Versailles is one of those places in LA that you just HAVE to go to. It’s a cuban restaurant located on Venice Blvd and it’s really unassuming. The outside an inside decor is obviously cuban themed. I found it fun, festive and authentic.
We were seated right away but a waiter and the service the entire night was friendly, fast and quiet. The table next to us was a loud spanish speaking group that was drinking wine and enjoying the food and I found myself peaking over at their food and drinks a lot to make sure I ordered the same thing!
The bread that came out before the meal was incredibly soft and tastey~~ probably b/c of the butter. =P But I seriously love bread that has a soft inside and kind of tougher chewy outside. It’s the perfect kind of bread to dip into sauces. Know what I mean??
So every meal comes with rice, black beans, and fried plantains. SERIOUSLY…so freaking delicious. I can’t go over these three staples in brazilian food, cuban food and most recently, Ghanaian food!
Dish #1: OX TAIL!! OMG the meat literally fell off the bone and it was so tender and juicy.
Dish #2: Pork!! I totally thought this would come out in pork chop form but it came out more like shredded pork. It was still amazing and I couldn’t get over the marinated onions!! YUMMMM
Dish #3: Chicken! This was what I knew Versailles for and what everyone on yelp recommended. I think the boys I went with were intimidated to break apart the chicken but that’s my favorite part!! So I shredded it for the table and enjoyed every bite with a little bite of rice, black beans, and onions. YUMMMMM
I also used the bread to soak up the sauces from each of the plates.
If you’ve never been to versailles, I totally recommend this place. Make not that this is NOT mexican food and the flavors will be different (you don’t know how many people I know who’ve made that mistake). Parking can kind of be a pain if you go during a busy time but there’s always free street parking after 7 or 8!