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Ranked #12 of 700 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Clearwater, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“I love this place”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants, the food and service is always good. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed. The salad made table side is great, the hot bread delicious. Plus there is dining areas both inside and out.

  • Visited December 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Their 1905 salad is awesome!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Columbia restaraunt is well known in the Tampa Bay Area as one of the best and most authentic places to get Cuban cuisine. Always busy so make a reservation when you plan to go. They also have accommodations for private parties and wedding receptions. You won't be disappointed in yor meal, definitely a great place to eat.

  • Visited November 2013
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Columbia”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Columbia in Tampa and Sarasota are excellent. Spanish flavored gourmet meals reasonably priced. I can't imagine the Columbia in Clearwater being anything less.

  • Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Cubans!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

This is by far my favorite Place to eat. Been here three times already this trip. Best Cuban and have to get there 1905 salad. They make the best sangria and the salad right at your table. Great friendly staff! Don't go to clearwater without going to Columbia! Great price 1/2 Cuban with huge salad for $10. And a piture of sangria for $20. Worth every penny! YUMMM:)

  • Visited January 2014
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

First thing to say, if you want to eat at that restaurant make sure to reserve. We went one night for dinner at that restaurant as it was recommended and we found out that without reservation it was going to take forever to sit and eat there - so we decided to order the food and go eat at our hotel. The menu is quite exotic and mostly Spanish and the food is simply delicious. I certainly would recommend this place. And while you're there, make sure to visit their cute pottery/souvenir shop.

Visited December 2013
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