Cuba de Ayer
This is a great family friendly restaurant. I would suggest that you make reservations.
A very nice evening out in a friendly environment with a different variety of foods on the menu. The food is fresh and tasty.
NEVER DISAPPOINTS - one of our favorite restaurants!!!
I took my wife and mom to dinner. We were seated promptly and our server was good.
Food was delivered hot despite the busyness of Mother's Day. Attentive service. The Lechon Asada was to die for.
Cuba de Ayer is my family's go to spot if we want comfort food. We've been going ever since the restaurant was half the size it is now. Service is hit or miss sometimes, you can be left to wait for a while with no drink refills and they seem a little overwhelmed. The food is always delicious, especially the Gambas al ajillo (shrimp in lemon garlic sauce). It's also a great family friendly spot.
I love this place!!! Been coming for over a year and food is delicious and authentic. The employees are really nice too. I even chose this restaurant for my Mother’s Day dinner.
Food was very good, waiter was patient with us (we took a while to decide), and he also was helpful in explaining the menu. We have been there twice before, and will go back again.
Love this place. Good food, typically. I tend to get the same few dishes. This time, I changed to the pan con bistec sandwich. It was INCREDIBLY dry. I even added some of their sauce that is on the table (mojo I thnk), and it didn't help. Maybe more grilled onions would've helped. Won't be ordering again. I should've gotten their Cubano instead. The empanadas were very good.
Food was delicious, very well condimented. The food was a bit pricey. We loved the environment, it's not as crowdy as it used to be, the renovation and extension of the restaurant was well worth it.
Highly recommended. Had a great meal here recently. My wife and I shared the ham croquettes (crunchy on the outside, deliciously creamy on the inside), ropa vieja and the lechons asado. Ropa vieja was the start of the show. The shredded beef was flavorful and had a pleasant chewy quality. We got it with moros y cristianos (seasoned rice and beans) which were every bit as good as the beef. The pork was good, but the flavor did not match the beef. That said, it was moist and tender, and is going to taste great today in a flour tortilla for lunch!
I recommend reservations if going on a weekend evening.
Food and mojitos are excellent!
Food is authentic, healthy portions & reasonably priced.
Best Cuban Food Ever!!!! I had the recipe for the empanadas!!!
I’ve been coming to this restaurant for approximately a year now and have introduced it to several friends already. I love the food and mojitos!!!
Fantastic Cuban food (my Cuban friend's favorite place) and a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Don't miss their special homemade sauce on the table. I don't like 'hot sauce' but this is something far more interesting and delicious. Recommend the pernil.
Loved the food and our waitress. Music was way too loud. We watched a woman with a baby leave as the noise was too much.
The good food is the main reason I come to this restaurant. I’ve been here twice previously, so I knew the food was good. Unfortunately, during this specific visit (it happened to also be Easter Sunday), the waiter made a mistake with my order. The waiter was pleasant and friendly, but seemed new or overwhelmed. As for the meal, both mine and my friend’s food was well-prepared and well-seasoned. This is one of my favorite places for the chicken and rice dish I get. Ultimately, we enjoyed our outing, so I will definitely be back!
Our server was very attentive. She made sure we had everything and came back to check on us frequently.
I have gone to a few Cuban restaurants in Maryland. Cuba de Ayer has the best food, atmosphere, and service. I chose this restaurant for my birthday.
Cuba de Ayer was delicious as always. This was my friend’s first time and she loved it! We started with the empanadas, which were a big hit especially with the special hot sauce. Next was the avocado & shrimp in garlic sauce. Heavenly!! Then we decided to try two dishes I had not had before: pollo empanizado and the lechon asado. Both were delicious, but I really liked the lechon asado. Such a flavorful dish!! We split both dishes so we could enjoy a little bit of everything.
One of the best restaurants me and my wife have ever been to. We have bee. Going here for years. Everything is great there.
Love this place. Good with or without kids -- but lately we like it because our toddler EATS!
Great food. Really nice interior. Excellent menu choices, I want to go back and try more things. Roast pork, steak and shrimp was so good. Tres Leches was awesome.
We love this restaurant for any occasion. The food is very good and the service is great. My fav is the vaca frita with crispy plantains and broiled Yuca!
Love the food, and the service is friendly. We were a little disappointed during our last visit when we three couples at one table (we had requested separate checks) were told we could use only one coupon.
I thought the food was absolutely fantastic. Very similar to Miami Cuban cuisine.
I think for the size of the restaurant they should change the bathrooms to unisex? But overall, excellent !
Service and food are usually very good. This time service was not as fast and my food was not as expected.
Love the place, great food and ambience....owner always looking for ways to make your experience exceptional! Muy bueno!!!! Once a week is my goal!
The crown Jewel of Burtonsville.
Always enjoy the shrimp and avocado appetizer that must be accompanied with bread for mopping up that sauce. My son loved the oxtails. Teddy was a very good and attentive server.
Dining at Cuba De Ayer was great. I haven't been in over a few years, but the expanded location was definitely nice to see as the restaurant should grow as it serves up delicious latin food. I will say that the chicken noodle soup bowl was HUGE. However, it lacked some of the flavors I typically enjoy. The steak was solid, but the drinks were definitely on point.
If you get nothing else at Cuba de Ayer, get the shrimp and avocado appetizer! The components meld effortlessly and the sauce is amazing. Make sure to get one order of bread to dip in the sauce. The tuna special was quite tasty. The trout was adequate, a little dry, nothing special. The pork dish called something like Perbil was delicious. The sweet plantains are not the best we've had. I expect them to be melt in your mouth gooey; these were not soft enough. All portion sizes were above average. The cocktails were yummy.
Food & drinks are always fabulous!! Highly recommend Cuba de Ayer!!
Love Cuba De Ayer!!! One of my favorites and go to’s! Never fails! Never Disappointed! The Best Cuban in the DC area!
Amazing place, exquisite food, excellent prices. Would love to go back at least twice a month!
Everything during my visit was great! The service, quality, and ambiance were perfect. Will be back and will definitely recommend this restaurant.
First time. I will return