Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.7
5823 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Family-owned and operated for more than 115 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.

Support Columbia Restaurant - Celebration during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5823 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A lovely restaurant. Wonderful food and ambiance for a special evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food very nice atmosphere, the servers are always great. Authentic Cuban food

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EllenG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efraim was our waiter he was very attentive and suggested desserts, the food was plentiful and the desserts excellent. especially the churros and flan

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KACO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food is always amazing at Columbia Restaurant. Recommend outside dining on a nice day/evening.

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LeonidS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried four different plates, bistec de palomilla, Mahi Mahi , grouper, steak tid bits and pork
All delicious

JA
vipJoyA
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They did a pretty good job considering they were busy, understaffed and it was a holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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

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DouglasH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LindaP
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Sorin, was awesome!! Very pleasant, funny and fast. We had a great time celebrating Father’s Day!

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ValerieG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious Father’s Day meal on the lovely patio! Would go back again!!!

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vipDebraS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPrissyG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great environment

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DanielM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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BrianD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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

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vipMichaelA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a nice lunch or dinner

CB
vipCrisandaB
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! My first time here, but I will return soon!

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Gabby
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always wonderful food served fresh. Love their salads!

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vipAmberT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

JM
vipJM650
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service is always excellent. Food is consistently delicious.

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vipluvingoodfood
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner on the patio with excellent service.

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BarbaraD
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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SFdine
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 family birthdays

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MegR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so good. Really made the night feel special.

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MichelleW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

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

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vipgreat
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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ChrisG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food & drinks so much we’re going back next week. Server seemed a little overtasked.

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RichardN
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat one of our favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best seafood dishes I ever had

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vipCarley513
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The food was great and the service was terrific- We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience.

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farrellg
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

JB
JamesB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JM
JenniferM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place have to go to whenever we are in Orlando

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Campy117
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Eric
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss out on this place! Great food, great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great!!

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 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.

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