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Cuisine: Cuban, Latin
Price Range: $$
The decor may be French, but the name is pronounced Ver-say-ez, Spanish style. And Versailles's cooking is Cuban all the way. Patrons swoon over deliciously authentic food and the dining room's... Read More
The decor may be French, but the name is pronounced Ver-say-ez, Spanish style. And Versailles's cooking is Cuban all the way. Patrons swoon over deliciously authentic food and the dining room's opulence, complete with candelabras, gilt-framed mirrors and tuxedo-clad waiters. Still, everything's not as upscale as it sounds â" the vibe is relaxed and dishes are happily affordable. Ropa vieja, made with zesty shredded beef, is a fine introduction to the bold cuisine, and arroz con pollo may forever change your opinion of chicken and rice. Keep in mind that the restaurant stays open until very late, until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3:30 and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights respectively, making it the Jersey diner of Little Havana. Want to know what's going on politically in the exilio community? Grab a cafe Cubano, a guava pastellito and have a seat, then keep both ears open.
- Cuban: "When you want to know what's going on politically in the exilio community, as well as find yourself a traditional plate of ropa vieja or even just a shot of cafe Cubano, head to this revered Cuban palace."
- Homestyle: "For a homestyle Cuban breakfast, make sure to order a tostada (Cuban toast) and café con leche (coffee with milk) with your eggs."
- Best for Cuban Because: Versailles is Miami's most well-known spot for Cuban food, offering savory and traditional meals nearly 24 hours a day. Everyone should try 'em out.
- Best for Homestyle Because: If you were raised in a Cuban household or ever lived in Miami, you know how comforting arroz con pollo (chicken and rice) can be.