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“Best Cuban Food in the area!”
Review of Cuba de Ayer

Cuba de Ayer
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Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Burtonsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 18
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
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 nice on your pocket. If you're into hot sauce like I am, you've gotta try the house hot sauce! Sooooo good!! Add this spot to your list...your taste buds will thank you :)

Date of visit: July 2018
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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 carried away to another world beyond Burtonsville; did I say we had a few Mojitos?

To start she had the Empanadas and I had the Combinacion (a mini sampler of roasted pork, croquettes and fried yuca) add some of the sauces on the table and this was a good way to get going.

For mains, she had the Boliche, slowly roasted eye of round with gravy, tomatoes, onions and garlic; she was most happy with it.

I got Lechon Asado a Cuban roasted Pork in "mojo criollo" or critrus marianade and onions; not bad at all.

Few days later, the Washingtonian came out with the "CheapEats" edition and this place was listed so I'm sure they will have a lot more business.

Date of visit: July 2018
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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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kathleen K
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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 recipe. Hopefully the next time I dine there this will not be the case. The other issue was some of the chairs were in need of being replaced. The cushions were split and the stuffing was showing.

It is in a good location and the atmosphere is inviting. So go and enjoy yourself!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

You want to try some delicious food?? You must give them a try. I haven’t had anything there i didn’t like. The best hidden Cuban resturant in town!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank plmartin22
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