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
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
A lovely restaurant. Wonderful food and ambiance for a special evening.
Great food very nice atmosphere, the servers are always great. Authentic Cuban food
Efraim was our waiter he was very attentive and suggested desserts, the food was plentiful and the desserts excellent. especially the churros and flan
Service and Food is always amazing at Columbia Restaurant. Recommend outside dining on a nice day/evening.
We tried four different plates, bistec de palomilla, Mahi Mahi , grouper, steak tid bits and pork
They did a pretty good job considering they were busy, understaffed and it was a holiday.
We love the Columbia. The food was excellent as well as the service. This was our first visit back since the pandemic and we were really disappointed in the lack of distance between each table
My Family and I would like to thank Denise and Front Service staff and Managers and Deion for being so patient with us as first time guest to this location. Words cannot express our gratitude for how you all set a friendly environment, great and flavorful food, fast service and just an overall great experience. The manager in all black was so nice to us and we really appreciate you all. Deion was so friendly and patient with us and you do not see the type customer service from waiters and servers anymore. Deion, thank you and we hope you soar in the hospitality industry because you are the perfect example of what EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE is. Thank you!
Mr Douglas Hollis and Family
Mrs. Elsha Robinson and Family
The Columbia is our special occasion go to restaurant. It is a 2 hour drive for us, so you know we must love it! The food & service are always excellent. We enjoy eating outside & people watching while we dine.
Our waiter Sorin, was awesome!! Very pleasant, funny and fast. We had a great time celebrating Father’s Day!
We had a delicious Father’s Day meal on the lovely patio! Would go back again!!!
we are regulars to the Columbia. My husband had his usual palomilla and I had the grouper Jimmy. Both of us were very satisfied. I had a take home bread pudding which is certainly enough for two for two days. And for those who appreciate REAL Cuban bread they have it!
The food was absolutely delicious my husband and I had the Paella very filling. I need to brag on their tinto sangria you must try it. Overall we give it a five star.
Great food great environment
We love Columbia but disappointed with this visit. One of our entrees arrived 30 minutes after the others and no explanation until we asked . When the order arrived, it wasn’t what we ordered.
Didn’t have what I ordered off the menu so had to order something else, crappy service, didn’t get salads we ordered, barely got a refill on drinks right before we left, didn’t send the right sides for my entree, won’t eat there again
Always a nice lunch or dinner
Absolutely delicious! My first time here, but I will return soon!
The restaurant was perfect for celebrating my birthday and Father’s day dinner. The food were so tasty and excellently prepared so tasty and the experience was top notch. I will definitely recommends this to my friends!
As always wonderful food served fresh. Love their salads!
We had a 7:30 reservation but either they overbooked or allowed a good number of walk ins because we didn’t get sat until 8:00. Our server still hadn’t come by at 8:15 to give us water or to take our drink order so we asked the hostess to get us water.
Once the server got around to us the service flowed like we’ve come to expect from Columbia. Yes it was a Friday night and many places are still recovering from COVID but they had a large number of staff and it really just seemed like they didn’t plan well.
As always, the food was tremendous and we will definitely go back. We may just have to bring our own water and drinks if we are going to have to wait 40 minutes past our reservation time again.
Service is always excellent. Food is consistently delicious.
We enjoyed a delicious dinner on the patio with excellent service.
My food when it came out was not warm like it had just been put on the plate my grouper was dry and the crab on top didn't taste like crab didn't even look like crab. My spouse had the cannelloni that was stuffed with seafood and it had this layer of grease on top you could tip the bowl and scoop out the grease with the spoon the server said that was because of the seafood. Actually probably the best part of our visit was the time that we set at the bar and waited. The bartender her name was Lourdes she was super she was easy to talk to very attentive very knowledgeable if I came back to your restaurant I would only come back to sit at the bar and have a drink if she was there otherwise I won't be back
2 family birthdays
Service was so good. Really made the night feel special.
The food was great as always but the service was subpar. We were sat at 8:33, finally got a waiter about 10 minutes later, took about 15 minutes to get our drinks. The. We ordered our food which was two appetizers and two salads. At 9:30 we still didn’t have food and our server was nowhere in sight. A couple was sat at about 9:15 and they received their appetizers and salads before we did. Ironically they had the same exact food that we ordered which was crab cakes and crab croquette and salad. Our server finally brought our food at about 9:40 but minus the crab cakes. I inquired as to why we hadn’t received our food and the couple next to us hadn’t been there 30 minutes and managed to get theirs first. He told me that the kitchen was slammed and they pull tickets in whatever order. Again, the food was great, the service could have been better
Always yummy food. Mariachi band is so awesome!
We’ve been here several times. Service is usually fabulous, but last night our server was preoccupied by friends or regulars visiting the restaurant. We’d have to get him from their table to help. Drinks that we ordered never came, but they were on the bill. (So we know he ordered them)
Also, Sangria tasted different. It tasted carbonated. We typically love it, but not so much this visit.
We will be back though. First time we’ve had any issues at all.
Loved the food & drinks so much we’re going back next week. Server seemed a little overtasked.
Great place to eat one of our favorite restaurants
One of the best seafood dishes I ever had
Great restaurant! The food was great and the service was terrific- We will definitely be back.
We eat out 3-4 times weekly and I have dined at most of Columbia’s locations. I use to eat at the Celebration location all the time years ago when I lived in that town.
The atmosphere was definitely electric and vibrant. The food was phenomenal and our server was attentive and immediate. The view whether your inside or out is spectacular. I would definitely return there with any family members that are visiting to impress them.
Wonderful place have to go to whenever we are in Orlando
Great service and the food was out of this world delicious. The art and ambience is so wonderful! I’m so glad we went and will definitely be back!
Don't miss out on this place! Great food, great staff!
It’s was great!!
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 5823 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.