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501 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913
(305) 532-9822
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Ranked #228 of 887 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Drexel Ave.
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.
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Timbuktu, Mali
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Outdoor cafe on Lincoln around the corner from the New World Symphony theater. Good spot for a quick meal before or after a show. On closed off street so great people watching spot. Lots of galleries and shopping nearby. Good seafood selection.

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Pennsylvania, USA
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345 reviews 345 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It is hard to beat having lunch in the sun in Miami Beach in January, and this area is a great place to sit outside. The service was not as sunny as the weather. Our waiter was slow moving and almost viewed customers as a distraction. The food was also a mixed bag. I liked that they use sushi grade... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went at 7PM Sat night. We couldn't decide whether to sit inside or outside. We decided on inside-definitely the best decision. Very nice decor and MUSIC. Wonderful trio played great Cuban and Brazilian music. Food was outstanding. Ordered waiter's suggestions. A little expensive, but well worth it for the excellent food and music. We might not be so positive... More 

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Warrington, PA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The $12 drinks did come as a shock on the bill, which in Miami include gratuity, even for a small party. Otherwise, we tried typical cuban food for the first time and found it to be delicious. Salads were good, our entrees nice and nicely plated. It is South Beach so everything is expensive, but we had a really nice... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The service was excellent and the cocktails were great. The food was good but slightly less impressive and very expensive. I ate on my own and paid over $80. Tip was already included.

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Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The plates were cold (to be fair we sat outside on a "chilly" night) but still, expected food to be warm and not air temperature. This is an expensive "trendy" place, and I don't mind paying top dollar if the food quality and taste match the prices. I can't say that was the experience here. Service was mixed, hostess and... More 

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north wales
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here a couple of years ago post cruise and had a wonderful evening. This year we were slightly disappointed. We have no objection to paying the prices they charge as being in the catering industry we appreciate good food and service. Our starters we served cold if they had been served hot at stated they would have been... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Food was exquisite. I had the sea bass that was cooked perfectly, with a delightful sauce that wasn't too heavy for such a delicate fish. The herb mash potatoes with plantains had a nice balance of flavors. My husband had the Cuban rendition of pork Ossobuco that was extremely tender and juicy and bursting with flavors. It was evident that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very beautiful place great friendly service exquisite food! Will be recommending this place to friends! Excellent!!!!

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Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A group of us went to Yuca for a Saturday night dinner. We started off with a round of mojitos that were their signature cocktail. The mojitos did not disappoint. For appetizers, we had goat cheese croquettes, hummus, and seared scallops. Everything was good, except the goat cheese croquettes and seared scallops came out cold. For the main course I... More 

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Additional Information about Yuca

Address: 501 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913
Phone Number: (305) 532-9822
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: Cuban

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