The food is wonderful in this
The food is wonderful in this location. Between the two locations I much prefer the west village location. The waitress was phenomenal.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Vacation on Perry
I've been to YB on Perry many times and it never fails on food, drinks and vibe. Between the attention to detail on the food, Bartenders that use fresh herbs on creative drinks and a fun vibe, I feel like I am on vacation when I go there.
7/5/2012 4:00:00 PM
A solid choice for date night
My boyfriend and I tried a handful of the small plates as well as the "hearts of palm" french fries - which are basically hearts of palm, battered and fried. All were quite tasty save for the beef tacos, which were a little lacking in flavor. I would go back for the fish tacos, the mini arepas, and the fries.
The atmosphere was modern (but not too much so) and vibrant. Though it wasn't too busy when we first got there, it still felt lively. Many more people filtered in around 8pm, but even then, it didn't get too noisy. It's a solid choice for date night.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food (but pricey)
We went to Yerba Buena with a TravelZoo deal. The food overall was delicious. We split an order of the trio fries (watermelon, avocado and hearts of palm) and the parillada (mixed grill). The parillada was AMAZING. A huge ribeye steak topped with avocado salad, a large portion of short ribs, a big chunk of bone marrow, a comically tiny arepa, and assorted sauces. Delicious, but perhaps a bit too rich, especially with the fries (our fault, obviously). Cocktails, apps, and desserts were included too. The first two were great, but the desserts were rather uninspired. I'd love to go back, but to be honest, I feel the actual price of everything we ordered was quite high. Not sure I'd go back without some kind of deal.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
brunch was affordable and
brunch was affordable and very tasty. we sat at the bar so our unlimited drink glasses were never empty. great service.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed our meal - the only thing I would not have ordered again was the meat dish to share - the picada. The squid was totally amazing, tacos delicious. Yum yum yum!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot for
Great neighborhood spot for latin style food. Excellent cocktails. Friendly service. Had a very nice dinner. Will return.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant- the food is fabulous and inventive. Watermelon fries? Amazing. Every small plates we tasted was delicious.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came here with a good friend of mine for cocktails and appetizers. We ordered the guac and the picada. You don't need anything else if you will be drinking your calories the way we did. Her mojito was spectacular and my BLACKBERRY GIMLET was divine. The freshly squeezed blackberry juice with the vodka and lime was such a treat on a hot late afternoon. The picada had delicious chicarron and chorizo and fired yuca balls. The atmosphere was very friendly and the service was great. They were very attentive and they were constantly freshening up our drinks without us having to hail a waiter down. The music was all salsa and merengue hits, vintage and noveau. I HIGHLY recommend this place. I will be going with my mother for sure.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
great spot any time of day/nite
great cozy spot, with great recommend for small plates to share. Tequila drink specials great & if you can get a corner table even that much more fun!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, fusion-y Cuban
If you are going for a really good arroz con pollo, this is the wrong place for you. It's fine, but you really want to order more of their non-traditional Cuban fare, which is often tinged with Asian flavors. The ceviches were delicious, with several very unexpected accompaniments. There's a duck dish that comes with noodles that is really yummy. I also really liked their short rib botana. Order as a group with small plates (or throw in a few entree sized plates) to enjoy the range of options offered.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
Had a fantastic brunch at Yerba Buena - the food was all outstanding - every dish was delicious. And even though it was very busy at brunch, the service did not suffer at all, in fact the opposite - the server was friendly and VERY attentive to our "unlimited" drinks - it was a great experience!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
An oasis in a foodie desert
Greenwich Avenue has long been a haven of watered-down drinks and fried food. Yerba Buena Perry is an Oasis in this otherwise foodie desert. Their cocktail list is full of delightful, inventive drinks with a latin-flare and the bar area, though loud, is very nice.
The food menu does not disappoint. Even something simple like Guacamole is excellent. It has a great kick and the cojita cheese on top is a nice touch.
We sampled (and enjoyed) all the tacos and vegetable sides and were very pleased. The sauteed kale was spicy and delicious. Our favorite dish seemed oddly un-latin, but when a hot, steaming bowl of noodles, peppers, duck carnitas and egg arrives at your table, don't question it, just enjoy!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five of my friends and I got together for Sunday brunch here. Originally it was supposed to be 7 of us but one cancelled at the last minute. The hostess had no problem changing our reservation last-minute. The service was good, not hovering nor non existant. One friend got the $15 for an hour of unlimited brunch cocktails, he said they were good strong drinks - no skimping on the alcohol. We shared croquettes and churros as a table and they were delicious. Each of us ordered a different entree and all got good reviews from my friends. I got the French toast and it was delicious. It was also in a great spot; love the west village.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time and still love it
Decided to pick this restaurant as a romantic dinner for my girlfriend and I. This is the same restaurant I took her to on our first date and it brought back a lot of memories, the drinks being number one. The jalapeño and habanero infused liquids make for interesting, never had before cocktails. They have a great spice and delicious flavor. The piquito picante is their go to drink and is delicious. We had the soft shell crabs, langosta cerviche, and paella. My only complaint is that the shrimp were a bit over cooked. The server was great and very attentive. The noise level is louder than expected but not terrible. I would recommend this place for a nice semi romantic dinner.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
$15 AYCD Brunch for one hour on weekends. With attentive service, it is a great place to get a good meal and buzz.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A PLEASANT EVENING
A BIT NOISY BUT HELPFUL AND ACCOMMODATING STAFF....MOBBED AT 8PM SO SERVICE SLOW BUT ALL IN ALL WAITRESS ATTENTIVE FOOD YUMMY WE'LL GO BACK!!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The drinks alone make this place worth returning to. Really great unusual flavors particularly the spicy options. Food was great too. We had a restaurant week deal and weren't disappointed. Definitely worth the 38 dollar set menu price. Portion sizes were generous and everything tasted good.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for Brunch
I went here with a friend for boozy brunch on a Saturday afternoon. We had a reservation, so we did not have to wait, the place was packed. The food was delicious, definitely try the trio of fries with the watermelon, avocado and (I think) hearts of palm fries! Our waitress was super nice and we never had to ask for another drink, which were very strong and there was a large selection (much different than most boozy brunch selections.)
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm, Personal Service; Great Food
My wife and I went for Restaurant Week dinner, but we'll be back soon. Everything we ordered was superb, but what made the experience truly memorable was the warm, personal service from everyone: greeter, server, and manager (owner?). The mouth-wateringly creative cocktail list is another plus.
The only downer is that they have one of those truly annoying Web sites whose developer seems more interested in showing off how clever he is than in giving you information about the restaurant. Don't let that stop you.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome Unlimited Drinks
Came for lunch on saturday and did the unlimited drinks, it was amazing all around
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great twist on fries!
We went during restaurant week to explore...everything was delicious. The trio of fries was a fun twist on fries: watermelon and avacado, hearts of palm. Entries and appetizers were also tasty: arepas and fish tacos, steak with yucca balls and sea bass. Service was good, too! The staff and I think he was a manager or owner were extremely attentive. Definitely returning.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
NYCGO Restaurant Week
and a really great NYCGO Restaurant Week menu and wine pairing.... plus a $20 coupon to come back!!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try a different drink; friends had the hotter ones with jalapeno juice and they were awesome. Also awesome: the brussel sprouts, which my son declared were "the best brussel sprouts I ever had."
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch. Very affordable drinks and yummy food. Can't wait to go back!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neiborhood gem!
Food consistently good,service spot on including management!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a spectacular dinner. The cheese croquettes are insanely good as was everything else we ordered. The duck noodles were really interesting and very tasty! I am definitely going back for their spicy cucumber gin drink. I forgot the name, but it's excellent. I will definitely be back
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
THOROUGHLY ENJOYED YERBA BUENA
Had dinner on Thursday at Yerba Buena on Perry Street - service was great, interesting and delicious cocktails and the food was GREAT! From the minute we arrived they were wonderful and accommodating. BEST fish tacos and the fried watermelon / hearts of palm great too. Everyone really enjoyed our evening out. Cannot wait to return!!!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting beautiful food
We had an early midweek dinner. Had a reservation and were alone briefly. Don' t lnow that they were going to b full that eve. Cozy place. Cool retro bar. I had delicious tacos followed by sea bass on the price fix ($38?) menu. Husband had beautiful salad and salmon. All were wonderful and beautifully presented. We split the bourbon pecan pie, which was fine.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Authentic
Food was excellent. Authentic latin with a very creative use of ingredients. Too dark in the restaurant, I like to see what I'm eating!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The appetizers were delicious.
The appetizers were delicious. We got a various assortment and tried the Croquettes, Picada, a couple of ceviches as well as their guacamole. Yummy !!! The main meat entrees were also very good especially their short ribs. I was sad I ordered the black cod which was good but not as good as their meat dishes. Still a top notch place to dine in the hood. Oh did I mention the drinks...Picante is a must have.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Does not disappoint
As always the food was great and my party enjoyed everything we ordered. The service was very good and our waiter was attentive to our friend's dietary requests and was able to alter ingredients she was allergic to. We will continue to come back.
The night we were there, they were celebrating their 4th Anniversary with a DJ and happy hour which made the noise level insane. Fortunately, it was a beautiful night and we were able to sit outside. Otherwise, we would not have been able to hear each other talk during dinner.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delivered on Delicious!
With only two days notice, I researched Open Table and other resources to find a restaurant that was not only available, but would also deliver on great tasting food. My research paid off. My husband and I are big fans of small plates and Yerba Buena did not disappoint. We started out with the Picada appetizer which included tastey chicharron (pork belly) and smokey chorizo. We also sampled the Tallarin Saltado (duck with noodles) which featured a flavorful sauce that was balanced nicely with a poach egg on top. The fish tacos (tacos de piscado) hit the mark as well. We decided split an entree, the beef short rib. The meat was tender and had a rich, marinated flavor. We also ordered the watermelon fries - a yummy novelty.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place because it
Loved this place because it had an amazing unlimited boozy brunch special with amazing different types of drinks. Not just your standard mimosas and bloody marys, but includes bloody marias (with tequila in stead of vodka) and a spicy dos equis lager. The fish tacos were fantastic as was the chicken tinga. Overall a great brunch experience.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for my birthday..great reviews but wasn't sure I was at the right spot, seemed dark from the corner and was reconsidering going in. I'm glad I didnt, food was scrumptious I am half Peruvian and the chefs takes on some of his dishers were creative and delicious. The Tuna Appetizer was my favorite, our waitress was very helpful in our selections and offered great service. I am definitelty coming back with friends.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This must be about the 6th
This must be about the 6th time I have eaten here and the food and cocktails, especially the 'sun ra' are consistently excellent.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bravo, Yerba Buena Perry! The fabulous cocktails and food are consistently outstanding.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yerba is Buena!!
All the food is amazing, best cocktail list as well.
try the Sandia (watermelon margarita ) and the Asian sangria outstanding
food: fish tacos, pork arepas, calamari, shrimp salad, entrees: crispy pork sides: peruvian corn+ kale with chilies
all were perfection, great ambience and energy to the place
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated 60th bday with family-
Delicious food esp. ceviche & delicious quinoa vodka blackberry cocktail
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the ceviches and the drink list! A big hit for me on m y visit to NYC! Definitely going back!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch gathering for friends
I just went to Yerba Buena Perry to meet up with out of town friends. A group of 7 of us got there, were seated and felt comfortable. Their 1 hour unlimited cocktail brunch is so nicely priced (only $15! that's pretty much what you can pay for one drink in some clubs!). I highly recommend the Brazilian Bellini. Also, each time I come here, I chose a different main dish, and each time it's delicious. Yerba Buena never disappoints!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your typical Mexican Restaurant. The food was much lighter and authentic. The empenadas, short ribs, and salmon were outstanding.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
What did you say?
I was warned that this little gem gets loud and sure enough, it lived up to its reputation. But the food was really good and I found it to be reasonably priced so I'm glad I went there.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nothing short of delicious
I dined here with a friend a couple weeks ago and fell in love. I enjoyed the ambiance, friendly service, and most importantly, THE FOOD. For starters, I recommend that everybody try the guacamole. It is delicious! I opted for the arroz con pollo for my main entree and was delighted. It's a fried rice but doesn't taste heavy at all. All the flavors complimented each other beautifully. As the Friday night went on, the restaurant became more energetic (our reservation was at 7), so I would recommend coming at 8 if you like a lively crowd and during happy hour if you prefer dinner in a more laid back environment. Either way, there's a lot to like about it.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Watermelon fries - must have
Really enjoyed every single forkful or every item we ordered. Highly recommend the tuna tartar taquitos & empanadas as starters, and the short rib & black cod entrees, and you MUST order the watermelon fries (don't ask, just order & enjoy)
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there for brunch and the food was great. The waiter provided great customer service and the ambiance was great. I just wished that they served yuca Frita for brunch also instead of only for dinner. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Drinks
This is my third time and the food never disappoints. I cannot find a drink better than the Poquito Picante.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM