Cuba de Ayer

Burtonsville

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In a Nutshell

  • Traditional Cuban dishes
  • Named best Cuban restaurant in region by the Washingtonian
  • Warm, welcoming atmosphere

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Being waited on is an easy way to feel like royalty without acquiring a title or teaching your canine butler to speak with an English accent. Indulge in a monarchial meal with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Cuban fare from Cuba de Ayer in Burtonsville.

With a bumper crop of awards and a ringing endorsement from the Washingtonian, Cuba de Ayer brings authentic Cuban cuisine to Montgomery County with its menu of traditional, home-style dishes, drinks, and desserts. Quell belly grumblings with ambrosial appetizers such as tostones rellenos, fried green plantains stuffed with ground or shredded beef ($7.25), or a plate of empanadas, pastries upholstered with generous portions of beef, chicken or cheese ($2.25). Cuba de Ayer's menu of meat-centric offerings run the carnivorous gamut from the vaca frita, a pan-fried flank steak served with lemon and garlic ($8.50 for lunch, $13.99 dinner), to pargo frito, a lightly breaded, fried red snapper fillet ($11.50/$15.99). Finish with a traditional mojito ($7.95), or delve into a dessert of tres leches cake, a tasty barbershop trio that serenades sweet teeth with rich, harmonious flavors ($4.50).

Reviews

Cuba de Ayer has been featured in the Washington Post, Gayot, Washingtonian, and HowChow:

  • The bouncy music and colorful paintings in the small dining room bring the island nation a little closer to Washington. – Tom Sietsema, Washington Post
  • The kitchen minds the details, whether it’s taking time with a bowl of inky black beans or giving a proper fry to the shredded tangle of meat known as vaca frita. – Washingtonian

Cuba de Ayer Restaurant

Cuba de Ayer Restaurant owners Jessica and William Rodriguez ensure their dishes demonstrate what the Washingtonian dubbed "the mandate of the Cuban restaurant: The food should never be too fine or too fussy." Their menu lets the traditional food speak for itself, from the marinated pork that arrives draped in sautéed onions to the hearty black beans and rice that accompany thinly-sliced steaks.

Steaming plates load tables inside the cozy dining room, which sports rich oxblood walls decorated with colorful artwork. Guests relax in snug booths with cups of café con leche and sweet tres leches cakes, a decadent alternative to glasses of milk.

Customer Reviews

1107 Ratings

This place gets better each time we go. The empanadas and arros con pollo are a winner!
Charles T. · February 24, 2016
We love this place!
Geoff W. · October 20, 2015
Food is great along with the service
King · July 8, 2015
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    Burtonsville

    15446 Old Columbia Pk.

    Burtonsville, Maryland 20866

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