Guavas Cuban Cafe

4.7
282 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.
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Beth
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KimH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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 !).

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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.

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PeterT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ApulO
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little place with excellent food and service!

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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.

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

Wonderful food, lovely service!

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krism
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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JackieJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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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.

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JavieraN
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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FrankD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

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

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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.

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

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

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Brian
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and nice atmosphere. Would recommend a visit.

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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!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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!!!

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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

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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.

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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

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vipdrmo
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Generous portions
Paella outstanding

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DianeA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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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.

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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.

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MicheleC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JustaCustomer
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I will choose the "sanguiches" (any of them), the "ropa vieja", "vaca frita", "tamal con lechon" this is a must, "chicharron de pollo"

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frequenteater
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the food, drinks and desserts here, especially the coratdito! I had the veggie hash as well; love the sauces. Neighborhood gem! Easy in/out with ordering at the counter.

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ChadB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great food and friendly staff. And the best Cuban coffee I have had since I was in Miami!

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David
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, I grew up eating Latino dishes like this (not Cuban) and the food is very good and authentic. Of course it has an Americanized flare but that’s on the customers not the restaurant. Can’t make everyone happy

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Track29
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at extremely reasonable prices, with friendly service, in a comfortable space. Excellent ceviche (many local restaurants don't get this dish right), tasty maduros (wish there were more to a serving), and the entrees were fabulous, too. Not only that, they have a wonderful flan (another dish lots of restaurants don't do well) and a decent wine and cocktails list. Heads up: you order at the counter and the servers bring the food to your table when it's cooked. Not a big deal; just something to know. LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!

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GabrielaO
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food is amazing, the staff is not super energetic tho and they had no pastelitos which is a little disappointing. I think it is a bit pricey, as when I visit my family in Puerto Rico the food is much much cheaper for the same stuff, taste, etc. Spent $40 on 2 meals but in PR we probably would have spent like $15-$20 total however I do recognize that the ingredients are harder to come by here in MN and since there is no other local bodegas and panaderias there is little competition for prices. I definitely will be back tho

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FrankD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Tasty food and good music in the afternoons!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious! We’ll be back soon

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Lion
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was well prepared and very tasty. We were a party of 6 and had a variety of Cuban dishes on their patio. A live band was playing inside which added to the experience. Desserts were reasonably priced and the flan was excellent! We plan to return to try more menu items. I highly recommend Guavas!

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CharlotteHighbridge
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This place is vibrant, full of life, and a brilliant addition to the restaurant scene. Music is LOUD, dancing and musicians performing may break out... but if you are up for some fun and tasty plates of good food served hot and fresh than look no further! Guava's swings it! Thx for a great evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

FAQs

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

Guavas Cuban Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 282 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.