Yuca
Latin cuisine & cocktails
Latin American · East Village · $$
The Zagat Review
4.1
Food
3.5
Decor
3.5
Service
 
“Upbeat” and “crowded” with “good-looking” types, this “colorful” East Villager mixes “better-than-average” , well-priced Pan-Latin fare with “killer” drinks; it gets “loud” and service can lag, but for “people-watching” by the open doors and windows, it's hard to beat.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
location 111 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA phone +1 212-982-9533 website yucabarnyc.com directions Get Directions
Google Reviews
4.2
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I think the food is 5 star, however, I am giving this place 2 stars just because of how ridiculous the prices are. I've been coming to Yuca Bar for years and when I recently visited again, I was surprised to see how much the prices have changed. The appetizers ranged from $13-$17! The most simple appetizer that almost every other restaurant give customers for free (chips, guac, and salsa) were the ones that began at $13. Also, service could have done way better. My friends and I never even got refills for our drinks, unless we have to pay extra for refills now... I wouldn't be surprised. Like I said, I've been going there for years, but this will be my last. How do you expect customers to come back with these prices and not-so-good service?
Sky Pina · June 18, 2018
Restaurant overall vibe is nice, music is pretty loud, however people go to enjoy the mix of the Latin flair! The waiters were not as attentive as I would like they do the minimum. Had to ask for refills of our drinks several times. I would go back during the happy hour as they have pretty good specials.
Michelle H. · May 26, 2018
I've been coming to Yuca for years! Tuesday was the night the locals would come because it used to be 50% off tapas. Then it went to 40%. Now it's 30%. Let's not kid ourselves, the menu was overpriced to begin with and the drinks have always been a bit too sweet. But we'd go on Tuesdays and there would be enough good will that would bring us back on the weekends for the full price menu. I feel like it's became a bridge to far. Just spent almost $100 for a pitcher of sangria and 4 "ok" appetizers and that's with the special. It's terrible when we lose local places due to rent increases, and it's even worse when they do it to themselves. The service is still great, as always.
Robert Mante · May 9, 2018