Yuca Bar & Restaurant

Yuca Bar & Restaurant

Tapas Restaurant, Bar, and Latin American Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
  • Stars
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    The experts at The Corcoran Group and New York Habitat recommend this place
    • The Corcoran Group
    • New York Habitat
  • Tips
    Allison N.
    "My favorite is the platano relleno and the arepas….oh"(8 Tips)
    Danielle K.
    "Get the Arepas Benedictos with salmon for $13.95 brunch."(6 Tips)
    Adolfo R.
    "The drinks are on point...try the white sangria and the caipirinhas!"(9 Tips)
    Melanie D.
    "Very fast service and some of the best sangria we have ever had"(36 Tips)
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  • sangria
  • happy hour
  • platanos rellenos
  • brunch food
  • margaritas
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  • Ami H.heart icon on user image
    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. 
  • 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
  • Elizabeth I.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth IrizSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ 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!
  • Allison N.heart icon on user image
    Allison NiksichJune 27, 2021
    Been here 25+ times
    I love this place so much! Such a good neighborhood go to with fresh mixed drinks and amazing food! My favorite is the platano relleno and the arepas….oh and all the tacos 😂
  • 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.
  • Escape C.heart icon on user image
    Escape CardonaJanuary 15, 2017
    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.
  • Carlos J M.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Gloriann C.
    Gloriann ChhouthJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Me and my fiancé sat in the outdoor seating area. The weather was beautiful and the food was amazing. The staff is friendly and the overall place was awesome. I give yuca bar an A++
  • 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.
  • Densheart icon on user image
    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.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoApril 4, 2011
    Yuca Bar is a funky spot serving an eclectic pan-Latin cuisine and the best mojito and sangria around. It's well known for its fusion of Latin cuisine, lively bar scene, and great happy hour specials Read more
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    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 👌
  • 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.
  • Shaun T.
    Shaun Tollerton ⚡️February 20, 2017
    Arepas Benedictos was delicious. Grab a window seat for some Tompkins Square people watching too.
  • Tania P.heart icon on user image
    Tania PlateroJanuary 17, 2018
    Excellent music, great service and awesome Sugar Cane mojitos! My friends and I had an awesome time!
  • Morgan P.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Lola Y.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • 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!
  • Nick N.heart icon on user image
    Nick NickApril 5, 2015
    So many great tapas! I honestly can't pick just a few to recommend, they are all really delicious
  • 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!
  • Leemor Y.
    Leemor YuravlivkerAugust 2, 2018
    Yuca Benedict is so freaking delicious.
  • Anup T.
    Anup TapaseOctober 27, 2012
    Tapas plates seem pricy at the beginning but they are big portions do well worth it. BBQ pork ribs and plantain with pulled pork.. Both delicious.
  • Cristina S.heart icon on user image
    Cristina StoutApril 24, 2017
    The drinks and food here are amazing!! It can get super crowded and loud, but the atmosphere gives off a lively vibe.
  • Superbheart icon on user image
    SuperbJuly 10, 2012
    Awesome deals: Tuesday happy hour, prixe fixe brunch, and regular beer deals ($3 for a Modelo on our last visit!). The bar area can get pretty loud during the weekend, so be prepared to yell.
  • Caroline P.heart icon on user image
    Caroline PiresNovember 9, 2016
    Amazing service and amazing Latin food. The passion fruit margarita and the platano relleno are my favorites.
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WSeptember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    go on Tuesday for half price tapas. order the guac, vegetarian arepa, steak taquitos. down a pitcher of red sangria. write me a thank you letter later.
  • Nicolette R.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Elle F.heart icon on user image
    Elle F.October 11, 2016
    Excellent Drink Selection. Brunch, Lunch, Dinner. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 1-8PM. Half Priced Tapas on Tuesday Until 8PM.
  • Margo M.
    Margo MindnichAugust 16, 2014
    Location, location, location. Great outdoor seating with phenomenal food. Get the mojito or a sangria pitcher to share
  • Milton T.
    Milton TrachtmanOctober 7, 2013
    Amazing food and atmosphere! Try the moqeca de Bahia, just like home.
  • Vlada A.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WJanuary 11, 2017
    Great happy hour deals. Tuesdays are half off tapas and the pulpo a la plancha is amazing!
  • Alan M.heart icon on user image
    Alan MooimanJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch is great here, although a little on the pricey side. Tuesday nights till 8- half price tapas and cheaper drinks. Get the Sangria. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GruneauDecember 7, 2014
    Best Bloody Mary I've experienced so far. Nice Spanish touch on the egg Benedict's
  • Matthew S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew SpectorJanuary 3, 2015
    Brilliant brunch deal - anything with the yuca hash is completely worth it and outstanding.
  • Kailin V.heart icon on user image
    Kailin VillamarJuly 18, 2015
    Amazing taquitos and platanos rellenos. I must come back for brunch!
  • Julian M.heart icon on user image
    Julian ModestoJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    On Tuesday, tapas are half-off all-day until 8 PM. Get the platano relleno
  • Maria T.heart icon on user image
    Maria TORRESOctober 29, 2019
    Go often good Drinks and food friendly people great service. Good at anytime ...
  • Nate B.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Anand A.heart icon on user image
    Anand AgarawalaJuly 12, 2015
    Great vibes on the patio, easy to get a seat, decent food and super friendly staff
  • Inna G.heart icon on user image
    Inna GJuly 16, 2023
    Beef arepas and shrimp ceviche were amazing. Gets really loud in the evening.
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohJune 4, 2013
    tapas portions are quite large so choose wisely. recommend the tuna ceviche, which is served in a coconut!
  • Sara O.
    Sara OdgaardAugust 5, 2015
    The plantano relleno, churrasquinhos and taquitos de camaron is great! Especially the Plantano Relleno
  • Josef S.heart icon on user image
    Josef SzottenJuly 2, 2015
    The Huevos Rancheros are amazing. Get them with poached eggs. You won't regret it
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    love steak? the steak and eggs is tasty. topped with a garlic, parsley chimmichurri sauce, you will be satisfied. a side of rice and beans completes this dish.
  • Josh
    JoshDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure everyone in your party arrives at the same time, otherwise you get a side of sass and nowhere to park your rear until all are near.
  • Carolineheart icon on user image
    CarolineJanuary 21, 2016
    Food is pretty good and drinks too. Brunch was surprisingly fun and different than the usual.
  • Ryanheart icon on user image
    RyanMay 26, 2015
    Get the carnitas for 2 and come hungry 🍴
  • Madison B.heart icon on user image
    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
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