I was an odd man out, as most customers were Cubans and regulars. The waiters and the customers were like one big family, chatting cozily with each other. Being a first-timer and non-Spanish speaker, it was intimidating.
When the food arrived, I did not have time to think how odd I was anymore. I had the sampler which had a little bit of everything – pork, ham croquette, tamales, yucca, and plantains, and black bean soup. The meal was satisfying.
The dessert menu was dazzling - tres leches, flan, rice pudding... Other items that sound interesting but not tried included oxtail stew, fried sweet potatoes, and plantain soup.
Café Versailles, a small bakery next door, served up mouthwatering goodies such as Cuban sandwiches and a variety of desserts. There were a lot of people enjoying their food and coffee outside the café while socializing with friends under the beautiful Miami sun.
The only problem eating at Versailles was the restaurant was far away from the center part of Little Havana (Calle Ocho and the 11th to 14th Avenue). However, given the quality of the food and the fun of people-watching, it’s worth it. Plus, I really need to walk off the food.
If you do not have time to stop by Versailles, your last chance would be the Café Versailles at the airport. I am not sure if the quality of their food was comparable, though.
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by Local Secrets
New York, New York
January 21, 2008
April 14, 2005
From journal So Much To Do in Miami
January 20, 2004
The food is varied, from sandwiches to huge entrees. Outside you can line up at their coffee window and get an espresso shot to help wake up.
From journal Trip through the Southern States