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Yuca's

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Central L.A
Mexican
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2056 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027-2719
323-662-1214
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 40
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  • 27
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good little street side diner.

Definitely need to know about it but well worth finding. It is highly Zagat rated. If you like Mexican you will be hard pressed to find better food. Orders are written on a paper plate and served then on the same plate. I love the pork tacos. Yummy. We have been there numerous times and have never... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Colleen B
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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200 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely need to know about it but well worth finding. It is highly Zagat rated. If you like Mexican you will be hard pressed to find better food. Orders are written on a paper plate and served then on the same plate. I love the pork tacos. Yummy. We have been there numerous times and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Colleen B
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's a tiny little stand in a parking lot, but the food is amazing. I love the carne asada tacos and burritos, and especially the tamales. Even their hamburgers are amazing. And if you miss the hours when the stand is open, or if you want a warm and friendly place to sit and eat, go to their nearby restaurant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Fab, simple (in the best sense) fare- get there early or later after peak lunch period to nab a seat. Located in an (easy-to-miss!) small car park in Los Feliz, we loved the the carnitas and carne asada tacos with the no frills garnishes. Great burritos too- delicious!

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Thank mm-at-large
St Julians, Malta
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food is good and fresh, loved by the locals although there is a limit on seating. We visited for lunch and we all had second helpings! Don't order the tap water, it tastes weird but stick to the very good lemonade. Good value and tasty.

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Thank Camilla H
Omaha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Sometimes I travel and try other burritos. Doesn't do any good. They all lack something and it is that special something. Maybe it is the workers in this little space performing magic. Warning: they do use cilantro but maybe cilantro haters could be converted with the magic at Yucca's

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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200 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Darned good Mexican food reasonably priced. Outside seating is limited and you purchase your drinks next door at the liquor store. My husband loves the burritos and I love the pork tacos.

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Thank Colleen B
Burbank, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Lived in LA all my life. Driven up and down Hillhurst many a time. Stooped at the coffee bean across the street a dozen times and never had I seen Yuca's! I knew to look for it this time as I heard it mentioned as one of LA's best burrito spots on KPCC a few weeks back. It didn't disappoint.... More 

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Thank PapiJohn
Baltimore, Maryland
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This isn't a place that's going to wow you with decor or service, but they will with their food. Terrific, authentic Mexican food. While on vacation during late June 2014, I took my family here for lunch. It's just a few minutes away from the major Hollywood attractions, and they have their own small parking lot, which is nice for... More 

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's not fancy, your sitting in a parking lot, It's not expensive, less than five dollars. It is the best burrito I've ever eaten, hands down. No trip to LA is complete without a stop at Yuca's.

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Thank wbrucec
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not really a 'hole in the wall' more a wooden house in parking lot on Hillhurst ... this is incredible food...our family favorite Yucatan pibil sandwich ...but literally all of the food is delicious...years of cooking on the grill add a flavour that is impossible to replicate!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2056 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027-2719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 323-662-1214

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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