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“Variety” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yuca

Yuca
501 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913
(305) 532-9822
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Ranked #240 of 841 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Doing business, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Loved the menu options. Nice appetizer selection. MOJITOS were great! nice location. I got a waiter that didn't speak spanish though but I managed to get what I needed :) Went after watching Germany and it was great. A place i would suggest again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Went for dinner last night and had a small tapas and a med size main each with a bottle of wine. Even though it's not the cheapest place on Lincoln the atmosphere was nice and paid $75 for two incl wine.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Cuban food that's really good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I must admit, after a few trips to Cuba, I had become disillusioned with Cuban food with its lack of freshness and taste. Well thank goodness for Yuca.

The food here is modern Cuban so you'll have classics such as fritas and tres leches cake but with a contemporary spin. Everything is tasty and well presented. There is also a tapas section in the menu. Cocktails are excellent - if you are a mojito fan, you won't be disappointed. Service is very friendly and the ambiance is club-like. They also have a nice terrace. Although a bit pricey, the quality of the restaurant is worth it. Out of all the great spots on Lincoln Road, Yuca is definitely a spot for a great meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
“No Bueno :(”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Poor customer service and $100 later we're not drunk and still hungry on south beach! Don't waste your time. Looks good from the outside looking in. Don't do it!!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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“A Yuca experience . . .”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went last night (06/17/2014) to have dinner with a friend. I ordered "Camarones Enchilados" ( spicy shrimp ) my friend the Mahi-mahi.

Was my first visit to Yuca. I don't like to BIG plates with the food in the center and seem that is average in all restaurants to impress the costumer with that... Yuca do the same.

The shrimp was eatable but not what I expect for the price I paid. I don't object if the food is excellent and worth the money. In this case I didn't get impress for what I ordered. My friend told me that his choice wasn't that great either. Average food with overprice bill. Hmmm.....

Then dessert. The apple dessert was what saved the night. And last but not the least : The service.. . our waiter was courteous, quick, and always on top of things ( he surprised me in reading my mind when bringing me an another Coca Cola without me need to ask him!! Good job!!!)

Will I invite a friend to eat at Yuca again?.....hmmmmm maybe I will try another choice.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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