Oldie but Goodie: Yuca Bar (East Village)

I first discovered Yuca Bar approximately four years ago, while dining with a friend in the East Village. I absolutely love the food  and it’s probably one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.

The Crowd: Yuca Bar  is a great place to interact with a fun young professionals. The restaurant unfortunately gets too loud to have good, networking type conversation or serious interactions. However, if you or someone else is looking for good time and an even better happy hour, go to Yuca Bar immediately!

The Food: For starters, the happy hour is pretty darn good; $6 Sangria & Wine, $4 Beers and a host of Margarita’s and mixed cocktails for $7, Monday thru Friday 1-8 pm.  Yuca bar also runs daily food specials, so it’s worth it to see which daily deal sparks your interest. Tuesdays are ½ price tapas, paired with happy hour until 8 pm; by far the best night of the week to visit! I will warn you, this place gets packed! So get there early or be prepared for the crowd!

My favorite menu items include: The Fish Tacos, the Espresso BBQ Costillitas and  The Platano Relleno. Check out some food pictures below.

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Espresso BBQ Costillitas, which are juicy (falling off the bone) baby back ribs with a delicious and lightly sweet Latin espresso, coffee inspired BBQ sauceEspresso BBQ Costillitas, which are juicy (falling off the bone) baby back ribs with a delicious and lightly sweet Latin espresso, coffee inspired BBQ sauce

Platano Relleno
Platano Relleno

 The Platano Relleno, which the perfect combination of savory and sweet; the dish is a perfectly sweet plantain stuffed with an abundant  portion of slow roasted pork, drizzled with creamy sour cream. (Yummy)

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 These fish tacos are served “baja style” topped with a delicious spiced cabbage.

Skirt Steak @ Yuca Bar NYC
Skirt Steak

 

Yuca Burger topped with Sauteed Shrimp
Yuca Burger topped with Sauteed Shrimp

 

Pork Shank
Pork Shank

 

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Ash Renee

Ash Renee, is a practicing real estate attorney & broker in NYC. Ash loves exploring the NYC restaurant, fashion and social scene. When Ash is not practicing law or writing on her blog, she can be found immersed in a good book.