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Cuba de Ayer

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15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
+1 301-476-9622
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Olney, Maryland
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is much to choose from among the traditional Cuban offerings - I am really fond of some of the shrimp dishes. The shrimp and avocado appetizer is large enough for two, and very filling. Sometimes i order it as a meal. The plaintain sides are great - the sweet plantains not too sweet, the tostones are nice and crisp.... More 

Thank PamLovesLucy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our second time @ Cuba de Ayer. Our waiter was very friendly & the food was delicious and affordable . After we finished our dinner, we sat there for a while socializing with our friends without being rushed out. The waiter was friendly. It's a place I will return back with friends or family .

Thank Lenny M
Piney Point, Maryland
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cuban food. I ordered steak with peppers/rice with jack daniel's and It was great. Would recommend and It was enlightening.

Thank ronnyveezer88
Clarksville, MD
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223 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in as we were driving by on way home from a sports event. It was Saturday night and we thought we may have to wait, but we used Open Table and were able to get a reservation right away. We walked in and were seated right away. The menu is extensive. We were not super hungry but each... More 

1 Thank TRJRM
Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife and I gained an appreciation for Cuban food at Key West, and Cuba de Ayer does not disappoint. We've been three times and the service and food are very good.

1 Thank Glennora
Laurel, Maryland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visit Cuba de Ayer in Burtonsville usually twice a year. The authentic Cuban food is excellent. I especially enjoy the Lechon Asada. On a recent visit we had two guests with us who were unfamiliar with Cuban cuisine. Our waiter was most patient and helpful in describing various dishes and making recommendations to suit their tastes. The popularity of... More 

Thank bailey9539
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review

We appreciate your review, Bailey! Be sure to come back and see us. More 

Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious and it was served fast, but the time before the waiter show up to the table to take my order was 15 minutes , then it took me 10 minutes to eat and I asked for the bill 25 minutes ago and I'm still waiting. In summary: come here if you have a lot of time... More 

Thank matheojim
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review

Thank you for you recent visit to Cuba De Ayer. We appreciate your patronage and honest input as we constantly strive to improve on the overall experience for each customer. We truly apologize for the wait and understand how frustrating this can be. We have since spoken with this server and will continue to coach this person to success so... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

WE took our family out for dinner Saturday night to celebrate our daughters birthday, what a mistake it was to choose Cuba day Ayer. The appetizers wre ok fried ham croquettes and empanadas, but heavy on frying. After placing our order and much later the waiter returned to tell us that they had run out of bread for my order,... More 

Thank cmill0y
Columbia, MD
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348 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I have been to this restaurant once before and decided to have dinner here again, and boy are we glad we did. We both started with drinks, a Perfect Margarita for me, and a Guavarita for my wife. Awesome drinks! For dinner, I ordered the Boliche and my wife ordered the Vaca Frita. These two beef dishes... More 

Thank LordThomMohr
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review

We are so very glad you both decided to join us as well! We hope this means we will be seeing you more often in the future. More 

Kensington, Maryland
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Had lunch here recently after being in mood for Cuban food that was above average, yet my lunch companion felt that the Ropa Vieja was too salty. Service was efficient. Portions were good sized, and rice and black beans came with the meal which could be served separately or mixed together. Would I return? Yes but only when craving for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Burtonsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-476-9622

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?