About 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!
New York, NY 10009
Latin / Spanish, Cuban, Peruvian
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
Between 1st & 2nd Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
F & V subway lines to 2nd Avenue.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call us (212) 420 1919 to inquire about private events.
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Yerba Buena Ratings and Reviews
This place is a really fun joint on the lower east side. As soon as I walked in, I got a warm feeling of the space. The staff was friendly and let me tell you, the drinks were s-t-r-o-n-g. Order the Yerba Mate Cocktail. It's herbal, slightly sweet, and well balanced. Something I could have continuously sipped on all night. But I didn't because after I got up from one I realized how strong it was. The food was delicious as well. I had the carnitas which is served with a nice amount of tortillas. My friends had the steak which, to their words, "was cooked almost too perfectly". Bottom line, try this place out. It's small, but it's fun.
Great food and great service at a reasonable price. Good wine choices. One course did arrive a little cold. But it was still mighty tasty. And I'd still go back. There a few restaurants in Manhattan I've hit more than once or twice because there are so many. But Yerba Buena is one.
Great place for a date night or dinner. I was surprised how quiet and cozy it was (but maybe we just got lucky) the cocktails were sublime and the food really tasty. Chips and guac are great, totally worth the hype. Our server have great attitude and knowledge about the food and cocktail menu.
Came on a Thursday evening and was surprised at how quiet it was since it always seemed packed on days I've walked by. Sat at the bar for dinner even though we had made reservations. The bartender was nice but not super attentive. We ordered the gin and jalepeño cocktail which tasted really fresh and had a strong, hot kick to it. The food was also good. Shared the salmon ceviche which was more like a carpaccio, but had a great flavor. We both ordered the cod with Peruvian corn which was also good. It was flakey with a nice crisp skin. The corn was a bit greasy but not too bad. One man who I think was the general manager came over twice to ask if we enjoyed everything. Overall the experience was good. It was a nice place to check out but it probably won't be a place I go regularly.
We were greeted very kindly and warmly by the manager, and the entire staff couldn't have been nicer - service was outstanding. The food was also very tasty and plentiful (we had paella - very good! and scallops w/pork belly - very good!). You must also have the watermelon fries - nothing like them anywhere.
The entire experience was excellent.
This is a fun very authentic neighborhood place with really good food. The Pisco sours were great. We couldn't help ourselves and order the Parilla meat dish for two. It could have fed four but was very good. The place is cozy in a very nice way. We will definitely be back.
Great find! We decided to try a new locale and are delighted we did. Juan was our server and he recommended cocktails and dishes, all of which were wonderful. We loved the guacamole, tuna tacos, calamari and the spicy drink (can't remember the name). Only reason we didn't give higher marks is that the paella was a bit dry. Nevertheless, still highly recommend.