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Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.7
4.7
6505 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Family-owned and operated for more than 116 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 72 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 566-1505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Ortiz

  • Private party facilities

    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505

  • Neighborhood

    Celebration

  • Cross street

    Front St. & Sycamore St.

  • Parking details

    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,505 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. JB

    JimB

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. It never disappoints.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual The salad is the best salad in the world point blank
  3. FL

    FredL

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Adrianna, made the occasion amazing! We have been dining at Columbia Restaurants for thirty years. This visit was the best among many wonderful experiences.
  4. DD

    DanielleD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mojito was the best I’ve had and our fish was delicious.
  5. JR

    JayR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nicely decorated, fairly formal dining. The menu is large and food is delicious. Our waitress was great and we were well taken care of.
  6. AH

    AndreaH

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service. The food was wonderful and friendly staff.
  7. R

    Russell

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years, and it is as good as ever. They do a nice job with outdoor dining now, which is a bonus.
  8. NM

    NancyM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is not only some of the best Cuban food around but is some of the BEST food anywhere. Do yourself a favor and go here and enjoy the food, service and ambiance as soon as you can. Love this restaurant!!!!
  9. LS

    LorenS

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like all Columbia restaurants, but this one was a cut above. Excellent food and service at a reasonable price.
  10. SW

    SammyW

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional staff, attention to detail, accommodating
  11. R

    Rxman02

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lunch was wonderful and our server was very attentive and accommodating. It was a pleasure to dine there.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and our waiter John was knowledgeable , pleasant and made our visit a pleasure why every time in the area we make a stop at Columbia Restaurant in Celebration.
  13. JT

    JohnT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my sister's birthday and we had a fabulous time. Alma, our wonderful server, was outstanding and knew how to make our celebration worth the hike to Celebration. The sangria was excellent, salad had a bit of too much dressing but still good, our main meal were demolished with gusto and the surprise birthday flan for my sister made her day. We'll be back again.
  14. LF

    LorieF

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Hostess not welcoming, confusion at podium fellow employees interpreted when interacting with Guests. Server to the point, direct, no conversation, very curt with answers when we asked questions.
  15. a

    albertc

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always do a great job. Friendly staff. good food. cool place.
  16. JJ

    JulieJ

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my brother’s birthday. The food and service were very good. The cherry on top is when my brother was sung a song by the gentleman who had a wonderful voice. It really made the occasion special & memorable.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food was wonderful. Bold flavors and many options to choose from.
  18. SO

    SarahO

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my dad's 70th whilst on holiday. Food is outstanding, service was impeccable. If we didn't live so far away (UK) we would return every week. Hope to visit again in the future. Highly recommend
  19. LC

    LisaC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place to eat in Celebration. The 1905 salad is a classic . Order a Mango Tango!
  20. J

    Joserpm328

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and service. Service at this location has never disappointed.
  21. j

    joyelld

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I will definitely be a return customer.
  22. TG

    TracyG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Hostess was extremely unfriendly. Didn’t acknowledge us when we walked in and proceeded to be very rude.
  23. LA

    LAGApeach

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bread and 1905 salad are always a good way to start a meal. The empanadas as a starter were perfect! The Bambino steak dinner was delicious, especially with the sauce. The white sangria was the perfect compliment to the meal.
  24. JM

    JoshuaM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    None of the food was very good, except the 1905 salad that was good, and my wife had some alcoholic latte which was also good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Especially goo dessert! Guava turnover was delicious! Franklin, our server, was very attentive and courteous. Overall, everything was quite pleasant. Still one of my favorites.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The ambience was very pleasant. The restaurant is beautiful and spacious. The food was ok, however the way that it was served it was as if I served myself plate of food at home. I was not impressed with the presentation.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! Food was superb! We will be back!
  28. JS

    JenniferS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere! We highly recommend!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cousins lunch after more than 10 years.
  30. SD

    SusanD

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a perfect lunch with my sisters on the patio. Visits to a Columbia Restaurant are always top quality meals in a beautiful place! And the red sangria is always delicious!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible and our server, Marina was amazing! Kudos to the staff!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible- perfectly cooked and loaded with flavor. Our server was knowledgeable and outgoing. The pace of the meal was perfect and his recommendations were gladly accepted.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  34. M

    Marcia

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food! Best Spanish cuisine in the area!
  35. WH

    WilliamH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food5service4ambience5
    I enjoy the Columbia very much. We returned a glass of wine that didn't taste right. However, we were charged for the bad glass of wine. I expect better from the Columbia. I have been dining with the Columbia for over 60 years and this was absolutely awful. The Columbia is better than this.
  36. E

    Elpida

    Orlando

    244 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    244 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at this restaurant is perfect. We are locals and eat here frequently. We always have excellent food and service at Columbia. We especially love the tomato and onion salad with their special dressing (if you don’t like garlic this isn’t for you!). The soups, salads and sandwiches are flavorful and their entrees are large and tasty as well. There is an outdoor patio under roof with ceiling fans.
  37. L

    Lindab

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat when I’m Orlando
  38. EP

    ElsaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We had a small problem with the order. The waiter gave us a kid's meal by mistake but the manager did not charge us for the meal. Overall it was a great experience. The food is always tasty.
  39. AR

    AndrewR

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always a go-to place for its food, atmosphere, and service. We really love the drinks and especially the "1905" salad (which we get every time we go there. They even sell the salad dressing in their store. if you really like a Hispanic dining experience go to Columbia!
  40. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at 3 other Columbia locations and this place did not disappoint.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 566-1505.

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration is rated 4.7 stars by 6505 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 72 times today
Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front St. & Sycamore St.

  • Neighborhood

    Celebration

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Ortiz

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 566-1505

  • Private party facilities

    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505

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