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Yuca

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Central American, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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501 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913 (Drexel Ave.)
(305) 532-9822
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: YUCA, an acronym for Young Urban Cuban-Americans, is widely known as being...
YUCA, an acronym for Young Urban Cuban-Americans, is widely known as being South Florida's original upscale Cuban restaurant featuring Innovative Nuevo Latino Cuisine or as the locals call it "Nuevo Latino." This style of cooking includes traditional Latin ingredients such as a plethora of textures, colors, and flavors that when combined creates a cuisine that is unique to anything offered outside of the Caribbean and Latin America.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, good music

Service was prompt and friendly. One of the best Mojitos ever and the gazpacho was really excellent! We had a nice walk along the beach and looked at all the art deco buildings lit up at night. The street scene was really fun and family friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Amy K
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first time to Yuca & it could not have been better. We had a larger group & they were more than happy to accommodate us. Let me say first that Yuca has THE BEST MOJITOS I HAVE EVER HAD!!!! We decided to order pretty much one or two of everything & every single thing was simply spectacular.... More 

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Thank meshelle e
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was prompt and friendly. One of the best Mojitos ever and the gazpacho was really excellent! We had a nice walk along the beach and looked at all the art deco buildings lit up at night. The street scene was really fun and family friendly.

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Thank Amy K
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Cuban food with a grateful services , we were outside and raining a lot and the waiter was always attend to ous, no hesitations I will recomend it to spend a wanderlful Cuban Food

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Thank Ernestomd
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by some locals. We were delighted with our meals and service. The salmon and tuna were our favorites. We liked the location on Lincoln Road. There was lots going on in the area and it was fun to walk around after dinner. Highly recommend for a taste of Cuban care.

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Thank KelleyYW
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant fast service. Accommodated my onion allergy. Fish and salad - fabulous mango dressing Will be back again. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Thank griffindor1
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Cuban cuisine restaurant is really vibrant. It has a Cuban menu, staff are very friendly and speak Spanish. I ordered empanadas, 2 pieces: one with chicken and one with mince meat (I prefer the later). Then I tried a typical dish: ropa vieja with is a sort Angus meat slow cooked served with Fifi and fried onion rings. I... More 

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Thank Mimmo L
Mckinney, TX
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here during a business trip because I wanted a Miami restaurant and not a chain. Nice Cuban fusion menu with a lot of young waiters wearing fedoras. Very friendly and the food was quite nice. Would like to sample other parts of the menu next time. While eating a rainstorm popped up and the staff did not miss... More 

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Thank DougGleaner
Schenectady, NY
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very nicely decorated and some of the waiters are friendly. Other than that, the food was disappointing. My friends both ordered the black bean soup since it was a chilly day out. They were both disappointed. They said that it tasted like it came out of a can. They also had the fish tacos. There was almost... More 

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Thank BLeon1227
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was a pioneer back in the early days of Lincoln Road's latest resurgence and I decided to see how it had held up over the last 20 years. The passionfruit mojito was excellent, but the food was just okay. The fried yuca is tasteless, but the seafood dishes are somewhat better. Our waiter was excellent and live music... More 

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Thank Style_Buff
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were shopping in Lincoln Road and decided to try something different for dinner so stumbled across this place and Wow. The menu has an exquisite range of cuban fusion food cooked and presented with such finesse. My favourite dish was the burrata with guava sauce and I have to say, I am still dreaming about this. Service is pleasant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913
    (Drexel Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: (305) 532-9822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80
  • Cuisine: Central American, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

YUCA, an acronym for Young Urban Cuban-Americans, is widely known as being South Florida's original upscale Cuban restaurant featuring Innovative Nuevo Latino Cuisine or as the locals call it "Nuevo Latino." This style of cooking includes traditional Latin ingredients such as a plethora of textures, colors, and flavors that when combined creates a cuisine that is unique to anything offered outside of the Caribbean and Latin America.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?