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Cuba de Ayer

Cuba de Ayer

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Burtonsville
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  • Brian F.
    "Get the ham croquettes!"(4 Tips)
    Ramona T.
    "Empanada's and arroz con pollo is delicious!"(5 Tips)
    Lauren B.
    "... of mojito, and the rum cake. You won't be disappointed!"(2 Tips)
    Davida A.
    "Guava Mojito fantastic!"(3 Tips)
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  • Tracy I.
    Tracy IsaacJuly 6, 2015
    I enjoyed everything! The croquettes were great. The pernil, crunchy plantains, and black beans and rice were amazing. I enjoyed my meal so much, I ordered the tres leche cake and café con leche.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CharlesFebruary 21, 2013
    Highly recommended! Fresh, delicious food! Victor-server-knew exactly what he was talking about! Recom. A dish for all tastes. Great service! Hole in the wall type place but clean and worth it!
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AltmanOctober 25, 2014
    So much flavor. They use unique mixes of raisins, house made hot sauce and olives to make their food taste amazing! Not to mention other authentic tastes.
  • Krystle H.
    Krystle HindsJanuary 4, 2015
    Food is delicious! Have had ropa vieja and pernil. They're so good I don't venture away except for appetizers. The place has been remodeled and expanded. Looks great! Highly recommend.
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineNovember 23, 2011
    The best dishes, such as the ground-beef-and-potato-hash picadillo, the warm, crunchy ham croquetas, and the chicken soup with rough-cut veggies and hunks of meat, have a soulful simplicity.
  • Brent M.
    Brent MOctober 23, 2010
    I had the Lechon Asado with Moros Y Cristianos and sweet plantains and it was amazing!! I definitely recommend that if you are a fan of tender pork. Try a little of the house hot sauce with it too!
  • Arthur T.
    Arthur TaylorJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Haven't had a bad dish yet! Very authentic, highly flavorful, great service, reasonable prices, it has everything you could ask for if you love Cuban cuisine!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BordlemayApril 25, 2014
    Our must haves are the empanadas w/homemade hot sauce, Ropa Vieja, any kind of mojito, and the rum cake. You won't be disappointed!
  • Kenyan J.
    Kenyan JewelsJuly 8, 2012
    They have the best Emapanadas ever. When you find Cubans filling up a Cuban spot...you know the food is GREAT! Never been disappointed.
  • Jenn R.
    Jenn RodzSeptember 16, 2012
    Trully Delicious!!!! Pernil is awesome a must try! Mojitos are good too
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SmithJanuary 16, 2015
    The garlic shrimp and rice can't think of what they call it in the menu but out is fabulous.also tres leches for dessert.
  • Kustom K.
    Kustom KaneDecember 4, 2015
    Everything! But especially the empanadas and marinated skirt steak!
  • Queen B.
    Queen BApril 11, 2013
    Delicious authentic Cuban food! Great service! I had vaca frita and it was perfect!!!
  • Timmy
    TimmyJune 2, 2012
    Try the Combinacion appetizer for a good sample of the pork, yucca, and croquettes!
  • Justin C.
    Justin CredibleAugust 26, 2013
    Small spot, but great food & excellent service. Ask for the server Gabby!!
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MSeptember 29, 2014
    The combinacio was sad; only two yuca fries, but the pork was flavorful. Empanadas were greasy, dry meat inside, and sugar sprinkled on the outside. I didn't sense pride in food or service from staff.
  • Alexis
    AlexisJune 4, 2013
    The pollo a la plancha is my go-to lunch item. So flavorful!
  • Nicole
    NicoleFebruary 15
    Empanadas were delicious! Waitress was super helpful. Will be back!
  • Donna S.
    Donna SipofPerfectionNovember 18, 2013
    Love love the food! The appetizers are all worth it!
  • Clarence M.
    Clarence MillerSeptember 23
    The food and the service is PERFECT. Super friendly staff
  • !i$@ b.
    !i$@ beeSeptember 21, 2011
    Try the ropa vieja... best in the area! Especially ~con plantanos~ :-)
  • D. A.
    D. AlonsoMay 23, 2010
    The boliche is best in my book. The picadillo had raisins, not a big fan, they could've warned me. The Cuban coffee ( espresso) is maybe the only thing non-authentic, but the boliche is remarkable.
  • Realwildkutz B.
    Service is great, just wished they gave complimentary garlic bread.
  • Joyce
    JoyceMarch 6
    Rice and chicken. Ropa vieja. Garlic shrimp. Killer rum cake
  • Ramona T.
    Ramona ThorpeApril 20, 2013
    Empanada's and arroz con pollo is delicious!
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LanouetteNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Food was excellent as well as service can't wait to come back again.
  • Antonio C.
    Antonio CMarch 20, 2011
    The 3 Leches is amazing! Don't leave without trying it
  • Deonte M.
    Deonte MaddflyNovember 2, 2013
    It's busy but service was great and will go back
  • Davida A.
    Davida AllenOctober 13, 2013
    Food was great! Guava Mojito fantastic!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BJune 23
    Everything I tried was excellent
  • Boris
    BorisOctober 12, 2013
    Be sure to try the hot sauce!
  • Michiko D.
    Michiko DibyApril 1, 2010
    Best Cuban in the dc metro area hands down. The piccadillo is awesome
  • Elena Maria
    Elena MariaApril 1, 2013
    Their food NEVER disappoints!!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FloresJune 18, 2013
    Get the ham croquettes!
  • Beatriz R.
    Beatriz RJanuary 9, 2014
    The food was amazing!
  • Clifton
    CliftonApril 10
    Caribbean Salmon
  • Liz S.
    Liz SchererMarch 27, 2011
    Don't even bother to make a reservation. They don't honor them. Great food. Lack of restaurant skills.
  • David H.
    David HeymanApril 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely try the vaca frita.
  • Dai L.
    Dai LeAugust 20, 2012
    Closed on Monday!!:(
  • Jason Z.
    Jason ZangariMarch 29, 2010
    Awesome Cuban food!
  • Karma B.
    Karma BellaJanuary 12
    Everything is amazing including trés leches
  • Juan S.
    Juan SequeirosJuly 12, 2015
    Croquetas, todo es bueno.
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