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Cafe Ena

4601 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-5411
+1 612-824-4441
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ceviche” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
“churros” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
4601 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-5411
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to get seated right away on a busy Saturday night. Service was excellent. We both had the Sangria, wonderful and the guacamole was delicious. Our entrees were perfect, I had the Lubino, the chilean sea bass dish. I was blown away at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank diane p
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Dinner with friends near their home. The service was good, food was just average. Sitting outside is a must.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

this restaurant serves sublime food, imaginative and exquisite. Congratulations to Hector the owner for amazing food comparable if not better than any New York restaurant. Staff are efficient and courteous. Wonderful outdoor seating. best Guacamole I have had , and the churros with chocolate sauce...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sanmerle
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Went to lunch with 3 friends. Garden like surroundings, breezy on a hot day. Wait staff very helpful but it was only her second week on job so she had to check w kitchen frequently. The salmon with yuca mojo was superb. Beatiful presentation. Salmon...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mari649
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Came for work, sat inside and listened to eclectic music. I would recommend the guacamole. It is chunky and great flavor. For the main had lamb chops. Ordered them medium and they were over cooked. The veggies were tender and great.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TAMARAM445
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you are looking for food that is excellent, non-pretentions, creative, and fresh, Cafe Ena is a standout. The menu changes, favorites (e.g., guacamole) also remain. The wine selection is very good and not necessarily expensive. The setting is relatively small, comfortable, and pleasant and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sue P
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

In Monday's & Tuesdays they have half off wine bottles and $30 bottles. Wine selection was good. All entrees looked and tasted delicious! I loved my scallops and my colleagues enjoyed their sea bass, lamb and shrimp. Try the Argentina style empendas & seafood ceviche...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank EricaDH
Reviewed 2 July 2018

A friend took us for a ride to pick up his 3 children from Day Care, and we ended up at Cafe Ena for dinner. Bringing in 2 1/2 yr. old twin girls and a 6 yr. old boy was an easy task for their...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank trishm1234
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Had nice business lunch there this week. Great restaurant with awesome staff and decor. Food is really good. Ate chilaquilles guest had enchiladas both fresh and tasty. I saw great wine selection and patio. I will come back for those. Server was super pleasant and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DSWeimar
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We searched for a place to have Sunday brunch with old and close friends. The well known places either didn't take reservations, which will usually mean a long wait, or were booked up. My friend suggested Cafe Ena, which seemed like a good choice as...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Stephen P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4601 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-5411
    (46th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-824-4441
Chef/Owner Hector Ruiz welcomes you to Cafe Ena: A cozy intimate restaurant located in the tangletown neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Chef Ruiz pares his classic French technique and South American palate to present an exciting menu of Latin-Fusion cuisine. Begin your meal with a south american style ceviche, shrimp, fish, scallops and shrimp in a aji sauce. The many entrees include, scallops, halibut, pork tenderloin, Argentinean style steaks finished in a savory chimichurri. The wine list focuses on a wide range of varietals from Central and South America. Weekly Wine Flights are a great opportunity to sample the many styles offered on the list. If wine is not your thing, perhaps you would enjoy one of the many cervesas, always served in a frosty mug with a lime.
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