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“Delicious Food!”
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Ranked #12 of 697 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for more than 112 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm & award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine & wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," & fresh seafood specialties. Sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Don't miss our world-famous Original 1905(R) Salad, named "One of America's Top 10 Best Salads" by USA Today -- The only restaurant in Florida to be named. Whether you choose a table looking out onto the radiant blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway from the Mediterranean dining room, or experience the casual atmosphere from our outdoor deck on the water, you can enjoy the cuisine that has consistently been voted Tampa Bay's Favorite. 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.
Pueblo, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
514 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Delicious Food!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We really enjoyed our food. Everyone ordered something different and we found there wasn't anything we didn't like. The food is very much like the food we had in Puerto Rico. The atmosphere is very distinctive and unique. I wish we would have been able to sit outside the night we were there but they were quite busy. Our server was wonderful and quite funny we really enjoyed her. I had a Sangria and it was good a little drier than I like but very full of flavor. One note this restaurant has quite an extensive menu however there prices are on the upper end of the price scale but you will get a lot of food for the price. I will certainly return again to this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

What a great place. Nicely furnished with great service. Food is fantastic. Spanish influenced the food was very authentic and fresh. Decent wine menu available as well. Overlooking the water this restaurant is a must visit establishment if you are in the area. Will definitely return.

Visited September 2013
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Broomfield, Colorado
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The Columbia restaurant in Clearwater, FL is one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of dining at. The staff is extremely cordial and the food is amazing. The Paella is a must for the first time visitor, but since I had dinner there 3 days out of 5 last week while on business, I discovered the bacon wrapped scallops and the riibeye are also excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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Barbados
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten lunch here many times and decided to try out dinner. On arrival there was valet parking which was very convenient as the car park was exceptionally full. Luckily we had made a reservation so there was no waiting for our table. The restaurant was a lot more busy than at lunchtime but not unpleasantly so.
Our server was well informed of the menu and although she was kept very busy with her assigned tables she never made us feel ignored. We enjoyed our choices as usual, starting with a pitcher of Sangria de Cava ($19.95) prepared table side. Always a refreshing drink. Our favorites - Mahi Cayo Hueso ($19) and Mariscos Diablo ($26) - were prepared and presented beautifully and our server checked back discreetly to top up our glasses as needed. A very enjoyable evening.

Visited September 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Columbia--Our favorite restaurant!”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We love Spanish food, and always visit a Columbia restaurant any time we are in Florida, and within an hours drive of one! We love the champagne sangria, the cuban bread, the black beans and rice, the 1905 salad, and the entrees. We have never had a bad experience at any Columbia.

  • Visited September 2013
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