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Columbia Restaurant

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Cuban, Spanish
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649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747 (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
407-566-1505
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, Columbia has earned acclaim...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 386
    Excellent
  • 208
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Busy Place Unorganized & Noisy

Make sure you reconfirm your reservations!!!! We called and showed up with no name! Because they are so busy service is slow! Make sure you have great company and all the time in the world! Otherwise you will be irritated with the noise and calamity!

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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722 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Make sure you reconfirm your reservations!!!! We called and showed up with no name! Because they are so busy service is slow! Make sure you have great company and all the time in the world! Otherwise you will be irritated with the noise and calamity!

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

We only have one chance to make a good first impression, and we are sorry that we let you down on your visit. Thank you for leaving these details so that we can make improvements. More 

Leesburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food and service was excellent. This place does not disappoint as they rate high when it comes to customer service. It offers a wide menu from red meat to seafood accompanied of curse with great beans.

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Huntington Beach, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Is a place you can experience Columbian food. The room is unusual and the 1905 salad caused us to go back and sit at the bar to just have it. Is quaint, the drinks are good, the bread exceptional and worth the visit.

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Tequesta, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wonderful food, great service. Have the sangria and paella, and for sure the 1905 salad!! A must if you are in the area.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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214 reviews 214 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It's been a few years since I've enjoyed eating at Columbia Restaurant. This was a much needed return. I've been hungry for their signature salad, and it did not disappoint. We asked for extra olives and got a whole bowlful. Just the right amount of dressing makes this perfect. I wish I could comment on other things served here. I... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have often dined at the location in St Augustine. Tonight we dined at this location. The 1905 salad and white sangria were the best we have ever had. The service was phenomenal. We will no longer drive to St Augustine when visiting Orlando....this location was amazing. Only suggestion would be to make a reservation in advance. They do not... More 

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upstate NY
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This restaurant has been in existence in Tampa for many, many years, so there is history behind it. They serve a house salad that really shouldn't be missed---it's their signature dish that has been served since their inception in 1918. I had a combination plate, and the tastes were wonderful, and all blended in. One person in the party had... More 

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

We are so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your meals. We are Florida’s Oldest RestaurantSM, proudly serving guests since 1905. More 

Miami
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This Latin-themed restaurant chain serves excellent food in a warm, fun and comfortable environment. Somehow, the restaurant manages to straddle that comfort zone, of welcoming business people, families, and even couples out for a romantic evening. The Celebration location is convenient to Disney, and the Southwest Orlando area. The menu is diverse and diners of many tastes will find a... More 

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Food here was very good and the house salad was very tasty. The cuban bread was lovely and warm. Sat inside as too cold, the decor is lovely.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Every trip to the Orlando area must include a visit to the Columbia restaurant. We stumbled upon this a few years back and have enjoyed many a lunch here since! The salad is very good and actually everything we have had was good! I cannot forget the sangria! I love how they create it table side and it is something... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747
    (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Celebration
  • Phone Number: 407-566-1505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?