Cuban restaurant, exile landmark in Miami turns 40

AP News
Posted: Jul 12, 2011 9:23 AM
Cuban restaurant, exile landmark in Miami turns 40

Miami's Versailles Restaurant is celebrating 40 years of serving up Cuban food and political debate as a base for the Cuban exile community.

It is a standard stop for many local and national politicians, some of whom will likely attend the fiesta Tuesday in Miami's Little Havana.

Among those who've campaigned there are Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and John McCain. Former President Bill Clinton is a repeat customer.

Supporters gathered there to fundraise last year for former CIA operative Luis Posada, an aging anti-communist militant from Cuba acquitted in April of federal perjury and immigration charges after a trial in Texas. The media camped out there in 2006 following news that Cuban leader Fidel Castro had transferred power to his younger brother.