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501 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913
(305) 532-9822
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Ranked #170 of 840 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $80
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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Parma, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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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Nutley, New Jersey
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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1 review
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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