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Yuca Bar

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East Village
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, South American, Central American, Caribbean, Pub, Cuban
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111 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5809
(212) 982-9533
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Laureldale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Travel4evermore
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank _esmesot
The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Gert-Jan G
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Thank brendaleah1
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank latina3172016
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice bar just across from Tompkins Sq, with great choice of drinks and notably one of the best mojitos ever (and long happy hours) and delicious, tapas style menu. Not overly expensive, for NYC that is, and with good music and great vibe.

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Thank Scipion-Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The only reason I wouldn't give this place a 5 is because it's really hot (temp) inside and it's so popular and packed they should invest in some a/c! (Although that doesn't stop the people from coming cuz their food and drinks are so great!). They are a bit pricey too which was a little hard for me to swallow... More 

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Thank Niblet98
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Yuka bar is hands down, one of my FAVORITE restaurant out there. It's not pretentious, it's chilled and lively. It has a Cuban/Dominican/Latin vibe and it's in the heart of the East Village, one of my FAVORITE neighbourhoods in NYC. The food is outstanding. I always go for the Churrasco: a grilled skirt steak with roasted garlic mashed potato and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, South American, Central American, Caribbean, Pub, Cuban
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, 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: (212) 982-9533

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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