Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City
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 $8.00 cover charge per person for guests over the age of 12.
Tuesday through Saturday dinner reservation times for the 7 p.m. show are 5:30, 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
I’m definitely recommend this place
I’ve gone to the Columbia since I was a little girl. It is a great experience every time. Always ask for your own butter when they bring the Cuban bread 😉
Great as always!!
The service and the food were wonderful. The wine was amazing, we will definitely come back.
The staff was very polite. Our waiter was gracious and timely. The food was out of this world.
Great as usual.
Great food and very attentive staff. A wonderful experience!
Food was delicious and authentic and sangria is the best!
Food and service was outstanding. We did the show with the Flamenco dancers and it was great.
The food and atmosphere were amazing and the red sangria was wonderful. I felt our server could have been more attentive because it seemed like the tables around us were getting much more frequent interactions from their servers.
Always a good experience! Got to have the 1905 salad, every visit - every visit.
I booked a 730pm reservation through open table. The restaurant called me to tell me my reservation time was not going to work to see the flamenco show and I would have to change to 830pm. Upon arrival @815pm I waited an hour for a table. To then be told there was no room to seat us for the show. It then took 20 minutes to get a server. The manager came to offer drinks from the bar that we assumed were comped due to the inconvenience and the manager offering. However they were not. And we didn’t get our food until almost 10pm. The food was delicious as always. Disappointed in how the whole situation was handled.
We always have a good experience at the Columbia.
We waited over an hour past our reservation time to be seated. It took a long time before a server approached our table. We had to ask several times for bread. The rice was not cooked it was crunchy. But the rest of our food was very good.
The restaurant was beautiful and food was great! The service felt rushed though everything came up too fast. Couldn’t eat much of entree because everything came up at once. But it was delicious.
Fantastic hidden gem!! Great food, the place looks so cool and the service was top-notch. And for a more “pricey” restaurant, the portions were big!! Love it.
Had an outstanding time, excellent food and great service. If you in the area, this is a place you must enjoy. Great job again.
We are from New Orleans so we were surprised that Spanish food was not as well seasoned as we are used to- but the food was good. Shrimp and yellow rick was tasty. Chicken croquette tapas was bland. Sangria was ok . Margarita was very good. The sampler plate (forgot the name) was very good as well. Service was quite good. Place is very active and quite loud.
Had a lovely birthday dinner. Everything was just perfect. Joli was A+++ as was her assistant.
always good. a MUST GO for when we get visitors from out of town
Food was excellent, service was excellent; and pricing within reason.
Just two comments: a bit noisy to have quiet conversation, and the metal chairs are not as comfortable as the wooden chairs in the main dining room.
NOTHING will deter us from returning!
Old world Iberian roots are firmly ingrained in this Spanish and Cuban Florida landmark. The ambience and service, the quality and selection of menu items, and the historic location all combined to make our visit a memorable occasion. We tippled at the bar with fine wine and enjoyed shrimp and crabmeat alcachofas (artichokes) from the Tapas menu. When seated in the dining room we ordered the requisite 1905 salad, which could have been an entrée. This was followed by a luncheon Palomilla - a flavorful sirloin sided by fries and plantains and a Picadillo “Criollo”- a fabulous stew-like creation with white rice and plantains. We passed on dessert knowing a return visit is evitable. Highly recommended.
Belated Mother’s Day
Don't even think twice - just book it!
Fantastic service, amazing food and quite possibly the best Sangria we have ever had. Seriously - can not recommend it enough.
The restaurant is beautiful and I definitely recommend walking around inside! There is plenty of parking in the lot across the street.
Great food great vibe
Outstanding in every way! Appreciated the Covid protocols. My favorite restaurant in Florida! The history tour of the building was fabulous. What an honor to meet Mr. Gonzmart.
It was a birthday and graduation celebration, and it was wonderful!
This place is outstanding! We had a great meal with outstanding service.
Love the building...great piece of history. Don't miss this one!
We were seated in the bar area so the noise level was very high that made it difficult for conversation. We waited a long time for our entrees. It is a good thing we ordered the children’s meals with the appetizers or they would have been cranky waiting so long for their food. The food was overall good but my empanada was soggy from the juices from the meal as it was served with the meal on the same plate. My pork and beef tasted the same, my husband’s paella was a bit salty, but the other meals were good.The salad was delicious and the drinks excellent. Their sangria was very good also. On our way home we stopped at their cafe in the Tampa airport just for their salads.
Wonderful food, fabulous service, outstanding server. Had not been there for 45 years but it was everything I expected.
Went for my Birthday yesterday!
Was AWESOME! Food was AMAZING!
LOL Over ate because everything was so good!! The mojitos were better than the ones I had in Cuba!
Jodi was exceptional in making it a special time for my birthday! She is totally AMAZING!!! Looking forward to going back soon!!
wasn’t that great. i’ve been here before and it was good but maybe it was the fact that it was a different cook idk. rice was super pasty and watery
Mother’s Day dinner. It’s was an incredible experience and listened to the history of the restaurant. Part of the experience was what they made at the table (Salad and Sangria). This is an experience you shouldn’t pass up.
As always, our experience with the Columbia Restaursnt is top notch.
Great food and service but noise level was so high had to shout to be heard by folks at our table for 4!
One my favorite restaurants in Tampa!! A staple in our community. Excellent food and always first class service and the ambiance is a one of a kind!
Came into the restaurant at 4 o’clock for my dinner reservation and within a few minutes we were seated. The tables were all full had to wait a bit for service ordered I had a great meal
this is the finest Columbia restaurant in this group. We have been to them all and this is the stand out for service. ambience. and charm.
Due to the Mother's Day holiday, it took almost 45 minutes for the food to be served.
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 11277 OpenTable diners.
Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mgd.mercury-gift.com/columbiarestaurant.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.