Columbia Restaurant

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4.7 rating over 4 reviews

813-248-4961

2117 E 7th Ave ( )

Tampa, FL 33605

Neighborhoods: Historic Ybor

 
Description: Columbia Restaurant is a Spanish, Cafe, and Caribbean restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid between $25 and $50, and tipped more than 18%.
Tags: Spanish, Good for groups, Cafe, Caribbean, Parking, Gluten Free, Kid's Menu, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
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  • 2 dishes entered by diners at Columbia Restaurant
  • 2 users love Columbia Restaurant
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  • What do wear? At lunch, it's mostly business attire, but at night, you'll see everything from formal wear to denim shorts.
  • The Columbia has a number of sister restaurants, among them a beautiful version atop the St. Pete Pier and an outlet at Tropicana Field.
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From OpenTable: 

Columbia is Florida’s Oldest RestaurantSM, founded in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Family-owned and operated for over 110 years, earning acclaim for old-world charm, and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list.

Some much-needed improvements to 21st and 22nd Streets in Ybor City have slowed traffic near the Columbia Restaurant. Please allow a little extra travel time so you arrive punctually and without stress.

Experience the fire of Flamenco with shows Monday through Saturday for an additional $6.00 per person. Be sure to call the restaurant to check availability for dinner and the show.

Open 365-days a year, including all holidays, serving lunch and dinner daily.

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Reviews for Columbia Restaurant

  • 4 reviews
  • First reviewed by Batona
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Columbia Restaurant

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Highlight of the State

The Columbia is Florida’s oldest restaurant. It is absolutely delightful! I look forward to dining here whenever I am in town.

Nestled on 7th Avenue in the heart of Ybor City, The Columbia offers a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing meal. This is cigar city and the restaurant sells its own. This is the only place I ever shared a cigar with my father. It was a wonderful experience. We had purchased some hand-rolled cigars down the street and enjoyed them after a fine late-afternoon meal here.

I am a fan of Pompano and The Columbia’s
Pompano en Papillot is stellar. The yellow rice served at the restaurant is outstanding.

In addition I have enjoyed the Snapper “Alicante”, which is a signature dish.

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Pompano en Papillot

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Awesome! Pompano is a fish I love, but is not available where I live. The Columbia’s is superb.

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September 12, 2013

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This place was amazing! great environment and great food. Love the sangria's

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January 23, 2012

  • 1 star rating
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My husband and I recently visited this old and poorly ventilated establishment. I first noticed a lot of pompous employees walking about. The greeter was rude. I was told an hr wait to be seated. I went to the bar and noticed plenty of…

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December 28, 2011

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A Must, If you're near Tampa!

It was our first time, and we fall in love! A very organized restaurant with a great service and good dishes.Add a Flamenco Show with more value that what they actually charge you for enjoy it! and you have a Great Night!

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Columbia Restaurant is located near the cities of University Of Tampa, Ybor City, and Palma Ceia.
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