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Yuca

4.2
911 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Authentic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • People Watching
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." This style of cooking includes traditional Latin ingredients such as a plethora of textures, colors, and flavors that when combined creates a cuisine that is unique to anything offered outside of the Caribbean and Latin America.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(305) 532-9822
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Francisco Javier Rodriguez
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Cross street
Drexel Ave.
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Parking details
17th Street Garage
(located on 17th between Meridian and Pennsylvania)
Fee: $1/hr.

Pennsylvania Avenue Garage
(located between Pennsylvania and the New World Center)
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Entertainment
Salsa Lessons every Wednesday and Fridays @ 7:30pm with Salsa Fever Miami @ The Cuban Corner (located on second floor)

World Famous Salsa Nights @ The Cuban Corner Nightclub (located on the second floor) every Friday from 11:00pm to 3:00am!

LIVE Cuban Music @ The Cuban Corner (located on the second floor) every Saturday from 7:30 to 11:30pm! Dinner Reservations Availible. Free Admission.
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Special events & promotions
Please visit our Private Dining Page to learn more about the private/semi-private dining options we offer for larger groups. To get immediate assistance, please contact Jenny Bueno, Event Sales Manager.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

YUCA can accommodate parties of up to 400 guests. Our private dining room seats 140 or up to 200 for receptions. We have a smaller, semi-private room, our VIP Room, accommodating up to 18. Finally, the Outside Dining Area is also a fun choice for enjoying your Nuevo Latino meal.

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What 911 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
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Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Just ok. Appetizer came out quickly, before our drinks arrived. We had just finished our appetizer when dinner came out —still no drinks. We signaled our waiter who seemed to have forgotten the drink order b/c he asked us to repeat it and then brought them over quickly. As for the food, the empanadas ranged from very good to just ok. My husband really enjoyed his churrasco steak. My plantain crusted mahi mahi was not great — not very flavorful and a little dry. Ambience was great though — lovely to sit outside and people watch while we dined. We enjoyed the live music too!

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Llevar a amigos que no viven en Miami

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Had a great time! Sat outside! Food and service was great!!!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

On vacation

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Top notch in every way. The service was attentive and friendly. The cocktails were delicious and the food was spectacular. Excellent

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

nice location for a quick late supper after the new world symphony

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had one night in Miami and wanted some good Cuban food. I found this place to be overpriced and just ok. Our waiter disappeared for a while, a long while and apologized. Our guests liked the sea bass, but the steaks we had were slightly tough. There was a lovely violinist playing which was nice. This place needs to have a little more creativity in their presentation of their dishes and more complex flavors. My octopus just had four tentacles sitting on the plate with one piece of broccoli rabe. It tasted ok but just not appetizing as a presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was good

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Yuca is a lovely experience. The staff are welcoming and look great in their Cuban fedoras. The food is amazing and portion sizes just right. We were slightly unlucky with a large stag party taking place behind us but the staff were great

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Had a great time the food was amazing and the server was really attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Attentive knowledgeable service. The grilled Octopus Mad Chilean Sea Bass was awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The restaurant was location was great and the serves was brilliant.
Food was quick to the table and very tasty as well as the drinks!
I would recommend visiting Yuca.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was amazing. Very delicious. Service was outstanding. We had calamari, goat cheese and truffle croquettes...all were amazing. The coconut shrimp and gnocchi entree were excellent. The gnocchi had a spice sauce which was delightful. We had the panacotta and mango tiramisu for dessert. I would have to say hands down the mango tiramisu is he go to dessert. The have an wide variety of mojitoa and margaritas, both of which were delicious as well.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

It was one of our long time go 2 when visiting SOBE for past 15 years. We always get the whole red snapper, because it was the best anywhere. Except this time sorry to say very disappointed. The snapper wasn't fresh and the coconut rice had no cocnut. Sad to say, probably won't be a go 2 any longer.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Yuca was recommended to us by a bartender at our favorite restaurant in New Jersey. We opted for outside seating. Beside the great food and service the people watching made the night a very enjoyable experience. We recommend to all when staying in South Beach.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It’ so tough to tell what to order, because it’s all so good. We skipped lunch so we could try more dishes at dinner; that was an excellent strategy. Try the fresh tasting Mojito, the date appetizer, and the sugar shrimp, and the vegetarian plate, and you won’t regret it!

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Honestly, like too many places in Miami Beach, this is a tourist/drunk sales force people trap.
The food is okay, but not spectacular and quite blend. My ox tail dish was dry and seriously lacking onto vegetables side. Desserts were sugary,
Noise level is atrocious if you happen to be seated next to a table of 20 business revelers, already drunk when they walked in.
But, make no mistake, even for a party of three, you will be automatically billed for the 18% service charge as Yuca correctly assumes not too many sophisticated clients visit their place. :(

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great food. Very personalized service from knowledgeable servers. Romantic setting in an old world in town South Beach location.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Super staff, great food, wonderful location. Staff did a great job accommodating us. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Too loud in there

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing experience!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Pork Shank was unbelievably good...service was excellent

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

YUCA is on Lincoln Road in South Beach. If you eat outside it is great for people watching. Also great location if going to the New World Symphony as it is a short walk. Great Mojito cocktail. Interesting and very good Cuban/American based food and not heavy like some Cuban food. My wife and I go there every year as our annual Lincoln Road dinner outing.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Birthday. Server was just floating around

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great food and great vibes! Our waiter was excellent and gave us great recommendations.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Excellent Gazpacho, loved the Yuca Rellena and the tacos. Nice blend of Cuban and Spanish cuisine.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Terrible service. Terrible service. Food was mediocre.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything went just fine! I highly recommend the place! Excellent service, outstanding food!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed the flavours and the Cuban ambiance with violinist.
Great time

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Honestly, don’t waste your money. The place looks good but the food is bad. Ceviche wasn’t fresh, tasted fishy and poorly seasoned. Paella tasted like instant rice seasoned with a flavor packet, tossed with old seafood.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2018

did not have a pleasant experience. was seated in corner table next to a very very very loud table of about 15 people. could not even talk to my date without having to raise my voice. second floor was closed to my dismay. online I understood there was dancing. food was good and server was kind and attentive however overall experience was poor.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is very good. The service, well, let's just say that everything that we ordered arrived at the same time; appetizers, entrees, salads on large plates that were too bit for the table of 4

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The restaurant is located in a great location and the service is very good. The food has a nice presentation but is mediocre. This was my second time to dine here. Both times the service was good but the food was lacking.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This is a great place for appetizers and drinks. We had the paella for dinner and it was good, but apps were the highlight of the meal.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Nestor was our waiter, he was very good- we had friends from London and the south Hamptons first time in south Florida- they were very impressed with the delicious meals. Only negative was the noise level- very hard to hear each other - otherwise we will go back
Thank you

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Simply amazing. Food was perfect, service was awesome, music was great. Thank you for everything

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Yuca provides an excellent venue on Lincoln Road Mall to enjoy Nuevo Cubano cuisine while taking in the eclectic celebration known as Lincoln Road Mall. I recommend it to all my friends who come in from out of town. Thanks.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

What a find, great location, great food & awesome mojito's.
People watching venue +++
Outdoor seating makes the venue more enjoyable.
Staff friendly & very helpful.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Awesome mojitos! Good service. Empanadas were tasty.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

This restaurant was amazing! From the minute we walked in the door, we received the best customer service!! The manager, Orlando, was great! He greeted us warmly, attentively took care of us, and made us feel very welcome. Drinks, food, service and atmosphere were all really amazing!! The food was authentic upscale Cuban food, and it was delicious! Throughout the meal, we were serenaded by the talented violinist! My friends and I all agree that Yuca was definitely the highlight of the trip! Thanks to the restaurant and staff who made our night so special and fun!

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