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“Great food”

Columbia Cafe - Riverwalk Tampa
Ranked #74 of 2,623 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Enjoy waterfront drinks, tapas and our delicious Spanish/Cuban cuisine at the Columbia Cafe in the Tampa Bay History Center on the Tampa Riverwalk. The Cafe proudly serves locally brewed craft beers on tap. We offer a full bar, and serve lunch and dinner daily. Live music Friday and Saturday nights on our outdoor, canopy covered waterfront patio bar. Located next to the Amalie Arena, and walking distance along the Tampa Riverwalk from the Marriott Waterside Hotel, Embassy Suites, the Florida Aquarium and the Tampa Convention Center. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Guests can dine inside at a scaled-down version of the original mahogany bar at our sister restaurant, the Columbia in Tampa's historic Ybor City, built more than a century ago in 1905 by the Brunswick Company. If you're boating, we invite you to dock at Garrison Channel outside the Tampa Bay History Center at one of eight tie-ups.
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Can get a little crowded. Good sangria. Great food, nice atmosphere. Great place to meet friends, bring friends from out of town, date night, girls night.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Since it is hard to get into Columbia Ybor City, we went to the Cafe on Riverwalk. Food was excellent, I had the 1905 Salad while overlooking the water, through floor to ceiling windows. This is a great alternative to the Ybor city location. We sat inside on the second floor rather than outisde on their patio overlooking the water.

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Thank DrS1957
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Both the food and the (made at the table) cocktails are excellent. The service is attentive, but not overly so. The small number of vegetarian options are creative. Life music on the balcony Thursdays and Fridays is worth coming for.

Thank BethAnn01
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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Cafe - Riverwalk Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal. We just want to note that we offer live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

good place for lunch. Convenient location. I enjoyed the seafood tapas and a mojito. Husband had a cuban sandwich that was quite filling.

Thank Andi_DH
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

A co-worker and I visited the Columbia Cafe in Tampa when traveling for work. We both splurged on the Cuban sandwich and the Spanish bean soup. I had never had a Cuban sandwich before so that was a new experience. Both were absolutely heavenly and I do believe this was the BEST sandwich I have ever eaten! The homemade chips were great as well! The service could stand to be improved upon but the food more than made up for it.
The outdoor seating is ideal and offers excellent views of the river and the location is near where the cruise ships dock which allows for a great walk after you stuff your belly!! If I am ever back in Tampa, Florida, I will come back! I highly recommend this place for an excellent lunch or dinner!

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