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Yuca

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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small and authentic cuban place

The setting is beautiful and waitresses are dressed in Black shirts and hats which very cute. The menucard looks great and fresh, and so was the food aswell. It was a super place! However the waiting for even order took a While, but that's okay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Aino C
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food! Really good food! We had eaten there twice in our 4 day stay, because it was soooooo good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Guava mojitos are great, and so is the burger. Waitstaff is friendly and experienced, which I discovered is unique in the Miami Beach area. Food was so good I ate here twice.

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Earth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

didn´t like the restaurant because there was very loud music and it was very dark. I didn´t like the food so much. The only thing i liked is the architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had the best time at Yuca. We went one night while we were down for my Bachelorette and we enjoyed the food, drinks, CHAMPAGNE, and eventually made our way upstairs to do a salsa dancing lesson with Yenny...we loved her! It was an amazing experience and everyone agrees it is one of our favorite nights we had...thanks for such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The setting is beautiful and waitresses are dressed in Black shirts and hats which very cute. The menucard looks great and fresh, and so was the food aswell. It was a super place! However the waiting for even order took a While, but that's okay.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good food, good service, a bit expensive. We came in just before the lunch rush, so we had lots of waiters to tend to us. The one responsible for our table was attentive, polite and nice. Food was well made, especially impressed by the burgers. Salads were also nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had lunch during "happy hour". The mojitos were a reasonable $6. I had the tuna tataki salad which was excellent. My husband had the seafood chevice. Although listed as a small plate, it was substantial enough for a light lunch. The place was tastefully decorated and cool (much needed on a hot Miami afternoon). Service was unobtrusive but good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Every time I'm in Miami I try to go to Yuca. This is the best Cuban food in Miami, really like dinning here. Love their ropa vieja! Great staff! Highly recommended!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good environment and service from the staff. Food was only OK and the fish that I ordered came in overcooked and dry. Somewhat pricey compared to the alternatives during the summer season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tried YUCA for lunch and was impressed with their service and attention but just ok with the meal I ordered. Restaurant is very clean and with options to eat both indoors or out. Server was very friendly and professional. He provided meal recommendations, kept my water glass filled at all times, and was very responsive with my check. I did... 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 80
Cuisine: Cuban

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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: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Scenic view

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?