Yuca Bar & Restaurant

Yuca Bar & Restaurant

Tapas Restaurant, Bar, and Latin American Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • DJ C.
    DJ CJune 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Great brunch
  • Cristina S.
    The drinks and food here are amazing!! It can get super crowded and loud, but the atmosphere gives off a lively vibe.
  • Aimee A.
    Aimee AmatoApril 16
    It's not good. Kind of gross, really. The kind of place you wish you had never stepped in. Go somewhere else.
  • ⚡️ Shaun T.
    Arepas Benedictos was delicious. Grab a window seat for some Tompkins Square people watching too.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawJanuary 16
    Half prices tapas on Tuesday. Drinks are weak though.
  • Escape C.
    Escape CardonaJanuary 15
    Ended the night at this great spot. The yuca burger with the yuca fries , churasco , and paella were all delicious. The latin music was a perfect touch.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WJanuary 11
    Great happy hour deals. Tuesdays are half off tapas and the pulpo a la plancha is amazing!
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuDecember 18, 2016
    The brunch here is a good value for the area but food is only okay....
  • Fadel K.
    Fadel KONENovember 18, 2016
    Great food but not exceptional. The music is however great
  • Caroline P.
    Caroline PiresNovember 9, 2016
    Amazing service and amazing Latin food. The passion fruit margarita and the platano relleno are my favorites.
  • Elle F.
    Elle F.October 11, 2016
    Excellent Drink Selection. Brunch, Lunch, Dinner. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 1-8PM. Half Priced Tapas on Tuesday Until 8PM.
  • Ami H.
    Ami H.September 17, 2016
    The Moqueca de Bahia, yeah, get on that. There's scrimps, octopus, and hearts of palm elbowing each other for space in a garlicky, coconut broth. So good. 
  • Mumma1945
    Mumma1945September 16, 2016
    The calamari was tender and crisp - but just a little bit salty. Chipotle dipping sauce was smoky and mild.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJuly 2, 2016
    Was highly disappointed that with 15 open tables, they wouldn't sit me while waiting for the 2nd person in my party. So I left. But have been here otherwise. Meh, it's okay. Outside seating is nice.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenJune 16, 2016
    the tuna ceviche is divine and their yucajito (coconut rum, pineapple juice, and mint) is INCREDIBLE.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CJune 4, 2016
    We couldn't order any food until 5:30. The garlic mashed potatoes were peppery and barely edible, while the grilled veggies were delicious. My friend was underwhelmed by his ceviche.
  • Carlos J M.
    Carlos J MartinezMay 27, 2016
    Mojitos and tapas. 👌 Top quality!
  • Carlos J M.
    Carlos J MartinezMay 27, 2016
    The mojitos are on point.👌 And I strongly recommend ordering the shrimp quesadilla, and if you still have room left in your tummy, try the skirt steak.
  • Diana F.
    Diana FApril 22, 2016
    Not my vibe. But good mojitos!
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickMarch 26, 2016
    Frozen mojitos, areas, awesome chicken dishes, great service!!
  • Denise F.
    Denise FerreiraFebruary 5, 2016
    Drinks and food are amazing
  • Caroline
    CarolineJanuary 21, 2016
    Food is pretty good and drinks too. Brunch was surprisingly fun and different than the usual.
  • Avery E.
    Avery EpsteinJanuary 13, 2016
    Get the caipirinha
  • Bryce C.
    Bryce CouncilJanuary 1, 2016
    Great Mexican food for a decent price.
  • Cindy Y.
    Cindy YeeNovember 19, 2015
    Sangria is delicious!
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinNovember 7, 2015
    My opinion of Yuca has declined. Sloppy brunch with bad guac
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    Excellent margaritas
  • Melanie D.
    Melanie DudekAugust 31, 2015
    Very fast service and some of the best sangria we have ever had
  • Mhat S.
    Mhat SavAugust 30, 2015
    Tasty Tapas & strong drinks
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanAugust 16, 2015
    The queso fundido and octopus were both good appetizers, but the carnitas platter for 2 was just a bunch of ok tasting meat. The Yuca Tai cocktail is sweet and delicious!
  • Madison B.
    Madison BackAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour 12-8 everyday but tuesdays are the best! 2 for 1 tapas. Go for the arepas
  • Sara O.
    Sara OdgaardAugust 5, 2015
    The plantano relleno, churrasquinhos and taquitos de camaron is great! Especially the Plantano Relleno
  • Kailin V.
    Kailin VillamarJuly 18, 2015
    Amazing taquitos and platanos rellenos. I must come back for brunch!
  • Anand A.
    Anand AgarawalaJuly 12, 2015
    Great vibes on the patio, easy to get a seat, decent food and super friendly staff
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenJuly 2, 2015
    The Huevos Rancheros are amazing. Get them with poached eggs. You won't regret it
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyJune 23, 2015
    Great atmosphere but lots of the dishes were surprisingly sweet. Stick to the savory stuff (no coconut lime dressing) and you'll love it.
  • Sandra B.
    Sandra BaezJune 14, 2015
    Empanadas were excellent.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MontesJune 13, 2015
    http://discoveringnewsabor.com/2015/05/25/yuca-bar/
  • Vlada A.
    Vlada AlyabyevaJune 13, 2015
    Everything is so good! 10/10 for food but 7/10 for drinks. Seriously, try the food and tell me I'm wrong.
  • Santi A.
    Santi AmayaJune 7, 2015
    The food is great, the drinks are strong. Normally food is expensive so come on Tuesday nights when tapas are half off!
  • Ryan
    RyanMay 26, 2015
    Get the carnitas for 2 and come hungry 🍴
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerMay 17, 2015
    Best caipirinha in Manhattan.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 10, 2015
    Try the Tapas - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Dens
    DensApril 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Arepa Benedict (with the ham!) is one of the best brunch options near Tompkins Park. Not a bad Bloody Mary either.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BlyeApril 20, 2015
    Get the Sushi Latino. Best thing on the menu.
  • Nick N.
    Nick NickApril 5, 2015
    So many great tapas! I honestly can't pick just a few to recommend, they are all really delicious
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelMarch 23, 2015
    Great brunch! Go early to beat the crowds and get a spot outside.
  • Lola Y.
    Lola YorkMarch 22, 2015
    Excellent brunch menu! I had chillaquiles and the sauce was perfectly made. Fresh squeeze orange juice my fav!! Will go back for dinner!
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, best sangria and caprihinas in the area!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 27, 2015
    $10-17 brunch, outdoor seating
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 26, 2015
    $10-17 brunch
  • Katt
    KattFebruary 17, 2015
    Love,love, love this place the best drinks, service and the food is delicious!!!!! Had brunch here and stopped by for drinks.. Always a great experience 👌
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiFebruary 5, 2015
    It's not Spanish but Mexican tapas. Still really delicious but kind of pricy for the neighborhood
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The platano relleno portion is perf
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    On Tuesday, tapas are half-off all-day until 8 PM. Get the platano relleno
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Our waiter said the red sangria is better than the white sangria
  • Dima R.
    Dima RJanuary 25, 2015
    Brunches are great always, but the music in the afternoon is blasting my brain away, tidiculous kinda
  • Rishi S.
    Rishi SatsangiJanuary 19, 2015
    Great brunch place
  • Adolfo R.
    Adolfo Rivera JrJanuary 4, 2015
    The drinks are on point...try the white sangria and the caipirinhas!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorJanuary 3, 2015
    Brilliant brunch deal - anything with the yuca hash is completely worth it and outstanding.
  • Adrianne
    AdrianneDecember 14, 2014
    Arepas!!!!
  • Gregory D.
    Gregory DominguezDecember 14, 2014
    No coat check, neither Wi-Fi but is a cool place
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 10, 2014
    Vegetarian arepa-crispy filled with mushrooms sautéed in red wine sauce & cheese topped with guacamole & salsa $11. Grilled octopus tapas with grapefruit & mango salsa also amazing $11.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GruneauDecember 7, 2014
    Best Bloody Mary I've experienced so far. Nice Spanish touch on the egg Benedict's
  • Nadine C.
    Nadine CharlesNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Drinks and yuca fries. Fave.
  • Jane D.
    Jane DongSeptember 22, 2014
    Get the ceviche. Arepas - one of my other favorites
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroSeptember 20, 2014
    Fun spot! The pitchers of sangria are huge. Get drunk and order the puerquito cubano - it's big enough for two!
  • Elizabeth I.
    Elizabeth IrizSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Weather nice out? Beat the brunch crowd and grab a table outside. Get the Yuca Benedictos for a refreshing Latin spin on a classic dish!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer S.September 5, 2014
    A-MAZE-ING churrasco appetizer and sugar cane capirinha! Dissapointing service by the wait staff. Do NOT order white sangria pitchers, order water-it's cheaper and tastes the same.
  • Jori B.
    Jori BellSeptember 3, 2014
    Tapas and drinks on Tuesdays
  • Cloe B.
    Cloe BushnellAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the passion fruit margs!
  • Aixa A.
    Aixa AvellinoAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite spot to meet with my friends. Sangrias are deliciously deathly.
  • Margo M.
    Margo MindnichAugust 16, 2014
    Location, location, location. Great outdoor seating with phenomenal food. Get the mojito or a sangria pitcher to share
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Strong drinks and great ceviche
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    The usual tortillas and empanadas get punched up courtesy of lobster and port wine reductions, and their specialty Yucajito (coconut rum, pineapple juice, and mint) will transport you to the tropics. Read more
  • Allie B.
    Allie BodackAugust 1, 2014
    Live feel good Spanish music.
  • Alice N.
    Alice NgJuly 23, 2014
    You can't go wrong with huevos rancheros. So good! They only seat complete parties.
  • Iliana
    IlianaJune 16, 2014
    Superb brunch
  • Bridget B.
    Bridget BadoreMay 26, 2014
    Nicest hostess ever <3
  • Michael D.
    Michael DanahyMay 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Half priced tapas on Tuesdays 'til 8pm.
  • Nicholas V.
    Nicholas VanderBorghMay 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    For a group get the carnitas (for 2). The Espresso bbq costillitas are awesome. Yes the red sangria is wonderful
  • Nicky K.
    Nicky K.April 30, 2014
    Sit outside and have Yuca Benedictos and a Bloody Mary.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GonzalezMarch 15, 2014
    The food was great, but they don't take reservations for parties of 10 or more for some reason that makes no sense. We waited 2 hrs for a table on Friday night. It was still worth the wait!
  • Tracy C.
    Tracy CuiMarch 13, 2014
    Happy hour starts 1pm
  • Tracy C.
    Tracy CuiMarch 12, 2014
    Lalalalala
  • Rima B.
    Rima BakhruFebruary 23, 2014
    Love Yuca...but way too loud during dinner on a weekend to have conversation.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyFebruary 16, 2014
    For brunch get the steak and eggs with home fries
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyFebruary 16, 2014
    They do poached eggs!
  • DonNap
    DonNapNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Home of the one & only Yuca Fries 😍
  • chinny o.
    chinny oNovember 14, 2013
    Happy hour ends at EXACTLY 8. Not 8:01 or 8:02 *side eye*
  • Milton T.
    Milton TrachtmanOctober 7, 2013
    Amazing food and atmosphere! Try the moqeca de Bahia, just like home.
  • Lindley S.
    Lindley SchneiderSeptember 22, 2013
    The Crabcake Benedict was unreal 😋
  • Eddie C.
    Eddie CavsSeptember 18, 2013
    Great Mexican food with a little sophisticated twist. Reasonable prices too
  • Prince N.
    Prince NarangSeptember 15, 2013
    Great drinks but the food was ok. Would definitely come back for the mojitos or the sangria but not the food.
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SpicerSeptember 14, 2013
    No substitutions. Don't even think about asking for wheat bread or no sausage. Waitstaff is rude. I will not be coming back.
  • Katie R.
    Katie RyanSeptember 4, 2013
    The food was good, we couldn't enjoy with no AC the place was so hot. We had ppl around us sweating and leaving. We'll be back in the winter.
  • Laura P.
    Laura PilcherAugust 25, 2013
    Arepas benedictos...so amazing! The home fries are a mix of regular and sweet potatoes with peppers. Great blend of flavors.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 8, 2013
    Come here on Tuesdays for half priced tapas and drinks before 8 - ain't nothing wrong with that! Added bonus: their sangria is delicious.
  • Jen D.
    Jen DangJuly 27, 2013
    2L pitcher of sangria for $35 during happy hour! Dishes are larger than the usual tapa sizes. Platano rellenos and the taquitos con carne were delish!
  • Lina B.
    Lina BodestadJuly 17, 2013
    Great service, great atmosphere. The crusted salmon was delicious. Highly recommended!
  • felipe m.
    felipe martiFebruary 22, 2015
    Excelente bar de sangrías....
  • Julia A.
    Julia AmaranteJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the delicious brazilian pão de queijo, cheese bread!!!
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