We were a group of six celebrating a birthday. We enjoyed $5 mojitos for St. Patrick's Day. I have heard that they have the best mojitos around, and I agree. My avocado salmon was delicious. My husband's boliche was a bit dry and not what he expected. Everyone else was happy with the food. The service was attentive, the atmosphere warm and cozy.
Highly recommended this restaurant food excellent service is great definitely will go again.
Went for a family dinner with grown kids to celebrate a 60th b'day. Reservations for 4 at 6:00 p.m. on a Wednesday. Already busy (which was a great sign) but table in a good spot ready for us. Attentive service and friendly waitstaff. Food was plentiful and tasty although the sliced steak was a bit dry. Not much Tequila in the house margaritas. Didn't offer Happy Hour discount because we were at a table. Menu should say that! Salmon excellent. Made note on the RSVP that it was for a special b'day celebration and it was also mentioned discreetly. Leisurely dinner with drinks and lots of convo. Spent a good deal of $ on Patron shots too. Very enjoyable but disappointed that the special b'day wasn't recognized. Didn't really want four full desserts but would have liked a small dessert with a candle brought to the table. Didn't want to remind at the end. Open Table shouldn't ask for comments with the reservation if they aren't recognized. Left a 20% tip anyway.
Happy Hour w Business clients! HH was delicious n reasonable.
Seating was sufficient, clean facilities but unfortunately I had to request to have my date food taken back twice to be cooked longer. Inconvenient without compinsation from management, nice waiter still got a Decent tip, wasn't his fault.
The check in policy when you get there is dumb.
Delicious cuban food- we loved everything we ordered. The mojitos were delicious!
Our second time at this restaurant and both times were great. Love the empanadas!! Everyone at our table enjoyed our lunch. Really good food for the price. Highly recommend it!
Cuba de Ayer is always very good. Always a pleasant experience.
We only ordered main courses. We waited 1 hour and 20 minutes for our food. When it arrived it was at best fair. The waiter was very pleasant and apologized but we spent between 2 and 2 1/2 hours in their restaurant and had 3 children, ages 7, 13 and 16. It was not pleasant and we will not be back!
Haven't been in years and had to ask myself why! Love this place. Went for lunch and everything was great and reasonable.
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!
Our second time here, and it was even more delicious than the first time. We ordered two specials -- pork ribs and steak -- and they were both exceptional. The rum cake is also fantastic. We will absolutely be back!
This was our first time here and are looking forward to going back. Food was delicious and service was supurb.
Delicious, as always! Been here more than a dozen times and have never been dissapointed.
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.
Still outstanding after all of these years!
Loved the food -- but our table was adjacent to an unused door to the outside (so there was a cold draft coming in) and directly under a speaker (so the music was loud, making conversation difficult).
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.
Good but not great, prices reasonable, excellent service. Would go back.
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!!
Excellent food. Good service.
I enjoyed the red snapper, but not the "crunchy" plantains. The service is friendly and efficient.
Its always a great experience coming here. The waitress we had could of been a bit nicer and attentive, but other than that everything was good.
I felt the music was a little loud, but overall, I was very happy with the food and the experience.
Fantastic service, good mojitos, good food, delicious dessert and coffee at a very reasonable price.
Food was so delicious! This was my first time here, and I would go back weekly. My husband has been two other times, and the food has never disappointed.
The food, as usual, was delicious. Enjoyed the live music. Wish it was closer to me, but always worth the long drive.
Sooo delicious and the service was great. Also great decor.
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!!
Nothing special but good
Snapper is the best. Trout is also tasty.
Food was good and service was efficient and friendly. Enjoyed the sangria.
Always a delight to eat at this place. Awesome food and environment.
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.
Never ever disappointed with Cuba de Ayer. Food was delicious. Staff was terrific. Well-run restaurant.
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!
Celebrated my birthday on the 16th of December at Cuba De Ayer. Amazing food and service. Drinks are really good! Really great for an occasion.