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Brunch at Yuca Bar

Posted on | February 11, 2010 | No Comments

Yuca Bar & Restaurant (111 Avenue A @ 11th street) is quickly becoming one of my go to spots in the neighborhood.  A few Saturdays ago, I went there with some friends for Brunch.  It being the weekend & all, I had called ahead to ask if it was busy.  What we were hoping was going to be a really nice meal started off horribly, when the maître d’ was really rude when we asked about the wait.  Luckily when we were finally seated, our waitress was awesome (I wish I could remember her name because she totally saved the day).  The brunch is moderately priced & comes with a free drink (I opted for my personal favorite; a caipirinha).

We decided to share the empanadas which were presented beautifully.  The colorful trio consisted of 1 seafood, 1 chicken & 1 spinach & Cheese.  Trus me when I say that they tasted even better than they look!

Most of us opted for eggs (except my brother who got the steak & eggs (I ate his eggs!)).  I had the Arepas Benedictos which had smoked salmon & came with rice & beans.  One of our group opted for potatoes which I think was a real mistake since the beans really made the dish (no accounting for taste I guess!)

I  really enjoyed the brunch there & will be going back.  On a side note, they have half price Tapas on Tuesday nights & the same maître d’ that nearly ruined our brunch was completely charming…
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