The renowned Yuca Restaurant & Lounge located on the world famous Lincoln Road has been named the official Cuban Corner of the City of Miami Beach.

Since its inauguration in Miami Beach in 1995, Yuca Restaurant & Lounge has been recognized for delighting both locals and tourists with the most innovative Cuban cuisine on South Beach comprised of mouthwatering dishes prepared by internationally acclaimed chefs. Throughout the years, Yuca has distinguished itself as an avid promoter of Latin and Cuban culture in their fascinating building where many prominent social, cultural and political events and activities in our community have taken place.

As an initiative from Commissioner and Vice Mayor Michael Góngora, the City of Miami Beach presented a Proclamation to Yuca Restaurant & Lounge officially declaring it as Miami Beach’s very own Cuban Corner. Commissioner Góngora has always been a great supporter and is actively involved in responding to the needs of the Latin community of the city and has also been an unwavering advocate of the recognition of the Hispanic culture within the touristic city.

“I am excited to be presenting Yuca Restaurant & Lounge as the official Cuban corner of the City of Miami Beach,” states Commissioner Michael Góngora. “Yuca is a unique Latin restaurant, offering a much sought after authentic Latin cuisine with a contemporary twist. The ambiance is original and upscale and as a Latino, I can honestly say that Yuca proudly showcases our heritage.”

The Cuban Corner project at Yuca represents a creative fusion of traditional Cuban dining and entertainment with a modern twist all under one roof. On one end of the spectrum, you can enjoy the restaurant’s stylish and flavorful design and accommodations located right in the heart of the picturesque backdrop that is Lincoln Road, filled with tourists and locals seeking to discover something new and have a great time. On a weekly basis, the spacious second floor of the building is also the main setting for several fascinating activities such as salsa classes by Salsa Fever Miami on Wednesdays and Fridays (offering different levels that cater to all social dancers from beginners to advanced), Timbalero Night on Friday nights (an exclusive environment with Latin bands, DJs and dancers), and other social festivities, corporate and cultural events.

“From the first day we opened here on South Beach we have been dedicated to making Yuca more than just another typical restaurant; our efforts have always been focused on displaying the unique cultural flavor of Cuba through our food and being a venue where Cuban music from artists such as Albita Rodriguez and others can come alive and have a home where everyone can enjoy it” – states Yuca owner Janet Suarez.

The grand opening of the Cuban Corner at Yuca Restaurant & Lounge took place on Friday, May 31st at 7:30pm with special guests, local celebrities and the Proclamation naming 501 Lincoln Road as the official Cuban Corner of Miami Beach. Other attractions such as salsa lessons, live music and complimentary specialties from the restaurant was also featured.