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About Yuca

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.

501 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Drexel Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 532-9822

Website:
http://www.yuca.com/

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.

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)

Executive Chef:
Francisco Javier Rodriguez

Additional:
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

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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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.

Yuca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Groups (6)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Decided on a whim to head to Yuca for our last night in Miami and it was one of the best restaurants we ate at on the whole trip! The ambiance was fun, the staff was super friendly and had lots of recommendations, and our cocktails were tasty and had lots of Miami flair. All the food was amazing - the empanadas were seasoned so well and I've never had guava and burrata together but the combo was great! I ate the seafood paella which had a large variety of seafood in it and was deliciously filling, while my mom had the churrasco which had an awesome chimicurri sauce with it. I will definitely go back here next time I'm in Miami!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent, enjoyed the meal. Appetizers and drinks were out fast, meal took 40 minutes. Food was worth the wait though 90 minutes for lunch is too long.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great to have a interesting and delicious variation on typical local Cuban cuisine. Always friendly service and excellent quality. Great stop on Lincoln road.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food. From the dates wrapped in bacon. Fried Calamari. Empanada. And those were just the appetizers. To the seafood paella. All delicious. And well priced.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Good food. Requested patio at 7pm on Halloween. When I arrived I was told $50 minimum per person and 2 hour limit. No problem. We ordered right away. We went over the $50 minimum, but after an hour the waiter was told by a manager to drop the check. We were still ordering drinks! I know they want to turn tables, but this was a little much. When I tell my clients they have two hours, I give them two hours. The whole idea was to enjoy the Halloween show. Not professional...

Tags: Casual, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was fantastic. Service good, but will never return or suggest anyone eat there since you allow dogs inside the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a pleasure when dinning at Yuca. The staff are friendly and attentive; food is great, and drinks are even better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was very good. Octopus special was excellent. Had to sit inside as there were no outside tables but not a bad thing as it was nice and cool.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Haven't been in Miami since I moved 13 yrs ago. This made me feel right at home with the culture and good food. Loved it! Definitely will come back

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The setting on Lincoln Road was great, but the food was mediocre. Appetizers were the best part of the meal. Ropa vieja was lukewarm and not well seasoned. Paella was ok but rice wasnt well cooked. Our daughter got spaghetti bolognese and ate 3 bites. For me the biggest disappointment were the "tostones" that didnt taste at all like what I expected - more like fried yuca than fried plantains. There was also an electric violin player who at first I thought would be annoying but he played good Latin music so actually added to the experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had lunch at Yuca and it was very good. The highlights were the mojitos and the goat cheese croquetas. They have happy hour lunch specials which made for a really reasonably priced meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food and service. Everything was delicious!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

to much of the violin 🎻 dude 😩 he needs to take a break and give customers time to hear their dinner conversations

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Cuban style. Very good service.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great menu, food, service and location.
We were celebrating my bday

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Wow, ok let's get right into this. Been going to South Beach for many years, over 30 to be exact and I always try to go to my staples that I, tourists and locals know about. Heading into Lincoln Road Mall on a Monday to do some shopping and have always seen Yuca but never tried it but decided to do so. Everyone, this place is a must!! Creative Cuban/Latino food moderately priced in a 4 star atmosphere!! No BS!, service and attention to creating a first class experience for us diners blew me away, even better than trendy 4 star restaurants in the area. Out of their amazing Pineapple Dessert and manager noticed my disappointment, made sure my wishes came true and sent someone out to get one. Now that is service!! Again, food is very good and won't break the bank and when you add the impeccable service this place is a home run!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The service and food were both excellent. We both had seafood dishes with the calamari appetizer. Both meals and appetizer were tasty. The calamari, which was highly recommended by two different members of the staff, was nearly perfect with some red peppers mixed in.

I would recommend Yuca to someone staying in the South Beach area of Miami.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent food, superb service and overall wonderful experience. Staff was very friendly and the drinks very tasty. Highly recommended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Location is awesome - in front of Lincoln Mall Road. Service was quick and friendly. Food was delicious!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I enjoy the ambiance, the food and the service and the location.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great authentic Cuban food. Not too expensive either. Great mojitos and tapas.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Very disappointing experience
Selected it for its gluten free options but these did not work out as hoped.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Awesome food awesome service , awesome atmosphere , the best Cuban cuisine hands diwn

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had my rehearsal dinner here. The food was great and the service was excellent!

The mojitos were delicious- you must try if you visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The Food was delicious!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The customer service was phenomenal

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The waiter was helpful and attentive. we asked for his suggestions and he was on point

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent service and food. Our waiter was very nice and helpful with selections.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Very nice ambiance, ate outside, street is closed, so you're eating where there would be cars. Lots of people walking by. Fun!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Went for a gathering with friends. The staff was excellent and the food was amazig. Quick service. I will definetly come back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Very good food, recommended

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Very delighting to have great dinner. Service, food and prices are worth the visit.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We were on vacation from Alabama and wanted Cuban cuisine. Food was very good and people watching on Lincoln Ave was excellent!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Absolutely delicious!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

What a great place !
Food it's so fresh and so tasty !
Drinks omg !!! The guava mojito it's out of this world

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Has a wonderful dinner. We ordered the goat cheese croquettes and empanadas to share. For the entree we ate ropa viejia and a plantain crusted mahi mahi. Both were served with fufu. We also shared some fried plantains. All was wonderful. Our server was knowledgeable in the menu, and walked us through the Cuban cuisine

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We had a large group and the restaurant staff was very accommodating. I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Visiting South Beach for the rich culture and this restaurant gave us exactly what we were looking to find. The food was scrumptious, service attentive, and the ambiance made you feel like you were in a different country.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Excellent as always

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