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Miami’s Most Famous Cuban Sandwich Is Now Being Delivered Nationwide

Miami’s Most Famous Cuban Sandwich Is Now Being Delivered Nationwide

Versailles is often associated with over-the-top decadence that spawned a revolution. But if you live in Miami or just really like to eat, the word Versailles conjures a different kind of decadence. The roasted pork kind. Because Versailles serves Miami’s—and therefore the country’s—most famous Cuban sandwich. And now, that lauded Cubano is available for nationwide delivery.

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2020

Stone Crab, Cuban Sandwiches and Mojitos: The 18 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Miami

Stone Crab, Cuban Sandwiches and Mojitos: The 18 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Miami

Stone crab, Cuban sandwiches and mojitos: The 18 best places to eat and drink in Miami Miami is without a doubt one of the nation’s most exciting cities.

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2020

Five Times People Gathered at Versailles to Do More Than Sip Cafecito

Five Times People Gathered at Versailles to Do More Than Sip Cafecito

There’s a sign towering over Calle Ocho boasting “the world’s most famous Cuban restaurant.” That sign is probably right. By now, it’s tradition for politicians to have a cafecito in 90-degree weather while vying for the Cuban American vote. You’ve seen it as the backdrop of protests of Cuban relations policy, the parties after Miami Heat championships.

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2019

Bienvenidos Versailles Cubano Pizza!

Bienvenidos Versailles Cubano Pizza!

It’s love at first bite as Michael makes Miami’s most iconic sandwich open-faced for a limited time only featuring Versailles house roasted pork and glazed ham, bread and butter pickles, mustard sauce, fontina and gruyère cheeses, and finished with a Versailles croqueta!  From Monday, January 14 until Valentine’s Thursday, February 14.

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2019

The 5 Best Restaurants Near Miami International Airport

The 5 Best Restaurants Near Miami International Airport

Because you must have good Cuban food as much as possible while in Miami, Versailles is the go-to spot (and it’s been operating for almost 50 years!).

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2018

10 Best Places for Cuban Food in Miami

10 Best Places for Cuban Food in Miami

You’re not stopping at Miami’s most famous Cuban restaurant for the loosely (very, very loosely) Versailles-inspired design. You’re there for the food. Like the restaurant itself, some of the staffers are neighborhood institutions, so make sure to ask them for advice if you’re a Cuban food newcomer.

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2018

Where to Eat at Miami International Airport

Where to Eat at Miami International Airport

There’s nothing like a shot or ten of Cuban coffee at Versailles after a long haul, or heck, before a long haul if so inclined. Cuban sandwiches and lots of clamor en español reminds patrons that they aren’t in Kansas anymore, if but for a few hours. And, if the line is too long at this one [after checkpoint, Gate D21], there are two others [Gates D5 and D44].

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2018

Where to Find Miami’s Best Croquetas

Where to Find Miami’s Best Croquetas

Make a quick stop at Versailles’ ventanita for a croqueta and a cafecito. The varieties available are ham, chicken, and cheese. Munch on any of them while enjoying the political — and sometimes gossipy — chitchat amongst the patrons.

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2018

Cuban Restaurants in Little Havana You Can’t Miss

Cuban Restaurants in Little Havana You Can’t Miss

It’s generally agreed among both food critics and locals that Versailles offers some of the most authentic Cuban cuisine, including classics such as croquettes, Cuban sandwiches, and cafecito.

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2018

Where to Stay in Miami

Where to Stay in Miami

Consult any travel guide, online list or hungry local about where to grab some Cuban food down in Little Havana and one name will always pop up: Versailles. It’s not hype. The food at Versailles is done with tradition in mind, and the result is classics such as croquetas, Cuban sandwiches and cafecito.

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2017

THE 27 GUILTIEST PLEASURES OF LIVING IN MIAMI

THE 27 GUILTIEST PLEASURES OF LIVING IN MIAMI

Miamians live a fabulous life. We pop bottles in South Beach, dine at incredible restaurants and go to the beach any time we want. We also do things like steal fruit from our neighbors, lie to our bosses to avoid traffic and, when given the choice, would rather drink $1 coffee from a tiny window than get it from a snobby barista.

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2017

7 OLD-SCHOOL RESTAURANTS THAT HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME

7 OLD-SCHOOL RESTAURANTS THAT HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME

This iconic restaurant speaks for itself. Plus, let’s not forget it’s responsible for the best Cubanos (and cafés con leche) in town. Sweet ham, roast pork and Swiss cheese smeared with mustard on toasted Cuban bread. Need we say more?

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2017

THE TEN BEST RESTAURANTS IN LITTLE HAVANA

THE TEN BEST RESTAURANTS IN LITTLE HAVANA

A list of Little Havana restaurants isn’t complete without Versailles. The Miami institution has been the unofficial town hall for El Exilio since 1971. However, this Calle Ocho icon serves more than just cafecito. Its Cuban sandwich, with classic fixings such as sweet ham and Swiss cheese, is a winner with the fast-casual crowd, and a traditional roast pork Cuban-style is a hearty meal served with rice and beans.

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2017

5 REASONS TO MOVE TO MIAMI

5 REASONS TO MOVE TO MIAMI

Versailles is known worldwide for its Cuban food. Versailles opened its doors in 1971 and has been serving the community tasty Cuban food ever since.

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2017

WHERE A CELEBRITY CHEF LOVES TO EAT IN MIAMI

WHERE A CELEBRITY CHEF LOVES TO EAT IN MIAMI

Nobody has mastered classic Cuban in Miami like this landmark. Even if I’m in a hurry I make time to grab a café Cubano at the take-out window and talk to the locals. It feels so authentic. It’s seem to be the third generation running it now. They are all so in tune with their generation, yet are really respectful of the tradition of that place.

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2017

THE 25 MOST ICONIC DISHES IN MIAMI

THE 25 MOST ICONIC DISHES IN MIAMI

It’s hard to put a label on Miami’s most iconic dish, but if there had to be one, the Cuban Sandwich might just fit the bill. A true collaboration between Cuban migrant workers and Floridians in the late 1800s and the early 20th century, this spin on the old ham and cheese is most often found simply with fresh Cuban bread, yellow mustard, roasted pork, baked ham, Swiss cheese, and sliced dill pickles.

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2017

VERSAILLES IS GIVING AWAY FREE CUBAN COFFEE TODAY

VERSAILLES IS GIVING AWAY FREE CUBAN COFFEE TODAY

The famous Cuban restaurant on Calle Ocho is giving away free cafecito at its outdoor ventanita (the walk-up window east of its main entrance). The reason: Versailles’ Facebook page reached 20,000 likes today. What better way to celebrate the social media milestone than by doling out free espresso shots?

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2017

VERSAILLES CUBAN RESTAURANT WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE CAFECITO ALL DAY TODAY

VERSAILLES CUBAN RESTAURANT WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE CAFECITO ALL DAY TODAY

The Little Havana restaurant is inviting folks to La Ventanita or their walk-up coffee window, for some hot brewed coladas and cafecitos in celebration of the restaurant reaching a social media milestone.

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2017

VERSAILLES CELEBRATES MILESTONE WITH FREE CAFECITO WEDNESDAY

VERSAILLES CELEBRATES MILESTONE WITH FREE CAFECITO WEDNESDAY

Miami’s iconic restaurant Versailles is helping Cuban espresso lovers get over hump day with free cafecito! The Little Havana hangout is inviting folks to La Ventanita or the walk-up coffee window Wednesday for the pick-me-up to celebrate its social media milestone.

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2017

VERSAILLES CELEBRATES SOCIAL MEDIA MILESTONE WITH FREE CAFECITO TODAY

VERSAILLES CELEBRATES SOCIAL MEDIA MILESTONE WITH FREE CAFECITO TODAY

The iconic café invites all of its fans to celebrate its social media milestone with a free cafecito — those adorably tiny, sugar-sweetened, Cuban-style espresso drinks — at La Ventanita, the 46-year-old restaurant’s walk-up coffee window, on SW Eighth Street.

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2017

HERE’S HOW TO SCORE FREE CUBAN COFFEE FROM VERSAILLES

HERE’S HOW TO SCORE FREE CUBAN COFFEE FROM VERSAILLES

The famous Cuban restaurant is handing out free coffee to celebrate 20,000 likes on its Facebook page. The free cafecito is part of a campaign to increase Versailles’ social media following even more.

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2017

FUN IN THE SUN – CNN VIDEO

FUN IN THE SUN – CNN VIDEO

Miami says fun in the sun but there are more ways to enjoy the city than on the beach. Holly Firfer takes us to some of the city’s must do hot spots.

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2017

THE BEST SANDWICH IN EVERY STATE

THE BEST SANDWICH IN EVERY STATE

Just about all Miami Cuban sandwiches contain the same ingredients — ham, roast pork, Swiss, pickles, and mustard on Cuban bread, pressed until melty (salami also works its way into it in Tampa) — but quality can vary from place to place. The definitive version can be found at Versailles, located in Miami’s Little Havana.

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2017

THE SECRET TO AMAZING CUBAN COFFEE

THE SECRET TO AMAZING CUBAN COFFEE

You haven’t tasted delicious coffee until you’ve had a Cuban coffee—and the best place to get one is Café Versailles, which has been serving Cuban cuisine in Miami for decades.

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2017

5 DINING OPTIONS AT HARD ROCK STADIUM

5 DINING OPTIONS AT HARD ROCK STADIUM

Café Versailles – Midnite sandwich (Media Noche) from Café Versailles, one of the concessions at Hard Rock Stadium, that brings the classic Cuban fare to football fans.

Source: Miami.com

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2016

ORGANIC FOOD, CRAFT BEER AND SHULA BURGER AMONG NEW OPTIONS AT HARD ROCK STADIUM

ORGANIC FOOD, CRAFT BEER AND SHULA BURGER AMONG NEW OPTIONS AT HARD ROCK STADIUM

Miami Herald food writer Carlos Frias offers a culinary tour of the newly named and revamped Hard Rock Stadium.

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2016

ESTADIO DE LOS DOLPHINS ESTÁ A LA ALTURA DE LOS MEJORES DEL MUNDO

ESTADIO DE LOS DOLPHINS ESTÁ A LA ALTURA DE LOS MEJORES DEL MUNDO

Luis F. Sánchez offers a culinary tour of the newly named and revamped Hard Rock Stadium.

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2016

MIAMI’S TEN BEST CAFECITO WINDOWS

MIAMI’S TEN BEST CAFECITO WINDOWS

Versailles has long been a hot spot for social debate and the essence of cafecito culture in Miami. Often seen as the unofficial town square for Cuban exiles, the restaurant opened in 1971 and has become one of Miami’s most famous eateries and a must for every visitor and loca. La ventanita at Versailles is the ground zero for coffee culture in Miami, and the vasito will surely wake you up with its strong yet sweet taste.

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2016

BEST OF MIAMI: FOOD AND DRINK

BEST OF MIAMI: FOOD AND DRINK

Versailles Restaurant was recognized by the readers of Miami New Times as the best Cuban restaurant.

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2016

MOST POPULAR RESTAURANTS FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

MOST POPULAR RESTAURANTS FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Versailles has often been the source of Cuban exiles’ input in media coverage. Mainly attracting political and social concerns, it has in the past seen a fair number of hopefuls. The list of presidential candidates includes John McCain, Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann.

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2016

BEST EMPANADAS IN MIAMI

BEST EMPANADAS IN MIAMI

Versailles Restaurant was recently rated in the top ten for best empanadas in Miami!

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2015

20 BEST THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI THIS WEEKEND

20 BEST THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI THIS WEEKEND

Versailles Restaurant was recognized as one of the 20 best things to do in Miami!

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2015

MIAMI FLAVOR: WHERE TO EAT IN THE MAGIC CITY

MIAMI FLAVOR: WHERE TO EAT IN THE MAGIC CITY

Billing itself as “the world’s most famous Cuban restaurant,” Versailles has been dishing out ropa vieja and cortaditos since 1971.

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2015

MIAMI’S BEST EATS AND BEATS

MIAMI’S BEST EATS AND BEATS

I travel to Miami for many reasons: Typically it’s for a DJ gig, a gig with The Roots or a mini-vacation. This time, I was there for the Miami Book Fair to chat with the legendary George Clinton — and to get some ideas together for a food salon that I’d be hosting during Art Basel at the home of writer Tom Healy and his partner, Fred Hochberg.

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2015

MY VERSAILLES FAMOUS FIVE

MY VERSAILLES FAMOUS FIVE

Sampling Cuban food while in Miami is a must, and there’s one restaurant in particular that locals and in-the-know visitors make a beeline for when the cravings strike: Versailles Restaurant.

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2015

TEN BEST CLASSIC MIAMI RESTAURANTS

TEN BEST CLASSIC MIAMI RESTAURANTS

With restaurants opening and closing every month, it’s difficult to keep track of those that have truly stood the test of time — the oldies but goodies.

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2015

25 OLD-SCHOOL MIAMI RESTAURANTS, BARS AND MARKETS STILL WORTH VISITING

25 OLD-SCHOOL MIAMI RESTAURANTS, BARS AND MARKETS STILL WORTH VISITING

Miami might be a young city in the grand scheme of things — it was only incorporated in 1896 — but we still have plenty of spots that have some history behind them that also serve solid food and drink.

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2015

TEN BEST SANDWICHES IN MIAMI

TEN BEST SANDWICHES IN MIAMI

Without further ado — soft French roll, please — we present the ten best sandwiches in Miami.

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2014

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO MIAMI: TOP 10 RESTAURANTS YOU WILL LOVE

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO MIAMI: TOP 10 RESTAURANTS YOU WILL LOVE

Miami has a reputation for being the playground of the rich and famous. With this title come above-average expectations to satiate international tastes and appetites – something the city has mastered through the years. From authentic family establishments to flashy dining fun, here are ten Miami restaurants that can satisfy even the most discerning taste buds.

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2014

CAFE VERSAILLES NAMED TO LIST OF 10 AMAZING AIRPORT RESTAURANTS

CAFE VERSAILLES NAMED TO LIST OF 10 AMAZING AIRPORT RESTAURANTS

In an era of overwhelmingly expensive options in airports, Café Versailles in Miami offers Cuban sandwiches, pastries, empanadas and coffee at a counter and at a reasonable price. The guava and cheese pastry with a cortadito is a sweet mini-vacation in itself.

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2014

10 DISHES TO EAT TO CALL YOURSELF A LOCAL

10 DISHES TO EAT TO CALL YOURSELF A LOCAL

From meat-stuffed green plantains to burgers topped with string potatoes, this city has a variety of cuisine every Miami food lover should know. Here are 10 dishes you need to eat to call yourself a real local.

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2014

JON FAVREAU GIVES US A TASTE OF MIAMI IN LATEST MOVIE

JON FAVREAU GIVES US A TASTE OF MIAMI IN LATEST MOVIE

Actor/Director Jon Favreau gets back to his indie roots with a new film about foodie culture and the Magic City.

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2014

8 BEST CUBAN SANDWICHES IN MIAMI

8 BEST CUBAN SANDWICHES IN MIAMI

If there’s one thing people from Miami love, it’s… well, these 29 things. But we also really love Cuban sandwiches.

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2014

‘CHEF’ FAVREAU TALKS FOOD, FILMS, & MIAMI

‘CHEF’ FAVREAU TALKS FOOD, FILMS, & MIAMI

Jon Favreau cooks up some comedy in his new flick “Chef” – filmed partially in Miami. The film, which is in theaters now, features scenes shot at the World Famous Versailles Restaurant.

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2014

MIAMI IS THE CUBANO CAPITAL

MIAMI IS THE CUBANO CAPITAL

What makes a ham-and-cheese sandwich even better? Mustard, pickles, toasting the whole thing–and oh yeah, a ton of roasted pork. The fact that they often cost about $4 doesn’t hurt either.

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2014

VERSAILLES IS A KEY LOCATION IN NEW MOVIE “CHEF”

VERSAILLES IS A KEY LOCATION IN NEW MOVIE “CHEF”

John Favreau’s brings Little Havana and Versailles to the big screen in his new movie “Chef” in theaters now.

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2014

WHERE MIAMI CHEFS GO FOR CUBAN FOOD

WHERE MIAMI CHEFS GO FOR CUBAN FOOD

Seven Miami chefs and bartenders share their favorite spots for authentic Cuban fare.

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2014

EATER FEATURES VERSAILLES AND 305 DAY

EATER FEATURES VERSAILLES AND 305 DAY

Apparently today has been named 305 Day and Versailles Restaurant is celebrating that with a dose of the most Miami thing, Cuban treats. The first 50 people to get there at 3:05p.m. receive a free shirt and other surprises. Everyone gets free pastelitos de guayaba.

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2014

VERSAILLES NAMED ONE OF MIAMI’S EIGHT MOST POTENT CUBAN COFFEES!

VERSAILLES NAMED ONE OF MIAMI’S EIGHT MOST POTENT CUBAN COFFEES!

We don’t necessarily need an excuse to sip on a good cup of Joe, but we’ll take one anyway. What better way to celebrate coffee week than by seeking out Miami’s boldest café Cubanos? Here are eight Cuban coffees that won’t disappoint.

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2014

3 AIRPORT RESTAURANTS WITH TOP-FLIGHT DINING

3 AIRPORT RESTAURANTS WITH TOP-FLIGHT DINING

The Cuban restaurant that is a staple on Calle Ocho in Miami expanded with eateries at Gates D4, D21, D44 and E30 and outside security in Concourse F. The airport cafes are reminiscent of the windows where you can get a cafe con leche, pastelito and good conversation at Cuban cafes throughout the city.

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2014