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Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key



2117 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

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(813) 248-4961

  • Sun - 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Mon - Thu 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 11:00pm

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4.4 of 5.0 from 90 reviews

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Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
  • Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key in Tampa, FL
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Blogger Reviews of Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Sand Key

  • Two Foodies In Love on Feb 18, 2014

    All of the tapas were amazing. The mushrooms were huge. Hubby doesnt really eat spinach or artichoke hearts but he loved them anyway. The flatbread was not what you usually see at a Cuban or Spanish restaurant and it was a great change of pace.

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  • Write.Click.Cook.Listen on Jun 26, 2013

    The highlight of the entire meal was the salad. The 1905 typically includes lettuce, ham, Swiss Cheese, olives, Romano and garlic dressing. I asked for the ham to be removed...

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  • The SOG City Oracle on May 28, 2010

    I ordered the "prepared to order" paella which came out dry and way over cooked as if it was a left-over reheated in the microwave. I had asked the waiter if it was prepared in the traditional manner with a toasted rice bottom called a socarrat. He looked at me as if I just got off the banana boat. And, no it didn't have the toasted rice bottom; one of the best parts in my opinion.

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  • ChefMozA bit on the pricey side, but the servings are enormous and the waitstaff is great. Just have another glass of Sangria and laugh it off. I did.Delicious food, too. I had their signature Paella Valenciana and it was fantastic. So was their homemade Sangria. Eat like a king and watch the Flamenco dancing (you need to be there a half hour before the show to be seated with food).Everything I stole off other people's plates at my table was just as excellent as my Paella. I didn't take anything off other tables, though, so I don't know what the other patrons were having.Great food and a rustic atmosphere. It's kind of like you're walking into the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney, only with tables and food.Make reservations, dress appropriate, and loosen your belt. It's really good. Oh, the show costs extra, but it's like only a Five Spot per person. If you're already willing to pay for the excellent food, the extra cost of the show is but a drop in the hat.ugh. I was so full I had to wobble out to the car.

    by ChefMoz.org


  • ChefMozFine "Spanish" cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. THE place to go on special occasions (but not MASSIVE special occasions). On Mother's Day (2001), the place was jammed but service never failed to be the best. Food is fresher when such days are avoided; a sensitive palate can detect "held" foods to accommodate HUGE crowds.Even at such times, I would still recommend the Columbia for a graceful dining experience.

    by ChefMoz.org


  • Camilo R.Best tortilla española ever!

    55555 by Camilo R.


  • Mistress A.One of Tampa's oldest and best.

    55555 by Mistress A.


  • Todd S.1905 Salad. The salad is a staple, the Black bean soup is awesome. I have been to all of the different Colombia restaurants and they're all fantastic. Great service, better food.

    55555 by Todd S.


  • Alyssa D.The flan is amazing!

    55555 by Alyssa D.


  • John V.Great beer

    55555 by John V.


  • Johnny J.It's good!!

    55555 by Johnny J.


  • Stephen G.Great food (even better dessert) and selection, as well as a very interesting interior and atmosphere. Certainly recommend.

    55555 by Stephen G.


  • Haley J.Try the white sangria it's great!

    55555 by Haley J.


  • Amanda H.Cuban sandwich with 1905 salad is delicious

    55555 by Amanda H.


  • Jecee M.This place is great for a night out with friends , family or date night. It has been there forever and the Cuban/Spanish food us the best you will find. Awesome decor. Make sure to gave dessert.

    55555 by Jecee M.


  • Tania P.Amazing food! The Flamenco show is well worth the $6.

    55555 by Tania P.


  • Kathy D.Go with good compam y!

    55555 by Kathy D.


  • Susan C.Great food. Chaotic and loud atmosphere but worth it. Inconsistent service. If you visit, ask for waitress "Susan".

    55555 by Susan C.


  • Kate S.Save some room for the churros for dessert. So delicious.

    55555 by Kate S.


  • Jim Drummer C.Look for Drew at the bar for the best Mojito!

    55555 by Jim Drummer C.


  • Ben A.The key lime pie is an experience that can change one's outlook on dessert. I crave this pie as none have been its equal in my travels

    55555 by Ben A.


  • Michelle S.Great sangria and service, lobster flatbread and soups are amazing...chorizo app and rib app a little dry and tough...paella was not authentic no crust on rice and meat over cooked

    55555 by Michelle S.


  • Jc M.Tell them the Mango cake needs to be on menu

    55555 by Jc M.


  • Hannah W.The wait was long, it was loud, food wasn't super good, and they messed up out check.. Maybe they just can't handle Saturday night crowd, but I was not impressed..

    33333 by Hannah W.


  • Karen D.Absolutely get the 1905 salad!

    55555 by Karen D.


  • Nikki P.Fantastic lunch. Just plan to be there a while and enjoy the atmosphere. It takes a while to get your food but well worth the wait. :)

    55555 by Nikki P.


  • Stephen H.Excellent as always

    55555 by Stephen H.


  • Joe C.Cold food and indifferent service

    11111 by Joe C.


  • Joe C.Cold food indifferent service

    11111 by Joe C.


  • Jillian A.Not so good anymore. Tapas sampler had dry tasteless food. The flatbread was a joke. Dinner for 2 - 100 dollars. Will not be going back.

    22222 by Jillian A.


  • Angela L.Mmmmmm!!!!!

    55555 by Angela L.


  • Angela L.Sangria de Cava

    55555 by Angela L.


  • Monty W.Make sure to try the 1905 salad.

    55555 by Monty W.


  • Edgar J.Be warned the flamingo dancing is separate from the dining experience. Plan according when making RSVP

    33333 by Edgar J.


  • JaquaidaThe waitress Lauren sucked big time.

    22222 by Jaquaida


  • Micah💛bread pudding. best ever!

    55555 by Micah💛


  • Kevin K.They say their salad is supposed to be one of the top 10. Maybe at a Vegas Buffett terrible.

    33333 by Kevin K.


  • Trish M.I love the wall recognizing employees here. Some have worked here 50 years! Great ambiance.

    55555 by Trish M.


  • Mariella C.Tortilla Española was just ok. My uncle from Spain makes a delicious version. Sopa Gallega was good and filling. Sangria was ok too. The service was pretty slow. Venue? Great.

    55555 by Mariella C.


  • AnaFood was .. Ok. Service was slow.

    22222 by Ana


  • Jordan R.The service here has really sucked lately.

    22222 by Jordan R.


  • Dan B.1905, Spanish Bean Soup, Plantain

    55555 by Dan B.


  • Andy R.Breaded steak melts in your mouth

    55555 by Andy R.


  • Emilio C.Iconic restaurant in Tampa. It's been open since 1905. The restaurant makes you feel like you're in the middle of Madrid. This and ceviche are the places to go for Spanish food of you're in the area.

    55555 by Emilio C.


  • Sean S.Seriously, one of the greatest experiences of my life. Great food, great staff......great time

    55555 by Sean S.


  • Nancy T.Cuban sandwiches on Cuban bread is the best"

    55555 by Nancy T.


  • Chris W.Best restaurant in the state of Florida.

    55555 by Chris W.


  • MarlaEverything is delicious. Love the flan and the black bean soup.

    55555 by Marla


  • Jennifer S.Mojitos are the best here! Order a pitcher!!

    55555 by Jennifer S.


  • Jennifer S.Mojitos are amazing!

    55555 by Jennifer S.


  • Jennifer S.If you are gluten free they have a lot of gluten free dishes!!! Yum!!

    55555 by Jennifer S.


  • Rosalie D.The paella is to die for!

    55555 by Rosalie D.


  • Greg R.Be ready to wait... Stick to the sandwiches. Steak is like shoe leather.

    22222 by Greg R.


  • Douglas F.1905 Salad is the best

    55555 by Douglas F.


  • Brandi M.To start the hostess sucks her name is kacie,& I was not impressed by the service nor the food to be such a up scale place it was disappointing!! :/ free sangria tho :)

    33333 by Brandi M.


  • DelilahOmg the food is amazing the salmon is delicious

    55555 by Delilah


  • Nick P.I have been to 5 star restaurants and this place is my all time favorite! The bread is amazing! The Spanish bean soup is to die for and palomilla was out of this world

    55555 by Nick P.


  • National Car RentalImpress a client or colleague with this 100-year-old Ybor (pronounced E-bore) City staple. Try the Mahi Mahi Cubana or the Mojo Chicken for starters.

    55555 by National Car Rental


  • Rob K.Ask for a tour, the kitchen is huge 5,000 sft

    55555 by Rob K.


  • Alice F.Try the 1905 Salad - Crisp Iceberg lettuce with julienne of baked ham, natural Swiss cheese, tomato, olives, grated Romano cheese and garlic dressing (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Alice F.


  • Alice F.Try the Chacho Manhattan - Chacho Bourbon, a dash of guava syrup, sweet vermouth and bitters (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Alice F.


  • Jim A.Try the 1905 Salad - "The Original" - Named "One of the 10 best places to make a meal out of a salad" by USA Today (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jim A.


  • Jim A.Try the White Sangria - A staple at Florida's oldest restaurant, established 1905. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jim A.


  • Scott R.One of the best mojitos I've had.

    55555 by Scott R.


  • Blondie .Great place! Have their House Salad to die for. Romantic setting, quiet. Great Rice, Chicken, Cubans, Everything. Not really expensive

    55555 by Blondie .


  • Michael R.Amazing food and great service. The shrimp supreme is Delicious with a chardonnay

    55555 by Michael R.


  • Albizu A.Overpriced, over hyped

    11111 by Albizu A.


  • Claudia R.Best plantains and bread pudding

    55555 by Claudia R.


  • Chett P.Terrible service and bland food

    11111 by Chett P.


  • Don G.This place used to be great. Tonight's meal was awful

    22222 by Don G.


  • VISIT FLORIDA Smart Travel InsiderBest mojitos ever. If I weren't pregnant, it would be game on!

    55555 by VISIT FLORIDA Smart Travel Insider


  • Allison P.Spanish bean soup is the best thing I've ever had! Save some bread to mop up the broth with! White sangria is a winner as well.

    55555 by Allison P.


  • Brian M.Get the 1905 Salad, Ropa Vieja, Sangria, and catch the Flamenco show! The Best Cuban food in Tampa!

    55555 by Brian M.


  • Ashley R.This restaurant has been around for 40 something years! Great food!

    55555 by Ashley R.


  • Jackeline O.Excelnte tablao y comida, para obligatoria en Tampa.

    55555 by Jackeline O.


  • Lindsey W.One of the best meals....I've ever had.

    55555 by Lindsey W.


  • Heather G.Make a reservation or else!

    33333 by Heather G.


  • Chris S.Overpriced & overrated. Would not go back to spend $75 on a mediocre meal for two.

    22222 by Chris S.


  • J. Michael G.No dress code. Not worth it. Place is dates

    33333 by J. Michael G.


  • J 🏁.You MUST eat here while visiting Tampa. The building is beautiful, the service is amazing as well as the food. Sangrias are to die for! Get the 1905 salad! You won't be sorry.

    55555 by J 🏁.


  • Stephanie P.Best. Cuban. Ever.

    55555 by Stephanie P.


  • Nicole L.Everything is oh so good! I always order the palomilla and extra platanos.

    55555 by Nicole L.


  • Linn W.Do not leave without trying the Spanish bean soup. Perfect!

    55555 by Linn W.


  • Samantha D.We are here on Christmas and there is an hour wait they are sooo packed...despite this the servers are attentive and accurate. Filet mignon cancha is incredibly good...so tender you dont need a knife

    55555 by Samantha D.


  • Linn W.Try the El Floridita Daiquiri!

    55555 by Linn W.


  • Kellee A.Top to bottom amazing. Start with the 1905 salad. Sangria, paella and the white chocolate bread pudding are a must. However, I don't think you can go wrong no matter what you order!

    55555 by Kellee A.


  • Bryan S.So good!!!!

    55555 by Bryan S.


  • Bob BuckhornEverything is good but get the Cuban for the real Ybor experience. Their Cuban bread is from La Segunda, a historic and authentic bakery just a few blocks away.

    55555 by Bob Buckhorn


  • Jennifer J.Loved the veal milenesa.

    55555 by Jennifer J.


  • Megan J.A Tampa Tourist MUST

    55555 by Megan J.


  • Guys Automotivegreat place to eat

    55555 by Guys Automotive


  • Daisy R.Paella!!!!

    55555 by Daisy R.


  • Dana W.Must get the 1905 salad and a Cuban sandwich....yum! Oh and the table side sangria rocks too!

    55555 by Dana W.


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