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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, Late Night, 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
Lunch with the sisters

We came here for lunch, started with 3 appetizers and entrees. Their service is good and I like the decor in the back by the community table. Loved the uniform that the gentlemen had with their hats. Good Cuban food and good service overall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place appears to be a modern take on the local food. We had great service and everything we ate tasted wonderful. The lobster mash was yummy and we had a smoky chorizo and pepper side dish that is a must!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We passed by this restaurant earlier in the evening and couldn't get the delicious aromas out of our heads! We had to have dinner here! We sat outside and enjoyed not only the music, but people watching! We ordered both flavored and original mojitos, fried calamari, sea bass and paella. Everything was delicious!

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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We came here for lunch, started with 3 appetizers and entrees. Their service is good and I like the decor in the back by the community table. Loved the uniform that the gentlemen had with their hats. Good Cuban food and good service overall.

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Milan, Italy
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Right at the beginning of Lincoln Road, the Young Urban Cuban American restaurant supposed to serve Cuban dishes revisited to meet American (and western expectation). Not too bad, good food: in my mind a bit overpriced. Average service for the area; it's a great location to have dinner. I did not fall in love with this place but some of... More 

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Centerville, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were snagged as we walked along Lincoln road in search of dinner. Awesome wait staff and delicious food. Husband had the fish and I had the osso busco. Wonderful meal and experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Looks like this place used to be a 'go to' in Miami Beach but it's definitely lost a step. If you've not had much hispanic food then give it a whirl, you'll try some new things. If it's not a novelty, don't bother - you'll be disappointed and poorer.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There had been a review of holidays to South Beach Miami in the paper in May (National newspaper Abu Dhabi) the week before I went …it mentioned this restaurant as the best food in the Lincoln Road … so I went to try it…. it was well situated on the corner of the walking area of the road and a... More 

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San Pedro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We love this little place on the happening Lincoln Road. My hubby and I like the bar but this time, we had two kids so we had the full dining experience. We had the black bean soup and LOVED it. The kids had ribs and were happy with their full place. We also had a salad and a fish entree.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We sat outside, enjoying the humid summer night while enjoying Paella and Yuca Rellena - oh and of course cocktails! The girls had mojitos while I enjoyed a tequila-based drink similar to a margarita. We each sampled each others dishes, family-style. The prices are reasonable and Miami restaurants charge gratuity automatically, a big time and headache saver. Despite automatic gratuity,... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The waiter was fine,eating outside fine, drink was fine,food not so fine!It is expensive and food could be better.Have eaten at this Cuban restaurant before and gave it an excellent review. This time I was served potato sticks with my meal that you can buy in a can at the supermarket.Also the crab cake was not great.It was so nice... 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, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Doing business

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?