Victor's 1959 Cafe
Visited in 2008 & again in 2018 by Food Network's Guy Fieri, Diner's Drive-ins and Dives, who cooked up "off the hook" Cuban food with owner Niki Stavrou. Check our website to watch the episode!
We're a tiny restaurant with only 10 tables inside and 10 more tables on our tropical summer patio. Enjoy our Wines, Beers, Tropical Mimosas and Champagne Mojitos!
Also popular for our unique breakfast menu, served every day! No reservations for breakfast or lunch, just come on in...
5 mins from Downtown/Uptown 15 minutes from Mpls/St Paul Int'l airport.
The food was amazing. Authentic with great flavor. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly with great recommendations. The inside is tiny, but packs in a lot of character! We will definitely be back!
Awesome food and experience. Could eat there everyday.
Food was amazing as were the mimosas and dessert! It was about $80 for two people including appetizers, entrees, dessert, and cocktails. Loud and youthful, fun atmosphere. Will defiantly be back!
Great food as always
Delicious as always! Weekday dinner is a great time to visit, if you want to get a table right away (weekends are packed).
We just moved to Minnesota , and love dining at the mom and pops and Victors is at the top , the service was awesome and he was engaged our whole visit, food awesome our whole visit was awesome. even the parking with Mother nature here mad it an adventure. But we will be back and bring family when they come to town!!!
Very authentic Cuban experience! Apart from the negative temps outside :)
This unique joint serves authentic Cuban food in a fun and casual environment
The ice and snow on the sidewalks were TERRIBLE!!!!
Never disappointed here. Everything I’ve tried has been delicious and the service is superb.
It's just a wonderful place with wonderful food and people running it. Always please with my meal and experience when I go morning, afternoon or night.
The food was perfectly seasoned, the proportions were more than ample and everything on the plate tied in with the main entree. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience with a great atmosphere.
All around great experience. Looking forward for our next visit.
Amazing Cuban sandwich
Fun environment, memorable menu, great service. I would go there again.
Let's get this out of the way up front: Victor's 1959 Cafe is a tiny, tiny place. This is not a big chain restaurant. It's a weensy speck of space crammed to the gills with people and light and color and deliciousness. And it's that deliciousness that makes it worth planning ahead, making a reservation, and coming in prepared to feast.
When I lived in the neighborhood, I ate a lot of breakfasts and lunches at Victor's. (Dia y Noche is one of the most comforting breakfast foods in the world, and if you haven't tried it, plan on heading over during breakfast hours soon to get in on it.)
Everything I tried - from the crab cakes served with cucumber-mango relish to the hearty, soul-satisfying Ropa Vieja to the sweet guava-cream cheese empanada - was perfectly prepared and exactly what I needed on a cold winter night in Minneapolis. Service was attentive and friendly without being annoying.
I'm looking forward to reacquainting myself with the rest of the menu soon. This was a real treat.
The food was absolutely fantastic -- authentic, delicious Cuban food and portions weren't too gigantic!
Though we have had breakfast at Victors for many years, this is only our second dinner there. The Cuban cuisine is excellent and they have a short affordable appropriate to the meal wine list.
Victor's had phenomenal food, dedicated staff, and a unique atmosphere. I will definitely be back
Very good and flavorful food, unique ambiance and above all some of the friendliest staff I’ve seen.
Always a great time at Victor's.
Wow! Wow! Wow!
This tiny gem of a restaurant has fabulous, incredible Cuban food! I had the best pulled pork I’ve ever eaten - super flavorful and tender. The chicken empanadas were also incredible- perfect, flaky crust and flavor/packed filling.
My favorite place. I love the ambiance, the food and the sassy servers. Highly recommend.
Awesome food and service
Great South Mpls spot. Fun restaurant atmosphere with writings on the wall and quaint booth seating. Cuban cuisine had many options for us and my son's vegetarian girlfriend. We will definitely be back.
The food was very good when mixed with the plantains. The shredded beef dish, by itself was OK, but fairly bland. Not as good as on the Drive-ins and Dives made it appear. Perhaps it is better on the weekend. We went on a Wednesday
Dessert Flan was exceptional.
Service was great and its a very cool/funky place for a night out.
It's just a fun vibe and great Cuban influence in food! The only thing to be aware of....if you are tall, it is difficult to fit your legs under the table in their booths, and the ceiling is low!!! LOL
After living in Miami for a decade, I can say that Victor's is the real thing, cuisine wise.
Excellent service. Super cozy. Great good.
Just out for a quiet evening dinner. I had the mahi mahi which was excellent. My wife had the flank steak also a good choice. We shared a piece of coconut cake. Fun place and always interesting reading the walls.
Excellent service and even better food. Tried the Mahi special and was not disappointed!
great food as always!
Absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend it. The food was outstanding.
They accepted a reservation for 8:30pm, we arrived on time and waited for a table. One of our party asked if we would have for dinner, answer was yes. Once seated we were given menus, then told the kitchen closed in 11 minutes and we needed to order. We were able to order dessert but were told coffee was over. At 9:30 they turned all the lights on. 45 minutes for a dinner where we spent 45 a person seems unreasonable.
The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Very friendly staff and atmosphere.
Authentic cuban food. None better north of Miami.
Great food and service. Victor’s is always fabulous!
Always great food. Only warning, if you are on the larger size tables are a little tight but workable.
My favoriote restaurant in the Twin Cities. I would eat there every night.
The Cuban food was delicious. Our waitress gave great advice on what to order. She did a wonderful job! We sat outside on the patio which was a bit loud from the busy street at times. I ordered a side order of house made tortillas (3 for $1.69) to eat with my pork and it was pure heaven! The Cuban sauce was hard to quit eating, yum. We ordered and brought home a bottle of their house made hot sauce to remember them by. We will be back again!