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501 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913 (Drexel Ave.)
+1 305-532-9822
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Server convinced us to take the special instead of ordering off the menu. He didn't tell us it costs $48 as opposed to menu prices at $24. Rip off and we won't be back.

Thank Mary M
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we have eaten lunch and dinner at this place. it is kind of cuban food with some other influences and we liked it very much. it is directly on lincoln road, close to lots of stores, quiet outside sitting, perfect to watch people going by. seems to be over-staffed. last time about 10 waiters were there, most of them just... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is Cuban, but not in a way you would expect or wish: the service was smiling, but extreeeemely slow and inefficient. Some people arrived after us and finished eating even before we got our plates, they forgot our drinks, and some servers didn't understand English. The food was ok, but the wait was not worth it.

Thank Cosimad
West Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is definitely at the top of my list of favorite restaurants. Has some very different choices on the menu and everything I've tried has been very good. I go on a girls trip to South Beach every few years and Yuca is always a a meal for us

Thank Maria M
Reggio Emilia, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a been a long time since they open on Lincoln Rd. Always busy and great location , but on the whole I would score 7 on 10 , the food is okay but too mixed or influenced by too many culture , and pls have a look @ the wine list / prices , they don't match , ,,,

Thank Fab4travel66
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had really high hopes for the restaurant. It seemed very promising and had been recommended by friends. We started off with one portion of empanadas, (two empanadas = one serving). About an inch and a half long each. This plate alone costs nine dollars. The entree was very small as well. Costing us twenty four dollars a dish. On... More 

Thank Matthew G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All our dishes were good, including three different appetizers split between 2 people. We split the hanger steak which was excellent. Great location on Lincoln Road to be close to all the activity.

Thank Jim G
Juan C, General Manager at Yuca, responded to this review

Jim, Thank you for the review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food. Ask for their specialities as well. First time for cuban food, this is a perfect choice as the dishes are made cross-over. Fish/meat/veg available. Ropa Vieia Angus is great, fufu is really good, not to sweet. Just at the east end Lincoln road.

Thank Anna-Karin F
Juan C, General Manager at Yuca, responded to this review

Anna, Thank you for the very nice review. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last fall we had a fantastic night at Yuca at my daughters birthday. With the risk of ruining good memories we recently revisited Yuca for dinner and once again we had a splendid expeience. My daughter has several food allergies so we can be a bit complex guests but the staff checked the food in a way that felt safe... More 

Thank Mattias K
Juan C, General Manager at Yuca, responded to this review

Mattias, We are happy that you a nice experience, thank you for visiting us once again More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is situated in the vibrant location of Miami Beach lots of tables for alfresco dining . Interesting menu lots of different flavours to experience . Great wait staff too service was excellent

Thank sue j
Juan C, General Manager at Yuca, responded to this review

Sue, Thank you for the review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2913
    (Drexel Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 305-532-9822
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?