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Yerba Buena

$$ - $$$
East Village
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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23 Avenue a, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-8102 (Between 1st & 2nd Streets)
+1 212-529-2919
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Savannah, Georgia
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Grabbed a Sunday brunch here with some friends. Overall food was very tasty. Portions generous. Definitely recommend and would return for dinner- i hear it's quite good.

Thank rorich182
Katonah, New York
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our experience at Yerba Buena. The manager that night, Igor, was over the top friendly and made sure we were well cared for. Our server was also attentive and allowed us to enjoy the food and atmosphere. All the appetizers (from ceviches to empanadas to tacos) were excellent. The main entrees (mixed grill, paella) were really full... More 

Thank JudyL08_11
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a Sunday evening to celebrate my birthday. Discovered it simply by its good reviews. We weren't disappointed. The restaurant was not too busy and Juanelias, our waiter was really lovely. We are from England so he helped us out by telling us the best route to get back to our hotel right before we left. Portion sizes... More 

Thank SPDLondon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice little spot with excellent service & great food. I recommend the Arroz con pollo & the calamari for a appetizer

Thank Rafi C
Key West, Florida
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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My wife and I dined here a few evenings ago. Started with mojitos.... absolutely delicious; never had a better one! We were expecting good things but were almost overwhelmed by the quality of the tasty seasoned dishes and very friendly staff. Kudos to our server Yvette. She made an enjoyable evening better with her warmth, attention to detail, and efficient... More 

Thank MisterTravel1000
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The staff is always friendly and happy to accommodate their guests. The food is very good, I recommend Dinner over brunch.

Thank SolangeR1382
Englewood, Florida
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Quaint little restaurant with excellent food - sufficient choices to meet most appetites. I ordered the carnitas special which was spicy, tasty and good.

Thank Ken C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Was highly recommended to visit and I can see why. Wonderful friendly service from our Venezuelan waitress. Cocktails that revealed their flavours gradually. Fresh tuna ceviche followed by succulent tender pork shoulder. I really couldn't recommend more highly!

Thank Woods833
Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner here with some friends, the food was amazing.. and the server we had was amazing! Super helpful, gave us great advice on what to eat! Try the black cod

Thank Sara7Tink
Valley Stream, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had such a wonderful experience as this restaurant crushes the food and service categories (atmosphere enjoyable for sure). The black cod and Peruvian corn was better than what I enjoyed in Lima. All the dishes totally rocked. Best guacamole as it was eclectic and delicious.

Thank Keith_Drayer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Avenue a, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-8102
    (Between 1st & 2nd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: F & V subway lines to 2nd Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-529-2919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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