We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cuba de Ayer

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
+1 301-476-9622
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 188: English reviews
Clarksville, MD
Level Contributor
217 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in as we were driving by on way home from a sports event. It was Saturday night and we thought we may have to wait, but we used Open Table and were able to get a reservation right away. We walked in and were seated right away. The menu is extensive. We were not super hungry but each... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My Wife and I gained an appreciation for Cuban food at Key West, and Cuba de Ayer does not disappoint. We've been three times and the service and food are very good.

Thank Glennora
Laurel, Maryland
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visit Cuba de Ayer in Burtonsville usually twice a year. The authentic Cuban food is excellent. I especially enjoy the Lechon Asada. On a recent visit we had two guests with us who were unfamiliar with Cuban cuisine. Our waiter was most patient and helpful in describing various dishes and making recommendations to suit their tastes. The popularity of... More 

Thank bailey9539
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review

We appreciate your review, Bailey! Be sure to come back and see us. More 

Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious and it was served fast, but the time before the waiter show up to the table to take my order was 15 minutes , then it took me 10 minutes to eat and I asked for the bill 25 minutes ago and I'm still waiting. In summary: come here if you have a lot of time... More 

Thank matheojim
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review

Thank you for you recent visit to Cuba De Ayer. We appreciate your patronage and honest input as we constantly strive to improve on the overall experience for each customer. We truly apologize for the wait and understand how frustrating this can be. We have since spoken with this server and will continue to coach this person to success so... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

WE took our family out for dinner Saturday night to celebrate our daughters birthday, what a mistake it was to choose Cuba day Ayer. The appetizers wre ok fried ham croquettes and empanadas, but heavy on frying. After placing our order and much later the waiter returned to tell us that they had run out of bread for my order,... More 

Thank cmill0y
Columbia, MD
Level Contributor
348 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My wife and I have been to this restaurant once before and decided to have dinner here again, and boy are we glad we did. We both started with drinks, a Perfect Margarita for me, and a Guavarita for my wife. Awesome drinks! For dinner, I ordered the Boliche and my wife ordered the Vaca Frita. These two beef dishes... More 

Thank LordThomMohr
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review

We are so very glad you both decided to join us as well! We hope this means we will be seeing you more often in the future. More 

Kensington, Maryland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had lunch here recently after being in mood for Cuban food that was above average, yet my lunch companion felt that the Ropa Vieja was too salty. Service was efficient. Portions were good sized, and rice and black beans came with the meal which could be served separately or mixed together. Would I return? Yes but only when craving for... More 

Thank retiredjohn110111
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Service was very good and the waitstaff was attentive. Atmosphere was warm and cozy. The food was average. The black beans and rice was the best part.

1 Thank pat71451
Jessup, Maryland
Level Contributor
127 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My fellow lounge lizards Dave and Kathryn and I decided to try out this restaurant this past Sunday. Kathryn was really hankering for a real Cuban sandwich (ironically she didn't order one when we ate here) and, Dave and I were game to try the place out. The restaurant is easy enough to get to. It's within 3 blocks when... More 

1 Thank LOTRfan
Burtonsville, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Strip mall location but great Cuban Food! Food very authentic, a little pricey for what is is, but good nonetheless

1 Thank Veronica S

Travellers who viewed Cuba de Ayer also viewed

Burtonsville, MD

Been to Cuba de Ayer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Burtonsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-476-9622

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cuba de Ayer staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?