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Columbia Restaurant

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649 Front St, Celebration, FL 34747-4676 (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
+1 407-566-1505
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11:30 - 22:30
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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm a transplanted Northeastern "foodie" who also lived in Europe for 4 plus years. My return to the States landed me in the State of restaurant chains, Florida. Regardless I gave Columbia a try with the notion that at least the cuisine was different, and it was. Yet, undoubtedly the quality and temperature of food will suffer in a place... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent the night at the wonderful BOHEMIAN HOTEL and walked around the corner and ate at the Columbia. Our server Nino was very polite and helpful with our selections. We both got the Pompano and sides which were okay. The fish was very hot but the vegetables were actually cool. We did not have time to send them back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a business breakfast this morning. Got seated quickly. Had the breakfast buffet. Good selection of fruit and other breakfast items. French toast was very good.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service was outstanding and very personable! The salad we tried on our good tour was so good. I had never had a salad with Worcestshire sauce in it before. Who knew?!

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant and the one in Clearwater. Both has excellent food and service. The house salad is very good and we were with a group of 8 and everyone had something different and loved their meal. We also had appetizers and drink in Clearwater at another time.

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clermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a true Spanish experience, go to the Columbia. the original is in Tampa but you don't need to drive there. It can get very busy and reservations are encouraged. All the meals are excellent. If you don't understand a dish, just ask. there is also a nice little gift shop. Have fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we are in the area, we will stop here for lunch, dinner or just drinks! Whatever time allows........ Great Food, drinks and atmosphere! The staff is always friendly, service great! We have traveled to Cuba, the food there wishes it was this good! This is just good food period! For us, this is a must, can't wait to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family part of 14 was taken care of very nicely. The brought out cuban bread to munch on and the dinner was very good. You can get a pitcher of Sangria (I prefer the white) that can serve three glasses. They make it table side. They also have a nice house salad that is prepared table side as well.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best Cuban food ever from this historic restaurant in Celebration, FL where I first discovered the Columbia although they are very famous for their original location outside of downtown Tampa, FL in Ybor City.

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Arcachon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always open for Thanksgiving this is the restaurant to go for lunch or diner It was sunny so we decided to eat outside on the terrace designed like a spanish plazza For starter we chose the tapas (calamares and scallops) really delicious with sangria (red wine) For main dish we chose the signature salad (the Columbia restaurant salad) created in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Front St, Celebration, FL 34747-4676
    (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Celebration
  • Phone Number: +1 407-566-1505
Description
Family-owned and operated for more than 111 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors in our cafe or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.

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