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Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.5
3504 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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Family-owned and operated for more than 112 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.

Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don’t miss Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared tableside 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Cuban
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Tapas Bar: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(407) 566-1505
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ponciano Garcia
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Private party facilities
For groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor private 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.
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Private party contact
Steve Drenth : (407) 566-1505
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Front St. & Sycamore St.
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Parking details
Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.
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Entertainment
Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.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.
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Special events & promotions
Although online reservations may not be available, we are still taking reservations through the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3504 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavidP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful place in Celebration! Interesting and excellent food. Number one go to place for overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our server Carol was fantastic. I have had Carol as a waitress on prior visit and I am very happy with her service and professionalism.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

A pleasure as usual. This is a very special restaurant for us, as we have nothing like this in the Cleveland area.
Our friends were celebrating their anniversary and picked this restaurant. Funny, we did the same thing 2 years ago . I believe we sat one table different this time.
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic like always, I strongly recommend.

We were so happy to find one of our West Coast Florida favorited in Orlando!

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Hendy (Orlando)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The evening and dining was overall excellent, with the exception of one of my guests order. She had a chicken with yellow rice dish and one piece of chicken was not cooked enough.

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cablucas (Miami)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always a treat, Columbia never disappoints. Our server was attentive, but not pushy; the food was delicious; and the table by the French door was delightful. Our 8-year old devoured his Cuban sandwich and proclaimed it "the best ever". My husband's ropa vieja was exactly what he was hoping for in flavor and texture. I had the salteado with beef, and while the flavors were delicious, the dish was a little too oily and the beef bordering on tough. Bottom line: Would we go back? Absolutely!

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good food, excellent server. Consistently this way. . Great location too!

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RobertV 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Waitress Diana was exceptional, great service, 02-17-18

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was great, but the restaurant missed our reservation time by over an hour.

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vipFoodieatheart (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Normally great, but not tonight! We have been to Columbia several times. It is one of the places that we look forward to visiting when we are in town and go to Disney. The food is consistently good and it did not fail on this visit. Service was terrible and our table was not the best either as we were in a back corner behind the music. The drinks were slow to come; the food was so slow in coming; and then to pay took a long time. Had we not been before, we would not be coming back.

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Terrie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We all enjoyed!

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HaroldS 
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in the Celebration area. The food is always well prepared and delicious. If you sit outside, however, bring bug spray to chase away the mosquitoes!

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BCN1399 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food, good service.

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vipBigDog (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food and service is always excellent. Alcoholic beverage price continues to escalate.

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DaneP 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We go often. The waiters are always spot on, polite, and attentive. The food consistent and very good. Entertainment in the Bar is always outstanding.
We recommend!

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AlexTru (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was great! Our server was not very attentive. I had to wait for a water refill for over 10 minutes.

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vipMary (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I love coming to this restaurant! The service the food and drinks are always excellent!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food great
Mojito great
Some more staff interaction would have been nice

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DeborahM 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable venue for Valentine's Day. With tapas of baked scallops, a shared salad, and the delicious bread, we ate less than half our main course. (Up side was that the take-home portion served as an additional meal). Portion of paella was easiiy enough for two (although waiter said it was individual); arroz caldoso con mariscos was tasty but a bit salty. Sangria made at the table was novel but nothing outstanding. Excellent service, waiter very professional and knowledgeable. Loved the ambiance.

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Mari (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This is the second time in a row that the service was horrible and they seat at the end of the bar the forbidden place the waiter was horrible he acknowledge once or twice our expectations for Columbia is much better than that so I will think twice coming back sad because it was one of my favorite dinning place 😔😡

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