Cuba de Ayer
Side of Avocado
Always delicious! The hostess and sever were very warm and welcoming. We love celebrating birthdays here because of the sparklers they use, and the desserts are amazing!
The location was great and the food was excellent. We definitely will be back!
Had lunch there for the first time today with family. Loved the whole experience: strip mall location, Cuban decor, including bongo drums, professional waitstaff, enthusiastic diners, and authentic, delicious food at a great value!
The food was excellent! The noise level, however, was a bit much.
Entre food was a little over cooked and dry. Service was good, no wait with Open Table reservation.
Great food, excellent service
Our family enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner this week! The food was excellent, and the staff was friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant to you!
A wonderful find in Burtonsville. We will definitely be back.
Let husband and I have been going to Cuba de Ayer for 20+ years and it only gets better. Meals, service and atmosphere is fantastic!!
Great experience, I wish that add a bit more spirits to their mixed cocktails.
Great food I have been going here for years and the food has always been consistently great.
We went to Cuba de Ayer for our Valentine's Day dinner with our two small children. We had excellent service from the wait staff and the food was delicious. This was our second visit to the restaurant and I have already recommended to several friends. We'll be back again in 2020. Until then!
Driven part this restaurant for years and always that someday I would stop in for dinner. So I finally did and I’m extremely glad that I took my wife on Valentines Day. Great food and atmosphere and there will be return trips.
Great food and service.
Great food and excellent service. A bit crowded and noisy, but it was Saturday night, so that is expected.
The food is always excellent. Some of the space is tight so the noise from other diners is at a moderate level but not too loud. Had a reservation and they took us exactly on time.
Food is wonderful always, but the service was way off tonight! We waited for 20 minutes to get water and only got service because my husband flagged down an obviously busy waiter who was trying to cover more than his share of tables. Once he came , our service was great and the food was delicious.
The beef empanadas are slightly sweet as you crunch into the crust and don’t disappoint when you bite in. The shrimp with garlic (can’t remember the name of it, but has a slight, but not overpowering lemon and garlic flavor) is seasoned with the perfect amount of everything.
The red sangria had lots of flavor and fruit, although it is expensive for a carafe.
We love this restaurant, never disappoints. We arrived 1 hour early for our reservation but they were able to seat us right away. It's a 90 minute drive from Alexandria to get there but always worth it.
AkwAys great !
Good is excellent. Price is in point. Ambiance is intimate and fun!
Cuba de Ayer is the place to go when you want ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cuban food in the DMV.
Every bite absolutley delicious! Completely authentic and satisfying. Wish that I could hear the background music a little better. It was almost too soft.
Every time we visit our children in Maryland we make it a point to eat here. Great food, awesome seasoning and very reasonable. The waitresses are very nice know the menu inside out. Would recommended highly and very close to BWI. This place is a gem!
Very pleasant atomosphere, good service, a plate of food to enjoy.
This was my first time dining at Cuba de Ayer. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was I this unassuming strip mall restaurant. My cocktail was also delicious. I will definitely be returning.
As always, great food, great ambiance. Love this place and recommend this place over any other Latino restaurant in the area.
As always a reliable 10!!! Best latin food in the area. I make my family go for all the big celebrations. New Years, Birthday, Anniversary, Mothers Day!!!! 10/10 Recommend
Waiter was awesome. Yummy food and drinks! Overall experience was excellent!
Excellent customer customer food
Always a great meal.
Food is constantly prepared to satisfaction. Very consistent and prepared as expected.
Could’ve been better! The Avocado/shrimp appetizer looked so good but didn’t wow me! Very bland. Hubby had to send his steak back. It was well done and tough. My oxtails were delicious and the mixed beans and rice had a nice kick to it. The drinks were terrible, didn’t taste like any liquor was in there. I took the ice out and my watery drink was half the glass.
First real hiccup in years with service, but still enjoyed the venue. Boiled yucca, Vaca Frita and Caribbean Salmon are excellent.
Late lunch/early dinner - so many great choices. Food was delicious and all the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return!
We have been going to Cuba de Ayer for many years and it keeps getting better and better. Great food tonight and Rebecca made it even better with her phenomenal service. The red sangria is some of the best around.
Excellent food and service
Loved the mojitos and the guava martinis. We can't decide whether we like the crispy or sweet plantains the most. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Overall a wonderful meal!
Great food at a great price. Best Cuban sandwich around!
Cuba de Ayer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 476-9622.
Cuba de Ayer is rated 4.6 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.