Columbia Restaurant


Set in Tampa’s historic Ybor City Latin district, this Spanish and Cuban restaurant opened in 1905, making it one of Florida’s oldest eateries. With more than a dozen dining rooms, including a café and courtyard space, it’s also one of largest. The staff—many of them fourth- and fifth-generation members of the Cuban founder’s family—serves up history along with the delicious Spanish bean soups, paella, Cuban sandwiches, and roast-pork dishes. Sangria, cerveza, or any of several “family wines” will complement your meal. Try to time dinner with a flamenco show, held twice nightly Monday through Saturday (reservations required). The gift shop is a great place to find gourmet souvenirs.


2117 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33605


27.95988000, -82.43511000

Open Hours

Restaurant: Mon.--Thurs. 11--10, Fri.--Sat. 11--11, Sun. noon--9. Flamenco Shows: Mon.--Thurs. at 7:30 pm, Fri--Sat. at 7 and 9:30 pm (reservations required).
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(813) 248-4961

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