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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
Great food, service and ambiance. This restaurant is located in Burtonsville, MD in a shopping center. It has a lively bar section and decorated around its authentic Cuban roots and cuisine brand. An excellent location if you only want the best local Cuban cuisine and not a chain brand taste. The plate portions are just right. Try their steak with Moros and Christianos and Tostones plaintains. Delicious!
Food was very good. Beans were excellent. Not sure why you have to pay extra should you wish red beans instead of black though. My Pork was a little dry so I asked for more mojo. They provided it, but added 75 cents to the bill. I don’t really care for that. Staff were pleasant and checked with us frequently. It was great to have Cuban food in an area nearby. An unexpected treat. Would go there again.
Our waiter was busy and didn't pay attention to details. He took a while to take our order and bring us our check. My wife ordered food with no onions, and no black beans. The food came out smothered in onions. We sent it back and while it had no onions the second time, they added black beans. The mojitos were great as always. We've been here before and usually have good service, next time I'll make sure we don't have him as a server. The chairs are not comfortable. The decor, the lighting and the ambiance is very romantic but is ruined by these ugly uncomfortable diner chairs. Even though our service wasn't great, we weren't compensated by the order messup or given an apology, we still tipped the waiter 20%.
Always tasty and gluten-free is clearly marked. If they have the salteado special- beef, chicken and shrimp- with onions and peppers, it can't be beat!! My husband never strays from the pork pernil--luscious! and of course sweet plantains are practically dessert. Wine and beer are reasonably priced, service is quick and friendly--only wish they would turn the music down a tad--otherwise, all you could ask for
We came to celebrate a few birthdays for my family. We had a reservation and the entire party didn't arrive together. We had a couple people not show last minute due to sudden illness. When we arrived, the hostess wouldn't seat us until the entire party arrived. Other parties of 2-5ppl showed up, without reservations, behind us as we waited for the remaining members of our party to arrive and the hostess began to seat them. My question is: What is the point of having a reserved table (which I had for over a week) if we couldn't get seated right away? They made us wait while watching them seat other non-reserved parties. One woman came in looking to get seated, having called 40 mins earlier for a table at the same time of our reservation, her party hadn't showed, and the hostess began to seat her! I made a bit of a stink about it and the woman backed down and decided to wait out of courtesy to their normal rule, even though the hostess was still willing to seat her. What is this policy?!!! Why upset people when they first arrived, especially when there were reservations to begin with. Is that the whole point of a reservation? To allow you to get seated ahead of walk-ins?
The other members of our party showed up and we were then seated. We had a nice spot tucked away and otherwise, our service and food was excellent! If it weren't for the rule about seating, I would've given 5 stars for a rating. Thank goodness our waitress and the food made up for the host stand's "welcoming" experience.
Food was good,,the waitress was terrible , you guys took 18%tip to pay for horrible service, we didnt even got water wen we sit..the drinks took for about 25min, before we got them,,the bill didnt even seem right for what we order,,i was there twice before,,but i would never go back,,tips should be giving to who does great service,,,,
Well.... I’ve had better at Cuba de Ayer and was a little disappointed in the food quality. The Pargo was not fresh as I have had in the past and for the first time in many years, left disappointed. I hope this isn’t a trend down, since this place is one of my go too places. That said, eveything else was fine, so I’ll give it a wait and see.
When they have their Cuban salteado special, I get shrimp, chicken and steak wth their tasty peppers and onions. Lots of food. Took half home. Unusual in a special mix to get 6 big plump shrimp. Yum! Only problem was steak and chicken were a little overdone. I have had this dish before and it was a little juicier. Overall still really good. My husband loves the pork peril. And dont paas up the sweet plantains. So good, theyre like dessert.
Love this place. Been many times. Recommendations would be for the bartender to know how to mix standard cocktails ( she didn't know how to make a gimlet or a martini). 2nd to not bring out entres at the same time as you serve appetizers. We sent the entres back. Then when served tasted like they sat somewhere. 3rd took way too long to receive the check. We had to ask for it three times . Will go back. Just things that happened on the night. Was not crowded either.
Don't know what's going on but the service use to be GREAT.. The gentleman who was the manager or asst. manager was awesome but he's no longer there. It seems as tho the quality has declined since he left. Our meal was mediocre. Had a slight issue and the manager who I can't remember her name.. I think she was the kitchen manager..anyway she spent more time making up excuses then trying to hear and resolve the issue. She was too defensive which caused this review...
Truly authentic Cuban cuisine that tastes like your Abuela is in the kitchen! From the fruity, flavorful Sangria to moist, juicy pork with traditional moros (black beans and rice mixed) and ending with a creamy flan, just one of many tasty meals at this colorful lively restaurant!
I loved the family friendly atmosphere of this restaurant. From the moment we walked in until we left, we were treated warmly. The food seemed authentically Cuban and offered plenty of options for those who don't eat red meat or pork. Everything we ordered was outstanding. The empanadas and plantains were exceptional. While I wasn't a fan of the red sangria, they offer an extensive beverage list for a neighborhood restaurant.
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