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649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747 (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
+1 407-566-1505
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 10:00
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Davie, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Its an excellent place and the food very good. The place its very clean and have a very good place to share

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Racine, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Excellent food and service. Love the fact that they focus on seafood and offer different takes on recipes than just the standard Cuban fare. Ate here while on vacation and ended up coming back a different night that same week it was so good.

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Thank kevin s
Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Our wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I very much enjoyed my paella and everyone else commented that their food was good. As it was my birthday, they brought my dessert with a candle in it and I had an amazing rendition of Happy Birthday sung to me. Wow! Oh - my husband had the bread pudding - make... More 

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Rogerstone, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Loved the decor and 'feel' of the place. Lovely location. Very clean. Very busy. Lots of tables. Staff very friendly and good fun. Good choice on menu and they we're able to adjust meals to any dietary requests. Bill was $185 for 4 of us (1 jug of sangria). Wines were expensive on menu. Not a bad price and food... More 

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Calabash, North Carolina
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Yes we did have lots of people in our party about 34! So that in itself calls for a very large staff to answer everyone's requests. I had the Barcelona & it was very average. I thought the meals were overpriced & salad turned out to be Iceberg lettuce. I think this place could do much better than that! Bill... More 

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Thank born2travel21
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and friends stopped in for an early dinner tonight and found an awesome place. We are outside and enjoyed the atmosphere of the patio on the edge of the park and downtown. The service was excellent, but the food was even better.

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Thank Cora L
Concord, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We decided to take a break from the 'theme park' crowds and headed to the Columbia restaurant in Celebration. Best decision we made all week. We chose an outside table as the temperature was perfect. Our server, Omar, greeted us warmly and passed along some of his favorite selections. We started off with a Mojito and Floridian Daquerie. The only... More 

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Thank ChaseyK
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent bit of Cuban food. I really liked this place. The server was great and the tapas were fantastic. We also enjoyed the salad and sitting outside.

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Thank Cakebreadt
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Very busy hacienda style restaurant in the quaintly named Celebration. Part of a small chain of 7 outlets but doesn't feel like a chain. Cuban and Spanish influences mean that many dishes have an unusual look. The food we had was very good. We started with cocktails and shared a tapas starter, lobster croquettes, which were delicious. Half a bottle... More 

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Thank Linda D
Austin, Texas
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Located less than 8 miles from the Grande Vista resort we drove over to check out the village of Celebration with lunch planned at Columbia. The restaurant is truly a gem and the food and service were 5-star all the way. Thanks, Hussein for your insight and recommendations. A gluten-free menu is available which lists the GF entrees. The soups... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 10:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 10:00
Thursday
11:30 - 10:00
Friday
11:30 - 10:00
Saturday
11:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747
    (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Celebration
  • Phone Number: +1 407-566-1505
Description
Family-owned and operated for more than 112 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 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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