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Columbia Restaurant

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Wed, 4/24
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Family-owned and operated for more than 114 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Red Snapper "Alicante" and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing made of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors in our cafe or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar
$10 - $48
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Spanish, Cuban
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve always wanted to try this restaurant and finally had a chance. The soups were very filling and tasty! And the grilled salmon was cooked to perfection! They are very generous with the bread but I would suggest avoid eating too much of it so...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening with another couple and sat outside. Had the stuffed Salmon (superb) and my wife had the Cuban Combination (very good). Service was prompt. Beer list was limited (mostly A-B stuff) but they did have a couple of local micro brews...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MichaelT602
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I think this is the best restaurant I have ever eaten at. We went as a group of 16 people. The waitstaff took the time to make suggestions for appetizers, drink, dinner and dessert. We all wanted to have a small portion of the signature...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank froglag
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is beautiful. I had diner on the terrace which one is quiet, near trees and water. An excellent Manhattan to start, among the best I have ever had. The spanish soup with chick-peas was great and my meat dish as well. A very...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AZERTParis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best overall Spanish/Cuban cuisine we ever had. My red snapper was in a wine sauce with onions and green peppers over yellow rice with fresh garlic string beans and carrots. My wife had the sea bass andalucia which was in a egg...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rwhudack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting, Very good service, Great mojitos, Bean soup is a traditional favorite, Wonderful bread pudding, Steer clear of the dry tasteless palomia,

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DWS2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had 1905 salad which was excellent have been waiting for 5 years for 1 of these, should have quit at the salad had an over cooked grouper with a very over powering fish smell and tough will not return next year.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal in this busy place. It was packed, however the service was still quick and attentive. It has a kids menu for fussy children, allowing the adults to get the Spanish food on offer. I had Lobster in batter to start it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank EddieG630
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a Spanish theme and several items on the menu reflect that. There are a number of different style paella dishes on the menu. I had one with seafood and rice another guest had one with risotto which he said was delicious. Service...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 2010Escape
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 10. Nice area and great food. Alma was an excellent and patient server. Food consistent. Also enjoy visiting when we are in town. Very crowded so do make reservations!

Date of visit: March 2019
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January 27, 2019|
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Response from thephilfactor | Reviewed this property |
When I was there I was seated right in the middle and the restaurant was plenty full. It was during early December when there was plenty going on in the village. The noise level wasn’t bad at all. I don’t hear well when... More
June 5, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Here at the Columbia in Celebration, we do not cater or deliver. At our Columbia in Tampa's historic Ybor City, we do cater. You can find details on our website. TripAdvisor rules don't allow us to post our website address... More
January 15, 2016|
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Response from Fred Z | Reviewed this property |
Do not know. Suggest just calling the restaurant and asking.
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