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“Classic Cuban Institution”

Versailles Restaurant
Ranked #77 of 4,932 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Little Havana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch today at this longtime Cuban food mainstay. Have been eating here sporadically since it opened almost 50 years ago. It for sure has become a tourist stop, but it still serves the same large Cuban food choices it always has. Yes when it's a busy lunch time, they are a bit of a factory with lots of people getting you to an open seat and getting your order and serving. There is a line to get in even for lunch, and a longer one on weekends. You are packed in and it does get loud. However the food was as good as any other good Cuban place. The Media Noche sandwich was just like I ordered it: Warm all the way through with the cheese totally melted yet the bread was not burned. Something that many places can't deliver. The Plantain soup was as good as homemade as was the Tamal en Casuela. The Milk Shake was tasty as well. The prices were very reasonable specially considering what an attraction this place has become. Yes, you can still take an out-of-towner here for the Cuban food experience. Besides the few parking spots out front, they have a large parking lot across the street for overflow.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always go to this restaurant when we have friends in Town. The place hasn’t changed in 30 years. Great food. You must order the yucca with plantains, rice and beans. You are stuffed when you leave. Their chicken fillet breast with lime and garlic is great. Leave room for dessert either the tres leches or flan.

Oh, try to brush up on your Spanish. Lol

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank marshakrady
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. Just wow. The food here is magic, and it's a beautiful gem in Little Havana. Worth a drive from anywhere in Miami if you're in town. Believe the hype, it's an institution for the reason. Do yourself a favor and try the black beans, fried pork chunks and anything that has the cilantro sauce. Yum.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank asmith316
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly, Versailles was so loud, crowded and we had so many servers we couldn't make sense of it all. When trying to flag a server down it was just too stressful. No one could help and no one checked on our drinks or gave us napkins, ect. They want you in and they want you out. A few months after visiting I saw Versailles featured in the movie "Chef" and I remember us all laughing because they looked so inspired by the food and by the atmosphere and that was definitely not what we had experienced.

*We went in the daytime on a weekday.
*Food was nothing impressive.
* As a historic site renowned for its food and building it was unimpressive.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank amygoeseverywhere
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Famous for its share of celebrity patrons, this restaurant with fabulous pastry shop is a must for visitors to Miami. Like all Cuban restaurants, it offers room for large gatherings. Because of its reputation, the staff is very efficient and the atmosphere tactile.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pat B
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