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Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.7
4.7
7989 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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • 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 7,989 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

7,989 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambience was beautiful but food not so flavorful

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Olga was great / yellow rice is still amazing / I look forward to it on every trip since I’ve moved from Orlando / always amazing and consistent

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  3. MARYP

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and the most delicious food! Columbia never disappoints-I will always recommend Columbia a great dining experience!

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  4. SandraK

    Grand Rapids

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely setting. Haven’t been there in maybe more than 15 years - just as good as I remembered

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  5. MikeC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Palomilla Steak and the Shrimp & Rice (Gluten Free Menu). They were cooked to perfection! The flavor of the steak and shrimp was outstanding. We had a reservation and were seated within 10 minutes. Our server, Lisa, was very attentive and gave us excellent service. The flan and sangria were also delicious. The prices are between Bahama Breeze and Fishbones which for a special occasion is just right. An anniversary early dinner for two with soup, entrees, drinks, coffee and dessert just under $100. The restrooms are clean and so is the restaurant. You feel like you're in Europe with the decor. They a have a nice gift shop as well. Then go for a stroll through Celebration, it's the perfect evening.

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  6. K9law

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed with the food and service because I love Spanish food and the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City is so good! The Columbia Restaurant in Celebration is not good at all our food did not come out hot at all seemed it was pre cooked, not freshly made and not very good. The food should come out of the kitchen fresh and HOT if they know what they are doing.! Also the 1905 salad was made at the table but the lettuce was wilted and not cold and fresh it was again just room temperature and very wilted. The salad seems like it was made previously and just sitting in the back for a while the lettuce should be crisp , cold, and fresh. Very disappointed with this restaurant they need to step it up and make sure food is fresh and hot when it comes to the table. Very poor service too the waiter was not attentive and just was standing in the back by the wall we had to ask waive him down the whole time for more water and he was standing around, terrible service.!

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  7. PattiR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent event. Highly suggested A trip to any and all restaurant locations

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  8. AmberW

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The bread was plain and somewhat dry. I had shrimp scampi. The shrimp were underdone. My husband had the tenderloin tips and some of the meat was tough. Our bill was $70 with tax and tip !! So wasn’t worth that for our experience .

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  9. ThomasB

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was very poor and food undercooked. First time we ever had this bad of an experience there.

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  10. HeidiP

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our reservation was promptly seated, with attention to drinks and questions immediately. The menu was exactly as shown in the website. Our craft cocktails were delicious and the seafood tapas cook perfectly. Highly recommend the pompano in parchment, and of course the 1905 table side salad. I had no room for dessert sadly or Spanish coffee. Will know better next time!

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  11. FLGal17

    Naples

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took our cousins from Pennsylvania for lunch. They loved it as there is nothing like Columbia there. The sangria was delicious. The Cuban sandwiches with gazpacho as well. Our server was excellent. They said when they come back to FL they will look for Columbia for anther wonderful food experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal place to eat can’t wait to go back!! Highly recommended!!

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  13. Jimmy

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and service. This place is great.

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  14. KrisS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a predictable experience! Great food, great service, great variety! A must go.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tapas, sangria, and atmosphere! An absolute must do dining experience.

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  16. Alan

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was Super, everything was tasty and Fresh, love the salad and the Bread pudding is Delicious and as for the service that was Excellent from Annia, she was really nice with a great attitude and was on point through the dinner.

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  17. AMAURIC

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re went there specifically to order a Spanish Paella! And it was gorgeous!!! The Staff was great and the waiter Steven was very kind! We appreciated so much the experience!

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  18. Lamar02

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb atmosphere, staff and food. Always wonderful and a special outing when coming here. Sadly, our budget would not support us eating here weekly :-) but it is a place we choose to bring out of town guests or my husband and I go here for a special occasions.  The servers are always fabulous, Victoria was our server last evening. She’s an absolute delight and knows the menu inside and out. She helps very openly and honestly with recommendations. The craft drinks are nothing but spectacular. A very relaxing atmosphere and not overly crowded. We’ve had several things on the menu over the few years and there was absolutely nothing. We have been disappointed. Everything is prepared to perfection. 

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  19. TerryK

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service and great ambience.

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  20. MarieH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sides were good but meats were very poor quality.

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  21. Phlatty1

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our second visit and we've been very pleased with the food and service. Good value for the quality and amount of food you get. We will be back!

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  22. stanley2

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Even thou I have been here many times since it first opened this last visit was not very pleasant. My party was not treated in a friendly manner. From the moment we arrived they would not accommodate one extra chair for a family member that happened to show up to be with us , he ended up having to go to another restaurant. When we requested a different table than the one they were going to seat us at, Total sun on us, they would not accommodate and gave us an attitude. But in the end they moved us to a shaded table. Then the server forgot to put in our order of just 3 salads and a sandwich wish ended up taking us 2hours to have a quick lunch.. I hope this is not the way the Columbia is going with their service.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, food was delicious especially the drinks from the bar.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations so no wait. Noise was crazy. Waiter semi disengaged. Value no. 16.00 appetites so so. No refills when needed, husbands dish good, my carrots were no discrete.. steak bland. This is our third time at a Columbia… first two to die for. This a waste of money

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  25. Edsel1948

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. As usual our third visit this month.

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  26. MarkW

    Buckinghamshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit to Colombian Restaurant Celebration was really great. The atmosphere and decor is amazing and the service was impeccable. 100% would recommend to anyone visiting Celebration.

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  27. MichaelF

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our last experience at Columbia wasn’t great, this time it was excellent due to great service from Ricky.

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  28. BeverlyC

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lisa was an excellent server and helped to make our experience wonderful. It was a stressful week and this relaxed meal with excellent food was a highlight. From the lobster croquettes, the 1905 salad served at table to the stuffed shrimp, everything was hot and delicious. We highly recommend!

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  29. BruceP

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The service was excellent. We sat outside and the atmosphere was perfect.

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  30. TimD

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was seated in a booth and they were a bit uncomfortable. They definitely need to upgrade their seating. Food was outstanding.

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  31. DSloan

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the energy of this restaurant. It has consistently good food, service, and atmosphere.

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  32. Native

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our 35th anniversary there for lunch. Food even exceeded what we remembered. Arrived 40 minutes early with no problem being seated exactly where we requested. Hostess obligingly took a photo of us. Lisa from Colombia (the country) was our server who went above and beyond even informing front desk that my husband left his debit card behind. They called my cell that they obtained through my OpenTable reservation by the time we reached our car, saving my husband an hour round trip if they had not done their detective work. From the pitcher of sweet red Sangría with fresh fruit squeezed tableside and a flavoring if brandy, the fresh warm Cuban bread with spreadable butter, 1905 and Caesar salads, Red Snapper Adelita, Tortilla Gallega, Churros with three dipping sauces, Café Adelita, to the special Guava Cheesecake, we were in gastronomical heaven. Even the weather and lovely town of Celebration could not have been better! Restrooms spotless. Atmosphere festive with an old-world elegance. Why did we stay away so long?

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  33. Zappy

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We eat at Columbia at least once a month. On this recent visit, the food was not up to their usual high standards. The Chicken was dry and cold, almost like it had been sitting for quite some time before served. The vegetables (carrots) were tasty, but also cold. The 1905 salad was very good as usual, it was the chicken that was disappointing.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great Monday experience from service to food! We will be returning.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After missing Columbia on our last few visits, we were able to make it this time and found it to be very good, as always!

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  36. m529

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was amazing my reservation was for 5:30 and when we got there around 5:15 the host asked if I had a reservation I told her yes and it was made through Open Table for 5:30 . She turn to person next to her in told her seat them . I couldn’t believe we didn’t have to wait because the restaurant was full and a lot of people were waiting. The food was delicious we had a pitcher of Mojito and one of Red Sangria. The server was super nice and she was on point the whole time. You can never go wrong’s with Columbia Restaurant I been to the one in celebration many time. Last year I went to the one in Tampa the original that started it all. Also been to the one in St Augustine

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  37. Deedoo

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant offers great food, great drinks, and great service. However, buy new dining room chairs...they are totally uncomfortable leaving your bottom numb!

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  38. HerbertR

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You would think that a very nice restaurant like the Columbia, would have baked ham as a special for Easter dinner….instead they had a ham dinner which consisted of 3 slices of warmed up deli half ham. A scoop of smashed potatoes with a cup of orange sauce. The wait staff was top notch as always, the owners/management shouldn’t cheapen the meal or the day!

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  39. Acnewell

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Delicious food. Highly recommend.

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  40. MaryD

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely sitting out on the patio. There was a large party with 7 kids so there was some screaming and running about.

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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 7989 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 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • 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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