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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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Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Tampa, FL. 1.7K likes. Spanish Restaurant

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Overall review sentiment

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79%

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Overall review sentiment

Score
79%

Rating distribution

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80
4 stars
37
3 stars
10
2 stars
5
1 star
12
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Average Rating
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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Awesome service, food, and beautiful Spanish restaurant. Pricy but worth it for a dare night.

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We will go out of our way to eat a meal at Columbia Restaurant. We were on our way to Longboat Key for my brothers wedding after our visit to Disneyworld and had to stop for lunch. They also have a restaurant in St. Armands...

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Ybor City

Columbia is Florida’s Oldest RestaurantSM, founded in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Family-owned and operated for more than 113 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! We offer 1 show, Monday – Thursday, with...

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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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