Allow yourself to be swept away in the excitement of city life while enjoying the warmth and hospitality of YUCA. Located in South Beach, the Cuban-inspired dining legacy features an innovative menu, superior service and lively entertainment.
Zagat rated, the restaurant originally opened in Coral Gables before relocating to the beach. It's proved to be a success amongst locals and tourists for its blend of divine cuisine, atmosphere and Latin flair.
Clad in white guayaberas, attentive and friendly servers are more like family as they present colorful dishes for your eyes to admire and your mouth to devour. Tease your taste buds while watching passerbys from an outdoor table nestled in the heart of South Beach on Lincoln Road as you're serenaded with guitars and violins. Elegant floor to ceiling windows keep you close to the action, making people-watching a delight even for those who prefer the comforts of inside seating. The restaurant also offers an upstairs private dining area, complete with a liquor bar and state of the art music, sound and light system. Head over to what In Style Magazine calls the "hottest non-traditional Cuban restaurant" and add a little salsa to your life!
YUCA features Nuevo Latino cuisine, which includes generous portions of meat and seafood accompanied by sweet plantains, and well, yuca of course! Executive Chef Ramon Medrano uses different sauces and coconut shells to skillfully create elaborate presentations. Try the Tasajo, sweet plantains wrapped around a savory cured beef filling - a Yuca original. Entrees such as the famous spicy Guava BBQ Back Ribs and the Mar y Tierra, beef tenderloin presented on an original lobster mash, are only a fraction of the unique dishes to choose from. And like the entrees, Pastry Chef Josefa Balbin's dessert portions are plentiful. Whether you indulge in the Tres Leches de Chocolate, chocolate sponge cake soaked in three milks finished with decadent chocolate mousse and crowned with homemade chocolate ice cream, or the famous Cuban Bread Pudding, the selection is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.