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cj Sep 1, 2005 11:04 AM

has anyone been to this restaurant? if so, how is the food? the space? i'm tasked w/ coming up w/ suggestions for a group dinner...relatively inexpensive...good food and drinks...fun. i'm not sure how big the group is (at least 6 or so, possibly 10) and am wondering if yuca bar is on the small side. any advice? thanks in advance!

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    Lisabnyc RE: cj Sep 1, 2005 11:25 AM

    I really like the Yuca Bar. It is not huge by any means, but can accomodate a group of your size easily. I enjoy the food, as well as the drinks. They have tapas, along with entrees too I believe. Great calamari and croquettes. You should try it out! Fun atmosphere!

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      imcculley RE: Lisabnyc Sep 1, 2005 03:50 PM

      A bit off topic but they also have an awesome brunch...

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        cj RE: imcculley Sep 2, 2005 01:44 PM

        thanks for the feedback...this sounds like exactly the kind of spot i need. i'll post next week about what i ate!

        thanks again.

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      belle RE: cj Jul 6, 2006 08:16 PM

      I was invited to Yuca Bar tonight, does anyone have food suggestions or more recent info?

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        Diana182 RE: belle Jul 6, 2006 08:22 PM

        Mouthwatering veggie burger... and great yuca fries, as can be expected. Mojitos were large and in charge too. Enjoy!!

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        calypsogirl RE: cj Jul 6, 2006 08:21 PM

        the food is good, nothing really excellent. but it's fun. good margaritas!

        here's what i've had and enjoyed:
        guacasalsa
        taquitos
        empanadas
        carnitas
        and the burger is actually really good!

        didn't have dessert. :(

        1. zGustibus RE: cj Jul 6, 2006 08:56 PM

          I'm from Miami, and was really surprised how good the Roasted Pork dish at Yuca bar was... and it's really fun atmosphere. Great place to go...

          http://www.egustibus.com

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            jonasblank RE: cj Jul 6, 2006 09:49 PM

            I am a big fan (and echo the comments on brunch). I was actually pleasantly surprised by dinner there-- had the tuna wraps, empanadas, tropical salad (a bit too coconut-y for my taste) and another item I don't quite remember-- 4 small plates was good for 2 people for sure-- they are generous portions and are cut so you can share easily.

            Brunch is equally great, though I'd caution that service can be a little slow/inconsistent there both at brunch and dinner, and it's more crowded at brunch.

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