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Yuca

501 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913
(305) 532-9822
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Ranked #195 of 843 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Hours:
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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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Our food was divine and our wait staff was even better. You must try the coffee rubbed filet. I can't wait to visit here again.

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A so-called Cuban restaurant, the food is good but it tastes more like American food than Cuban food.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere very attentive staff but overpriced food and just ok expected so much more was left feeling disappointed

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really good food we had calamari, croquetas, prawns and the Paella all was great however wouldn't order the prawns again

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been in this restaurant with my wife for a dinner. We were looking for a cuban restaurant and we decided to stopped in this place. We can really tell that except the style and the atmosphere everything else was terrible. The service was sooo slow and the food not fresh.

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Rochester, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Menu is still good but not cutting edge or innovative anymore. Execution of menu and service is a bit shaky and you feel that some of their drive has gone away. I was annoyed by the music from the room upstairs. It is still a good restaurant and worth trying.

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Rome, Italy
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I ate there several times in the past 8 years, but unfortunately this time was so so. Shrimp skewer had no flavour at all,better the ribs and the salmon. Small wine list, outside is better so you can view people walk by, friendly service. Probably there are better Cuban restaurants in town.

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Parma, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

The service was poor: No attention by waiters, table full of dishes, bottles and glasses and nobody doing anything. Overall we have been treated not as you would expect. Food: I asked for chicken. It was served cold and probably cooked in advance: It was so dry I couldn't finish it.

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Springfield, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a nice space with solid Cuban food which you can dress up or down. Pros: The food is quite tasty and the service was very friendly and accommodating. They gave us a fantastic and spacious table which seated 12 on only 24 hours notice. The mojitos are some of the bet I have ever had! Cons: This is... More

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Miami Lakes, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Who calls this food "Cuban Food". This restaurant is a joke, expensive and do not know what Cuban food is. The atmosphere was good, service was excellent, but the food, the worst food I ever tried. This chef does not know what Cuban food is. Definitely, if they don't improve, close your restaurant because you are really stealing people's money.... More

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