sit outside on the patio, but inside they have a great fireplace to add to the ambiance. Definitely a favorite cafe to go to.

JJ
JackieJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

$40 Wednesday date night is a DEAL! Food was fantastic!

RJ
RonJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood quaint, clean, have to order at register and find table to sit and wait for food to be delivered. Food came out hot, very good flavors, a lot of food, will definitely come back.

JN
JavieraN
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and coffee 🤩the service was prompt and kind.

TC
TedC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family is always on the lookout for awesome neighborhood eateries and this one did not disappoint! Fantastic food all the way around. We had Veggie Bowl, Cubano sandwich and Steak & Shrimp Al Ajillo and all were outstanding! The Flan and Tres Leches were spectacular. Wonderful neighborhood style Cuban cafe.

FD
vipFrankD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was excellent but waitress couldn’t hear well, got our order a little bit off

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy eating at Guavas. Tried something new this time and didn’t regret it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was kind and generous. Good was great. Will return.

B
Brian
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and nice atmosphere. Would recommend a visit.

S
vipStarfish
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so incredible! I love the good and the staff and the outdoor seating! Wish I lived closer to come more often!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food at Guavas!! We are never disappointed.

J
John
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is awesome! Definitely try something new that you haven't had before...worth it!

I know it sounds boring, but the chips and dip are awesome! Plantain and Yucca chips!!!

JO
JudyO
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

food was delicious. staff was friendly and helpful. could have brought more tables outside sooner

AB
AnnaB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and staff. Menu has a lot of options and staff was helpful with making selections.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food and ambience . You have to order at counter which is a bummer for a big party

d
vipdrmo
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Generous portions
Paella outstanding

DA
DianeA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food with a good selection to choose from. Clean with modest atmosphere. Friendly service.

C
Cubantommy
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another nice meal at Guava's. Order taking efficient and accurate. Weird that the restaurant was out of the special of the day at 5:00 pm. Sat outside, which is a nice option in the Age of COVID even if the outdoor patio isn't the most attractive. The croquettas and the black beans need flavor boosts but otherwise the dishes were terrific and the portions generous.

T
Track29
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

LOVE Guavas Cuban Cafe. Great food, friendly staff, good wine and drinks list. Best ceviche in the Twin Cities IMO. Excellent flan, too. Nice patio out front. Highly recommended.

MC
MicheleC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminds me of home cooking of my abuela. I will return.

FAQs

Guavas Cuban Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 824-0951.

Guavas Cuban Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.