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Yuca Bar

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Central American, Caribbean, Pub, Cuban, South American
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111 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5809
+1 212-982-9533
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11:00 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
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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451 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

What a fun brunch menu, among the varied brunch places on the lower east side of Manhattan. Met up with a group of girlfriends and besides the fantastic strong coffee we enjoyed a nice varied and fun menu. Brunch consists of unlimited coffee and tea and a choice of 10 dishes. Our group had arepas benedict with cilantro hollandaise, huevos... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I ate like nth here with my son who has just moved to nyc a couple of blocks away. After a morning of unpacking we found this place and took a table outside. It was Tuesday, there is a local 1/2 off tapas plates special on Tuesdays. Service was prompt, not pushy and mistake free. The food was better than... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The reviews seemed great, but a bit misleading. The drinks were too strong and lack flavor. I ordered a sangria that tasted like pure alcohol. I ordered the "carnitas" plate. The meat was not the quality I was expecting. The chicken was spicy and so was the sausage. For someone who dislikes spicy this was not a plus. Would have... More 

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Laureldale
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend scheduled a night in NYC because I sooooooo wanted to visit before my vacation was over...so off we went. However, before going to the show I told him I wanted to see the place he always raved about and that no other can come close to the way they make Caipirinhas - The Yuca Bar!. Needless to say... More 

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in Hong Kong
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I was staying nearby and on my own so stopped in for a drink. Had a great conversation with Sira at the bar and then various people who came up to the bar. Some how the friendly atmosphere just made for an ease in talking to other people. I liked it so much that I returned the next day and... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying... Happy hour 1pm-8pm!! All their drinks are amazing! I loved the coconut mojito and also the sangria, the margaritas are also great!!! They have some great appetizers that go well with the drinks. You can definitely have a great time and have amazing food and drinks for a very affordable price

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The Netherlands
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

A place to visit on the Lower East side is the Yuca Bar. The Latino atmosphere and especially the food is great! You absolutely have to try the delicious huevos rancheros, they are amazing. Eat outside and you can enjoy the vibrant street life of the East side while enjoying your food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I made the mistake of getting bland pancakes, with bananas. It was advertised as pancakes with “tropical fruit” but the fruit was only a bunch of grapes and about two slices of banana and three slices of strawberries. I like my pancakes sweet, with lots of fruit, and whipped cream, but this only had some maple syrup. Not worth it.... More 

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Thank Sheridan S
Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

First time here. Holy mother of God!!!!! This food is incredible. Delicious, mouthwatering, your mouth with explode with joy!! Service is awesome. Great atmosphere. Authentic decor. I wasn't too Thaj my coworker and great friend miles for bringing me here. It seems like everything on the menu is just mouth-watering and succulent. It's my pleasure to tell everyone please come... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The happy hour is great. Food was great. Mojitos were delicious. I had the pork shank with rice and beans. It was good. Mostly came for happy hour.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Central American, Caribbean, Pub, Cuban, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5809
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-982-9533

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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