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“Authentic & delicious”

Columbia Restaurant
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Ranked #33 of 1,071 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Family-owned and operated for over 112 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. 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 Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors on our patio, or inside our Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. 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 May 9, 2013

Columbia has wonderful home crafted sangria, a very interesting menu and FANTASTIC salad. Seating is indoors and out-nice staff great people watching!

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I love this place.... their 1905 Salad is the best !! I drive miles just for it. The original Columbia was opened in the Tampa area in 1905. The Sarasota Columbia has a lot of the old world atmosphere . The food has a spanish flare. The also have an awesome gift shop.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We ordered sangria, and they made it tableside! Along with that, we each got our own roll of hot bread! The original salad, also made tableside...is the BEST! The dressing is liquid gold :) We each had wonderful entrees as well. We went 2 nights in a row!

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Thank MarieNC13
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This restaurant is nicely located .25 miles from Lido Key Beach and is on a circle full of shops, little stores and other bars/restaurants. We had dinner on a Friday and the staff was great working with us in a large group. We had our own menu's made and an appetizer, main course and dessert to choose from. I recommend getting the Sangria for drinks, the Paella as a main course, all followed up by Key Lime Pie dessert!

Thanks for the great night Columbia staff.

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Thank FicoUCF
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Dined here with friends on Sunday last. Really busy when we got there at 8.45pm but service excellent and food really good. All had steaks which were cooked just as we asked. Not cheap but well worth paying for.

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Thank and49
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