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Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Tampa, FL
Award-winning

Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City

4.8
4.8
16513 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
The Columbia is Florida’s Oldest RestaurantSM, founded in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Family-owned and operated for 119 years, the restaurant has earned acclaim for old-world charm as well as for its award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list.

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 $10 cover charge per person for guests over the age of 12.
Monday through Saturday dinner reservation times for the 7 p.m. show are 5:30, 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 177 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    (813) 248-4961
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Geraldo Bayona
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining areas to host your banquet, business lunch, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, party or group event.
  • Private party contact
    Our Private Event Coordinator: (813) 248-4961
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Tampa
  • Cross Street
    21st Street
  • Parking Details
    Free parking on the street or in one of our two private lots either directly across the street from the restaurant or directly behind the building.
  • Entertainment
    Experience the Fire of Flamenco! Flamenco Dance Shows: There is a $10 cover charge per person for guests over the age of 12. Monday through Saturday dinner reservation times for the 7 p.m. shows are 5:30, 6 or 6:30 p.m. Dinner reservation times for the 9:30 p.m. show are 8:30 or 9 p.m.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 16,513 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Most Booked

  • Tampa

    Most Booked

16,513 Reviews
  1. beckyt

    Tampa

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Service was very personable, food delicious and attractively plated, key lime pie the best I’ve ever had, and the flamenco dancing put the evening over the top!!

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  2. RalphG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great experience. Tampa Icon.

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  3. ShawnM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great, relaxing dining experience before we departed for our cruise. Our server was Brian in the bar and he is one of the best servers we’ve ever had, hands-down, at any restaurant. All of his recommendations were excellent. And the fact he wrapped up your meal by serenading your table just makes it a little more special.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best authentic Cuban food! We each ordered something we hadn’t tried before, and we weren’t disappointed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic food from generous menu. Sangria was excellent. Ana was wonderful waitress. Line was extremely long upon exit. Highly recommend making reservations; glad I did.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was beautiful, the waitress was wonderful. The only thing that I was disappointed about was the value for the amount of food served. There was a small cup of rice served, one small piece of yuca, a small steak that was cold. The salad is charged $10 per person for a small plate of salad. For a group of 4 adults and 2 children. I spent $265.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food we had a very good father's day dinner.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Wonderful time here every time we come.

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  9. Stevefrommaine

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful way to spend father’s day. Two glitches in food: no rice in the black bean soup, and the usually perfect bread was a little overtoasted . Both due, no doubt, to the fact that they were extremely busy. Not been a problem on other visits, so giving them a pass this time. 1905 Salad with shrimp was as good as ever. Super ambiance. Great waiter-as usual. This is an experience not to be missed.

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  10. DebbieM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Father’s Day and was amazed at how timely we were seated, got waited on and our food was hot and delicious. Very impressed

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FAQs

Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 248-4961.

Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City is rated 4.8 stars by 16513 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 p.m.


Booked 177 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City

2117 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    21st Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Tampa
  • 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Cuban
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free parking on the street or in one of our two private lots either directly across the street from the restaurant or directly behind the building.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Geraldo Bayona
  • Entertainment
    Experience the Fire of Flamenco! Flamenco Dance Shows: There is a $10 cover charge per person for guests over the age of 12. Monday through Saturday dinner reservation times for the 7 p.m. shows are 5:30, 6 or 6:30 p.m. Dinner reservation times for the 9:30 p.m. show are 8:30 or 9 p.m.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 248-4961
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining areas to host your banquet, business lunch, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, party or group event.
  • Private party contact
    Our Private Event Coordinator: (813) 248-4961
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