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
Excellent service and friendly staff. The food came out quickly and accurately. Our waiter was very accommodating and gave us excellent suggestions. We will definitely be back soon!
Great food snd great service. Nice scenery from the restaurant, it reminds me of Spain.
I always enjoy Columbia. The food was not what I expected. They are using a shorter menu. I missed some of my favorites. Sangria is always good. Our server was lovely
The server was great! The food too. Never disappointed!!!
Great service, delicious food. Will be back soon.
Always a nice experience and an enjoyable dinner. Love the sangria !!!! Sparkling is the best.
Great Cuban menu! Our server, Jesus, was so friendly and efficient and he made our experience a memorable one!
Very nice location and restaurant. At the beggining our service was slow. The same towards the end. The food had great taste, the presentation was awesome and the ambiance nice. Will definitely go back; hoping of a more attentive server
Visiting from Michigan & I must say it was very nice, waiter A-1, food delicious, ambiance enjoyable.
This is one of my favorite restaurants! The food us outstanding. The service is amazing. It is a great for a romantic date, a casual family meal, or a group outing. You just can't go wrong choosing Columbia!
Great location with adequate parking. Friendly staff. Our server was attentive and helpful with the menu selections. The Cuban food was flavorful and authentic. The dining area is comfortable and beautifully decorated. Would come here again.
Wonderful Mother’s Day dinner!
We would definitely be a regular if this restuarant were near our house
Always good. the staff always pleasant and helpful
Service was great! Food was great, as it always is. We are gluten free and almost everything in this restaurant is gluten free. Bit pricey, but worth it.
Surprised my mom with a reservation at 4:30pm for Mother’s Day at my moms favorite restaurant! None of the 3 children (all 21+) have been there or any Columbia location, so we were excited for the experience. However, disappoint started upon arrival. Checked in at 4:30 for reservation where the hostess said “we have you checked in but we are running a bit behind so we will text you when your table is ready.” Of course, no problem, I figured it would be a few minutes. After waiting 25 minutes I went up to get an update on our table. She looked down and said to the other hostess “just take the 6 to a table in the 60s.” I stood there as she did not apologize for the wait or let me know what was going on. I asked “so is the table ready because I need to go let my party know.” She said “yes.” I went and got my party and we were escorted to the table, which was not ready yet and the hostess had us stand and wait and watch as she combined two tables to fit our party. She set the menus down and did not say a word, no apology for the wait, no enjoy your meal, nothing.
We then had a server who was not present throughout the meal. Our waters were constantly empty and we could not find anyone to fill them up.
My mom and dad each ordered the 1905 salad with shrimp, their favorite! The size of the salad was more like a side salad and I could not believe how small it was. My dad said it has never been this small and normally the shrimp were mixed in with the salad but they were brought out in a small little dish with just 5 small shrimp in each.
Needless to say, I will not be back! I hope this didn’t ruin the love my mom has for this restaurant! My parents have visited every single location :(.
Disappointed this time my crab cakes were cold and the empanadas were overcooked
Everything was perfect for a mother's day out. Fast service, great food, and reasonable cost. Could not have been better.
An exquisite restaurant with great choices of food
The food was fantastic and the service was very good considering it was Mother's Day.
This was our 4th visit to Columbia and it has never disappointed us. Every item we had was excellent, service was fantastic, especially considering it was lunch on Mother’s Day and a full house!
We will certainly be back, again and again, I’m sure and highly recommend it to anyone thinking of giving it a try.
We have been here many times and always enjoyed it and had a great experience. This time was not the same. WE sat down and it took out waitress a long time to come over despite many empty tables around us. The sangria (my wife's favorite) did not taste the same. While I don't know the reason I saw a neighboring table send back 4 glasses of sangria. Typically hot bread is also brought out within 5 minutes of sitting down. We got he bread the same time as the apps. My son ordered a steak that was supposed to be medium and it came out rare. We sent it back and it took so long we had all finished our meal by the time it came back. We also ordered a bottle of wine for dinner when the apps came out. It took so long that the wine showed up 3/4 of the way through dinner. At that point we sent it back. We will not be going back as there are too many good restaurants in town.
Great sangria, even better food.
This place is top notch 👏🏼
Service was very slow. Took waiter 15 minutes to come to table. Ordered a bottle of wine before appetizers and it showed up 3/4 of the way through dinner. Asked to see manager. He/she never showed up. Been there many times. Seems to have gone down hill. Neighboring table returned all their sangria. Transitionally salad made a table. Our was pre-made with a simple toss at the table. Fish was dry. Personally for the money I would go somewhere else.
One of the best dinners ever. The Columbia is always a great experience with great food and drinks. Highly recommended.
The outdoor seating is the best! Dinner portions are large we prefer to go for lunch.
We had a very long wait but the overall service was very good.
Waiter was slow
The 1905 Salad & Black bean soup were both wonderful . . . as always. Tried the Snapper Adelita for the first time and it was fantastic. Wife stayed with her favorite, the Combo de Cuba. And no one makes a better Sangria than the Columbia.
Made reservations for 2 on same day. Waiter had great suggestions on both food and wine. Great place. Fantastic food and atmosphere. Goggle maps not precise. Use address. Looking forward to next visit
Very nice Restaurant. Service was amazing. We could talk normally. The bread was delicious. The food was very good. The atmosphere was very relaxing and enjoyable.
Card reader machine out of paper for receipt. Email receipt not functions. Staff ambivalent to assist. Caution with business meal.
The food and service were amazing. We had a large assortment of appetizers and entrees and everything we tried was fantastic.
I took my mother in law for Mother’s Day early lunch. Food arrived quickly but bread was harder than normal, the pork and black beans were dry and overcooked. I normally dine at another location (St Augustine) which has never let me down. The Celebration location was a complete let down. Waste of my surprise for my mother in law.
Very cordial staff and abundant helpings...will return to try other menu items
I think that, unfortunately, Columbia Restaurant in Celebration, is heading downward, in many aspects. In our last three visits, the waitstaff has missed part of our order, the menu is now extremely limited, as to what it used to be, they seem to be short on staff (a common problem we know), and even though they seem to be trying to accommodate, everything is rushed and somewhat uncomfortable. I hope management takes a close look at the operation. If there is a staff shortage - JUST don't use all of the available space and limit capacity. I know this is tough for all businesses, but the current trend will make us accelerate our movement to other venues. We are residents of Celebration, and have enjoyed this restaurant for years. We are NOT one time visitors.
Fabulous food. Wonderful dining experience.
We enjoy dining at Columbia in Sarasota on St Armand Circle, and this location is every bit as good. Great sangria, and so many delicious choices on the menu, it is always hard to choose. We'll certainly be back.
Always a great meal!
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 5733 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.