YUCO

4.6
41 reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Mexican
YUCO is a restaurant in Greenwich Village whose focus is on producing haute cuisine inspired by the Yucatán. Combining elements of contemporary French techniques with classical Yucatán ingredients, YUCO is the first of its kind in NYC. YUCO restaurant has designed it’s beverage program and extensive private wine cellar to further elevate the flavors of our food.

The Agave Room: Dine or relax in YUCO's Agave Room where you can enjoy one of our specialty cocktails from our extensive cocktail program. Our back bar, featuring up to 100 agave spirits, allows for dinner at the bar or at one of our seated tables in our rustic lounge.

The Main Dining Room: A more elegant and refined environment with a tasting menu approach to our food. Focused on bringing wine and food together surrounded by art and modern decor, our Prix Fixe and 7-course Long Form Tasting menus are available in addition to an a la carte option.

Brunch and Sunday Dinner starts Oct 22nd!

Experiences

  • "La Elección" Prix Fixe Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    A three course menu (as well as an additional collection of amuse bouche), allowing you to pick a first course, second course, and dessert. Additional dishes may be added, in particular a Taco course. This experience allows you to curate your own journey, and is available to you in our elegant dining room. This experience is a perfect way to experience YUCOs cuisine at a discounted price of the Prix Fixe. A wine pairing is available at 80 per person.
  • Long Form Tasting Menu

    $225.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our Seven course (plus two additional amuse bouche) Long Form Tasting Menu provides you with the highlights and specialties of our kitchen. This is considered our most luxurious and adventurous dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 41 People Are Saying
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CraigC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful upscale Mexican. The chef was able to perfectly blend the right amount of chili in all the dishes including the aguachili sorbet. Their sommelier found me the perfect beverage for each course and made our night very special. Cant say enough good things.

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vipTony
New York Area
290 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Return again a second time, this restaurant continues to wow. The corn soup pork butt, the oxtail, ceviche, all the deserts are all excellent. They also have a great wine list and good service.

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AlexM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is some of the best food in NYC regardless of style. I would recommend Yuco to anyone looking for a fine dining restaurant. Highly Recommended.

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Jacques
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the 3 course pre-fixe. Great value and plenty of options. The squash blossom taco was surprisingly good middle course. The braised oxtail with mole was a hearty and delicious entree. This is not a place for burritos. Come here to enjoy gourmet Mexican at its finest. We left feeling satisfied, not hungry-which is good considering the price. Lighting in the main dining area could be a little lower for a more downtown ambiance.

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AlexandraD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing food, definitely recommend doing the prix fixe with the wine pairings, they were beautiful. Was a perfect place to celebrate a big birthday.

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Istnycfood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A true michelin star kitchen! The staff was not your regular michelin star restaurant staff, which we loved. They were friendly and nice. The food was amazing we loved the amuse bouche tastings! Would definitely recommend if you are looking for mexican food with an edge.

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Alexanders
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Fantastic dimming room, comfortable seating, great lighting and lots of character. Food was complex, balanced with excellent acidity. Portions may have been a bit small in my opinion, but at the same time I didn’t feel like I overate, so that’s good too. I highly recommend this restaurant and would certainly return!

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Zounds
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

YUCO should be a Michelin one star restaurant. At least. Not just the quality of the food, but the creative combination of intense flavors; the presentation (including the design of dish ware — especially glassware — crockery, and utensils); the quality and enthusiasm of all service staff, who clearly love their work and this restaurant make the dining experience not only supremely satisfying but also a uniquely pleasurable and memorable experience. We did not have to drink wine as the cocktail concoctions provided one delight after another and they always complemented whatever course was being served. Wizardry is a likely explanation. Simply a treasure.

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KennedyP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, a lovely experience esp for our anniversary. It was a once in a lifetime experience. And the level of detail and culinary artistry was unmatched. And the stirred Margarita was the best drink we have ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

You want to pay a lot for no food? Go here

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vipTony
New York Area
291 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This may be the best Mexican restaurant in town. The three course pre fixe for $95 was good to excellent. We had the Flor en Nogada (squash blossom, sweet plantain, prickly pear, walnut cream source. Excellent. The Lobster and Rajas was very good, though the lobster was a little rubbery. The Heritage Chicken Tamal was fine, though not in keeping with the other dishes. It was a little dry. The chocolate desert was excellent, along with the granite. Cocktails were quite good. There is an excellent wine list though there could be more to choose from in the under $100 category. Service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, top shelf experience, Michelin style dining, chefs are obviously well trained, presentation was posh, highly recommend

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vipSylvia
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Highly recommend it

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vipNYCFamily
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent! I had the ceviche (wish it were slightly bigger) and the lobster (which was a perfect portion). I also had the chocolate dessert, which is probably one of the best desserts I’ve ever had! We all enjoyed the food immensely. Great decor too.

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

While the appetizers were extraordinarily delicious, the main dishes left a lot to be desired. The lobster was tough and seemed undercooked and almost inedible; the scallops were tasty but overly salty. The service was quite attentive but we felt almost "bullied" by the waitress to get the most expensive items and treated with some disdain for not choosing to order the way she recommended, which made the dining experience unpleasant. That said, the cost of the lobster was removed from our bill, which was quite gracious. The chocolate dessert was really inventive and complex.

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vipRaqs
London
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is exceptionally good! Just go and enjoy!!

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vipmayagoffer
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An incredible food journey through the Yucatán. Some of the most delicious and inventive dishes I’ve experienced recently. The setting, ambiance and service were impeccable. Relaxed and courteous, charming and elegant. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique experience, servers very qualified, incredibly food and unbelievably drinks.

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tatf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service and presentation of the food but the taste was not that great considering how small and expensive the dishes were. I was excited to try the corn cocktail but didn’t like it much. They’re obviously putting a lot of effort into making this place nice but the food just didn’t do it for me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was easily one of the best restaurants we’ve been to in NYC. The food was incredible - molecular gastronomy at its finest. The service was outstanding - attentive but not overbearing. The sommelier provided thoughtful pairings to each course. The ambiance was chic and refined.

It may have been the most expensive “Taco Tuesday” I’ve ever had, but it was worth it.

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vipbmarco
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a romantic getaway weekend and the absolute perfect dinner experience! This ranks easily as the best modern Mexican meal I’ve ever had, and as one of my top three meals of all time! The food hit all of the marks - presentation, flavor, texture, balance, portions, etc. High praise to the Chef and the kitchen team! The bartender did an amazing job on an amazing drink - the 5 ages of corn. Joseph was the perfect host-maître'd-waiter. (Not sure his real title but he was super helpful and accommodating with educating us around our food choices and requests!) The ambiance was amazing too, with fine attention to details on all design elements - not sure why this is not yet a Michelin star. We will definitely be back!

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vipNYguy212212
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is good, not great. Portions are small. I love the concept, they need to fine tune the food and service though. Worth checking out.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall excellent!!

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vipMary
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great date night dinner at Yuco! Refined, unique, and absolutely delicious food. Everything we tried had great flavors and textures. Don't skip dessert. The service was attentive, warm, and friendly. Incredible cocktails and knowledgeable staff. Refreshing to see a fine dining destination that is outside the box and learned a bit about Yucatan cuisine to top it off. We want to go back to try other dishes!

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vipMnhm
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 all around! Astounding modern twist on Mexican cuisine. Food very tasty and more importantly super pleasant, attentive and professional service. The cocktails are a feast for the eye as well as the soul.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Top notch in every way, even for NYC.

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vipschnyc
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yuco has succeeded in creating a fine dining experience for Mexican-inspired food. The service, the platings, and the food itself were outstanding. My only suggestions are more of the homemade tortillas to soak up the sauce on the entrees and maybe a little more time in between courses to allow yourself time to savor what you've just eaten. And don't forget to order a cocktail off their unique list - I discovered corn whisky last night and its the perfect, lighter version of a more traditional whiskey which is perfect for a hot, summer night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant

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vipmjfox
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ambiance. Experienced, nice staff. Sophisticated delicious food.

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

interesting, artistic, memorable and delicious - a breakthrough for mex food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Would not be surprised if Yuco is awarded a Michelin star next year. Very creative dishes and the Somm is fantastic.

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viphdough
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service & food is outstanding here - lots of nice little details. Everything we tried was delicious- do not miss out on the oxtail with mole.

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vipTimelessgrace
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yuko was wonderful. We had a great time and the food was delectable. We will be adding this restaurant to our regular dinner rotation, assuming we can still get reservations as people discover this lovely, delicious restaurant.

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vipUWSider
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful experience! Food was interesting and excellent. Great service, we felt very well taken care of.

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AntonellaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Hostess to be replaced. Busy or flirting with someone at the bar.
Table service very good.
Cocktails are fun and creative.
Food good and well presented. Portions however are really minimal. They need also to work to serve warm food warm… it arrived most of the times cold. Plates need to be warmed up.
Desserts are a must to try. They are special
Prices very very high.

YUCO
Responded on June 26, 2021

Hi Antonella, We know you were very upset that we could not seat your dog in the main dining room. We are dog lovers as well and it was obviously very upsetting to you. Unfortunately, health code prevents dogs, even cute ones, from being around an open kitchen. Obviously sitting at the bar wasn't quite the same but it was the best we could do given the regulations. Thanks for stopping by, and yes, we agree, the desserts are great!

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Jackie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend for a really unique and upscale dining experience.

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vipAllanS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very refined Mexican cooking beautifully presented in an attractive setting. The kitchen is a bit slow but we were there only on the second night they were open.

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vipPaulette
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food here is very good though perhaps a little too precious.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yuco is sexy silk slip dress date-night vibes, or really interesting cocktails at the bar and some tacos (the corn cocktail and the octopus tacos are VITAL), or a big group of old friends in the back room drinking wines older than we are. Its legit versatile.

The ceviche was unreal--the jellies and suspensions surrounding the fish and octopus were super molecular-y (that's right) in technique but so so familiar and earthy and BRIGHT in flavor. It's also just incredibly beautiful to look at. It was evocative of being in a salty beachside grill in Tulum but with Jean Georges textures.

All of the other dishes were bonkers with real stand outs being the octopus tacos, the Aguachile dessert (it is SO tart for my fellow acid heads ;) ), the oxtail (one just has to order oxtail when its on the menu!! The flavor is deep and familiar but the textures are totally different).

Funnily, something that really really blew me away was an amuse bouche therefore totally unexpected--the shrimp taco. Deconstructed, foam, suspensions, all of the fine dining trickery but the roasty, ground masa, flavor was totally grounding and earthy and just wild to have in that manner. It was legit transcendent. I want the cilantro lime foam on my coffee every morning.

Long story short--this place has a bright future and I'm excited to have their micro cilantro stuck in my teeth for the rest of eternity. ALSO, order the espresso--its a blend specifically made by my fave Stone Street, and it was so good it was like another dish entirely.

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LaurentB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yuco is a unique experience, it’s fine dining served in an intimate setting, using authentic and earthy flavors. The food is fantastic and the staff is very personable and attentive. We were seated in the back of the restaurant, but there is also a large trendy bar area in the front if you want something casual. We started with cocktails to get the mood going, lots of original choices, then we had the tasting menu, which included Wagyu steak, ceviche, and octopus, all elegantly plated and packed with wonderful flavors from the Yucatan region. The wine list is extensive and the sommelier was great in recommending a nice Bordeaux we enjoyed. Overall highly recommended.

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YUCO is rated 4.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.