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

Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City

4.7
4.7
16269 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 196 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 16,269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Most Booked

  • Tampa

    Best Ambiance

  • Tampa

    Most Booked

16,273 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the food is delicious. Our server was very helpful and attentive.

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  2. Cruiser7530

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. The restaurant is beautiful. The noise level in the main dining room was pretty loud.

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  3. HeathW

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited the Orlando location. I then really wanted to go to Ybarra City location because our first experience was excellent. The history is rich, the food and service are fantastic. Make reservations days ahead of time for best choices.

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  4. MikeS

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Columbia in Ybor is one of the best restaraunts in the country! So much ambiance and history and the food is amazing! Our server, John, was quick with the recommendations and on point for all our needs. Highly recommend!

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  5. Jade

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was well seasoned and tasted good. The Cuban bread was irresistible. The overall atmosphere was very nice and I will definitely dine there in the future.

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  6. Bill

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Columbia has always been a favorite and has never disappointed. Both servers were very attentive, knowledgeable, and did a super job. Food as always was excellent and very tasty. We will be back.

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  7. MattI

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Columbia is a historic restaurant that more than lives up to its reputation. Great food, great service, one-of-a-kind ambiance.

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  8. DeborahB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City is a treasure as well as an historic restaurant. The food is always well cooked and excellent. One of my personal favorites is their bread pudding! There is nothing like it anywhere else. The staff is always friendly and respectful. The manager always makes his rounds!

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  9. KathyB

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Start with free parking :) And then, simply walking to your table is an experience with so much to see as you go through multiple dining rooms and enjoy the beauty along the way. Ask about the private reserve whiskey and if that's not your thing, take the time to peruse the wine encyclopedia. Absolutely ask for the history of the restaurant and this building in particular. Our server, Jonathan, was a delight, attentive and full of knowledge about the wines, the spirits, the menu as well as the history behind them. And finally, after all of this enjoyment comes amazing food! We enjoyed every moment of our dinner and gathering together and look forward to the next time we have the opportunity to indulge in the Columbia Restaurant.

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  10. JohnB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is really one of the best restaurants in Tampa. The famous salad is famous for a reason, it is very good. The salad and the warm, crust bread is the perfect meal. Our server, Jonathan, was outstanding. He is very personable and funny, and we loved hearing the history of the restaurant. The restaurant itself is really beautiful. When we were leaving after our meal, my companion and I commented to each other that everyone in the restaurant seemed very happy to be there, employees as well as the patrons. Overall, it was an outstanding experience. 👏

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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 4.7 stars by 16269 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 196 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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