YucaThe ambience is good and the service was ok. The food tasted great. A little bit pricy for the drinks but overall it was a good time.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a large group thatWe had a large group that kept being added to even after we had been seated. The waiter handled it with a smile and excellent service.
The appetizers were amazing, the Cubsn Fusion excellent!
Should have ordered a small plate or salad for dinner. The lobster mashed potatoes got rave reviews at our table.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery GoodI little pricey but everyone's food was excellent.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing & Fun!I was in Miami with a few girlfriends for a bachelorette party weekend. We decided to try out a Cuban restaurant on Saturday night before hitting the party scene and we were SO happy with our decision!
Yuca provided us with a great outdoor dining experience with AMAZING food!
Can't wait for the next time I'm in Miami so I can visit Yuca for dinner again!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food for a good priceI'm not gonna say it is cheap but it's worth every dollar you pay. The food is just spectacular! The staff is super friendly.
And compared to other restaurants in the South Beach area it's not all that expensive. I strongly recommend.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative interpretations onCreative interpretations on Latin standards. Very loud dining room--difficult to have a conversation if you're at one of the larger tables. Friendly staff.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were veryFood and service were very good. Young people athmosphere. Recommended for dinner on Friday night and then join the dancing club upstairs. Good music and mojitos!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall ExperienceThe overall experience was fantastic. My family went to celebrate Mother's Day for Dinner and we were blown away with the delectable cuisine and the level of service. Our server Hermes was very knowledgeable and his suggestions were well received. I had a plantain crusted mahi mahi which was delicious and tender. My father had the mothers day special which included an appetizer, entree and dessert for $38 (the entree featured a variety of meats and perfect for sampling) Hermes and the manager were attentive and would pass by the table every so often to check on us. working in the luxury hotel business, you have a certain service level that you expect from other hotels and restaurants and this is certainly one venue you want to visit!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant... GreatLove this restaurant... Great Mojitos, wonderful service. But only pet peeve is that I felt that i was rushed in and rushed out. No time to enjoy the ambience of the restaurants5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time at Yuca!We had a great time at Yuca! We sat outside and tried several of the authentic Cuban dishes on the menu. Service was excellent. Food was good- portions are moderate. The only disappointment was that we purposely reserved dinner at a time when they were supposed tone offering salsa lessons. We wanted to take lessons but they were not being offered that night due to a private party... We'll go back!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSat outdoors on a beautifulSat outdoors on a beautiful Miami evening. Everything we tasted was incredible. Empandas with a kicking side sauce and the best hummus i have ever tasted for appetizers. Paella for the main dish was mouthwatering and a tres leches dessert that made me want seconds. Excellent wine selection... I'm definitely in love with their food.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI was going to Florida forI was going to Florida for a vacation with my bofriend and spending a night at South Beach. I was researching places to eat that were not going to be 100 dollar a plate prices. Or even 50 a plate prices. I found Yuca, the reveiws were great, and it was not going to break the bank.So we arrive fro a reservation, a tad early, but were seated. It was by no means empty, but not packed. It was about 7:00. So, we were greated quickly, and teh waitor told us that if we had any questions, he was there for us.
The food, was absolutely outstanding. I had the paella nad my outher half orded the skirt steak, and fried calamari which is toppped with peppers and onions and a chili dipping sauce. Everything was devine. So, on an end note. Delis4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!! Service was top notch,Wow!! Service was top notch, food was divine and the mojitos were to die for!! I'm a Texan, this was my first time in Miami and at Yuca and I WILL be back!!! The name is right, Young Urban Cuban American! Loved it!!!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMpeople watching on Lincolnpeople watching on Lincoln Road is always fun, and this is a very convenient spot to have dinner before the Symphony. nice mix of full portions and small plates4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu features a very goodThe menu features a very good assortment of modern Cuban American specialties. Everything was well prepared except for the grilled octopus, which was undercooked and rubbery.
The wine list was varied and bottles started at about $35.
There were three options for dining: upstairs with live music, downstairs in the main dining room, or outside on Lincoln Road mall. Outside, is probably the most moderate option in terms of noise.
Our server was very attentive and offered us helpful tips when we were on the fence between two different entrees.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMKnowledgable staff help guideKnowledgable staff help guide you through this gem. Excellent food. Great presentation. Good value3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful mojitos, excellentWonderful mojitos, excellent Cuban food and fun, vibrant scene on Lincoln Road Mall!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelish!Amazing food!!! Just don't order the octopus. Also, must try the passion fruit mojito.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCuban fusion at it's bestMy daughter works on Lincoln road, thus she has a chance to try out many different "trendy" restaurants located on arguably the most "Miami Beach-ish" venue. A place to stroll around, enjoy open bars and restaurants, be chic, be trendy, dress skimpily, flirt, seen and be seen.
This time she wanted us to try Yuca, a restaurant that defines itself like this on their web site: "YUCA, an acronym for Young Urban Cuban-Americans, is widely known as being South Florida's original upscale Cuban restaurant featuring Innovative Nuevo Latino Cuisine or as the locals call it "Nuevo Latino."
Wow, right on! We tried five different dishes, and all were from very good to great. A blend of spices and flavors that are truly unique. Please try it all.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always good at Yuca.Food is always good at Yuca. I love the smaller dishes more than the entres and the blended mojitos are delish (especially the coconut mojito). We were able to get an outside table to people watch.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad such a great time twoHad such a great time two nights ago that I had to go one more time before heading back home to Chicago. I'm still craving the mojitos, they just don't make them like that anywhere else!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMreally cute place! such goodreally cute place! such good food and great service. the ambiance was nice and the location is great for people watching!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as always. A realAmazing as always. A real must do when your in Miami.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff and amazing foodGreat staff and amazing food in an absolutely gorgeous setting. Will for sure stay on my list of "musts" every time I visit Miami Beach!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutdoor dining on LincolnOutdoor dining on Lincoln Road at its best. Despite having tables of 13 and 8 around us, our table of 7 was served with exceptional efficiency. Great mojitos!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place and good location.Fun place and good location. An easy choice on Lincoln Road.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth going...Really good food, fun location, service was very good and would recommend for anyone who wants what feels like a local place in the middle of a very tourist-oriented area. Would definitely go back if the opportunity presented itself again.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMYuca has a great menu, greatYuca has a great menu, great drinks and a cool vibe. Be sure to ask not to be seated near large groups if you want a quiet table. Location is excellent. Wish someone had told us about the salsa dancing on Friday nights...11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM