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“Lunch in_dinner out”

Columbia Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Celebration
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, Cuban
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Celebration, Florida, United States
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“Lunch in_dinner out”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This is my favorite place to have lunch in town, but the dinner menu is very similar and quite a bit more expensive.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Beth R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great salmon, great roast pork, great service! We would go back and recommend it for everyone for any occasion .

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank GandT222
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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“Nice Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a different restaurant in Orlando, nice food, very well attendent and they have a very good Sangria. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the Celebration neighborhood is a great place to visit!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Patricia M
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“Somewhat European in nature.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had lunch on the patio which provides a nice view of the park in Celebration. The menu is a combination Cuban/Spanish selection and the food is very well done. I had a Cuban sandwich which comes with plantain chips and a bowl of gazpacho. The sandwich was good but typical. The soup came as a cold cream base and the server then spooned green pepper, onion, tomato and cucumber with croutons as an added touch. It was very good. If you read the menu it looks like they only serve dinner portions but our server asked if we wanted lunch size portions. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food. We have also had dinner there and the inside is more elegant.
The server was helpful but the time between ordering and being served was pretty lengthy I think we waited 45 minutes for a sandwich and a salad for my wife. Perhaps thats the European touch where meals are supposed to take a bit of time but honestly I think they just got way behind. In any case, it was almost an hour and a half between start to finish. That may not be typical. I'll go back again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank BKRMichigan
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“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant is in the nice town of Celebration. The food was superb. A lot of the food is made at the table, like their famous salad. The white sangria was the best 8 ever had. Our waitress was fantastic, and had a nice sense of humor. They have a little gift shop, too. I purchased their coffee and it was excellent.

Visited January 2014
Thank SPhin
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