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About 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.
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Caribbean
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
Route 198 & Route 29
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We do Catering and delivery for large groups of 20 to 500 or more
please call and ask for Guillermo Bustamante
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Birthdays, Rehearsal Dinners, Graduations, Retirement, Going away, Book Clubs, Business luncheons, all special events.
Cuba de Ayer Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I eat here often and really like the food. However, on Valentine's Day and other times when I have made a reservation at least a week in advanced I have asked to be seated in a booth. I was really disappointed that we didn't get a booth. This has happened to us 3 times. If this could be fixed my experience as your customer would be totally satisfied.
Came here on Valentine's day and it was packed. Our reservation was pushed but only by about 10-15 minutes, so no biggie. Food was nothing extraordinary, but the portion sizes are hefty. Overall, a good place for a weeknight dinner, would not come here to impress a date.
I've been going to Cuba de Ayer for years, prior to their expansion, and they continue to surpass my expectations! The ambiance of the restaurant is great, from the decor to the music and just the buzz surrounding the restaurant! The wait staff were polite and attentive. I've been working my way through the menu over the years and would recommend the Lechon Asado (Cuban roasted Pork Marinated in “mojo criollo” (citrus marinade) dressed with onions) is excellent! Since this was Valentine's Day, we couldn't have spent it at a better restaurant!
Always a joy and culinary treat to dine at Cuba de Ayer!! The food, ambiance and service are always top notch. We brought two friends for their first time and they loved it. Both said they would bring other back.
For a pleasant and tasteful evening this is a wonderful place.
Had a wonderful experience at Cuba de Ayer restaurant in Burtonsville, MD. We were seated in a very good and relatively quite location of the dining area. Our waitress Elsie was very nice and answered all of our questions regarding the menu, and explained the various entrees and preparation of certain dishes. She was very friendly and helpful, plus she made our first visit a truly nice experience.
Elsie did not rush us to order our food. She perfectly understood that we were two friends that had not seen each other in a long timr, just trying to catch up.
We started off with a variety of empanadas for the appetizer, followed by a side salad for the first course. We both ordered steak dishes for our entrees. I had the Bistec Palomilla, and my friend had the Ropa Vieja. Both dishes were very flavorful and delicious.
If you are looking for a friendly, laid back atmosphere with hearty delicious food, that is a true gem. Then this restaurant is a great find. We really enjoyed ourselves and plan to return soon.
Cuba de Ayers never disappoints. My friend and I enjoyed a great dinner complete with Cuban coffee and tres leche. Our server was a very nice girl. (I wish I could remember her name!) We both decided to try something new and ordered bistec palomilla, which was recommended by our server. It was DELICIOUS!! The meat was tender and flavorful. It went well with the sweet plantains. Our sever was very attentive and checked on us pretty regularly. She was very sweet and pleasant. We’ve been there other times and the service wasn’t as good. But it’s hard to stay away from great food. It will be very difficult for me to pick a dish to enjoy the next time I go back!!
We were having a family dinner the drive for us is an hour but we love the Mojitos and drinks as well as the food. Price and portions are Excellent. Our adult kids look forward to family gatherings here. The friends we have taken to Cuba de Sayre all agree the drive is worth it!!
The music on Wednesday evenings is outstanding and beautiful. Still not sure why they make you wait until your entire group (even though 4 of 6 were present on time) arrives before seating. Note to groups: be on time, its really annoying to have to wait in the extremely small vestibule until you arrive.
I ordered the Arroz Con Pollo, which usually is awesomely delicious. However, this particular day it came out very dry as if it was the bottom of the pot.
Great neighborhood gem! We were a group of 4 and every dish that came out of the kitchen was flavorful and delicious. The only thing I missed was a cocktail menu... maybe it's only offered at the bar, but I didn't see any cocktails on their drink list. Otherwise, this place is amazing and I can't believe it's tucked away in a nondescript shopping center in Burtonsville!
The staff were cooperative and courteous. Several people in my party were delayed due to the weather and 2 no shows. The host graciously allowed us to be seated and our delayed parties arrived shortly thereafter. We ordered dinner without incident. The food was delicious.
Cuba de Ayer is a great Cuban cuisine restaurant located in Burtonsville, MD. The entrees are fresh and authentic as they come. The Steak with rice and black beans are fantastic as was the Salmon entree. The fried plantains were delicious dipped in their garlic oil. All around they deserve 5 stars for their authentic cuban meals. Awesome.
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