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Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. Serving lunch & dinner daily. Reservations accepted. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. In addition to award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine, the Columbia features flamenco dance performances nightly, Monday - Saturday. The Hernandez Gonzmart family has been making restaurant history since 1905 when they opened their landmark Columbia Restaurant, which today is Florida's Oldest RestaurantSM. Today, 4th & 5th generation family members work hard to preserve the family's legacy that their great-grandfather Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. created more than 114 years ago when he opened the Columbia as a corner café frequented by…
The food was amazing and the waiter Dan made great sugestion on which foods try. The frozen wine drink, very smooth and refreshing. Black bean soup was more like a meal with rice, very nicely seasoned. Blue crab cakes, large amount of fresh crab. Great...More
I'm vegetarian and they had some selections. I tried the Gazpacho Soup and I will never eat it again. Again, the soup may be good, you need to have a taste for it. It was fresh and as per the documented menu but I am...More
Ate a leisurely lunch here with a friend. A pitcher of red sangria mixed up table side with a great salad & black bean soup to start. Both great. Fresh cuban bread. Meals of simmered mussels & Chilean Sea bass followed. Both unusual and delicious...More
We heard so much about Columbia so decided to give it a try. It’s in a great section of Ybor City, (Tampa), and is very popular with the locals. But something was off. Our food was average and the service was very slow. The bar...More
We were skeptical we might be headed for a tourist trap, it was not. Very cool building and historic. The 1905 salad was great. I never rave about a salad but the garlic dressing made it a star. My wife loved the margarita garrafon. I...More
Make it a point to go there whenever some one comes to Tampa. I am on the coast & well worth the drive. Professional service. Not run of the mill. No matter what I eat, it is top shelf. Interior will blow you away. Not...More
Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Information is on our website for flamenco dance show times at the Columbia in Tampa's historic Ybor City. We offers shows every night except Sunday. It depends on the day of the week, and the time of the year for show times.