Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.6
5571 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 5571 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipCraigM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with wonderful food and service. Sit outside if the weather is nice

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karbert
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Columbia while on vacation. The table side sangria is a must!! Empanadas were amazing! Everything from start to finish was incredible!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Food was fantastic and service was good. Love the sangria

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vipTerryD
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the consistency that Columbia delivers year after year without changing things along the way. If it ain't broke, don't try and fix it. We'll keep going back.

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BarbieC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were there for my bday. We were met by a slightly rude hostess informing us my husband had a tank top on and we would have to sit outside. It was a linen shirt with no sleeves. It was not a tank top nor was it cut like a tank top. The food was good but they changed what we got at Christmas. For as much as we spend there we may really consider whether we go back. The ambience is what draws us there. Sitting outside was not my idea of a nice bday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience ! The food was great the waiter was extremely helpful and patient with us , since we kept asking question after question...I believe his name was Efrain. The waiter suggested great dishes. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!

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vip1suburbandad
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alma was a terrific server. Food was delicious. We shared tapas and 1 entree. Plenty of food. Drinks are amazing especially the cava sangria

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roatdhouse
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner We had an excellent experience ! The food was excellent and our waitress was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and had great recommendations for our dining experience. Would highly recommend this restaurant to all.

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Malu
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything was good, except the fact that the waitress kept her mask under her nose every single time she came to the table. There's not point to cover her mouth and leaving your nose uncovered. I would recommend the restaurant for the food and environment, but not for people who are concern about covid restrictions/safetiness.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, the waiter was very polite and attentive and amazing food.

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AMLR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service,we had to add another person at arrival,they found a table with no problem.Food was serve quick, waitress answer every question about menu.Pleasant experience

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Mommapete8
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal. As an added bonus, there was an excellent car show.

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SimonW
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good as is the service. We love coming here at least a few times a year and have brought groups as we know the food is consistently good and value is good but can get pricey if adding starters, drinks and dessert.

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Snowdiz
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved eating in the outside back garden. An international atmosphere! Excellent food and service, as always.

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vipKristaR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Great Spanish food.

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SherylZ
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The 1905 salad is a must!

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vipDeeDee
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Cuban dishes.

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LisaP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service thanks!....................

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vipBobby
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dined here for the second time in two weeks. Outstanding restaurant. You must try their Sangria and signature salad, both prepared at your table. Looking forward to our next visit.

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KenP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent. The only downside was the lack of parking.

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vipGregW
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food here is amazing. So delicious.

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Yoshi
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous place to dine. The menu was filled with so many wonderful dishes, so I’ll have to go back often to work thru their great dishes. Our waiter Ramiro made our dinner even more pleasant. He was very attentive and exceeded our expectations!! He is worth going just to see what great service should look like!

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vipCephuentes1
Columbus
49 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great as always. Tonight, we just happened to have the slowest waiter I’ve had in years. So that was a huge downer.

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RebeccaH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. We were well taken care of and appreciate the new protocols in place due to COVID. Would definitely go back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Been here several times and this time food was not as great. Maybe bad day but may not go back during this vacation maybe next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girls and I love this place! The service and food can’t be beat!

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CherieW
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easter. Great restaurant. Sat outside this time. Nice evening.

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Patty
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice. Good food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food... great service... wonderful surroundings. Columbia is our favorite restaurant in the Orlando area...

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Crabchilada
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Although the restaurant building is getting old (We had to switch tables due to an ant problem), the food and service is consistent and reliable. They did use time-tested tradition of using the dinner menu during lunch hours due to our reservation being on a holiday, but I suppose that is what every restaurant does to make extra money. The food was as good as it has always been and the service was above satisfactory.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Save your money! The place is beautiful but the food was horrible. We ordered the paella and it came out smelling like old fish was over salted and seafood was not fresh. We also order the La Completa Cubana meal. The rice and beans where okay but the roast pork look like a thick piece of lunch meat. Worst Easter brunch food experience. Not going back ...

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vipbbetz
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants to visit. Easter dinner, Cuban style. Elected to eat outside in the great weather. The service was great and timely. We both ate Grouper done two different ways. Excellent!!

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davidd
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. The Columbia is worth a drive,not that many restaurants really are

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vipHappyDiners
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus was awesome and the food as always was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was very good.

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Boriq65
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location to have an outdoor meal. Courtyard is very pleasant and peaceful. Our host Deion was pleasant and attentive. Food was excellent.

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Ceci
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Nice size outdoor area and tables were spread out enough.

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CarolynM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a special occasion to dine at the Columbia! Food was delicious. We dined outside so service was a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server 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 4.6 stars by 5571 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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