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Columbia Restaurant

98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904) 824-3341
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Ranked #71 of 480 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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 in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains. 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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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I tried Columbia a few years ago hoping to find good, authentic Cuban food in Northeast Florida, but I was really disappointed. Until recently, I hadn't been back until friends wanted to dine here. Unfortunately I was just as disappointed this time as I was on my first visit. The service was just ok with a waiter who seemed distracted... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My second review of 'The columbia'-- It just gets better and better. My meal,was easily one of the best i've ever eaten--it was so plentiful,i made myself ache,eating it (PIG !) Our server/waitress (I believe her name is Allison. shame on me if i'm wrong) Was so pleasant and attentive,she was a big part of the whole experience ! Well... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was an excellent meal. We started with the 1905 salad which was amazing. I then had the Cannelloni de Langosta "7 portes" which was a wonderful mix of seafood and Mornay cheese sauce. This was finished off with a perfectly smooth flan. I would recommend to any one who has the chance to eat there.

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Ballentine, SC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

love the food, atmosphere and service Beautiful inside decorations, nice gift shop. We try to eat here each time we go to St. Augustine.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We love this place! Our first choice in St. Augustine😊 The salad is made at your table and the Cuban sandwich is delicious !

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Reno, Nevada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is Florida's oldest restaurant and the biggest Spanish restaurant in the world. Start with the Original 1905 Salad and build your meal around that. Everything we had for dinner was very good. This gets my highest rating for the combined experience of atmosphere and food. Excellent.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is the 3rd Columbia I have dined in and as expected, enjoyable as well as great food and the best Sangria! Was a delight to treat my family to some very tasty food in a special restaurant. Anything you try is bound to satisfy.

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Gainesville, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It's fun and different. Be sure to go early or put your name in when you are not hungry yet...because the wait is really long. But the food is great and its a must do when in St. Augustine.

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Hudson, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had to wait a little to be seated on a Saturday night--normal. Totally worth it! I ordered the Costa de Langusto (lobster flatbread) app which was truly one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. Husband started with mussels in broth/veggies which he loved. His entrée of the snapper in brown sauce was outstanding! I had a traditional Spanish... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant in the centre of the historic district, and there's a great buzz about the place. We went on a Thursday night and it was very busy - be sure to book! Great meatballs as an app, a shared seafood paella, and wonderful chocolate bread pudding (share - far too much for one!!!). We had a... More

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