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Columbia Restaurant

98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904) 824-3341
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Ranked #72 of 480 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ugh. The food was awful. I ordered the Grouper Bilbao and it was so under seasoned and undercooked! The center of the fish was pink and a bit slimy. I will say that the service was good and the manager came out to apologize. The bread they serve before meals is so nice and warm. But man can not survive... More

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Columbia is a bright, outdoor restaurant. It is the perfect place to rest and cool off for a wonderful and affordable lunch. The majority of the menu is Tapas and the food is generous, tasty and elegantly served. The service is very professional but light hearted as well. I was very pleased with the atmosphere and especially the traditional... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Have visited the Columbia many times. It continues to be excellent in all respects. Beautiful facility in Saint Augustine. Staff is great and the food is always the best.

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Mountaintop, PA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

went on a recommendation from a friend, never went before as it seemed a bit upscale for us. We were wrong. Very comfortable . The waiter was excellent, we had the white sangria With our meal and large "tap" water. The order was brought quickly and was a perfect size for after a day of wandering the old town. The... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Went here with family from out of town. Had heard such good reviews and was really excited. The waiter was friendly but a bit odd. Tried the famous salad which everyone enjoyed. The meal was average, not sure what the hype is over this place. Glad we had reservations and didn't have to wait. Bathroom was a bit of a... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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coventry
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30 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
18 helpful votes 18 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

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

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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