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Yerba Buena
Yerba Buena

Yerba Buena Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ybnyc.com
  • Email: gioyba@gmail.com
  • Phone: (212) 529-2919
  • Hours of Operation: Sun & Mon 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Tue - Thurs 5:00pm - 12am, Fri & Sat 5:00pm - 1am



    Brunch: Sat & Sun 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Cuban, Peruvian
  • Executive Chef: Julian Medina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a 3 course menu for parties over 10. Sun - Thu $40 - Fri & Sat $50; 1 Hour Open Bar (wine & beer) $20pp; 1 Hour Open Bar Full Bar $30pp.
  • Private Party Contact: Giovanny Campos (212) 420-1919
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please call us (212) 420 1919 to inquire about private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st & 2nd Streets
  • Public Transit: F & V subway lines to 2nd Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Yerba Buena
Yerba Buena presents an innovative take on Latin cuisine. Located at Avenue A in the East Village, the menu features an array of unique exquisite dishes freshly prepared by the Chef Julian Medina. He works his magic to blend exotic flavors from Cuba, Peru, Chile, Mexico, and Argentina in an open kitchen visible from the dining room.



The Cockteleria Clasica (classic cocktail bar) includes a list of signature handcrafted cocktails such as the popular Poquito Picante created exclusively for Yerba Buena by top shelf Mixologists. Owner Giovanny Campos has carefully and tastefully selected an extensive wine list from Argentina, Chile, Spain, and United States.



We invite you to join us for a memorable and a one of a kind experience!
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Diner Reviews
  • "This place is a neighbourhood gem whereby the staff make you feel special each and every time you arrive."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Went on a date here friday and couldn't have been happier with the service. Was given an incredible table and 5 star quality service. The manager took our jackets, checked in on us throughout the evening and really made the evening great. The only reason for 4stars is because they only had a Passover menu which I wasn't expecting to be the only choice but still the food was excelent. Excited to go back and try their latin cuisine."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I've been to the one on Perry street so thought this one on in East Village would be at par. But I was disappointed. Food and ambiance were just average."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was amazing, especially the arepas and the steak! Service was also great with a very attentive and friendly waiter, host, and manager. They gave us complimentary dessert wine with our dessert which was delicious. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I'm always looking for the gems of New York - not just the best restaurants in a neighborhood. My friend was looking for an adventurous experience. This was definitely it! Cuisine, presentation, ambiance, and staff were first-class!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "as always.... love getting the brussel sprouts, croquettes, tuna ceviche and just recently tried the paella!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "the staff are really pleasant to deal with. love this place."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I've walked by a 100 times and now I am so happy that I went in a finally had a meal. The food is excellent and the service is top notch. The bar makes incredible drinks and I will be returning again very soon."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "amazing food and exceptional service! Highly recommend - warm and inviting!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had a large dinner reservation for 8 people on a Friday night. The staff was very accommodating with our requests to order in waves and to add an additional diner to our party. They were very attentive and well-educated on the menu. We enjoyed all the food, especially the brisket arepas and the spicy fish tacos. The veggie empanadas were also delightful. I'm very glad YB is in my neighborhood"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This used to be a solid spot, but now the food seems like it's being phoned in, or thawed out. Oxidized guacamole, everything drowning in sauce, meh."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Service is outstanding everyone is nice and takes care of you. But disappointed by the food and the ambiance. Cocktails are good. Not sure I will go back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was the hands down the worst place I've been to in NYC. I've never sent a drink back in over 4 years in NYC but this was the first time I have had to. Foood was equally awful. Could t have left fast enough. Wouldn't recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "it was delicious, but a little noisy. wonderful staff who made the evening special"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Arroz con pollo was delicious, and for dessert I highly recommend the churros!!!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I've been going here since it opened and it's still one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Keep it up guys"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The food is absolutely dynamite - you will never have better fish tacos in your life and my salmon was to die for"
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2013