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Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City

Address
2117 East 7th Avenue Tampa FL 33605
Phone
(813) 248-4961
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Toll Free
(800) 435-7352
Fax
(518) 286-3798

Business Hours

Status: Closed

Sunday
12:00pm-9:00pm
Monday
11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday
11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday
11:00am-10:00pm
Friday
11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday
11:00am-11:00pm

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This restaurant is owned and operated by the same Tampa family that founded it two generations ago. Beautifully hand-painted tiles and intricate fretwork decorate the exterior of the restaurant, while the interior boasts a two-story atrium. Warm lighting and a sense of history combine to create an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine, such as paella, black beans and...

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78%

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13

The "historic" Ybor City original that launched this midpriced Cuban-Spanish mini-chain is "Tampa's Taj Mahal" - you should go at least "once in a lifetime" and bask in its "beautiful", airy "garden"-like setting; otherwise, all locations are marked by generally "courteous" service and "well-prepared" food, with notable standouts being the "impressive" black bean soup and "out-of-this-world"...

Columbia Restaurant Restaurant Review

Columbia Restaurant was founded in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez Sr. in Ybor City, which was at the time the cigar manufacturing capital of the world. From its beginnings as a little café frequented by local cigar workers, it is now the largest Spanish restaurant in the world with 1,600 seats in sixteen rooms, each of which has a completely different décor and ambience. You might...

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We were a couple of 4 people, going there for thanksgiving dinner, and as a Scandinavian, my expectations was not to high for a thanksgiving meal, but they surprise me a lot, it was great food, and a lovely place to eat at, next time...

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100

I love the atmosphere at this restaurant. It is recommended that you make reservations because it is very busy(even for lunch). The menu is full of great food.
Service is exceptional. Try the Sangria...a must at the place!

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Columbia is Florida’s Oldest RestaurantSM, founded in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Family-owned and operated for more than 112 years, earning acclaim for 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.

Experience the fire of flamenco Monday through Saturday. Flamenco dance show times: Monday...

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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.

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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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