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Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Tampa, FL
Award-winning

Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City

4.8
4.8
16379 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
The Columbia is Florida’s Oldest RestaurantSM, founded in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Family-owned and operated for 119 years, the restaurant has earned acclaim for old-world charm as well as for its award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list.

Open 365 days a year, including all holidays and serving lunch and dinner daily.

Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men in the dining room.

Experience the Fire of Flamenco!
Flamenco Dance Shows: There is an $10 cover charge per person for guests over the age of 12.
Monday through Saturday dinner reservation times for the 7 p.m. show are 5:30, 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 dinner reservation times for the 9:30 p.m. show are 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m.


Reservations for dinner and the show are required. Please call the restaurant to check availability for reservations.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 189 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Cuban
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 248-4961
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Geraldo Bayona
  • Catering
    We can help you with all your off-site catering needs. We offer a full line of catering options, including food, beverage and service. Our staff will coordinate all rental equipment, setup and service.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining areas to host your banquet, business lunch, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, party or group event.
  • Private party contact
    Our Private Event Coordinator: (813) 248-4961
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Cross street
    21st Street
  • Parking details
    Free parking on the street or in one of our two private lots either directly across the street from the restaurant or directly behind the building.
  • Entertainment
    Experience the Fire of Flamenco! Flamenco Dance Shows: There is a $10 cover charge per person for guests over the age of 12. Monday through Saturday dinner reservation times for the 7 p.m. shows are 5:30, 6 or 6:30 p.m. Dinner reservation times for the 9:30 p.m. show are 8:30 or 9 p.m.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 16,379 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Most Booked

  • Tampa

    Most Booked

16,379 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was not as expected for a restaurant of this caliber. The value of the food did not equate to the price. I noted in the reservation it was for my birthday and no one made mention, nor offered to acknowledge it. Overall, 3 stars at best.

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  2. Debbie

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals were delicious and we had an excellent server.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience. The waiter was a little too transactional though. Like an in and out diner…

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  4. LisaN

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Genesis, was amazing! She knew the history of the restaurant, the building and was an expert on the menu!

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  5. Rican

    Tampa

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. We sat in the patio and it was beautiful. I had the palomilla steak with tostones. It was tasty. Everyone loved their food. We shared a bread pudding and it was most excellent. It was huge and fed everyone. We even had leftovers. We will definitely come back.

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  6. Gary

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. A little pricey. Safe parking.

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  7. RaymondG

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as always! Friendly prompt service and food was GREAT as usual!!

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  8. John

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at The Columbia was fabulous! Mark, our waiter and team did a tremendous job! Would certainly return. 1905 salad is delicious !

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  9. Chris

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service…..love the 1905 salad!!!! Thank you

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  10. TC37

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. Best salad ever! Great place to eat and relax.

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FAQs

Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 248-4961.

Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City is rated 4.8 stars by 16379 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 189 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City

2117 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    21st Street
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Cuban
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking on the street or in one of our two private lots either directly across the street from the restaurant or directly behind the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Geraldo Bayona
  • Entertainment
    Experience the Fire of Flamenco! Flamenco Dance Shows: There is a $10 cover charge per person for guests over the age of 12. Monday through Saturday dinner reservation times for the 7 p.m. shows are 5:30, 6 or 6:30 p.m. Dinner reservation times for the 9:30 p.m. show are 8:30 or 9 p.m.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 248-4961
  • Catering
    We can help you with all your off-site catering needs. We offer a full line of catering options, including food, beverage and service. Our staff will coordinate all rental equipment, setup and service.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining areas to host your banquet, business lunch, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, party or group event.
  • Private party contact
    Our Private Event Coordinator: (813) 248-4961
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