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“New Renovations make for a great dining experience.”
Review of Cuba de Ayer

Cuba de Ayer
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Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Burtonsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$18
Cuisines: Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“New Renovations make for a great dining experience.”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Cuba D'Ayer has always had great food, now the atmosphere is more in keeping with the food. Almost doubled their space, added a nice bar area, so there is actually a place to wait. Favorite menu item: Vaca Frita.

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Thank emilyl32
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Cuba D, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hi Emily,

I'm glad to hear that the renovations make for an exceptional dining experience! It was very important that the atmosphere and ambiance was welcoming and that much more enjoyable. Come back and see us!

Jessica R.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Only Cuban Restaurant At Which We Will Eat”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I gave Cuba de Ayer 4 stars rather than 5 for one, single, solitary reason -- it is difficult to get to and parking is sparse. Otherwise, it is just great.

Excellent Cuban food, excellent service, pleasant treatment and, while they prepare their food (rather than "importing" it), it makes it to the table in reasonable (but not quick) time.

We cannot find anything to criticize except the difficulty of getting into the small parking lot and getting out onto the street afterward. That's not really a criticism, but just a heads up.

Go here if you want good Cuban food. It is far better than the other Cuban restaurants in the whole Burtonsville, Rockville, Silver Spring, Columbia and related areas.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank vs2
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Cuba D, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you very much for the positive comments. We work hard to offer good food and friendly, efficient service, and I’m so glad your visit was enjoyable. I will pass your feedback on to the team, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Jessica R.
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Columbia, Maryland
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“The real deal!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Excellent Cuban food. A few dozen things on the menu plus daily specials. Drinks strong! Main dishes are large portions, so two people can share a few appetizers and one main disk. Excellent service. A surprise find in a strip shopping center. Will go back again. Long wait for a table if you do not have a reservation at least when we went on a Saturday.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Steve E
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Maryland
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best place in Burtonsville!”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Very nice restaurant, clean and friendly staff.
It was my first time there for lunch but will go back with my family and friends.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Mark A
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Cuba D, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Hi Mark,

Thank you for taking the time to review Cuba de Ayer. Our customers feedback is very important to us. We hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Joan G.
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Keyser, West Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ropa vieja ”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

AMAZING!! Love every part of this dish. Black beans and plantains were great. Great atmosphere since they expanded.

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Cuba D, Owner at Cuba de Ayer, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for the wonderful comments! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food. We hope this means we will be seeing you again soon.

Many thanks,
Jessica
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