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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The food here is delicious. The cocktails are, too, delicious. The people who work here are lovely. At lunch time they have a happy hour on particular cocktails and they don't scrimp on the alcohol for happy hour either. Whilst quite classy here it is still quite relaxed. The sandwiches here are highly recommended. They are so flavourful. The prices... More 

Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant last week. The location on Lincoln is great, but there are a lot of other choices in the area. As far as authenticity of Cuban cuisine, that is questionable. I believe part of our online search criteria was the desire to have an authentic Cuban cuisine experience, and this is what we ended up choosing. Also,... More 

Caracas, Venezuela
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Lets start with I'm a Cuban food lover! I will not pass a good ropa Vieja or rabo encendido! So of course I didn't! I went to this place yesterday with my family and it was sooo good!! We ate so much!!! Prices are just right, food is amazing! There was not one ok dish! All dishes were great! And... More 

Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went on open table and picked a restaurant that had seafood and has decent ratings. Very pleased with my choice. Although it was a bit pricey 100 for 2 meal/2 drinks, can't complain the food was excellent and by far the best service I have received traveling in a while! The entire staff was very attentive.

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I really didn't like the food & drink and the service was a bit unprofessional. I had a houmos starter & an oxtail bolognaise for main. The starter was ok. Nothing special. The main course arrived on a trolley next to the table & the waiter proceeded to hand out our mains before the starter plates were cleared. He signalled... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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.

Earth
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
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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71 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Caribbean, 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: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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