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“Saturday afternoon happy hour!”

Yuca Restaurant and Lounge
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Ranked #234 of 1,163 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$50
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Drexel Ave.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Yuca Restaurant is located in a nice area on Lincoln road. It’s a good Cuban/ Latin restaurant. We stopped by for a lunch or small snack and some drinks. They had a $5 happy hour at the bar inside. The mojitos were very good and refreshing on a warm day. We also had the empanadas and croquetas. The outside seating looked nice, but the happy hour pricing was only inside at the bar.

Thank Crispy12
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Chose to eat here pre-theater. Just a few minutes walk to the Fillmore. Lovely evening so we sat outside. Our waiter, Cruz, was great, and helped us make selections. The restaurant is Cuban and the menu had a variety of good choices with vegetarian and gluten-free options. My husband had the goat cheese salad and, when asked why he was eating so slowly, he said it was so good that he was savoring it! He also loved his paella. I had a lovely watermelon salad and thoroughly enjoyed the tuna. The sauces were great and the portion was substantial and perfectly prepared. No time for dessert, but we enjoyed the wine, a delightful Albariño (another recommendation from Cruz). We thought everything was great and will happily return to this restaurant.

Thank Amadancer1
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Yuca is a lovely experience. The staff are welcoming and look great in their Cuban fedoras. The food is amazing and portion sizes just right. You can eat outside; we were inside. There was a very loud stag party behind us but the staff made sure all guests were treated well.

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Thank Portia C
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I loveeeedd this restaurant especially because I am vegetarian and the waiter called Benjamin was so helping with what to choose! He was very kind and funny we had a blast with him !! The food was great I would recommend to anyone

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Thank Camazo
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We wanted to start our trip off with Cuban Fare since we had just arrived in Miami that day. The location is wonderful and the service above average. The issue is that I found the food OK, not great, and you paid resort/Miami Beach prices. I may have cut these guys a little slack if it had been crowded and a lot of food was coming out, but on this Sunday it was busy but not crowded. It may have been just an off night, but that's my review.

Thank Randler
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