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Cuba de Ayer

15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
+1 301-476-9622
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“plantains” (36 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (23 reviews)
“black beans” (18 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent Mojitos and huge portions. Friendly wait staff. Tried the Habenero sauce and liked it enough that we bought a bottle to take home.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for Cuban food, look no further. This is the best in town, but is not cheap. I love the batido de mamey (Mamey Shake) and the tostónes. Go ahead and try them.

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a Saturday night with a reservation. We were seated promptly, restaurant is inviting and very casual. Ordered shrimp with avocado appetizer and empanadas based on the waiter's recommendation. Both were delicious. All entrees were wonderful, although the pork was my favorite....More

Thank CMF15
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Cuba de Ayer is an authentic Cubano restaurant in an unassuming location in Burtonsville, about half way between Washington and Baltimore off Rte 29. The menu selection is quite large with a wide selection of Cuban dishes and drinks. The Cuban pork dish (Pernil) with...More

Thank RouteRunner
Reviewed 16 October 2017

As indicated we had not been at this restaurant for a while. We were happy to see that the restaurant had been upgraded. The food was wonderful as was the service. We really enjoyed it and will go back soon.

Thank rjnapoli
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

This is what we like to hear! We truly appreciate you dining with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Jessica R.

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The food at this restaurant was really amazing. The Ropa Vieja was delicious a Dan accompanied with black beans and rice and plantains. Outstanding food.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

This is what we like to hear! We hope this means we will be seeing more of you in the future.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I like this place as it's a pretty setting, the servers are friendly, and the food is tasty though a little uneven. I've been there twice so far and though I don't love it, I like it enough to keep going back. The food is...More

Thank Daphne G
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I thought we'd give this place a try based on other reviews. So glad we did! The food was as good as any I've had in NY and much more reasonably priced. Charming, cozy setting with attentive, excellent staff. We decided to...More

Thank MaerchenFreunde
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

We're glad you did as well! We hope this visit entices you to dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Jessica R.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

We have tried almost every item on the menu and love everyone of them. Take out service is good also. Mojito's are the best I've had.

Thank Bob F
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

This is what we like to hear, Bob! Thanks for the review. Sincerely, Jessica R.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Recently was in Little Havana, so I had that as a comparative reference. The place stood up well to the mental comparison. The food was quite good. The service was uneven (friendly but the server had to tracked down a couple of times). The place...More

Thank DM10468
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Burtonsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-476-9622
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