Cuba de Ayer
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pan con Lechon Asado
Marinated roasted pork grilled with onions, served on baguette
(3) Beef, chicken, guava & cheese, or cheese turnover
Shredded fank steak, pan fried with onions, garlic and lemon
Food was amazing! Service was great! Will visit again for sure!
My favorite place with good food and service!
Best Cuban meal we’ve had since South Florida!👍🥰
Met with a former colleague to catch up and brainstorm business ideas. Perfect atmosphere. Great lighting. Love love love the mojitos.
Food was amazing. Service excellent as usual.
Outstanding food, ambiance, and service! A must visit. YUMMY
Great spot for authentic dining in a small town. I have been going for years and will continue to go.
A friend gave us a gift card to Cuba De Ayer so we thought we would give it a try, we are indebted to that friend now for introducing us to this amazing restaurant. The service was great and the food absolutely amazing!! Few times you can walk out of a place and say that was perfect, this for us was that place. Definitely recommend.
Food was delicious and service was great. I ordered the oxtail which was tender and flavorful We really enjoyed our meal and will surely go back soon
Always a great meal! Empanadas are a great way to start your meal.
My best pick ! Everything is served perfectly. Never let me down.
Wonderful as usual!
Everything was delicious. The sangria, camarones de ajilla and chocolate cake. I love the decor and ambiance.
Let me preface everything I’m about to type with the fact that I’m a Tampa native living up north, and I’m a Cuban food snob. I keep trying different places hoping to find the spot that does it just like home and more often than not, I end up disappointed.
We started off with a carafe of White Sangria. For our apps we ordered bread and butter and ham croquettes. Strange that bread and butter was an app and not something that was brought to the table, but a sign of the times I guess.
When the bread did come to the table it was a pleasant surprise because it appeared to be actual Cuban Bread. I’d love to find out where they order their bread from. Both Apps and Sangria were great.
Mains were, Bistec Empanizado for me and Boliche for the wife. Both were good. My steak was in the fryer about two minutes too long. Wife’s Boliche was a little tough. We also had a side of Yuca Frita which was excellent!
Cafe con leches, Flan and chocolate cake for dessert. Flan was good, cake was, well chocolate cake. Their appeared to be a minimal amount of cafe in the Cafe Con Leche. Served in a regular coffee cup, it was like a cup of warm milk. Not worth it from a cost or caffeine perspective
The real shortcoming was the service. It was SLOW. Every course took forever. We had no idea we’d be in for a 2 hour dining experience. Don’t know if this is a waitstaff issue or a kitchen issue, but it was not good. At one point, someone brought food to our table that wasn’t ours. One small thing, we mentioned on the reservation that this was our anniversary. There was no acknowledgement of that from the staff. Our waiter was polite, but distant. Manager walked by our table several times, but never asked if we were enjoying the meal.
Bottom line, is the food was pretty good Cuban food, but the service left a lot to be desired. Next time we get food from there, it will probably be delivery.
We have eaten at Cuba de Ayer numerous times. The service and the food continue to be first rate. It's no wonder that they contiunue to expand, and reservations are a must on the weekend.
Excellent food and service !
delicious food, great service, beautiful decor! Definitely recommend
We love this place and have never had such a bad experience here. Service was slow. Drink order was wrong. Food order was wrong. An appetizer was ordered but never received. 2 entrees were served 15 minutes before the second 2 entrees. Seems to be a shortage of staff and change of management.
I am a returning customer. Sat outside due to COVID and server was a bit inattentive at times. We dined for almost 2 hours and were never offered water refills or asked if we wanted more cocktails.
Shrimp and avocado in lemon and garlic sauce appetizer is a true winner and flavorful standard I am use to at Cuba de Ayer.
Snapper was bit lackluster to be served simply fried fillet style without any accompaniment, especially at the listed price. I ended up making it better by pairing with onions and peppers from my dining companions dish.
Guava and rum cake desserts were a great end to the night. This is one of my fave local go to's and I won't let one bland entrée deter coming again.
Perfect- consistently delicious food and drinks, and outdoor seating!
Always a great experience at Cuba!
Love the outdoor tent with fans. Food and service consistantly excellent.
First time. Excellent Service. Food was very good. Bessie was an excellent server. Her recommendations were spot on!!
Delicious food, fantastic mojitos and great service!
First time here. We sat outside; inside looked brand new and modern—very nice decor and super clean. Great menu and selections. Food was great. Will be back!
Always a great experience and we love the music!!!
Very pleasant experience - good food & wonderful, vibrant ambiance. Thanks.
Service very slow Once we ordered dinner it took about a half hour.
food needs a classier presentation on plate.
very sloppy presentations.
Since dinner took so long to receive, we ended up being the last people there and were being rushed due to cleaning up.
We had not been in a few years , and nothing has really improved. Picadillo not worth it at all sorry
Overall very good. I was kind of disappointed that the menu I was presented was pretty torn in soiled. The food was top-notch it came hot and had great flavor.
Excellent food and drinks
The food was very good Cuban home cooking. The fried yuca were perfect. The Roca Vieja was juicy and flavorful. The rum cake dessert was very moist and good. Our server Risha was very attentive and efficient. Very enjoyable.
Food was Great
Everything was outstanding and the rum cake left us wanting more!
Delicious, authentic Cuban cuisine!!
Went to the restaurant following a very positive review in the Washington Post and it’s always nice to see a review for a restaurant in this part of Maryland. The meal was disappointing. The tostones and the pernicious were dry, the picadillo was lukewarm and fairly bland.and the black beans with rice did not have much flavor. The avocado and spinach salad with shrimp was good. Perhaps this was an off night? Not planning on returning.
This is one of our favorite places! The food and service us always on point! Love dining here!
Anniversary dinner. This is our spot 😊Always a great pick.
I've been going to Cuba de Ayer for the past 15 yrs or so and it's always gotten better. However, on this visit, the Lechon Asado was just a little bit dry. While some people may not notice, I did because that is one of my favorite dishes. The croquetas jamon, Avocado Salmon, and rum cake were fantastic! Love this restaurant!
This was our first time at Cuba De Ayer, and will definitely NOT be our last. The service was great and the food even better!
To be clear, the food at Cuba de Ayer is delicious. Great flavors! Our experience was tainted by the very slow service from the kitchen. Our waiter was great and kept us apprised, but servers did not seem to know where they were delivering food to. This could be attributed to new staff...as so many restaurants are trying to hire as we go back into restaurants.
Cuba de Ayer does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Cuba de Ayer also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 476-9622.
Cuba de Ayer is rated 4.7 stars by 987 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.