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Cuba de Ayer

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15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866-1632
+1 301-476-9622
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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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 1 week ago

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 

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Thank cmill0y
Columbia, MD
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318 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank retiredjohn110111
Silver Spring, Maryland
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Service was very good and the waitstaff was attentive. Atmosphere was warm and cozy. The food was average. The black beans and rice was the best part.

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1 Thank pat71451
Jessup, Maryland
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127 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My fellow lounge lizards Dave and Kathryn and I decided to try out this restaurant this past Sunday. Kathryn was really hankering for a real Cuban sandwich (ironically she didn't order one when we ate here) and, Dave and I were game to try the place out. The restaurant is easy enough to get to. It's within 3 blocks when... More 

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1 Thank LOTRfan
Burtonsville, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Strip mall location but great Cuban Food! Food very authentic, a little pricey for what is is, but good nonetheless

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1 Thank Veronica S
Laurel
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

From the moment you walk in the place has a very good atmosphere. The food and drinks are wonderful. The only thing I could say bad is only the owners are Cuban but in Burtonsville how many Cubans can you find. I love this place

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1 Thank brendah498
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Brendah. We look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I'm having a hard time understanding why. My father-in-law is Colombian and always in pursuit of good Hispanic food and so we stopped here for a late lunch because as the title says, "everybody loves this place." Not crowded given the time of day and the server was attentive, not annoyingly so, and tried really hard to make the experience... More 

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1 Thank WigglyLeaf
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

In the last 2months I have been here 4 times. Each time I order the snapper and it's amazing. We brought our kids the first time last week and they absolutely loved the steak and rice n beans. The didn't like the soft plantains but the crispy were great. I am addicted to this restaurant. My only issue is the... More 

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1 Thank Will J
CubaDeAyer, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review

We can't thank you enough for your continued patronage, Will! Additionally, thanks for bringing the kids in and for continuing to bring in guests when they come to town. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team and look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?