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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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
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Romantic (5)
Tapas (5)
Casual (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Music (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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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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 (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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 (Miami)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (Toledo)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Fantastic place! Very nice dining environment. Food and service was exceptional. Moderate pricing. Appetizer was around $10 and my entree was $24. For how delicious the tuna steak was it was well worth it!

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Good place to eat

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Tapas
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We had a wonderful and memorable meal. Loved the Cuban culinary twists. Lots of gluten free options. Thanks to our waiter Nestor.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Nice atmosphere but service was poor and slow. Food was okay but not great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was delicious! The restaurant was beautiful and the service was great!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Awesome food offering, ate outside and people watched. Drinks are excellent and service is superb😉

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Ruben thanks! It was great! Wonderful service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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...

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Went for dinner early saturday evening with friends not that familiar with cuban cuisine. They were blown away. YUCA was not crowded at the time. Service was excellent, food was outstanding.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food was just average and certain items were served at room temperature that should have been hot. Great location and overall just an average experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Service was ok. Quite slow. Food was very small.portions for the price amd not very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Amazing experience! Best tuna I've ever had! Ricardo is fabulous!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

2nd time here on my visit to Miami. Delicious food ! So happy we came back. Ropa vieja was amazing & the fufu! A must try when in Miami!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food and service were good. Was not as wowed by my food as I was in my first visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Food was good. A little pricey. Tip was included. The white rice was Minute Rice. LOL

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Rude hostess. Adequate waiter. Food was decent but not worth the price. The whole appeal of this place is the sidewalk seating for people watching. There are better places on Lincoln that offer this. Avoid Yuca!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Poconos)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great service & great waiter named Nicolas. We celebrated my Fiancé birthday and it was great. The food was amazing and quick service. We will be back soon to enjoy the food & great people again.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Service good; food very good; recommend tuna; all round very enjoyable

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Amazing food, fantastic service

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Fantastic experience, great food, great and quick service.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Great location and service overall. The variety and quality of plates is really good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Pork shank was delicioso! Fun to Eat outdoors

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Loved the osso bucco...so tender. delicious cocktails. attentive waiter. great people watching!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food was very good. It was a bit expensive and the amount of food was lacking for the price.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Excellent meal! Excellent service! Great location!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The food was very tasty. Our server was a little hard to understand, but sweet. Cruz. I am not sure I liked that an 18 percent tip was automatically added. We likely would have tipped 20 or more but we're a little annoyed

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. Good atmoshere. Fun to try the different food and drink offerings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Not worth visiting. Microwaved food and bottled sauces.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Very good food. Great mojitos, Habanero dip, mango salmon tartare, and tiramisu. Waitstaff was very knowledgeable and excellent.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Good Food!!!

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