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Cuba de Ayer

15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
+1 301-476-9622
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (35 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (21 reviews)
“black beans” (18 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called ahead to ask manager re GF vegetarian food availability. He assured me I could get a vegetable plate. Since I was meeting a group, I went to socialize. Staff had to work to put together seating for 8-9. (Our group coordinator chose not...More

Thank 13travellover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place...I believe it's on the Washingtonian Magazine's Cheap Eats list. I always get chicken empanadas and the avocado salmon. I prefer the sweet plantains as opposed to the fried plantains. Also, sign up to get emails and you get an email for a...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some of the most unusual plates and really like them. Cuban food is not spicy, which is great for me, yet is very tasty.

Thank videoval
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of food I received we shockingly delicious, I did not expect a suburban restaurant to serve authentic Cuban cuisine. The food was seasoned to perfection!

Thank Nsimon82
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love surprises! We hope this entices you to come back and dine with us again soon. -Jessica R.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I had high hopes when I went to this restaurant.But, the food was cold dry and tasteless, the waitress did not now what she was doing; people on other tables were complaining about her. We asked for our food to be warmed, it was returned...More

Thank excali000
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I love Cuban food, so my husband found this restaurant near our house. Plantains we're delicious, pork and beef very tender, beans and rice tasty and nice deserts, coffees and drinks. We will be back! Casual and cozy.

Thank Joni H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Enjoyed my first time lunch visit to Cuba de Ayer. I was surprised when I arrived at 12:30 how crowded it was. That meant service was not fast, but I wasn't in a hurry and wait staff was considerate. Nicole took her time to answer...More

Thank TammerJack
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

When I lived in Laurel, MD long ago my partner and I would come here before their expansion we thought it was a great place to go for Cuban cuisine. I was back today with great friends on their recommendation as I now live elsewhere....More

Thank FoxDown532
Reviewed 24 March 2017

There is much to choose from among the traditional Cuban offerings - I am really fond of some of the shrimp dishes. The shrimp and avocado appetizer is large enough for two, and very filling. Sometimes i order it as a meal. The plaintain sides...More

Thank PamLovesLucy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Burtonsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-476-9622
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