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Yuca

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Gluten Free
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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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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food and great & prompt staff. Our server Michael answered all questions & pulled off his fedora! Delicious Cuban coffee and an overall welcoming atmosphere.

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1 Thank Mariah M
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Relatively expensive place on Lincoln. The main thing about it is the people watching. The staff are cool the food is fairly standard reasonable quality Latin fair. I prefer to sit outside but it can be hot.

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So every time I come to Miami Beach I go to Yuca. This time it was as good as ever. The fish was amazing as were the plantains. Service was good. The place was very crowded - but we had a wonderful meal.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After visiting several restaurants on Lincoln Road during our vacation, we finally found Yuca on our last night out for dinner. Just wow !!! The restaurant has an amazing indoor, friendly staff and really nice ambiance. The food was simply delicious, we shared empanadas, tuna salad ,the Ropa Viejja and Chilean Seabass and we loved it. My kids had chicken... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal and exceptional service. Luke was a great host and the Cuban food amazing. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For my birthday we had dinner at Yuca -besides the delicious authentic Cuban dinner , welcoming staff- the flan was one of the best flan we ever had !it was sent out by Jason our fabulous bartender ! The authentic food, welcoming staff, relaxed atmosphere makes Yuca a must try place while vacationing in south beach 😎

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1 Thank Trish M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was delicious! Our server, Mimi, was attentive and helpful-- she made eating at YUCA a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All I can say is that I dont come to the beach often but I keep making my way back to this spot to try their entrees today I tried the Osso Bucco OH WOW! What an amazing dish, its one of their specials but the Manager Jose and Bartender Oscar totally convinced me to give it a try. It... More 

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2 Thank Robert R
Juan C, General Manager at Yuca, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we are happy you enjoyed the special. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant, gorgeous food and extremely helpful staff. We were served by Earnan and he was brilliant, he knew the menu inside out and was able to help us pick out a perfect meal. He was also always close by to get us anything we needed. Highly recommend both the restaurant and Earnan. :)

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Juan C, General Manager at Yuca, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review we will pass on your very nice compliments to Earnan. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at Yuca on our first night in Miami, not realizing that it's a fairly well known restaurant. Overall it was a pleasant experience, but could have been better. The staff were friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was quite good, given that the outdoor area is on Lincoln Road. The problem is with the food, which is quite... More 

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Juan C, General Manager at Yuca, responded to this review

Taylor, Thank you for your review and we will look into the concerns you addressed, we hope to you again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?