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Cuba de Ayer

15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
+1 301-476-9622
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

The four of us had reservations here for after the theater (Olney Playhouse), where we saw "Carmen--An Afro-Cuban Musical." We just wanted to extend the experience. And boy, was this a great choice! We arrived almost a half-hour early for our 5 pm reservation, but...More

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CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2016

Thanks for choosing Cuba De Ayer! You made a great choice and we hope your recent experience with us entices you to come and try us again real soon.

Reviewed February 21, 2016

We keep going back to Cuba de Ayer, since they have the best Cuban food we have had in the area. As I said once before, the only reason I give it 4 instead of a 5 rating, is the difficult parking. My recommendation on...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Went to Cuba de Ayer the other night, first time since they have remodeled. Wow have they upgraded the atmosphere. The food is good and a nice change once in awhile. I have had better Cuban food but it is nice. The location has a...More

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CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your honest and candid feedback with us. We appreciate your patronage and hope you give us another chance in the future to make it right.

Reviewed January 31, 2016

We went on a Saturday evening, at 5:30pm. I'm glad that we went early because it was soon after that the restaurant started to fill up. When we left an hour later there were 3-4 groups waiting to be seated. Upon entering the restaurant we...More

Thank Nick C
Reviewed December 19, 2015

I've always heard good things about this Cuban restaurant. Finally I got to go last night after a previous attempt but it was closed. Traffic on 29 is usually a nightmare so I wanted to go somewhere quick and close so I chose this restaurant....More

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Reviewed December 15, 2015

I make it a point to not rate or judge a location based on one visit. So, three times and I had, had all I could stomach of the mess. I visited with friends the first time and returned the second time with my partner...More

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Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

To me, Cuban food is of the comfort variety. Homey things that aren't terribly sophisticated and fussily prepared. In this fach, Cuba de Ayer manages to deliver quite nicely. Service is friendly and attentive. Recommended.

Thank Philip S
Reviewed November 16, 2015

We have been here several times and it is always good. The Mojitos are freshly made and taste like it. I enjoy the sugar cane garnish that comes with it. The Chicken Empanadas are so good and the homemade hot sauce adds just the right...More

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CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2015

Thank you for the wonderful pictures! The chicken empanadas are always a great choice. We are happy to hear that your daughter also enjoyed her meal. We are very proud that we were able to provide you with the best service and a satisfying meal....More

Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Growing up in South Florida and coming from there, we craved dishes that our friends families would make. As well as Cuban cuisine from the cultural influence that has been mixed in the melting pot of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. We've been craving traditional signature...More

Thank Michael H
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2015

We appreciate the positive feedback! We're always interested in hearing how customers discover us and are so glad you did. Furthermore, we're honored to be your "go to Cuban restaurant." We look forward to seeing you again. Jessica R.

Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in Burtonsville. The food is well made and authentic. The service is good and prices are fair. I tend to stick to my favorite dish, the "Ropa Vieja", while my husband tries their different dishes. The appetizers are also good....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $18
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Burtonsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-476-9622
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