Thursday, April 23, 2009

French Chateau or Cuban Eatery?

For anyone whose spent any time in Miami, you know Versailles -- its a landmark of sorts located right on Calle Ocho (8th Street) in the heart of Miami and one of the most densely populated Cuban exile neighborhoods a few blocks from Little Havana. You can easily mistaken this Versailles for the authentic Versailles French Chateau with its gaudy chandeliers and floor to ceiling mirrors with gold leaf...ah, but the trip to this Versailles offers Cuban food and LOTS of it so it's not a place for those watching their waistline.

Serving all the standards for breakfast (cafe con leche y huevos revueltos), lunch (media noche y batido de mamey), and dinner (vaca frita o lechon asado con moros y maduros) and open around the clock. You can even get a "cafecito" on the run at the walk-up window and "pastelitos" (Cuban pasteries, usually with cream cheese, guava, coco, etc.) at the Versailles Cafe adjacent to the restaurant. It's something else. We took Jenni and Rob for Rob's first experience. Check out Lucas making eyes at the pastelitos. Oh and don't forget the mojitos...

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