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Cuba de Ayer

Cuba de Ayer

Cuban Restaurant
15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–8:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 111 votes

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  • What you need to know
    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 M.
    "Guava Mojito fantastic!"(3 Tips)
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39 tips and reviews.

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  • Cuban food
  • mojitos
  • croquettes
  • empanadas
  • authentic
  • cake
  • good for groups
  • good for dates
  • family-friendly
  • cozy
  • great value
  • lively
  • trendy
  • house salad
  • good for a quick meal
  • chicken
  • ham
  • pork
  • ropa vieja
  • meats
  • Tracy I.

    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.

    Tracy Isaac · July 6, 2015
  • Tyler M.

    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.

    Tyler M · September 29, 2014
  • Brent M.

    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!

    Brent M · October 23, 2010
  • Washingtonian Magazine

    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.

    Washingtonian Magazine · November 23, 2011
  • Brian C.

    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!

    Brian Charles · February 21, 2013
  • Lauren A.

    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.

    Lauren Altman · October 25, 2014
  • Krystle H.

    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.

    Krystle Hinds · January 4, 2015
  • D. A.

    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.

    D. Alonso · May 23, 2010
  • Arthur T.

    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!

    Arthur Taylor · January 8, 2013
  • Lauren B.

    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!

    Lauren Bordlemay · April 25, 2014
  • Michelle S.

    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.

    Michelle Smith · January 16, 2015
  • Kenyan J.

    They have the best Emapanadas ever. When you find Cubans filling up a Cuban know the food is GREAT! Never been disappointed.

    Kenyan Jewels · July 8, 2012
  • Jenn R.

    Trully Delicious!!!! Pernil is awesome a must try! Mojitos are good too

    Jenn Rodz · September 16, 2012
  • Kustom K.

    Everything! But especially the empanadas and marinated skirt steak!

    Kustom Kane · December 4, 2015
  • Timmy

    Try the Combinacion appetizer for a good sample of the pork, yucca, and croquettes!

    Timmy · June 2, 2012
  • Queen B.

    Delicious authentic Cuban food! Great service! I had vaca frita and it was perfect!!!

    Queen B · April 11, 2013
  • Justin C.

    Small spot, but great food & excellent service. Ask for the server Gabby!!

    Justin Credible · August 26, 2013
  • Liz S.

    Don't even bother to make a reservation. They don't honor them. Great food. Lack of restaurant skills.

    Liz Scherer · March 27, 2011
  • Nicole

    Empanadas were delicious! Waitress was super helpful. Will be back!

    Nicole · February 15
  • Alexis

    The pollo a la plancha is my go-to lunch item. So flavorful!

    Alexis · June 4, 2013
  • !i$@ b.

    Try the ropa vieja... best in the area! Especially ~con plantanos~ :-)

    !i$@ bee · September 21, 2011
  • Jeff L.

    Food was excellent as well as service can't wait to come back again.

    Jeff Lanouette · November 12, 2011
  • Michiko D.

    Best Cuban in the dc metro area hands down. The piccadillo is awesome

    Michiko Diby · April 1, 2010
  • Antonio C.

    The 3 Leches is amazing! Don't leave without trying it

    Antonio C · March 20, 2011
  • Donna S.

    Love love the food! The appetizers are all worth it!

    Donna SipofPerfection · November 18, 2013
  • Joyce

    Rice and chicken. Ropa vieja. Garlic shrimp. Killer rum cake

    Joyce · March 6
  • Deonte M.

    It's busy but service was great and will go back

    Deonte Maddfly · November 2, 2013
  • Ramona T.

    Empanada's and arroz con pollo is delicious!

    Ramona Thorpe · April 20, 2013
  • Davida M.

    Food was great! Guava Mojito fantastic!

    Davida M · October 13, 2013
  • Elena Maria

    Their food NEVER disappoints!!

    Elena Maria · April 1, 2013
  • David H.

    Definitely try the vaca frita.

    David Heyman · April 10, 2010
  • Brian F.

    Get the ham croquettes!

    Brian Flores · June 18, 2013
  • Boris

    Be sure to try the hot sauce!

    Boris · October 12, 2013
  • Beatriz R.

    The food was amazing!

    Beatriz R · January 9, 2014
  • Jason Z.

    Awesome Cuban food!

    Jason Zangari · March 29, 2010
  • Clifton

    Caribbean Salmon

    Clifton · 2 weeks ago
  • Dai L.

    Closed on Monday!!:(

    Dai Le · August 20, 2012
  • Juan S.

    Croquetas, todo es bueno.

    Juan Sequeiros · July 12, 2015
  • Karma B.

    Everything is amazing including trés leches

    Karma Bella · January 12

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