Columbia Restaurant

Neighborhoods: Historic Ybor
Cuisine: Spanish, Cafe, Caribbean

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%.

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  • 12/27/2014

    A Spanish food lover from Miami, FL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

14 / 20
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 Millville, NJ

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.

Pompano en Papillot

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

September 12, 2013

This place was amazing! great environment and great food. Love the sangria's
January 23, 2012

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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…
December 28, 2011

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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Spanish Good for groups Cafe
  • The Columbia has a number of sister restaurants, among them a beautiful version atop the St. Pete Pier and an outlet at Tropicana Field.
  • What do wear? At lunch, it's mostly business attire, but at night, you'll see everything from formal wear to denim shorts.
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Columbia Restaurant is located near the cities of University Of Tampa, Ybor City, and Palma Ceia.
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