Columbia Restaurant - Celebration
Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men in the dining room.
Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella a la Valenciana, Roast Pork a la Cubana and fresh seafood specialties.
Don't miss the Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared 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 café or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms.
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
We love dining on the patio. The food is always excellent and the service is attentive.
We have been dining at Columbia for years and it is one of our all time favorites. However, we were sadly disappointed that some (many) of our favorite dishes have disappeared from their menu. Especially their spanish version of their eggplant parmesan and their "Good" rice. they were both missed greatly! The 1905 salad is still very good, and we do understand that it is not made tableside anymore due to covid, but the salad just was not the same either. Keeping up the hope that they were just having an Off day as we would really be saddened if they start to decline.
We requested an outside table and were seated in the lovely courtyard instead of along Front Street. Both areas are nice. Staff were wearing masks and the tables everywhere seemed to be fairly distanced. Tables on the patio were appropriately distanced. Food was delicious and service was great.
Food and ambience was excellent. Our server, Ramiro was fine in the beginning, but absent for much of our dinner and our drinks were empty much of the time.
Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service! Our waitress helped us navigate the menu, giving suggestions, and gave us plenty of time to make decisions. She was very attentive without being over bearing. We had a great time!
We come here fairly often and it's always a great experience.
We had the lunch roast pork with black beans and rice and also the shrimp and yellow rice. The food was excellent and very large portions. The service was very good, with attention to detail. Will highly recommend.
It was an ok dinner. Not bad not good. Bread was the best
The restaurant was great as always. They had outdoor seating which worked out great. I would highly recommend the place
We've been to this location many times over the years but they've limited the menu too much. The Ybor City location has a nearly full menu (we were there in July) & we were happy with their selection. Pollo Manchego and Guava turnovers are 2 of our favorites - neither were offered in Celebration. The dish I had was a Pork Cubana and it was okay. The portion was quite large but just not what I wanted. We elected to skip dessert because none of the offerings were appealing. The waiter was attentive and pleasant.
Not sure we'll return to this location next year but will definitely visit the Ybor City or St Augustine locations soon!
A wonderful selection of main courses and the flavor in the entrees is amazing. Great selection of Spanish wines.
Our server Aleta was the best, all her recommendations were right on . Food and service are great
Always good and fresh love the Columbian!
WE HAVE BEEN THERE MANY TIMES BUT THE FOOD WAS NOT UP TO THIER USUAL STANDARDS, MY HUSBANDS WAS COLD AND MY SHRIMP TASTED LIKE AMMONIA WHICH MEANS IT WAS NOT FRESH, VERY DISSAPOINTING...AND I MAY ADD WE USUALLY GET THE SAME THING WHEN WE GO THERE
Great food. Great service. It’s a very special local gem.
Food was good. Drinks came out slowly and water was never refilled. Waited quite some time to have coffee but finally gave up and asked for check when waiter finally came.
Great service, food and drinks
Server blamed us for getting his order wrong, checked up on a sugar daddy table more often than ours so we ended up deciding to only get an app and eat elsewhere. Scallops were old and over cooked. Host staff was super friendly tho.
Great experience flawless!
I would definitely recommend the place. The mood was impressive and the servers were very friendly. Excellent presentation and feel.
We love Columbia! Our waiter, Ramiro, was incredible and suggested some delicious dishes that we haven’t had before. It was very clean and people were wearing their masks and distancing.
The food was great but the service was not. We had to wait too long for the entree order and refills on the drinks. It was not that busy for the service to be that slow.
Fish was not as fresh as usual at Columbia. We order grouper every time we visit a Columbia. From now on, if we ever find ourselves dining in a Columbia, I will order a Cuban sandwich. Wine, rice and asparagus were all delicious.
Columbia has excellent, dependable menu items!
Service is exceptionally good!!!
Always love the Columbia. The food and service was excellent. It was very quiet during our visit due to covid but safety measures were all taking place. Can't wait to go back when I'm in the area again.
I've been here a few times and they never disappoint! Our server was amazing! Food and cocktails were amazing! Love this place!
Columbia is the perfect experience. Perfect food, service and ambiance all in one.
Palomilla steak was to salty , my sautéed shrimp tasted like old shoes , my sons steak we ordered medium it came grey so over cooked then came out super rare.. only food we had that was good was the empanadas
This restaurant is not what it used to be. We dined here last night and were very disappointed; restaurant reluctantly provided outside seating as requested and restaurant did not acknowledge my wife's birthday as stated on our reservation request. Staff seemed uninterested in making us feel welcome. Food quality did not meet expectations as food was dry and probably under the "heat lamp" for too long. Service also did not meet expectations give the slow service and lack of hospitality. Based on our experience, this restaurant is way over-priced given the quality of the menu items and service.
Prior visits to this restaurant were significantly better.
Yummy blue crab & grouper& shrimp.
First time there. Nice experience. Service was good but server seemed a little inexperienced.
The entrees were very good. Appetizer recommended by server only fair. Overall a nice time.
Had an enjoyable dinner with friends everyone exclaimed how wonderful their meals were. Our waitress was outstanding and we all loved the bread
Great waitress! Very nice. Made our dinning experience exceptionally special. Thank you!
Great food and service. Love the patio
Another wonderful meal at this restaurant. We sat outside.
Fabulous. Above and beyond the food, which is very tasty and very well prepared, the service is arguably some of the best my wife and I have experienced. COVID-19 has affected even the best. The restaurant's menu has shrunken a bit, understandably so. One staple item (Spanish Chorizo) was missing on today's menu. We mentioned it to our waitress. She went in the kitchen and asked the cook to make it for us! Now, that's service.
Always delicious food and top notch service
White chocolate bread pudding was excellent. My husband enjoyed the snapper I had the pork which was not that good
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 566-1505.
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration is rated 4.6 stars by 5254 OpenTable diners.
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mgd.mercury-gift.com/columbiarestaurant.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.