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Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.6
3655 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Serving from our regular dinner menu all day, along with Mother's Day features.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3655 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was great.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a wonderful experience. Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food...we absolutely love the desserts . The service was a little slow and we had toorder my wife’s second cocktail twice....but the waiter was very busy and it was a little loud n the restaurant

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was fresh and very delicious. Very good for a small Florida chain. Up scale but relaxed.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Love the 1905 Salad and House Wine - perfect spot for a nice calm evening dinner

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Had a great meal

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our entire party was very pleased with the food and the service was terrific! Colombia Restaurant-Celebration is an excellent value!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Could not have been better! Food, service, relaxed atmosphere. We’ll be back are next time in the area for sure. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We had a great time and a great dinner. And our server, Lori was awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazing. Only here for a week and will go again Friday night.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Have been to this restaurant several times, however, the service this time was poor. Our waiter seemed to pay attention to other tables and ignore us. Never came back to check on us. We would of loved to have another glass of wine, however we were ignored. So we got our check and left!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Columbia’s never disappoints. Great food, wonderful salad and awesome sangria.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Loved the 1905 salad and the sparkling Sangria

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I went with the waiter's recommendation of steak Milanese with yellow rice - what an amazing meal! Every bite made me feel very happy.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was excellent. It is a great restaurant. Our waiter was good but most of the wait staff was exceptional; a couple waiters sang to one table. We would return and recommend it as a place for a special occasion or a night out.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

A really good Cuban restaurant. I really enjoyed a pitcher of mojitos and care asada-Cuban roasted pork. Very good

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Enjoyed awonderful meal for the start of our vacation in Orlando.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always consistent food quality and service. Menu prices have been experiencing upward pressure for some time. Columbia in Celebration always delivers an enjoyable experience and is a “go to” place for entertaining out of town guests.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Good food and service. We were early for our reservation but were seated right away. Everyone at the hostess desk was very friendly and helpful. I like this location and will be back again.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great experience! Look forward to going again. Enjoyed everything. The service was great. Our server was so good I asked him how long he had been doing it and was surprised he said only 3 months. From making our sangria to fixing our salad he seemed very experienced. Would recommend then 1905 salad. It was very good. As was the Sangria. Also recommend the tapas. Wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delighted to find a Columbia in the Orlando area. We love their restaurants so much that we were prepared to drive to Tampa. That says it all.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

it was a special occasion and the service and food met the expectations. The food was outstanding. the flavors were unique and the Sangria hit the spot.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was good but the server was very soft spoken and extremely difficult to hear. Don’t want him next time. He needs help.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This restaurant is absolutely amazing. As a general rule I do not eat salad but the 1905 salad is to die for as well as the bread pudding to finish off the evening .

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We loved this restaurant. Food was very flavorful and service was great. We ordered the tomato and onion appetizer which was very good and large enough to share. I ordered the Palimello (slices of steak with fresh onions and yellow rice). My husband had chicken that came with yellow rice, green peppers, chorizo and onions. He said it was excellent. We’ll be back!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was an amazing place to eat. This was my first time and I couldn't stop talking about the food. The rib eye stake was OMG. This is a nice place to take a date or family night out. I will be back

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our Waiter, "Romero", has waited on us many times in the past and he makes the dining experience, pleasant, with his friendly smile, mannerism, and knowledge of being a Top Rate Waiter.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The Columbia restaurant is one of our favorites. We have never had a bad meal or any problem with service. It obviously is well managed. One of the things that we really enjoy is the 1905 salad followed by several tapas. If I could make one observation—the chairs are not comfortable. Ask to be seated at a booth—you’ll be glad you did. That said, the Columbia is GREAT!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The Columbia restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants and one that I won’t miss going to when I’m in Florida. The Spanish cuisine is authentic and mouthwatering. I love the atmosphere at the Columbia. It’s a great place to go dressed up or dressed down, on a date night or with children, for all occasions or just every day dining.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food and service were outstanding! I would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

4/5/18 Food and service was impeccable!!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The restaurant has been taken over by a time share sales presentation and we were treaded like a sales presentation customer the quality of service was bad and when we took our concern to management he seem unfazed by the issue so I will never come back because I have a choice.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Meeting friends

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Absolutely delicious, service was outstanding. Great experience all around and would love to return in our future travels. Don’t pass up the bread pudding for dessert!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The dish I had was very good. A lot of food so I could've easily shared it. I also had a Petrón margherita that was devine!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Surprised us! Food was fresh and delicious! Nice wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My Easter Dinner was excellent. Beginning with the 1909 salad, I was surprised their secret ingredient is Worcestershire Sauce. It was the best tasting salad ever. This was followed by leg of lamb with mashed potatoes. It was almost more than I could eat. Cornelus L provided excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nice atmosphere great food excellent service just an all around great experience. This is our second time here at the Celebration one been to the St. Augustine one several time. Haven’t had a bad meal or experience at either one.
Lunch is cheaper and menu has a great selection. Dinner more extensive menu. Give it a try for lunch I think you’ll be back for dinner and many more times.

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