Versailles Restaurant – The most famous Cuban restaurant in the world

Versailles Restaurant in Miami is the world’s most famous Cuban restaurant. Celebrities, politicians, and influencers from all over have visited this iconic restaurant. It was opened in 1971 and millions of people have savored its delicious Cuban food.

The interior has many chandeliers and mirrors resembling the Palace of Versailles, France.  It seats about 400 people.

The bakery has a wide selection of Cuban pastries and baked goods, and it is just as popular as the restaurant.

At the famous La Ventanita (walk-up window) you can get a quick bite of your favorite pastelitos (pastries), croquetas, Cuban tostadas (bread with butter), with either a Cuban coffee, a colada, or a café con leche. While there ask for a café con leche or cortadito (small latte) with evaporated milk – the taste is incredible.


Versailles has become a place where politicians who want to win over the Cuban community go to have their photos taken drinking a cafecito. Famous politicians who have been there are Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, John McCain (who I actually saw in person there), Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, and many others.

George W. Bush at Versailles

Celebrities like Andy Garcia, Emilio Estefan, Beyonce, Eva Longoria, NFL, and NBA players, and the Dalai Lama have visited the restaurant too.

Eva Longoria at Versailles

The next time you are in Miami, Versailles is definitely a place you have to check out. It will be a memorable experience – I guarantee it.



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