Versailles Restaurant Cuban Cuisine, 3555 Southwest 8th Street
To have a list of exemplary Cuban restaurants in Miami and not include Versailles would be like saying the Empire State Building is just a building in New York. For nearly 50 years, this pillar of Calle Ocho has drawn locals and tourists alike to its comprehensive Cuban cuisine offerings, especially for deep cuts like their marinated roast pork plate. The atmosphere rides the line between class and kitsch, pulling ornate design elements from its namesake French palace. People don’t always note France’s influence on Cuban food, but you can find it throughout Versailles’ menu in croquettes, jus dishes, and gratins.