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“Second best to the Ybor City Columbia!”

Columbia Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Celebration
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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 16, 2012

A mini version of the original, but still a huge restaurant. They were excellent at accommodating our large group of 20 people!

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

A great spot for a really excellent lunch or evening meal. We took some American friends here on our way to Orlando airport for an evening flight back to UK.

Our friends had the classic 'black bean soup', plus shared a salad. We had a sizzling beef dish and a prawn salad.

All were excellent as was the service and extremely good value with the dollar/Sterling exchange rate at the moment.

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Thank David E
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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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Thank SeattleAvidtraveler
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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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