Saturday, January 7, 2012

Yuca Bar Happy Hour

Erica and me, chez moi
Amy, me, and Barrie at UVA on the Upper East Side
My favorite kinds of friends are the ones that I feel like I can just pick right up with, even if I don't see them all the time. And when we do see each other, it's even better when we can combine our lovely conversation with great food. Yuca Bar in the Lower East Side was perfect for catching up with my friends, Erica, Amy and Barrie. We happened to hit them on a Tuesday night, when they have half price tapas and $6 mojitos. Needless to say, the food, mojitos and conversation were prolific. Even though it was pouring rain and freezing outside, we were quickly warmed by the chill atmosphere and delicious food at Yuca. I consumed amazing pomegranate mojitos. Even though it's not included in their half price special, we split their tapas plate, which included an amazing array of both vegetarian and meat options - fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, hot fried plantains (swoon), mushroom quesadillas, empanadas, fish croquettes (affectionally called fish balls), and delicious yuca fries. And for good measure, we split some coconut shrimp (fresh and divine), crab cakes (more breading than crab, alas), and fish tempura tacos that took me right back to Duke's, off the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. This is a great restaurant with attentive service and a fun atmosphere... I would definitely go again!

Restroom Review: 2 tiki torches - it was fine, but too small for the crowds of people using it.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for dinner with friends!!! It's so nice we've been able to all see each other fairly often :)