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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.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
17th Street Garage
(located on 17th between Meridian and Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania Avenue Garage
(located between Pennsylvania and the New World Center)
Francisco Javier Rodriguez
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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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
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
Our food was pretty decent, they were nice enough to move our reservation an hour earlier on short notice. However when we were there, the waiter who was an older man was extremely condescendent and to be honest a little mean. For what we paid I didn't expect to be eating in a cheap plastic table from Costco either...
We were there for lunch on a Friday at noon and it was very quiet . People tend to lunch later here. Lovely little white tablecloth restaurant, Upscale Cuban theme with a twist. We all enjoyed our lunches which were fresh, delicious , and ample. Service was meh. Especially since it was not busy. Server had a bit of an attitude,not very friendly. All in all enjoyed very much. Would go again. Would be fun to go at night or late afternoon when there is music and more happening. On Lincoln road, great area to stroll and people watch too.
Yuca is a great upscale new take on traditional Cuban food. The ropa de vieja is terrific as well as their black bean hummus. It's a fun an upbeat spot and always enjoyable. Service is friendly and efficient. My wife and I always enjoy our experience there.
My husband and I had a terrific meal at YUCA on a recent vacation to Miami beach. We had a lovely table outside where there was plenty of good people watching. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. It was one of the best meals that we had. We ordered hummus appetizer (Ok, the carrots were rubbery, but the delicious plantain chips made up for it), gnocchi with yellow pepper sauce, and paella. The flavors were all wonderful.
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