Cuba is one of the most elusive Caribbean nations, as evidenced by its ever-changing coordinates and haunting absence from the Beach Boys’ “Kokomo.” Bite into mystery with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $5 for $10 worth of Cuban food and drinks during lunch
- $12 for $25 worth of Cuban food and drinks during dinner<p>
The menu includes starters of ham croquettes ($4.50) and lightly breaded potatoes stuffed with seasoned beef ($3.75). Entrees include bistec palomilla; a thinly sliced, marinated Cuban-style steak sautéed with onions ($9.75 during lunch; $15.25 during dinner); and arroz con pollo served with a choice of plantains ($8.75 during lunch; $13.25 during dinner).
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.