I loved this place and after reading some other reviews on Yerba Buena
it seems that I’m not alone!
Yerba Buena puts a fresh spin on Latin American cuisine... My friend who lives in the
Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian stew. Yerba Buena’s spin is that their Moqueca is a cross between stew and seafood paella! I loved this dish, it was packed full of delicious seafood, the green rice added a nice texture, and the broth was super flavorful and had a nice kick of spice!
brazilian paella + shrimp + clams + calamari + bacalao
crawfish + stewed in coconut milk + palm oil + arroz verde
My friend ordered the Lechon which was also quite decadent! The pulled pork was super tasty and just melted in your mouth! The yucca added a nice mildness to the habanero. I wondered if if the habanero would would be overpowering, but it wasn't at all! On top of the pork were a few a delicious slices of chicharron (crispy fried pork skin) which added nice texture to the dish!
suckling pig + yucca puree + habanero mojo de ajo + chicharro
We also shared a side of the plantains. They were sweet and sticky and added a nice contrast to the savory spiciness of my Moqueca and the richness of the Lechon!
sweet plantains + truffle crema
For dessert we shared the Churros! They came to the table piping hot and were soooo yummy!!!
dusted with Mexican cinnamon + dulce de leche
The service at Yerba Buena was just as fantastic as the food. Our waiter was fun and personable, the manager came to the table to check in, and we were sent a free round of drinks at the end of the meal! I'd absolutely recommend checking this place out!!