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“Eat here every chance we get”

Columbia Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Celebration
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Front St. & Sycamore St.
Description: Family-owned and operated for more than 112 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(R), 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 Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors in our cafe or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. 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.
Reviewed December 10, 2012

My family loves the Columbia restaurant. We have eaten at this location many times over the years. We try not to miss eat each time we travel to this area. If you have never tried the salad it is a must! Love the snapper alacante!!

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

What a find! The atmosphere is so Florida! We ate on the patio on a warm day with a soft breeze. The Cuban bread was the best, the food only average, the service slow and spotty, but the ambiance trumped everything. The dining room was all decked out for Christmas... beautiful.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is the best restaurant in Orlando and worth a trip anytime you are in the area. The classic salad is a great entree and the bread is superb. A huge menu and every one is a classic. For desert I recommend grabbing an ice cream at the shop around the corner. The Ybor City location is a must visit as well for the decor.

Thank Gbatstone
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We have been to 4 or 5 other Columbia restaurants and this one was in line with the good quality of food and service. This one in Celebration did have the best bread of any we have been to. Their RG wines were first rate as well.

Thank Sherry B
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Many years ago I had frequented this restaurant. I was really looking forward to going back. The menu was disappointing as was the food that I ordered.
Overheard the table next to me complain to the waiter.
I will not go back.

Thank Jkrarunner
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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2012

We never want to read that we let our guests down, and we apologize for your experience. You have not left any details, so I can’t look into why you did not enjoy your food. Our menu has a wide variety of selections, including seafood, steak, chicken, pork and vegetarian choices. We offer tapas choices also for those who want to try a variety of different selections.

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