July 25, 2011
Versaille Cuban Restaurant, Encino
We met some friends for dinner and waited about 20 minutes to be seated. The restaurant is one large dining room with minimal decorations and lots of tables and chairs to maximize the space.
It had been over five years since our last trip to Versaille and I couldn't wait for the basket of garlic toast. They weren't as buttery and garlicky as I remembered. The toast we received were barely covered and tasted more plain than garlic toast. They used to be drenched in the stuff, but I suppose the new version is better for my arteries.
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Overall, Versaille definitely took the edge off my craving for Cuban food, but I am looking forward to my next trip to Miami for some of the best Cuban food I have ever had. The tangy garlic sauce is very addicting and the portions were big. Service was very slow, we waited a long time to get menus, water, bread, food and the check. The ambiance was casual and the dining room was very loud at full capacity. It's not the Versaille I knew, but it did the trick. I will definitely be on the hunt for another Cuban restaurant in Los Angeles.
3 out of 5 Stars
17410 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316