More Than Rice and Beans: Versailles Restaurant
As you cruise down 8th Street in Little Havana, you’ll see a sign that towers over the community. It introduces “The World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant.” It’s the focal point of the Cuban-American community here in South Florida.
Versailles Restaurant is the unofficial town square for Miami’s Cuban community. Whether you’re looking for delicious food, engaging conversation, or both, Versailles is the place to go.
About Versailles Restaurant
Versailles opened its doors in 1971, and it quickly became the place to go if you wanted to get your finger on the pulse of the Cuban-American community. It’s played host to presidents and politicians, famous musicians like Willy Chirino, and news reporters looking to cover it all.
The streets around Versailles have provided the canvas that locals use to celebrate momentous occasions. When the city’s basketball team won the championship, people flooded the streets in what could only be described as beautiful madness.
What’s on the Menu at Versailles?
You can start off the night at Versailles Restaurant with Yuca Croquettes or Assorted Empanadas. Their Plantain Soup is another great starter. The Plantain Pie with “Picadillo” is a crowd favorite. It’s stuffed with mashed plantains and ground beef, then topped with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese au gratin and flanked by white rice and sweet plantains.
They also serve up family specials you can take home that feed up to five people. The Fried Chicken “Chicharrones” are marinated with garlic and spices and served with rice, sweet plantains, Cuban mojo and onions. You could also take home their Imperial Rice cooked with saffron, chicken, roasted red bell peppers, green peas, and hard-boiled egg.
La Ventanita at Versailles is the place to go if you’re looking for engaging conversation and some delicious coffee. The Café Cubano is a strong shot of Cuban espresso that’s sure to wake you up. You could also try the Cortadito that adds a shot of milk to that espresso.
You can sip on a Café con Leche (Cuban Latte) and enjoy one of their fresh-baked Cuban pastries. They come filled with guava, cheese, meat, or coconut.
Get Together at Versailles Restaurant!
If you’re cruising through Little Havana and you’re craving some authentic Cuban cuisine, Versailles Restaurant is the place to go. Bring home one of their family specials for dinner tonight.
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