Columbia Sarasota opened in 1959 on St. Armands Circle, and is now the Oldest restaurant in Sarasota.
Must have the sangria (by the pitcher)!
Best food I've had here in Sarasota
Cuban black bean soup, 1905 salad and a mojito!
just as good as the original in ybor!!! one of my favorites!
My first Spanish experience! Let me just say, the mojitos are AMAZING! I will order a pitcher next time. We got the sampler that feeds 3-4 people... Everything we chose was delicious! Fantastic food!
Great food! Great service!
The Columbia is a classic to Florida. Great food and service. Traditional Cuban and Spanish dishes. Love the open air seating.
Definitely get the bubbly sangria.
1905 salad, Cuban sandwich, outdoor table. Can't lose.
Very friendly waitress and lovely patio.
Cuban bread and the mango dessert are to die for.
The Pollo Riojana is very good.
Skip the 1905 salad unless you like a lot of dressing and iceberg lettuce. The bread here is awesome and so is the Cuban. Get table side Sangria mixings and enjoy the people watching.
Amazing service and food.
My pork was tough the Yuca was undercooked not good
The mojitos are killer, and you cannot go wrong with an order of black beans and rice.
Salad with garlic dressing was everywhere. Skip the gazpacho. The warm bread is soooo good, get gambas al aljillo to dip it in
1905 salad with half a Cuban sandwich is the way to go for lunch. Sit outside so u can people watch.
Get the white sparkling sangria. It's recommended and she mix it in from you.
1/2 Cuban and 1/2 1905 salad were great!
The Cuban sandwich and bean soup are good
The ambience is great. The location is great. The service is great. But the food?: lackluster , no flavor, not worth it's price.
Speak loudly and clearly to the waiter. He made fun of me when he couldn't hear me.
One of the busiest restaurants at the Circle, I come back for the simple things: sangria (1905) salad, and (Spanish bean) soup. The tapas are also delicious
Sit inside to the left; order the sparkling wine sangria, 1905 salad, black beans & rice, Cuban sandwich & key lime pie!!
For lunch....the half a Cuban sandwich and the 1905 salad is a must. Also love the Cuban bread and butter!
Get the mojito!
Get the paella and some tapas. The bread pudding dessert is amazing.
1905 salad, sangria and any fish dish.
Gluten Free menu is available!
Great authentic Spanish food. The gazpacho was great, but the seafood paella was utterly fantastic. Excellent service as well.
Good food but watch out for the slippery floor. SERIOUSLY SLIPPERY!!!
Ask for Will. He's a great bartender/ waiter and he knows his S&@t.
This was the first of many return visits! 1905 salad was great and the Cuban bread is superb. I will try everything once in the future. Plenty of visits to come.
This is the best place on the circle to eat. Reasonably priced for the area too. I would recommend the Palomilla for lunch!
Nice bar tender and YES for the mojito!
Great location on St. Armand's Circle. The 1905 Salad, Tapas and Mojitos are amazing!
Food was good. Service wasn't the best.
The 1905 salad is famous and not bad in a retro kind of way. But if you order it, make sure you ask for the Cuban bread and butter on the side. Amazing crusty bread, great butter too. Yummy.
Try the sangria casa, which is realy good
Table outside. Pitcher Sangria (white), split a 1905 salad and 3 tapas plates. Best. Date. Ever.
This is one of the most famous restaurants in Sarasota, and for good reason. Everything is good, but you must try their famous 1905 salad. This place also has some of the best sangria in town.
Awesome! Have the 1905 salad and black bean soup.
You can't go wrong with a Half Cuban Sandwich and half 1905 salad. Get turkey on the salad for an added flavor! Also, the bread was TO DIE FOR.
The 1905 Salad is the best in the US! Have the Steak Chacho! Melts in your mouth.
YOU MUST GET "THE BAMBINO".