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501 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913 (Drexel Ave.)
(305) 532-9822
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staff prepared a custom table on the plaza for us, no questions asked, overall a wonderful experience - food and drinks was great! Gracias Miami!

Thank John S
Safety Harbor, Florida, United States
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was craving for cuban food tapa style, we weren't disappointed. calamaris, tostones, yuca fries and octopus to die for, very disappointed with the goat cheese croquettes, they were like small cheese balls, everything else great, friendly staff

Thank Felipe A
Bloomington, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For lunch, I had the gazpacho--which was interestingly spicy--and the stuffed yuca (stuff with sauteed spinach and mushrooms) and both were delicious.

Thank S W
Bologna, Italy
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On Lincoln road when you want to eat in a top place for cuban food you have to absolutely stop here! Waiters very kind and friendly in a very charming uniform. Slow cuban food awesome !

Thank Hannibalina
Zurich, Switzerland
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant perfectly fits a definition of middle-class. Mid-range prices and average food. Perfectly fulfilling your expectations, however nothing surprising. Their won't be any positive nor any negative surprise. When eating there, I chose a vegetarian meal: baked yucca with a mustard sauce. Nicely presented, crispy and tasteful. No surprises there either. Good people watching on beach road!

Thank jeanluc865
Riverside, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food, even better service by Nicolas... Don't sleep on the mojito! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting authentic cuisine with a stylish flair.

Thank bptildone
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for good cuban food, that is not your restaurant. Like many on Lincoln Rd, sitting outside is quite nice but not worth your while. The Ropa Vieja was tasteless and hard to chew. The Picanha steak were 3 small pieces ( half of it fat ) The only thing that saved the meal was dessert. Perhaps... More 

Thank HighFly18
Juan C, General Manager at Yuca, responded to this review

Truly sorry to hear about your experience, we pride ourselves in great service and our menu items. We will look into your comments and make recommendations. Thank you for your review. More 

Collingwood, Canada
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145 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our recent dinner there with a large group. Mojitos were flowing and skirt steak was cooked perfectly. Service was very attentive. Big glass out front is good for people watching!

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

Thank you for joining us for dinner, and the nice review, More 

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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant really was a surprise. Excellent food, good location, reasonable pricing, friendly staff. Alberto was just amazing went out of his way to satisfy the customers. Really recommend.

1 Thank Clara S
Juan C, General Manager at Yuca, responded to this review

Clara, Thank you for the nice review, we are happy that Alberto was of great service. We hope to see you in the near future. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 3 Course Lunch Menu which was great. Real good food and nice portions. Nicolas our waiter was incredibly friendly and made our visit perfect. We highly recommend this restaurant. Oh the restaurant itself is really nice too.

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

Carla, Thank you for joining us for lunch and the very nice review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?