Yerba Buena

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Yerba Buena

East Village
Serious cocktails and sultry candlelight set the tone at this elegant Pan-Latin eatery. Toloache chef Julian Medina’s distinctive fare includes a Cuban sandwich, expressed as a delicate pizza and topped with a crumble of suckling pig; the same meat stars in a delicious entrée with habanero salsa, cracklings and yuca puree. Desserts—including the city’s 10,000th molten chocolate cake—stumble toward convention, but thankfully, the rest of our expert meal ensures that this is a worthwhile spot.
Venue name: Yerba Buena
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Address: 23 Ave A
New York

Cross street: between 1st and 2nd Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri 5pm–1am; Sat 11:30am–4pm, 5pm–1am; Sun 11:30am–4pm, 5–11pm
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average main course: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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