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“Not What It Used to Be” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Versailles Restaurant

Versailles Restaurant
3555 SW Eighth St, Miami, FL 33135-4196 (Little Havana)
(305) 444-0240
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Ranked #67 of 3,610 restaurants in Miami
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Little Havana
Miami, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Not What It Used to Be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This was once a great place to eat up until about 1980. Has lost it's quality over the years. Only reason it stays this busy is it's location and tradition. There are better places in Miami for real Cuban food. Cuban coffee is still good !

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Miami, Florida
1 review
“Mrs.Mirtha Gonzalez”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The service at the restaurant Versalles is very good and fast too.
the food is excellent,and the attention of the personal are very polite.
for all of this I recomend this restaurant.

Visited November 2012
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

More fast food restaurant than pure Cuban Cuisine - food and service were ok but they just want you in and out as fast as possible as dozens of people arriving on coach tours fill the coffers. In fact on my 1st visit to Miami I was very disappointed by little Havana in general - shame as this was a real let down.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

A friend told me the hotel concierge had recommended Yuca for Cuban food in Miami, to which I replied "If you want Cuban food, go where the Cubans go". Versailles is an iconic landmark in the Miami scene which is frequented by the local movers and shakers in town. Nestled in the heart of Little Havana, Versailles transports you to another place and time. Its friendly waiters, great service, and latin ambience, not to mention its food make for an unforgettable experience. If you are not familiar with Cuban food may I recommend, arroz con avichuela, plantains, tostones, boliche, and Palomilla steak. Be sure not to miss it. BTW, did I mention food was reasonably priced?

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethany, Connecticut
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Unique Cuban experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Stopped in for lunch a was intrigued by this busy place. Decor was "French" themed with mirrors and gild. Furnishings are meant for comfortably but efficiently servicing the bustling crowd. Atmosphere is family friendly and energetic.

Visited January 2013
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