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Columbia Restaurant

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Awards: Zagat rated, Wine Spectator

Categories: Restaurant

Cuisine: Spanish/Cuban

Features: Children's menu, Date night, Icon, Kid-friendly, Takeout, tbt* Top Bar

Cost range: 20.01-100.0

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

Parking: Street

More in this neighborhood: Ybor City

The granddaddy of them all, Columbia Restaurant bears the distinction of being the oldest restaurant in Florida as well as the nation's largest Spanish/Cuban restaurant, with 13 rooms extending one full city block. Some of these waiters have been here a lifetime, there are stirring flamenco shows most nights, and owner Richard Gonzmart has an evangelical zeal when it comes to authentic Cuban sandwiches and the tossed-tableside 1905 Salad. The bar scene: Head straight to the glorious bar inside Tampa's most historic restaurant, and order yourself a mojito. If it's not the best you've ever had, it'll be damn close. Stirred with sugar cane and bursting with lime and mint, it'll make you feel like Hemingway in Havana.

Events at Columbia Restaurant

113 United Daughters of the Confederacy Meeting
Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:45am

United Daughters of the Confederacy
Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:45am

Ybor City Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11:45am

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