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Columbia Restaurant

2117 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605-3903
+1 813-248-4961
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2117 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605-3903
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enter this restaurant and you will experience the first of many different kinds of feasts, As you enter this restaurant you are greeted by a tasting of rich Tampa history. From the statues to the ornate furnishings you will experience a feast for your eyes...More

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us and we were delighted once we arrived. This restaurant has stood the test of time, since it opened in 1905. The menu is modern Spanish. We shared a salad and tapas and everything was delicious. Coconut ice cream for...More

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Wonderful service and excellent food. Beautiful atmosphere and we are so glad to see it doing so well.

Thank Sammccabe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A culinary and visual must see in Ybor City Each room is decorated very nicely food was very good and affordable Save room if you can for the flan!

Thank Rich D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While awaiting cruise, took rental bike tour of waterfront in Tampa and pedaled to Columbia Restaurant per locals. This is a Cuban/Spanish flavor restaurant with waiters in tuxes. Sangria and Ceasers salad hand made at table. Excellent service, very tasty food and a large restaurant...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food, service are absolutely fantastic. Don't miss this restaurant. They even have Flamenco dancers. They have the most unique chandeliers.

Thank moosiegordon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious authentic food. Every bite is explosion of taste. Lots of seafood mixed with Colombian food.

Thank JennamurskiRN
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am no stranger to the culinary world and own culinary tour business so I understand that great food alone just doesn't cut it anymore to make it a 5 star experience. (Although, the Columbia could easily stand alone as a 5 star just for...More

Thank Rebekah B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food and service is the best in the area. This was both a family and business visit. Our waiter, Grant, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the business and even had time for a quick personal tour. A great dining experience.

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on Sunday, as I have heard great things about the food. So we ordered 2 different soups Spanish bean an another, forget the name of. Both soups were very salty they were good but salty. We had a mussels dish it was “ok”. Then...More

1  Thank Chip1959
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Marian R
7 February 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, please call us at Columbia Ybor City at 813-248-4961 and we can make a reservation for you for our flamenco dinner and dance show. Shows are every night except Sunday.
brian p
25 January 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We have several free parking lots surrounding the restaurant. And we offer valet parking at night. We have a free parking lot in front of the restaurant accessed by 22nd street. We also have 2 free parking lots behind and... More
5 January 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We have 15 different dining rooms, so seating depends on many factors. We have flamenco dance shows every night during dinner, except on Sunday. If you have a reservation for the show, you will be seated in one of two dining... More

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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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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 East 7th Avenue, 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 and dinner daily. Reservations accepted. Children's menu available. In addition to award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine, Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City features Flamenco dance performances nightly, Monday - Saturday. There is no show on Sunday. The Café offers live jazz Tuesday through Saturday. The Hernandez Gonzmart family has been making restaurant history since 1905 when they opened their landmark Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's Historic Ybor City, 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 112 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" Pompano en Papillot, The Original Cuban Sandwich, and Filet Mignon "Columbia". Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy an ice cold pitcher of Sangria or Mojitos, or sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo from our award-winning wine list.
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