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Yuca Bar

#1,677 of 11,539 Restaurants in New York City
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Neighborhood:
East Village
Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Cuban
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111 Ave A, New York City, NY 10009
(212) 982-9533
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10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
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, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 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
Good Latin food

I went here for dinner with a friend. It was noisy but fun, with loud Latin music. I had the stuffed plantain and it was very good. We also shared the Cuban sandwich and it was good too. Good service and fun bar to have a drink and dance!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alejandra M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for dinner with a friend. It was noisy but fun, with loud Latin music. I had the stuffed plantain and it was very good. We also shared the Cuban sandwich and it was good too. Good service and fun bar to have a drink and dance!

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Thank Alejandra M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This place was amazing. Food, service and happy hour 1/2 price for drinks and appetizers. The food was simply perfect...Get the skirt steak appetizer...

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Thank JD824
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

What my friend and I ordered that made this receive a rare 5-star rating at prices that didn't necessarily break the bank: 1) Salmon/Tilapia Ceviche - probably the best ceviche I've had and that's saying a lot since I've had this dish at many Latin places; the flavors of the chopped salmon, mango, cucumber, herbs and vinegar was well balanced... More 

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Thank Charles F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I was in Yucatan Mexico , and New York Spend a visit Yuca Bar , everything was fantastic ! I remembered the magic of mexico to eat in NY so delicious

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Thank Richie T
Aprilia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

In the weekend is full and you have to wait , but if you are looking for a animated night , some good cocktails you can go there . Tapas were not bad not good . But we didn't try everything than you can try it . Se cercate un pò di movimento e buoni cocktail potete provare , il... More 

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Thank Daniele G
Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This was a seriously great meal. The food is colorful and tasty. The atmosphere is crazy with loads of laughing and good music. I had huevos rancheros and my friend had one of the Latin twists on eggs Benedict. Both were tasty and super filling. Highly recommended!!

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Thank KellyNN16
Glen Dale, West Virginia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. I had the vegetable (squash, beans, onions, etc.) burrito and salad. Both were delicious. My son had the chicken burrito and loved it. Hubby had ABLT (avocado, BLT) and said that it was very good. Service was good and we were not rushed. When visiting our son in the East Village, we will definitely return.

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Thank vuvu14
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 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Heidi L
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 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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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: Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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