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Cuba de Ayer

15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
+1 301-476-9622
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“plantains” (35 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (26 reviews)
“black beans” (18 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard this was the place for cuban food. For someone requiring access, the parking and the entrance is a bit of a challenge. The ramp onto the sidewalk is in front of the Williams Beer & Wine store. As for handicap parking, there was...More

Thank Califanna348
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My wife and I went here for Sunday dinner after a concert in the area and were quite pleased. It's a bit of a hole-in-the-wall, in a strip of shops facing perpendicular to the main road, and parking it a bit tight. But once we...More

Thank kevinwparker
CubaDeAyer, Manager at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you so much for the awesome review. We appreciate your time and patronage. We are so happy to hear you stumbled upon us and were pleasantly surprised. We always aim to provide an authentic meal and enjoyable atmosphere for all. We do hope you...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Great food in Burtonsville! The decor is a bit shabby but you won’t care when you’re stuffing your face with tasty ropa vieja and plantains.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I've been coming here for years now and it continues to be the best authentic Cuban food in the area. The owners are great people and always treat their customers amazing. The food is amazing and feels like home. The avocados and shrimp appetizer is...More

Thank Mario M
CubaDeAyer, Manager at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your continued patronage. We are so happy to hear you enjoy all that Cuba de Ayer has to offer. We always aim to provide each and every one of our guests with authentic...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

First off, it is a little difficult to find, parking is limited, it is very popular and it is not cheap. Everything else about this restaurant is great! We booked our reservation on Open-Table and were seated within 5 minutes of entering. I did not...More

Thank Ward D
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you, Ward! We strive to provide top-notch service and cuisine, so we are overjoyed to hear you had a wondering experience. We understand and apologize for your frustration regarding parking, that is something we are aware of. We are looking forward to having you...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

One word describes our recent meal at Cuba de Ayer – Amazing ¡!! Hadn’t been to Cuba de Ayer since moving south. However, I was back in the area and a colleague wanted Latin food near Columbia….so we went to Cuba de Ayer. It had...More

Thank FamilyManMd
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Wow! Your review truly made our day! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write something so incredible, we are extremely grateful. We appreciate you keeping us in mind despite moving out of town, and we are so happy...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Amazing food! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu here. Empanadas are amazing; highly recommend the chicken empanadas. Top Picks: Ropa Vieja, Pollo Guisado, or any appetizer on the menu. Wednesdays - great latino band in the evenings. Happy Hour deals are very...More

Thank BBkeys02
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We had a break in the weather and decided to eat outside. This place has a small area that overlooks a lovley parking lot (well the building blocks the noise of 198 so it is not bad) and with the umbralas and you are become...More

Thank smokeater55
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Great dinner tonight. Luscious pork Pernil and beef Ropa Vieja. Super margarita too. One of our several visits here. Always very busy; great food reasonably priced. Only critique is that food is very salty. Needed lots b of water and drinks.

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The staff was friendly, service was attentive, and the food was good (not very good). They serve large portions and I could not eat it all. I had two issues with the restaurant. The Caribbean salmon I had was over cooked, but I like the...More

Thank lwwisdom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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