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“Ease up on the Cheese guys”

Columbia Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Celebration
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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 July 5, 2013

Visited this restaurant. Great for spanish food but the salads ... would you like cheese with your cheese ?????

portion sizes are huge so ask for a salad for one and share it !!

good fooe great variety but ease up on the cheese guys

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband and I are not snow-birds (age wise, at least not yet); however, we are in the spirit of traveling at will and know how to travel the seasons to get the best bargain. We stay at condos where we can cook our own meals; however, when we go out to eat we want the food and experience to be great...and, it is at the Columbia. The is our favorite place to eat in the Orlando, FL region. We have enjoyed multiple meals there over the passed five years and never had anything bad. Most important, is the seasoned service staff who are professional and knowledgeable about the food and drinks they bring to your table.

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Thank Yogi_gert
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

First time visiting the town of Celebration which is a very unique place. We ate at Columbia since we liked the one in Sarasota and found this one to be just as nice.....same attractive decor and very good food. The Cuba crusty bread loaf you start out with is really good. We had a great waiter named Sorin who was constantly checking on us to make sure everything was alright. We enjoyed our lunch.

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Thank LadiParadise
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Tried this tonight, I had already low expectations as this is Mickey Mouse country. The food is very mediocre at best and the service is average as they are knackered an probably overworked as this is a busy place. I will not be back.

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Thank Marcdxb
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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

We are sorry to read that you did not enjoy your visit. Columbia in Celebration is a sister to the Columbia in historic Ybor City, Florida’s oldest restaurant, celebrating our 108th anniversary this year. We read all comments here and use them to make improvements.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very nice clean restaurant that honors it's heritage. The food was excellent , service fantastic. The gentleman bartender originally from New York was very engaging, informative and a joy to talk to. he was great with kids while we waited for others in our party to arrive. the pollo rijannna?? was fabulous. Will be returning here on next visit!

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Thank KoreyB65
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