Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.6
5901 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.

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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 5901 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except I TOTALLY MISSED the GOOD RICE!!! Why don’t you have it on the menu anymore. Everything else was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, classic Cuban food, high ceilings, delicious sangria.

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MIKE
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Atmosphere, service and food. Always a must do when in Orlando.

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JoseV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had a great time celebrating my mom's birthday. We made a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. The food was delicious and so was the sangria. Our server was very kind, but he had a few large tables also ordering sangrias which they make tableside and the service was slow, but we understand that a lot of restaurants are shorthanded these days. We will definitely come back to try other plates.

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SusanD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great food, perfect service.

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vipChristianD
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good service, good food, and highly recommended...

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

favorite restaurant, favorite meal

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vipKristinS
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good as indicated. Nothing about the service stood out as extraordinary, but we had no complaints either.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

One of the worst meals I’ve ever had. Service was fine, but the food itself was horrible. It’s been a few years since I’ve been, but this was nothing like what I remembered.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints, food was amazing as always and for being a busy Saturday the service was good. I totally recommend this place and I will keep coming back.

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JaneC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately. Delicious stuffed mushrooms. Great bread. We were not rushed. Beverages refilled quickly. Good portions.

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RayM
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. I was a little reticent about going to a Spanish/Cuban restaurant. However after reading the item descriptions, my mind was put at ease and our waiter explained throughly the various dishes. Great place!

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Lauras
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as usual. Brought some friends that had never been and they also loved it. Food and service was great. Love the salad, black bean soup, and grouper.

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KNMM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great bar. Amazing value

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vipCelebrationDiner
Orlando
53 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Always delicious and great service!

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MattW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and have dined many times in the past. This time we were in town on vacation and had a hard time finding a dinner spot. We made a last minute reservation at the Columbia and it was amazing. Waiter was fantastic and so was the food. Highly recommended.

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vipfoodiegirl
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My reservation included the fact that it was for a birthday. I had also requested a booster seat for a child at my party. After several requests leading up to our meal being delivered I had still not received a booster seat for my child. Açai dish we had ordered with our meal came with our salad. Several requests were made for water which did not get fulfilled for over 25 minutes. Our server, Maria, had trouble with speaking and understanding English and seemed rather scattered. The restaurant was busy for a Tuesday night but certainly nothing like a weekend so we could not understand all the issues. My chicken and rice dish arrived filled with the burnt scrapings of rice intermingledThroughout the dish and I just didn’t want to order another one. We asked for a manager but they never came. 2 1/2 hours later we paid the bill and left. The restaurant is overpriced and we left rather disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding as always. Special was great!!!

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MarvinR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Stefon was excellent. The food was excellent. We will be coming back and tell others they should come for a nice relaxing dinner.

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MichelleE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service. Highly recommend the restaurant

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KathrynB
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and service

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titapr1
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Our server, Jesus, was perfect!!! Perfect date night! Thank you!!

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vipXkaliber
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our waiter was horrible. My steak was ordered medium but came completely rare. Could not get the waiter to come by or find him for 15 minutes so hard to eat it and cold. We have a 3-1/2 year old so we do not have time to waste when eating. I ordered a coke. And waited my entire meal from bread to dessert and he never brought a refill. My wife’s food was not as she ordered it. When spend over 100 dollars on food you expect the best. We had Columbia in Clearwater Sand Key and St Augustine. Both of those are perfection

This location will end are long relationship with Columbia which sucks because we always had family events there and we love the food

But last night it was horrible and poor quality and the worst service.

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Datenight
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a nice "date" afternoon having lunch/dinner at 3:00. The steak tips were very good and the other dish was shrimp which was OK. I thought the cocktail for $16 was a bit pricy. That was the Classic Old Fashion and did not care for the other cocktail the Paloma. Our server was very good and helpful. The place was less noisy this time when we got there. The other time as at 5:00 for dinner and it was loud. This time we sat in a small alcove so maybe that helped the noise level. But all in all we had a nice afternoon. Parking is the pits though.

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GaileA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my husband's and I favorite restaurant. We always choose to go there for our special anniversary and birthdays. We are never disappointed w/anything ever. We visit all of their sister restaurants as well and they are all always amazing, delicious and satisfying. We will continue to patronize the Columbia establishments. The sangria yum!!!This time we were celebrating my husband's birthday and the surprise Birthday flan was delightful. Next month is my birthday and we plan on celebrating there again as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I came in and the waiter asked if someone was joining I said my boyfriend was coming he was just looking for parking, the first thing I asked for was the paella before the drinks just because I know the food takes forever to be made and the waiter said “I didn’t ask about food I said what do you want to drink?” And I said just bring me some ice I have soda already and he got annoyed that I brought a drink and just annoyingly said “who brings a drink to a restaurant?” he left and came back 10 minutes later with the ice and by that time my boyfriend was there he snatched the soda (to see if it was alcoholic) and said “just need to check because I don’t know why you’d bring a drink but whatever… anyways are you finally ready to order actual food or?” meaning he never put in my order defeating the whole purpose of why I had ordered the food in the first place ruined my first experience there.

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OliviaS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My family and I go to various Columbia Restaurant locations often, specifically to order the 1905 Salad. This was our first trip where we were very disappointed with the food. The salad had to be remade as the first order left out 2 ingredients and even after the remake, the ingredients were not correct.

This was so disappointing as we've always had great experiences at every other Columbia location. We will look forward to trying the Tampa location next time.

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vipDebW
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great food, our server John was awesome! Took someone there for the first time and they were impressed.

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SethK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Columbia Restaurants across the state are always a treat. Staff very attentive and accommodating. Food and ambiance were top notch. The location in Celebration is a slice of serenity so close to the hustle and bustle of the tourism areas of Orlando/Kissimmee.

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vipTeriC
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends were eating there for the first time. The food was outstanding and the service from Lynn was fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, which has been hard to come by lately at other restaurants. Always consistent and friendly staff.

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vipJeffS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We have been coming to this restaurant for years and we have always enjoyed good service and food. This time we just had terrible service. A total lack of attention and the restaurant wasn’t even that busy. For example, after the food came out, no waiter check back. My dish was not hot and I would have asked for it to be heated up but I finally just ate it because we could not even find our waiter not to mention both my wife and I would have liked another wine. I still recommend the restaurant but will be watching to see if service returns to former high level.

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TiffD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the food is wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Spanish/Cuban flavors with very good service, however the prices are a little high for dishes that use mostly filler ingredients (beans, rice, plantains, etc.) The ambience is visually pleasing but can get a bit loud. It is great for fun family dining with genuine tastes, but probably wouldn't be good for an intimate evening for two. Overran, well worth it for a once or twice in a lifetime experience with family and/or friends.

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Monica
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our server took almost 10 minutes to greet us and take our drink order. He was somewhat pleasant. My husband ordered a filet and I ordered the 1905 salad. My husband asked for a side 1905 salad, but all the brought was my salad and an extra plate for him. They gave me 1/4 of my full salad and charged him $8 for it and we still got charged for the full salad. Had to ask for extra dressing multiple times and the same went for drink refills. I’d much rather take my business to the St Armands location or St Augustine.

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vipMike
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many excellent choices. Our entree's were well prepared and served. Our server, Cristian was top notch.

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vipDivermode
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. The 1905 salad and the paella are a must.

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TomK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our server was awesome. Marlon I believe was his name. Was spot on with everything.

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Skip
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and food!

FAQs

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 5901 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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