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Columbia Restaurant

649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747
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Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Celebration
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Front St. & Sycamore St.
Description: Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don’t miss Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors in our café or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I come to the Columbia every time I come to Celebration. It has never failed to satisfy me. True, some of their dishes are not the "typical" Cuban foods I grew up with, but they are wonderful and amazing in their own way. I have now been here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and I have been happy every time.

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Clermont,Florida (West of Orlando)
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Their customer service always exceeds expectations. Three of us that live in different areas of the state meet here for their wonderful "1905 Salad" (and other yummies.) Because it is a reunion of sorts, we tend to sit at the table longer than most and they are exceptionally accommodating. The scallops were yummy, the black bean soup, though delicious could... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Columbia Restaurant is, by far, one of my favorite restaurants in all of America! I enjoy all of the food choices there, and there are many varied choices, along with the service, the atmosphere, and the entertainment. This should be on every traveler's wish list to visit.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved this restaurant in downtown Celebration. Enjoyed a delicious dinner. The atmosphere was nice. The hostess was pleasant and our waiter was wonderful. Would definitely go back.

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Kissimmee, FL
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife went there last night 09.14.14 we waited almost 45 minutes to place our order.we order a appetizer and a main course after about 25 minutes we got the main course which it was a paella flavor was good but the protein where dried. We asked the expedite what ever happened to our appetizer a few minutes... More

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

We must apologize for the poor service you received. We know that we are only as good as our last meal, and we will remind our servers of the standard of service that we expect them to deliver when taking care of our guests. More

Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My mouth is watering. As I type this. Don't be thrown off by the 'disappointing' reviews....I do not believe that this restaurant claims to be 'authentic spanish.' They really excel when it comes to their house specials, namely the soup that made the restaurant famous: Spanish Bean Soup. I'm from the South, and this was like a beautiful mix between... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went here after reading great reviews about the food being authentically Spanish but boy were we in for a shock! The only good thing I can say about this place was the Cune Crianza Rioja was very nice. For starter I had a very poor imitation of Gambas PilPil the prawns themselves were nice and big but the sauce... More

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry to read that your meals were not enjoyable. We do read all comments here, and use them to make improvements. The Columbia in Celebration celebrates its 17th anniversary this year, and is a sister to The Columbia in Tampa’s historic Ybor City, Florida’s oldest restaurant. We are owned and operated by 4th and 5th generation members of... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have visited twice in the past six months, first was for thanksgiving ( which was amazing and great value ) and second was for lunch ( again fantastic , would highly recommend any of the salads ) the staff are great and can not do enough for you! Will make a visit every time we are In the area.

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Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing Sangria, amazing mojitos, amazing salad (which is not easy to do) Amazing everything! I go here all the time and never get tired of it. The white chocolate bread pudding is to die for!

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Gainesville, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So this is a nicely decorated restaurant in a very picturesque town, great for a date! The service was also above average, seems that they are invested in making happy customers. My wife and I ordered 3 tapas to share, all 3 of which were delicious, and the priced ended up being very reasonable for a restaurant of this nature!... More

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