Wonderful food, ambiance and service. It's worth going to Ybor just to eat here.
One of my favorite restaurants! We went twice in 4 days. Get the 1905 salad for sure and the champagne sangria is awesome!
The experience was very interesting and unique. Great food, friendly prompt service. The metallic ceiling reverberates the background noise, but it’s a small price to pay for such a wonderful meal.
Food was wonderful , large menu to choose from. And service was excellent they got us
out in time for our show.
We drive 85 miles to eat here. Best restaurant in Tampa
This is a wonderful old restaurant, in business since 1905. The food is spectacular especially the 1905 salad & gazpacho.
Waiter did not get our meal correct . Ordered 2 full salads and got 1 and two sides and we ordered shrimp wrapped in bacon appetizer and got the other shrimp app
The Columbia has been around for more than 100 years. It is in an area of Tampa that was not too nice a few years ago, but is OK now. Plenty of parking. Great Spanish/Cuban food. This is a real classy/beautiful/historic place. White linen, waiters in tux - place.
Let's face it, it's all about the wonderful setting and atmosphere. Service is very good. Someday I'll learn not to order the chicken and rice which invariably the chicken seems dry, bland, and overcooked and the rice has little to no flavor and seems not freshly prepared. The Ropa Vieja on the other hand was superb.