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Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City

4.6
6710 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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Columbia is Florida’s Oldest RestaurantSM, founded in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Family-owned and operated for more than 113 years, earning acclaim for old-world charm, and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list.

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

Experience the fire of flamenco Monday through Saturday. Reservation times for the show are 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show and at 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. for the 9:30 p.m. show. There are no shows on Sunday. There is a $8 cover charge per person for the show.

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

Open 365-days a year, including all holidays, serving lunch and dinner daily.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Cuban
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:30 am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(813) 248-4961
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Geraldo Bayona
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Private party facilities
From groups of 10-400, we offer private dining areas to host your banquet, business lunch, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, party or group event. Choose from our banquet menu, or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. We have on-site event planners to handle all the details.
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Private party contact
Caroline O: (813) 248-4961
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
21st Street
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Parking details
Free parking on the street or in one of our 2 private lots located either directly across the street from the restaurant or directly behind the building. We also offer valet parking nightly after 5:00 pm.
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Entertainment
The Fire of Flamenco 6 nights a week. A 40 minute Spanish style Flamenco show that we treat as a dinner theater where you have dinner and see the show all in the same room and is an additional $6.00 per person.

Dick Rivers Jazz Band in the cafe Tuesday through Saturday 8 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6710 People Are Saying
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Roswelldiner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food, ambiance and service. It's worth going to Ybor just to eat here.

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LeannK 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants! We went twice in 4 days. Get the 1905 salad for sure and the champagne sangria is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Birthday dinner

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vipRichflyer (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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Baker5 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was wonderful , large menu to choose from. And service was excellent they got us
out in time for our show.

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DRJOHNR (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We drive 85 miles to eat here. Best restaurant in Tampa

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vipPatriciaT48 (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This is a wonderful old restaurant, in business since 1905. The food is spectacular especially the 1905 salad & gazpacho.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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oldnwise (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vipPatrick (Naples)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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