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Yuca Bar

#1,775 of 11,432 Restaurants in New York City
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East Village
Mexican, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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111 Ave A, New York City, NY 10009
(212) 982-9533
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The pork and plantain is absolutely amazing. The tortillas and guacamole are also an unexpected highlight. Frozen margarita pretty sweet but yummy. Nice buzz to the place and excellent service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Heidi L
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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English first
Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went there late, around 11pm. Bar scene looked good, good music and people dancing. We sat outside because you couldn't hear yourself think inside. Staff was very friendly. We had the calamari which was good, and the pork with sweet potato , which was a special. Like I said we knew it was late but if the kitchen is... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The pork and plantain is absolutely amazing. The tortillas and guacamole are also an unexpected highlight. Frozen margarita pretty sweet but yummy. Nice buzz to the place and excellent service.

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New York City, New York
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175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They don't accept ressos (at least not for brunch). The best time to come would probably be before 1:30. That's around the time a friend and I got there, on a Sunday and they just happened to have a table left for us. Another two people came in right after us and they were told it would be a 40... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

New Year’s Day brunch at 4pm? Not many restaurants in Manhattan would be happy to cater for a group of six, hungover and hungry, but Yuca was there to indulge our cravings. Officious service brought us feasts from the Kitchen of Earthly Delights: Crab Cakes Benedictos were fabulous, Yuca Benedictos remained sturdy and tasty under the pressure, and the grilled... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have tried ti miss the restaurants around Times square in order to avoid the long queues and similar foods. Just downtown on 1st avenue many good venues can be found but Yuca Bar offers excellent different South American cuisine. The portions were large, the choice fantastic and the service excellent. I can recommend the paella and the sharing mains.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went Friday night, the place is actually small and was very crowded and a lot of noise, this is probably bad for a date but during a Friday night we were expecting what we got, as we were a group of friends.We went to a Latin flavored placed to feel that aliveness with the music, and the chattering, etc.... More 

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New York City, New York
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went to Yuca Bar for a Sunday Brunch. The food was delicious and authentic tasting. The price was also a surprise coming in at $17 for the the brunch special. Included were drinks, the Sangria was delicious, coffee/tea your entree and a side. The Yuca fries were amazing, the sweet plantains melted in your mouth. The grilled steak was like... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Across the street from Thompkin Street Park you'll find this crowded, noisy, hipster, South American bar restaurant. The tables are packed too closely and music is too loud but if you get there early enough you'll be treated to an inexpensive and delicious brunch with a powerful but poor quality drink. The service is relaxed and friendly. You'll bump elbows... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a cute, little latin american restaurant. We usually order from the tapas menu & share. Sharing is Caring!! There isn't one thing we've ordered thus far that we haven't liked. The yuca burger is a must try if your in the mood for a burger. It has tasty shrimp in it & we order it with manchego cheese.... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I visited at 10 AM on a weekday morning for brunch. I had a tasty Spanish-style egg dish, garnished with a few greens, which included a good Bloody Mary and coffee. The service was excellent, but I cannot help thinking that for the East Village, a $25 breakfast is too pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Ave A, New York City, NY 10009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 982-9533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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