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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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15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 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!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Nsimon82
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

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

Reviewed 15 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

Date of visit: April 2017
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
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

Date of visit: April 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank FoxDown532
Reviewed 23 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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank PamLovesLucy
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It was our second time @ Cuba de Ayer. Our waiter was very friendly & the food was delicious and affordable . After we finished our dinner, we sat there for a while socializing with our friends without being rushed out. The waiter was friendly....More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Lenny M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great cuban food. I ordered steak with peppers/rice with jack daniel's and It was great. Would recommend and It was enlightening.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank ronnyveezer88
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 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.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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