Tasty and potent drinks...when
Tasty and potent drinks...when you leave this place, it makes you want to come back for more, its that good. The hosts are gracious and quick to accommodate. They also don't rush you at all at to let go of the table. Will be going back again and again!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a fantastic experience
I had a fantastic experience at Yerba Buena! The service was incredible--our waiter was so helpful in explaining the different cocktails and dishes. He gave us a few recommendations of "must-trys" and we couldn't have been happier with our meals. My friend and I both had the Azteca, which couldn't have been a more delicious drink. For dinner, my friend had the Lechon Confitado and I had the Chaufa de Costilla. Both dishes were out of this world. Overall, the ambiance, service, and food were incredible at Yerba Buena. Thank you for a great evening!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative Mexican cuisine
Our service at Yerba Buena was very attentive and helpful. The staff made it very apparent that they wanted us to have a great meal - they checked in on us often and made spot-on dish recommendations. We had the fried calamari which was cooked just enough to highlight its meatiness, delicious empanadas that weren't too greasy or filling, and fried yuca (which I didnt care for as much. Not really seasoned and yuca itself is very starchy so it needed something extra.) My main dish was the tallarin with a poached egg, chiles, peppers, and oxtail sauce. It is one of the most inventive dishes I have had in a while - unctuous and satisfying, with a pop of vinegar. I am putting it in my top 10 restaurant dishes. Delicious.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice late diner
Tried something new during restaurant week.
We made a great choice; food was delicious from appetizer to desert!
All with a nice Spanish white wine.
Great and friendly service.
Will go again!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the service
Usually it is hard to receive great service during restaurant week. But this restaurant is really different. This is a small Latino restaurant at east village NYC and I wanted to try it for so long. I love the presentation of all the dishes, ingredient is fresh. I have never met such a great team of waiters during restaurant week. They care customers and the business. Even the manager (I believe he is), came check out each table to make sure everything was ok. We know that business wants return customers. But this one really is the right model and it works. I will return in the future not only because the lovely food, it's also because the friendly and welcoming service here.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Perfect Dinner Celebration
Yerba Buena had by far my favorite restaurant week menu. Every course from the braised short rib sandwiches and fish taco appetizers through the peach crepe dessert was tasty and filling, but not too much. I had the steak entree and it was perfectly cooked with a decadent sauce that didn't overpower the meat. The cocktails were also ingenious and very different. If you like spicy, try their spicy margarita that definitely had some jalapeno or hot peppers infused in there. A must try for the East Village!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing and the manager was very attentive. We had to wait about an hour after our intial reservation time, but the manager was so kind and made sure we had a small plate on the house to compensate. Overall great experience, the food was latin, but I felt that different seasonings and flavors were incorparated into traditional meals.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, tight space
I went to YerbaBuena for restaurant week with a group of 5 folks. The space is a little cramped especially if there are people waiting at the bar. However the service was great; the waiter was very attentive and did check up on us. Every course was amazing. I recommend trying the tacos de pescado for appetizer! It was a bit noisy with the music and the number of people present, but everyone in my party had a great time and the food was delish! Def a spot I will continue to have dinner... not sure how it is on the weekends because I went on a Wednesday night.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again we had an amazing meal and I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant. The guacamole is the best in the city and so are their plantains. My paella was so delicious with a variety of seafood and Spanish rice. The suckling pig and fishes that my family ordered was done to perfection and beyond delicious. The dessert was amazing and we polished off three desserts between the four of us oohing and aching continually.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous & Fun!
What a great little find! Awesome atmosphere & the food is fantastic! The tacos & paella deserve a special mention - YUM! Friendly & efficient staff in a great buzzing atmosphere.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner
I came here for dinner with two family members, and we had a lovely time. The food was great! Not entirely authentic - I had the paella and it was not very authentic but delicious nevertheless. Really delicious sangria! The waitstaff was attentive and professional. I would recommend it to friends and I will definitely be going back!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and staff
I was brought back to Ecuador and Peru while dining at Yerba Buena. Just wish they served chicha morada. My staff was super friendly and answered all our questions. The only negative is as the room filled up and the conversations started, the music also got louder. At times it was difficult to hear what my waiter was trying to explain to me or carry on a conversation with my friends.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The jalapeño infused margarita is dee-lish. I'm craving the ceviche as I type! The watermelon fries allowed for a little adventure! Great job YerbaBuena!!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this place is wonderful. Food is amazing, service is attentive, and it is so cute. The Restaurant a Week menu was great and included fantastic options. Will definitely return!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a chance and tried this place out for Restaurant Week. Service was impeccable and food was amazing. Had the tilapia tacos as an app, skirt steak which came with yuca puffs (outstanding!), and finished off the meal with lemongrass flan. The maitre d sent over two glasses of wine which a nice gesture. We WILL be back!!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST fish tacos!
I do not live in NYC but every time I go to the City I eat at Yerba Buena, specifically the Alphabet City location. The fish tacos are by far the best I've ever had anywhere - even outside the States. The slaw has a fantastic chipotle smoky flavor that is not too strong but just right, and the fish is fried but not overly battered or greasy. Everything else I've had there is fabulous as well, particularly the margaritas and guacamole. This visit my companion had the paella and loved it. The service is always superb and the ambiance romantic yet lively and great for dining with friends.
I realize this review probably reads like it has been planted, but I honestly love this place!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best. Birthday. Ever.
Was in NY for my birthday weekend and this restaurant was recommended. Not only did the staff take the time to acknowledge the note I put in my Open Table reservation indicating I was from out of town (yes, they read my random note) but the warm welcome from the bartender, to the manager, to the servers and the person busing the tables was really appreciated. The food was awesome and the drinks were divine. Please try the 'Poquito Picante' and don't let the ingredients of this spicy drink deter you from a wild taste bud treat!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
MUST EAT HERE
The food is absolutely dynamite - you will never have better fish tacos in your life and my salmon was to die for
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going here since
I've been going here since it opened and it's still one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Keep it up guys
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arroz con pollo was delicious, and for dessert I highly recommend the churros!!!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, service and
Excellent food, service and hospitality. I enjoyed all of the unique food creations and the lovely atmosphere. Would def recommend this dining experience to anyone.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Latino in NY?
It's highest rated for a reason. Each dish is at least a little special, the staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable. It's a winner.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
it was delicious, but a little noisy. wonderful staff who made the evening special
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM