Yuca

4.2
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Below expectations in every aspect so would not recommend

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vipyvonnes
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprised. Very good food and service. Easy access to NWS.

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vipAndrea
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Best mojitos! Food is great, we are repeat customers!

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LauraC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Everything was delicious: Cuban comfort food with gourmet touches. The cocktails were also classic yet modern.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

I have celiac disease. A server came and served me the incorrect dish. Double check or don’t come here if you have severe food allergies. Food was excellent, but the getting sick from the wrong meal was NOT worth it.

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vipLisa
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, and exceptional service from Alberto.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience , excellent service

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DanielO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wasnt my first time here, but the food wasnt as good this time around. Tables need a little maintenance, had to move from original setting due to a wobbly table. Service was great but a bit slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and the food was awesome!

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ChelseaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was pretty slow...took a long time for a simple appetizer and also the requested cappuccino at the end of the meal...20 minutes?

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vipJackieB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We had a reservation so we were seated immediately, but the restaurant wasn’t full anyway. Despite that, we waited 1 hour for our food. They brought us mariquitas while we waited. Then, my plate arrived and it didn’t seem right so I asked the waiter to confirm it wasn’t shrimp because I’m allergic. The waiter assured me it wasn’t shrimp, walked away and returned confirming same. I again begged him to be sure because of my allergy. He reaffirmed, so I took one bite and knew it was shrimp. The rest is private but needless to say, not good. The lack of care and service were appalling. Awful experience.

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vipCristinaJacomino
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was not quality - extremely overpriced - service was good but I would not recommend it to anyone. You can have better food at a better price in a lot of other places

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good as per usual. We enjoyed the fried yuca, guacamole, mahi mahi, and lovely cocktails. Service is very hit-or-miss here. Previous experiences were fine. On this day, service was inattentive, slow in bringing requested food and drinks, and kept missing the mark on providing needed utensils (e.g., teaspoon instead of a serving spoon; one set of utensils instead of two...). Would give this place another chance as good is very good. Service needs improvement, though.

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vipluvtoeat
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food on Lincoln Road!! Location was perfect for activities nearby and the Yuca has Gluten Free options that were delicious, even for my non-GF friends. The GF Paella was very tasty and fresh, while the salmon and quinoa were perfect. I'm very sensitive and had no reaction to my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipLuv2dine
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, food quite tasty, and will definitely return!

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DemetriA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not truly Cuban food

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vipRSBDiner
New England
61 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. All 6 of us loved out meal.

Raphael was excellent with a perfect recommendation on the skirt steak.

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AlanR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

While the service was good, the food was truly poor. It is supposed to be a Cuban restaurant and the food was really bad and no where near what you would expect from Cuban dishes. This was very much a tourist restaurant for tourists who have no idea what real Cuban food is like. I would not recommend this place if what you are looking for is to try Cuban dishes.

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vipMsss1
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice overall experience. Huge portions.

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MaxY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolutely fantastic choice for New Years Eve dinner! The staff was friendly, relaxed and wonderful. The food was simply outstanding. Rarely have I had Cuban food in Miami Beach at such a high level, and certainly not from the touristy restaurants along Lincoln Road and Espanola Way. The drinks, in particular the Yuca Mojito, were sublime. Again, I cannot praise this particular dinner highly enough. A perfect start to the new year!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waitress had an attitude, food wasn’t as good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente !! Good food and Good price

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vipTTDo
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Went there twice. Recommend the whole fried snapper.

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vipWendeats
New England
42 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yuca has become our Cuban restaurant “go to” for this winter season. And now in addition to loving Alberto, we now have another wonderful waiter named Juan Pablo.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really nice and our waiter too.

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vipPrincipessa
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside so enjoy the environment But when going inside to use restroom a little dated and bathroom not maintained

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vipFoodlovr
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food mediocre

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vipWendeats
New England
42 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It all began and ended with Alberto!! He was so attentive and helpful. The drinks were delicious, the food yummy and the desserts were amazing. We don’t know what took us so long to dine at Yuca but can’t wait to return next week!

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SusanM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alejandro was our server... fantastic. My daughter is celiac and he was very knowledgeable about gluten cross contamination. Fantastic experience. And the food was fabulous!

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vipFranckm
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cute, quiet place. The food was good, tasty. Friendly service.

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vipLauraD
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. We had the croquetas to start and the ceviche and salmon balserito for our entrees. Very flavorful. Loved it.

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HeidiK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Huge portion sizes for entrees

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LindiS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Our waiter only came two times which was to place our food order and drop off our check. The food was soaked in oil.

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vipNorthernPeach
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was over salted. We had empanadas, the Covina and salad and the Ropa vieja with mashed yuca(too sweet).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for girlfriend. Service was outstanding: our server Rafael was one of the best servers we have ever had and made our experience simply outstanding. Food was fantastic also.

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ToddWinchester45322123345
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alberto was a fantastic server! We ate off his recommendations and the good was prepared brilliantly.

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MariR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing and peaceful dinner

FAQs

Yuca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 532-9822.

Yuca is rated 4.2 stars by 1110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.