In Little Havana there just has to be a typical Cuban restaurant

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Cuban cuisine with history

If there is one Cuban restaurant which is famous outside Little Havana it is, without a shadow of a doubt, Versailles. Opened in 1971, in Little Havana’s Calle Ocho, this eating place is renowned for producing the classic dishes of Cuban cuisine, and also for being the most important gathering place for discussions and political meetings for the Cuban dissidents in Miami. As well as Cubans, presidents of the United States such as Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, not to mention all sorts of celebrities and, of course, locals and tourists from around the world drop into this restaurant, a true symbol of Cuban exile, every day. The restaurant is decorated in the style of Versailles with large mirrors and chandeliers and through its rooms pass a succession of succulent and generous traditional dishes such as la ropa vieja (shredded beef), el lechón asado (roast suckling pig), la vaca frita (crispy beef), los tostones (fried plantains), el arroz con pollo (chicken with rice) or el sándwich cubano (a sandwich of ham, pork, cheese, pickle and mustard), and not forgetting tropical fruit juices and, naturally, the mojito.

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