Yuca Bar

Restaurants, Pan-South American East Village
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Yuca Bar
A slew of mojitos, margaritas and sangrias draw students, artists and old-timers, who tumble through the breezy space’s veranda doors and onto the narrow outside patio. But it’s the flavorful Latin food that distinguishes Yuca Bar from run-of-the-mill cantinas. Nibblers can choose from an extensive assortment of tapas, including tuna ceviche served in a coconut shell or a trio of tantalizing empanadas. Those with heartier appetites can have their pick of more substantial dishes like churrasco skirt steak or guava-barbecued short ribs—or, better yet, sample a variety of meats with a colossal carnitas platter.


Venue name: Yuca Bar
Address: 111 Ave A
New York
Cross street: at 7th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri–Sun 11am–1am
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average main course: $17. AmEx, MC, V
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Karolyn A

All-time favorite place to eat… in the whole wide world! I used to go EVERY Tuesday because on Tuesdays from 6-8PM they have half-priced tapas. Main favorite tapas: guacamole and chips, coconut shrimp, BBQ ribs, and platano relleno. The drinks are amazing too. I get the passion fruit mojito and sangria. During the hot months, they spread some tables and chairs outside and you can get to enjoy the sun while enjoying some amazing food.

Danny Y

My friend picked this spot for her birthday dinner and first thing I love about it is that it's very easy to find.

Upon entering, we were greeted and seated very quickly. My two friends ordered red sangria and I had to order a "NOJITO" ( which was very good I might add) because I can't hang.

We preceded to order beef tacos and shrimp quesadilla for appetizers. They both were simply delicious, you can control how you want your beef cooked if you order the beef taco and the guacamole that came with the shrimp quesadilla had a bit of a spicy kick that adds to the food.

The main entree was this meat platter for 2, came with ribs, chicken, sausage and skirt steak. As well as a bed of spinach, yuca fries ( THEY WERE REALLY GOOD) and rice / beans.

The shrimp salad was also interesting, it had a vinaigrette that had coconut in it.

Over all, take your friends here and order the entire menu.

Moriah S

Easily one of my favorite restaurants in the city. For brunch, the yuca benedict is incredible. So unique and flavorful and unexpected! For dinner, margaritas!!! But also the carne y queso arepa is mouth-watering good, as is the mango ceviche. They can do no wrong here! Different specials for every day so plan accordingly if you're planning on getting a bunch (and I mean a bunch!) of things to share! 

Lindsey W

I REALLY love Mexican food and this place really takes the cake, I unfortunately have no photos from my time here because I was too busy stuffing my face. Everyday of the week they have specials and their pitchers of sangria will surely make you forget what a great time you had here. I had the taquitos de pescado, sangria (obviously), tres leches, and spanish bread pudding (don't judge) and I must say the dessert was even better than the actual meal. 

Go here immediately.