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Columbia Restaurant

2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3903
+1 813-248-4961
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3903
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Colombia is a fine dining without the hassle of having to dress up. Although you can still dress up and fit in. The food is very good and great variety to choose from. I do suggest to get the house salad. Get a large one...More

Thank Juanita B
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed a 'reunion' with some friends at the Columbia in Ybor City. Restaurant is absolutely beautiful and historic. Food was good. Atmosphere was fun. Dancers and cultural conversation was an added bonus!

Thank BCSparty
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is beautiful. The service was amazing! That was the best part of the meal. Some of the food was good, and some not so much. And oh, the bread...sooo good!! I was looking forward to the salad as people I know rave about...More

Thank SonriseBMD
Reviewed 2 days ago

True masters of the art. I was awestruck through the entire meal. what Exquisite service and atmosphere. Special thanks to Lee, Tony, and Edgar. It was more than a meal, it was an unforgettable experience that anyone would appreciate and cherish. Absolutely the best! Thank...More

Thank djmikel
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we are in this area, we try to stop at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City for a Cuban sandwich. The sandwiches are delicious with ham, pork, salami, Swiss cheese, mustard, & pickles all pressed together in really good bread. Speaking of bread, they...More

Thank Virginia Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful restaurant the decor was amazing I went there for a church conference the wait service was excellent we had breakfast so we really didn't get to try the Spanish cuisine I will definitely go back again thank you for and amazing Spanish cultural...More

Thank beverlysanders16
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lunch and dinner for for great food and drink. The white sangria is great and the Cuban bread and 1905 salad are a must! So good!

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family visited for our mom's 80th birthday. The decor there is incredible, absolutely gorgeous... old world Spain. I will say most of the food was VERY good and they have an extensive menu so there's lots to choose from. I'm glad we stayed for...More

Thank heavenbound_777
Reviewed 4 days ago

This amazing building is the oldest restaurant in FL and has amazing history behind it, I went here just for the history about the building but was amazed at the quality of the food as well. The Cuban sandwich was born in Ybor and it...More

Thank jackblack81
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been here for dinner before (fantastic) but brought a group of friends here for lunch in the middle of the week and was again, not disappointed. Amber was our waitress and she made sure that everyone had plenty of n/a drinks from start to...More

Thank Bobby980
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Questions & Answers
11 August 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Information is on our website for flamenco dance show times at the Columbia in Tampa's historic Ybor City. We offers shows every night except Sunday. It depends on the day of the week, and the time of the year for show times.
30 July 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Please give us a call at 813-248-4961, and ask to speak with our chef. He can let you know what we can do to accommodate your son's needs. Thank you.
8 June 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We do have a kids menu, you can find it on our website. Trip Advisor rules don't allow me to post a link to our website, but you can find it at Columbia Restaurant and add the usual dot and then the com ending.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3903
    (21st street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-248-4961
  • E-mail
Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. Serving lunch & dinner daily. Reservations accepted. In addition to award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine, the Columbia features flamenco dance performances nightly, Monday - Saturday. The Hernandez Gonzmart family has been making restaurant history since 1905 when they opened their landmark Columbia Restaurant, which today is Florida's Oldest RestaurantSM. Today, 4th & 5th generation family members work hard to preserve the family's legacy that their great-grandfather Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. created over 113 years ago when he opened the Columbia as a corner café frequented by local cigar workers. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Our guests enjoy many of the same century-old family recipes that have made the Columbia famous like Paella "a la Valenciana," Snapper "Alicante," and the Original Cuban Sandwich. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside.
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