NYC, East Village: Yuca Bar


What to do when you wake up on a beautiful, sunny morning in NYC, ravenous. Go to brunch. While I was heading somewhere else, the outdoor seating, pre fixe brunch (complete with bloody mary and huevos rancheros) detoured me to Yuca Bar. Lucky enough to score an outside table on a busy morning, we waited, and waited, and waited, and then were delighted to finally order and have our water glasses filled.

huevos rancheros

I usually can’t resist huevos rancheros on any menu. And then I add hot sauce. This brunch was no different. But the huevos were unique – laid out on top of a queso — absolutely oozing with cheese. Half way through the dish, I started regretting ordering sides.

A mixture of sweet and white potatoes, with onions, and just a touch of spice.

rice and beans

Because when you’re having a cuban brunch, you have to order rice and beans. Of course, I was so full that I could hardly touch them. Overall, Yuca Bar is a nice spot, with very slow ordering service and food that arrives very quickly. The huevos were a standout. While the sides sound exciting, they are a little bland, and you won’t have room for them anyway!

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