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
Everything was wonderful except I TOTALLY MISSED the GOOD RICE!!! Why don’t you have it on the menu anymore. Everything else was fantastic.
Attentive service, classic Cuban food, high ceilings, delicious sangria.
Excellent Atmosphere, service and food. Always a must do when in Orlando.
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.
Beautiful restaurant, great food, perfect service.
Good service, good food, and highly recommended...
favorite restaurant, favorite meal
Very good as indicated. Nothing about the service stood out as extraordinary, but we had no complaints either.
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.
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.
Seated immediately. Delicious stuffed mushrooms. Great bread. We were not rushed. Beverages refilled quickly. Good portions.
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!
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.
Amazing food and service. Great bar. Amazing value
Great place to eat! Always delicious and great service!
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.
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.
Outstanding as always. Special was great!!!
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.
Excellent dinner and service. Highly recommend the restaurant
Excellent good and service
Amazing as usual. Our server, Jesus, was perfect!!! Perfect date night! Thank you!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always great food, our server John was awesome! Took someone there for the first time and they were impressed.
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.
Our friends were eating there for the first time. The food was outstanding and the service from Lynn was fabulous.
Excellent service, which has been hard to come by lately at other restaurants. Always consistent and friendly staff.
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.
The restaurant is beautiful and the food is wonderful!!
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.
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.
Many excellent choices. Our entree's were well prepared and served. Our server, Cristian was top notch.
Always a great dining experience. The 1905 salad and the paella are a must.
Our server was awesome. Marlon I believe was his name. Was spot on with everything.
Awesome experience and food!
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.