Serving from our regular dinner menu all day, along with Mother's Day features.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Highly recommend. We had several tapas and a couple of entrees and desserts. All were delicious and well presented. Bread pudding and churros were very tasty.
Love Columbia! A trip to Tampa requires a stop at Columbia. As always our food was great and the restaurant is always clean. This trip our waiter was not great! He just didn't want to be at work that day. It wasn't just our table having trouble with him that day. He kept disappearing to the back for the longest times. But we will go back next time in Tampa.
Birthday brunch for out of town guests. Didn’t disappoint.
Took a friend here for Sunday brunch. Ambiance is great, service was great and food was great. I would definitely recommend reservations. Ample parking all around...
Food and Service were great as always when we visit the original Columbia in Ybor City
Great service Great show . Excellent wine list and the food is delicious
Food was great as always. Our waiter, John, was great.
Out of 4 dishes, we loved 1 and 1/2 of them. However, the service from the greeters to the servers to management was absolutely superb.
Service was impeccable! Food was so good! It was raining and hard to figure out which door to go in!
Had a spectacular time!! Everything was wonderful!!
We LOVE the Columbia. Anytime we can think of an excuse to dine there, we do so.
Went there with family pre-theater. We left enough time but service is not especially fast - and normally that's fine with me - but being pre-theater that left me a little anxious. We ended up being fine but I did get concerned, and I had no time for coffee or dessert. Or the flamenco dancers! I will need to return when I have no time constraints.
They forgot one of our orders for paella. Had to wait a long time. Overpriced
Very nice restaurant! Very delicious food, especially the "Espanola".
Awesome dinner with authentic cuisine. Our entire party of four loved the drinks, tapas and entrees - one of our best meals ever. We'd go back again and again!
When making the reservation I made sure to say we were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to see the show. We were seated next to a huge party (not really romantic) and the seating did not make it easy for my husband to see the show (his back was pointed to the stage). The waiter was not around much (we sat with empty drinks for 15 minutes before we could order more). But the food was amazing!
Food and Flaminco show was outatanding! We enjoyed tapas, entrees, sangria, and desserts. Churros and coconut icecream were highlights.
The Columbia has been a family favorite for more than 50 years. Whether it's Clearwater, Sarasota, St. Pete, Celebration (Orlando), or Tampa, the food and service never disappoint!
Make a reservation no matter what day or time you want to go if you are going to Ybor. We go for lunch. The cost is about half of dinner and you get the exact same portions as dinner.
our server was outstanding- he was professional, knowledgable, fun and humorous.
Great dinner and show!
The Columbia restaurant is a Tamp icon. Ybor City is a fun location with bars and cigar stores but the real gem is the Columbia. The reception and the service were both top notch. And of course the food was wonderful. My wife enjoyed the crab stuffed shrimp while had the traditional Cuba combination plate. Both excellent. The waiter was in a tuxedo, the dining room with it red walls, special lighting and art work made for a memorable event. Anyone who visits Tampa must make dining at Columbia a MUST!
The service was great! Connie our Waitress was fantastic. 1905 salad was sub par. The lettuce was old looking. Arroz was salty and sandy. Besides the service, the Cuban sandwich was great as well. The food was definitely not worth the money. First and last time visit. It did not meet the hype.
Excellent service! Delicious food! Great place!
This is my Go-To restaurant to visit when in Tampa. Great food, great service.
Excellent quality food and venue. All members of the party were satisfied.
Huge, beautifully decorated restaurant with a menu that has so many great choices, you have a hard time deciding on what to get. Service was friendly and each room has great decor.
Constantine was FABULOUS! The food was amazing and we will be back!!!
Great atmosphere. Food was fabulous.
We have dined at Columbia Restaurant for years. We have never been disappointed.
I haven’t been to the Ybor Columbia in 20 years. I took my wife there for lunch and sat at a table in the gazebo portion of the restaurant. The service was perfect and we enjoyed the pitcher of mojito that was made at our table. The ingredients were fresh and put together beautifully. I recommend not waiting 20 years to enjoy this restaurant once again! We’ll be back soon.
Been here several times. Are waitress, however, had a strange attitude as if we were bothering her. Food was great.
The food was just decent. The service was terrible!!! The waiter, and manager, had to be reminded 4 times (twice each) that we were missing one of our appetizers. We sat for a large part of the meal with empty water/coke glasses because the server was missing in action. Half the table ordered cocktails which the glasses sat empty with no visit/attention from the waiter to ask if another was wanted. Halfway through our meal another server dropped a tray of dishes near our table, in which glass cut my leg. The manager offered me a bandaid and a glass of sangria (I already had a full glass because half the table was splitting a pitcher). Half my table was asked to stand up and "get out if the way" so they could sweep up the broken glass/dishes. Every other table had their server box up their leftover food. Our server just simply handed us boxes for us to do it ourselves. We went to the Columbia because friends heard it was a local gem. They are newer to the area and said they would rate the place as a "C-" and do not plan to go back. This is my 2nd trip and my 2nd poor experience with the Columbia in Ybor within the last 2 years. I will not go back. I can find multiple dozen other places in the Tampa Bay area where I can have a nice dinner, better food, and a much better experience. On top of it all, the Columbia marked my Open Table reservation as a no show to which I had to dispute.
First time at this gem in Ybor City! We went for a dinner and had the experience of the Flamenco dancers! It was just an overall great experience! The service was great too!
Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and show (dancing) with my young daughters. Went to celebrate with the ladies and the staff were extremely welcoming, warm, and detailed. Did not have to ask for anything, the evening ran like a well oiled machine.
46th wedding anniversary. Wonderful. Great entertainment. Super server. Delicious food. Delightful experience.
We were there Saturday had reservations for 5 pm got there early and seated us at 4:30 which was great. Sat right in front of the kitchen which wasn't to bad but not my preference. Our waiter had to have been new, we have always enjoyed the male waiter atmosphere, but the one that we had was very business, would tell us we would have to wait he had other tables, he was very short on visits with us, Our food had been sitting for a while, did not enjoy my meal at all it was cold and the plantains were very hard not ripe at all.
Yes we will be back but this was our first non enjoyable meal at the Colombian.
This is one of the best restaurants in the United States. Very historic, true to the culture.
Columbia was a wonderful dining experience! We would go again anytime we are in Tampa.