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Cuba de Ayer
Cuba de Ayer

Cuba de Ayer Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cubadeayerrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (301) 476-9622
  • Hours of Operation:


    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cuba de Ayer
Come enjoy the tropical tastes of Cuba! Authentic home style Cuban cuisine where our customers feel as though they are eating home cooked meals that would be found in Grandma's kitchen. Cuba de Ayer is an ideal escape for a delicious cup of Cuban coffee, a Cuban grilled sandwich, followed up by something sweet like a slice of tres leches cake. mmm.... Bring your friends, family or come alone-strangers are simply friends we've yet to meet.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food is soo delicious and authentic. I highly recommend their ropa vieja and the Tres leches cake. Also, their red sangria is very tasty! Great for date night and groups."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Cuba de Ayer is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. They have the best mojitos and best Cuban food I have had. The waiters and waitresses are terrific and the expansion made it even better!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My buddy recommended this place to me for some good, authentic Cuban cuisine; his cousin owns the restaurant. Everything was delicious and enjoyable. From the house made sangria and Mojitos, to the entrees we ordered. Our only stickler was that the appetizer we ordered (Croquettas) was rather small and maybe more suitable for one person rather than four. I was also under the impression these were homemade, instead of taken out of the freezer and heated up out of a Goya container. We were also disappointed that we didn't get our food until after 45 minutes of ordering our entree. We were pretty hungry by the time we got our food (which was still delicious) but we would have preferred to not of waited."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Cuba de Ayer, a Washingtonian Magazine Best Cheap Eats lives up to expectations. Friendly service, lively menu, good food at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I originally found out about this place via a groupon deal and I've been back at least 4 time without a deal!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We came to have lunch after putting flowers on our parents graves. It is a family tradition to get together yearly for this event. Our family is from Santiago de Cuba and the congri, Arroz con Pollo, Palomilla Steak, and Boliche are reminiscent of my grandmothers. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to eat there three times within the last 6 weeks and have been impressed by consistently good food and service. Alex has been our waiter each time. So maybe the good service is Alex. Thanks Hope too be there soon again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I loved it We had a great time The food was excellent We got great service"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The changes in the decor were great Food continues to be outstanding. Service was not as good as it was really hard to get the waitress to come back once she took our order"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went here with a group for a birthday celebration. The place was hopping and I'm glad we had a reservation because we were seated right away. The service was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable. The appetizers were good but the entrees were better. The pulled pork and white sangria were my favorites."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Found this place about two years ago, great food but small. But recently they have expanded and remodeled now the surroundings match the quality of their food. Parking can be a bit tight but worth the effort. If you like Cuban food you can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. It was a group of 6 and we made reservations through Open table. We were seated as soon as we got there. The service was superb and the food was excellent. The restauarant has been expanded and it was a great atmosphere. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been to Cuba de Ayer, many times and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time. It is standard Cuban fare with good mojitos and margaritas. It was once a very small restaurant but it has been recently expanded, making the whole dining experience more comfortable. So if you're looking for fried plantains, Ropa Viejo, Chuletas de Puerco and Tres Leches cake for dessert, this is the place for you. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Food was great, service was a little slow because of the holiday. (Valentine's day) VERY low prices, can't wait to return. I love this place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed the evening for Valentine's Day after due to unavailability on the day of. Saturday was far less crowded, food was excellent and we were personally welcomed by the owner of the restaurant. Great seeing you Jessica. We have shared the restaurant with many others who have also loved their experience there."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I made reservations the night before Valentine's day online and it was very easy to do. When I got to the restaurant, there weren't too many people so I really didn't need to make a reservation. The staff was friendly and the food was amazing. I only wished that our waitress paid a little more attention to us. I was running low on water and she never came by to check on us. The only time I saw her was when she took our order and when she gave us our check. Besides the service, the experience was amazing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've been bringing my family here for years since my wife found them. Food is great, staff is great and the new expansion make's it even more comfy. I'm no expert on Cuban food, but after summer as a teen in Coconut Grove I know what I like. I never leave without a Cuban sandwich to take home for later. Cuba de Ayer is a winner!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "A great spot for authentic cuban food. Recently remodeled and the place looks great. Definitely recommended."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food is outstanding & reasonably priced. The ambiance is wonderful especially with the new expansion and added bar. A must try"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Cuba de Ayer is easy to miss if you don't know where to look, but it is worth the effort to find. We ate there on New Year's Eve - Myself, my husband, my mother, and my 20-year-old daughter. We got the Vaca Frita and the fried pork morsels (don't remember what they are called in Spanish). with the Croquettas Jamon for an appetizer and some red wine sangria. Everything was DELICIOUS! As expected, they were very crowded and somewhat noisy (it was NYE, after all), and it took the food awhile to arrive. But, it was well worth the wait! Be sure to stay for dessert! Both the Tres Leches cake and the flan were delicious!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is a small place in a strip mall that is an amazing hidden find! Great food and wonderful service! A must try in Burtonsville."
    Dined on 12/27/2013