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501 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913
(305) 532-9822
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Ranked #173 of 838 restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Nutley, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Good good in a fun atmosphere. Not excellent but I was as with friends who made it a fun experience. Service is good and they make an effort to make your visit worthwhile.i would go back.

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Milan, Italy
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The best location, the kindest waiters, the mist delicious food... It is really worth a visit! Cuban-american cuisine at its top, with an interesting modern touch.

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Richmond, Virginia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The atmosphere and wait staff are just fine. The restaurant is very nice and inviting. My husband and I had the calamari and the bacon wrapped dates for appetizers. Very good with light coating on the calamari. We both had the paella for our entree. It was just ok. The dish lacked flavor which surprised me in a Cuban restaurant.... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice ambience, enjoyed the vibe on Lincoln Rd. I was looking forward to the Caprese salad with burrata cheese. However the burrata was blah, and the guava in it threw me off. There is a lot of guava and goat cheese (both are yummy on their own, but executed weirdly) on the menu. The Fufu is a sweet mashed potato,... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Amazing mojitos, ask for the bartender's special mojito, coquetas de la abuela & salmon tartare with mango avocado, passion fruit & caviar to die for!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stopped here for a mojito with my girlfriend while on holiday. Was amazing and only $5. Will remember forever. Will never drink a cocktail so good. Bravo.

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Gordonsville, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great food, great service, great Cuban music! Sat outside for awhile, smoked a cigar, had a couple of drinks and listened to the great music inside from speakers over our heads. People watched for at least 2 hours. Then went inside and had a terrific meal. Had our best Miami restaurant experience there!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am from the area and have eaten cuban food many times. The food was terrible and service was below average. I recommend skipping this experience.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a very nice restaurant with very good food.. If your looking for more of a fancy Cuban dinner then this is good.. The food is good and so is the service but good service and good food can be expensive.. Everything we ordered was excellent I have no complaints just bring your wallet but it was worth it..

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Naples, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My friend and I stopped for a mojito and appetizer late afternoon. Excellent cocktail made by young bartendar and he suggested the calamari. He was right on with both. The calamari was lightly breaded and tasted and looked like it had been sauteed and not actually fried. Bravo. Light, tasty app. The cocktail was made perfectly. The bartender did share... More

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