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Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.8
4.8
6757 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Family-owned and operated for more than 116 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine.

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

Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella a la Valenciana, Roast Pork a la Cubana and fresh seafood specialties.

Don't miss the Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared with our delicious, freshly made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil.

Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo.

Relax outdoors in our café or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms.

We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365 days a year, including all holidays.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 83 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    (407) 566-1505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Ortiz

  • Private party facilities

    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505

  • Neighborhood

    Celebration

  • Cross street

    Front St. & Sycamore St.

  • Parking details

    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,757 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. CW

    CharlesW

    Memphis/West TN

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tatiana was an excellent server. She answered all questions. Food was superb. We had dined at the Ybor City location and this one equaled it. I wish there was a location near our home.
  2. ME

    MeganE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service as always- great place for families.
  3. RU

    RUTOY

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My parents recently moved to Celebration and we’ve been coming down to visit from VA this past year and have been to Columbia restaurant a few times now. Great food, drinks and atmosphere! I had the Palomillo entree which was delicious and we ordered the pitcher of Mojito!👍🏽 we had the Gambas Al ajillo to start. My brother had the Salmon Aurora and my wife had the salad. If you’re looking for a great place for a dinner date, friends get together or special occasion this is a great spot!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Food, nice atmosphere, Server was not that good. Told us they were out of the Pino Noir we ordered and said the merlot was about the same thing
  5. DM

    DennisM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Note: there is no valet and we ended up parking 4 blocks away. It was very busy when we went, and we weren’t seated until a half hour past our reservation—a pet peeve of mine. Service was friendly but rushed. Inside was loud but the seating on the patio was very nice. Overall our dinners were good.
  6. D

    Dennis

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grrreat!!! Jose is an outstanding waiter. Very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. Dinner was great food The bar is also a great stop. The bartenders are great at their profession. When in Florida, make an effort to dine at any of the Columbia restaurants
  7. GR

    GregR

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    defiantly dinning at its best quality of food, service and atmosphere were perfect
  8. DP

    DaveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meals. We're from out of town. Brought friends. Very impressed. Great waitress who knows the selections. Made recommendations which we took and enjoyed. Would recommend.
  9. SC

    SherryC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    I grew up eating at the Columbia, Ybor City as it was my parents favourite restaurant. As an adult my husband and I have enjoyed eating at every location in Florida including the Celebration Columbia. Saturday we took our son and daughter-in-law for lunch on her birthday . My husband and I had the salad and Spanish bean soup (which has always been our favourite) and the soup had absolutely no flavour. Also, the sausage was so tough it was not edible. The salads had about 1/2” of dressing in the bottom of the plate and completely overwhelmed the salad. Our son had the chicken and rice and said it was dry and very bland. Our daughter in laws scallops were good but she had ordered a side salad with dressing on the side that she never got. The waiter did remove the side salad from the bill. Overall it was a very disappointing meal and not at all what we have come to expect from the Columbia.
  10. S

    Suefeld

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Had a great time. Churros were delicious
  11. IB

    IraB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Consistently great. Everything is always fresh, authentic and most importantly delicious.
  12. DG

    DGGG

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the food, especially the salad!! Great outdoor atmosphere at Celebration!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    simply amazing food and service
  14. MA

    MaryA

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was GREAT except to the chairs. They were extremely uncomfortable and with the vinyl covering very slippery. I had to keep repositioning myself in the chair.
  15. o

    oflieth

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cuban and salad were amazing, but the best thing on their menu is the White Chocolate Bread Pudding. Just WOW!
  16. TS

    TerriSC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We’ve been going to the Columbia restaurant for years in different cities. Sadly it has become inconsistent. My dinner arrived cold. The prices are high. Didn’t feel we got our moneys worth at all. Same thing happened a year ago and we blamed Covid. But it hasn’t gotten better. Probably won’t be back.
  17. GC

    GaryC

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very nice dinner at a corner table. We had soup, 1905 salad and shared PAELLA A LA VALENCIANA accompanied with Sangria. We ended with a key lime pie for dessert. The service was excellent and the meal was outstanding.
  18. NS

    NumberSeven

    Detroit

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on a beautiful evening and enjoyed great service and wonderful food. We love this place.
  19. JS

    JenniferS

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time visiting Columbia. It is "A MUST" destination for my colleagues and I when we travel to Florida, especially the Orlando area. We absolutely love the Paella! Great service too. Appreciate the rich history of the business and the generations of a family run establishment!
  20. R

    Roberts

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as wonderful as always Thank you for a great evening
  21. RB

    RoyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was quite slow but Ronald was very personable… just run off his feet.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Birthday. We were seated in bar type room and not main dining room.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great all-around post-Thanksgiving time frame dining! And extra perks were the Christmas Festivities!
  24. VM

    ValerieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was yummy, service top notch! A very pleasant dining experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We go to Columbia restaurant in Sarasota all the time. This location although very centric and nice ambiance did not live up to the Columbia reputation. Other than the salad, the shrimp tapas was just OK. Roast Pork was not very tasty and rice and beans bland. Mediocre at best. Service was OK for a busy Friday night.
  26. IG

    IrwinG

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Columbia is mostly reliable in food and service. Reception could use a little more personal recognition, eye to eye contact when talking with you, and some warmth in their demeanor. We have dined at the Celebration location, and others, loads of times over the years. Do they not know that? Or care? Once past reception, all else falls into place and becomes one of our fav places to dine. Go and experience it for yourself and you will see what I mean. PS--Chris, our server, exceeded expectations and was very accommodating in celebrating my wife's birthday. Bravo to Chris.
  27. RL

    RonnieL

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Disney Springs for Thanksgiving. We saw Columbia Restaurant on OpenTable so we booked it. It was awesome as usual. My brother in law and sister in law came with us. They had never been and they loved it!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  29. R

    Rtsr

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent as always
  30. SS

    ShawnS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    Frustrating .... Over Reserved, not enough Wait Staff and Thanksgiving Dinner was Fair at the most !! Bar was out of Wine selection, never let us know, never refilled water glasses or offered Desert ? Waited to receive check too long and then had to ask for it to be taken twice ?? Have always Loved this restaurant for the Holidays but Thanksgiving Day was a "Total Disaster" ......
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for dinner on Thanksgiving. We had a reservation for 2 and last minute we had 4. We called and they were able to update the reservation. We had the Thanksgiving menu and everything was great. It’s so beautiful in the restaurant and the service was good too.
  32. RB

    RobinB

    Austin

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit and it was Thanksgiving. We weren’t sure what to expect but the staff handled the many diners so well. Service did not suffer, and the food was amazing as always. I can’t wait to go back and try something new, so many amazing dishes on the menu, and the mojitos are perfection.
  33. TG

    ThomasG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful!
  34. MM

    MargyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was not hot when delivered. But everything tasted great.
  35. LR

    LindaR

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was superb as always. Really enjoyed our meal
  36. OS

    OrlandoSGM

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for Thanksgiving dinner, which we have done many times over the past 8-10 years. Food, service is as outstanding as usual.
  37. LC

    LisaC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions were a little smaller but still delicious!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was excellent quality, but the service was very slow.
  40. M

    Matt

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Columbia is always amazing and has become one of my standard stops every time I’m in the area. I made a point to order things I don’t typically get and was not disappointed in the least! Would love to have everything on the menu at least once, but there’s too many good things and not enough time. (Not a bad problem to have, right?)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 566-1505.

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration is rated 4.8 stars by 6757 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 83 times today
Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front St. & Sycamore St.

  • Neighborhood

    Celebration

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Ortiz

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 566-1505

  • Private party facilities

    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505

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