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The Columbia Restaurant

The Columbia Restaurant

Cuban Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Historic Ybor, Tampa
  • Nick P.
    "Spanish bean soup is to die for and palomilla was out of this world"(7 Tips)
    Tania W.
    "The Flamenco show is well worth the $6."(4 Tips)
    Haley J.
    "Try the white sangria it's great!"(8 Tips)
    Tori J.
    "Atmosphere, sangria, paella and stuffed peppers are all to die for!"(16 Tips)
213 Tips and reviews
  • sangria
  • Spanish food
  • Cuban food
  • good for dates
  • paella
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  • Debbie M.
    Debbie MAugust 20
    Bad service, food is eh
  • William S.
    William StokesAugust 16
    Been here 5+ times
    Well worth the wait
  • mark c.
    mark cobbAugust 8
    Never had anything bad. Have to have the 1905 salad and Cuban sandwich. The service is top notch always great
  • Lazy T.
    Key Lime Pie!
  • Lazy T.
    Bread pudding!
  • Lazy T.
    1905 Salad!
  • Shannon K.
    Food and service was awesome!
  • Robert P.
    The ambiance, food and service were all great. Very accommodating.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PolandJanuary 16
    Spanish bean soup was to die for. The 1905 Salad was good but hyped a bit too much. Great ambiance. We got a spot at the bar and avoided the wait.
  • Faraz A.
    Faraz AhmedDecember 18, 2016
    A really nice and elegant Columbia-themed restaurant in the Ybor City. Their Cuban Sandwich and Black Beans Soup combo is heavenly delicious.
  • Mina K.
    Mina KhalilAugust 25, 2016
    Tastiest food. You just want to close your eyes and taste the food.
  • Jerome T.
    Jerome ThomasAugust 16, 2016
    1905 salad and everything else
  • Carey D.
    Carey Devlin-DryeAugust 16, 2016
    Get the 1905 salad!
  • Frank P.
    Frank PernicanoJuly 14, 2016
    Fantastic, an Ybor standard!
  • Sharlene G.
    Sharlene GrantJuly 8, 2016
    Always a great meal and always great atmosphere. You can dine in many different rooms and try something new each time.
  • Addy P.
    Addy PodhajserJune 19, 2016
    Everything is great here!!! Don't miss the show 😍
  • George M.
    George MasforrollJune 18, 2016
    Horrible food, and I am Cuban
  • Robert M.
    Robert MorrisonJune 12, 2016
    Ropa vieja is a great honest dish that's better with yellow rice. Just like practically everything.
  • ozge k.
    ozge kantarMay 26, 2016
    Salad, paella are great :)
  • jack b.
    jack bodziakApril 22, 2016
    Great meal! Great meeting!
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.March 24, 2016
    Stuffed pepper tapas with 2 seafood choices & mojitos a good way to go
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MarieFebruary 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    whether your a local or visiting, you need to make a stop by here drink some sangria, eat the 1905 salad, & some paella 😍🇪🇸🍷
  • Paula W.
    Paula WagnerFebruary 19, 2016
    After all the hype we just weren't feeling it. Waiter disappeared for long stretches. Did not keep water glasses filled. Gazpacho was disappointing as was dessert.
  • Heather N.
    Heather NelsonFebruary 14, 2016
    My Heart belongs to this place, So many childhood memories. Great food, I recommend the Flan, and also an Amazing floor show on given nights.
  • A.isabel
    A.isabelJanuary 25, 2016
    The food is AH-MAZING!! My favorite restaurant by far! ;))
  • Mark B.
    Mark BauerJanuary 4, 2016
    Completo plate or seafood
  • Andre R.
    Andre RochaDecember 16, 2015
    The mojito was very good. The food I ordered (a filet mignon) was OK, but not really good
  • Jon L.
    Jon LandersDecember 8, 2015
    Just about anything!
  • Ed S.
    Ed SpaterDecember 6, 2015
    We were here for Thanksgiving late morning. The turkey was dry as a bone and barely edible but the service was even worse. We barely received our appetizers when the meal came and we felt rushed.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuDecember 5, 2015
    The baked stuffed grouper with rice is amazing. The guava baked dessert is so good.
  • Paul N.
    Paul NovareseNovember 24, 2015
    Classic. At first you might think it's a tourist trap but it's the real deal. Good and service are excellent. Get the sangria.
  • Kalee R.
    Kalee RobertsSeptember 10, 2015
    White Sangria - Tableside
  • Kalee R.
    Kalee RobertsSeptember 10, 2015
    white sangria table side by jack
  • Juan H.
    Juan HernandezAugust 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The (original) Cuban sandwich is a must, with a side of 1905 salad and tequila from Columbia's private barrel at Patron
  • Dani C.
    Dani CJuly 26, 2015
    The deviled crab croquette tapas was tasty yet pricey. The 1905 salad was awesome! The only negative was the prices and the service was SLOW!
  • Happy G.
    Happy Gigi21July 17, 2015
    Had the Pollo Riojana, sangria and flan. Great food and experience! Must go when you're in Tampa.
  • Heather S.
    Heather SumpterJuly 8, 2015
    Service was horrible when we were there food is just OK. The best thing is the flamenco show
  • Christopher W.
    Try the 1905 salad. Delicious!
  • Christopher N.
    Christopher NasonJuly 6, 2015
    Not sure how this restaurant has lasted 100 years. The 1905 salad is simply a tossed salad and not deserving of the praise. My paella entree was overcooked and bland! Very disappointed!
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FehrJuly 5, 2015
    Everything! 1905 salad, paella, pollo de croquetas,, Merluza A la Rusa, sangria are a few of my faves!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SimsJuly 1, 2015
    No place like the original.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DApril 21, 2015
    One of the best to take visitors. Fun atmosphere and great food and service
  • Cody C.
    Cody CarrollApril 3, 2015
    La Completa Cubana gives you a flavorful sampling. Get the white a pitcher. Call ahead to reserve a table for the avant-garde flamenco fusion performance. Very fun!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GrimesApril 1, 2015
    Get anything. You'll be fine.
  • Savannah H.
    Savannah HillMarch 23, 2015
    The shrimp, cafe con leche martini, muscles, and the 1905 salad are all delicious.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SilvaMarch 8, 2015
    Black bean soup and steak palomillo
  • Professor T.
    Professor Twain 🚬🚬⚾⚾March 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect place to bring out of town guests. Outstanding Spanish food with signature items like the 1905 salad and sangria.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WongFebruary 7, 2015
    All the meat we had, pork, chicken, and beef, was too dry
  • Jerry B.
    Jerry BlackwellFebruary 3, 2015
    The paella was simply the best. The sangria was pretty authentic as well. It did go just fine with the paella
  • Jason M.
    Jason MullenJanuary 30, 2015
    Very good food at historic restaurant
  • Star9021
    Star9021January 2, 2015
    The Paella is awesome.
  • Matt W.
    Matt WickerDecember 20, 2014
    The service is pathetic. We sat for 4 minutes before anyone stopped by. Meanwhile 10 ft away there is 3-4 servers pointing around the restaurant and not one walked over.
  • Normen S.
    Normen StrobelDecember 14, 2014
    Spanish bean soup is surprisingly good. Salteago is like a Chinese stir fry, nothing special. Bread pudding is awesome, very rich, reminds me of crime brûlée, more than enough to share.
  • Tori J.
    Tori JirakDecember 4, 2014
    Atmosphere, sangria, paella and stuffed peppers are all to die for! What a cool place that I would recommend to tourists and locals.
  • Deb R.
    Deb RoyNovember 22, 2014
    Champagne sangria, the best. Thanks Barry
  • Charo D.
    Charo DiazNovember 9, 2014
    Pisco sour!!!
  • Donna Pope L.
    Donna Pope LawleyOctober 9, 2014
    1905 Salad = My All Time Favorite "Meal" Salad
  • Mario T.
    Mario TangOctober 4, 2014
    The most authentic cuban food outside of miami or cuba 1905 salad is ginormous
  • Jenn ❤️☀️👙🌴🍷🐾 B.
    Theres nothing bad here! Love the crab croquettes
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WillsSeptember 3, 2014
    The best food! The best wine options! The best staff! Highly recommend anything and everything.
  • Ernest C.
    Ernest CalderonAugust 29, 2014
    The 1905 salad is great, Mojito is great the ambiance and the service was wonderful and our desert was incredible!
  • Madison L.
    Madison LeavelleAugust 21, 2014
    Lovely lunch atmosphere. It gets pretty busy, so try and get there early.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BlackAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cuban bread, paella, chicken & yellow rice/black beans, & 1905 salad are all very delicious!!
  • Andie D.
    Andie DoddAugust 17, 2014
    Truly mediocre Cuban food. Definitely overpriced.
  • Brandi H.
    Brandi HolderAugust 12, 2014
    The flamenco dancers and sangria are a must
  • Robert B.
    Robert BilloniAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The 1905 Salad is the best and I really like their Cuban Sandwich
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RogersonAugust 7, 2014
    Food was amazing - the salad made fresh at the table side must be ordered. If you go and don't get salad -DUMB
  • Jason F.
    Jason FredricksAugust 7, 2014
    Great Sangria!
  • Karen P.
    Karen PoppJune 14, 2014
    The dancers are captivating!!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SchmittlerMay 23, 2014
    The food and atmosphere are fabulous. I hope to return someday.
  • David S.
    David StephenMay 12, 2014
    #1 restaurant is Tampa! 1905 salad is a must. Red sangria is great, white is even better. Everything is delicious! Service is top notch. Building is historic and beautiful.
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa Brown ScobeyApril 18, 2014
    Food was great! Beautiful, ornate old building.
  • Keiff
    KeiffMarch 23, 2014
    Awesome restaurant. The food is incredible. Worth every penny!
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CarlinMarch 8, 2014
    A trio of tapas and the 1905 salad are perfect for a date or small group. The mojito pitcher is prepared at the table and the staff is exceptional
  • Juniper A.
    Juniper ArnoldFebruary 16, 2014
    I no longer wish to eat here. Even with reservations, you still have to wait. Had a 3 pm reservation and still was not seated by 3:30. We left. This place really needs to go to reservation only.
  • Camilo R.
    Camilo RiveraJanuary 23, 2014
    Best tortilla española ever!
  • Mistress A.
    Mistress AntoinetteJanuary 12, 2014
    One of Tampa's oldest and best.
  • 🍀Todd .
    🍀Todd 🍀January 10, 2014
    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.
  • Alyssa D.
    Alyssa DomekJanuary 5, 2014
    The flan is amazing!
  • John M V.
    John M VidasDecember 26, 2013
    Great beer
  • Johnny J.
    Johnny JacksonDecember 24, 2013
    It's good!!
  • Stephen G.
    Stephen GlassmanNovember 25, 2013
    Great food (even better dessert) and selection, as well as a very interesting interior and atmosphere. Certainly recommend.
  • Haley J.
    Haley JosephNovember 24, 2013
    Try the white sangria it's great!
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HepnerNovember 20, 2013
    Cuban sandwich with 1905 salad is delicious
  • Jecee M.
    Jecee MedeirosNovember 17, 2013
    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.
  • Tania W.
    Tania WOctober 20, 2013
    Amazing food! The Flamenco show is well worth the $6.
  • Kathy D.
    Kathy DaltonSeptember 17, 2013
    Go with good compam y!
  • Susan C.
    Susan CollinsAugust 30, 2013
    Great food. Chaotic and loud atmosphere but worth it. Inconsistent service. If you visit, ask for waitress "Susan".
  • Kate S.
    Kate SteeleAugust 18, 2013
    Save some room for the churros for dessert. So delicious.
  • Jim Drummer C.
    Jim Drummer CushingAugust 15, 2013
    Look for Drew at the bar for the best Mojito!
  • Ben A.
    Ben ArntsonAugust 3, 2013
    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
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SJuly 31, 2013
    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
  • Jc M.
    Jc MartinJuly 25, 2013
    Tell them the Mango cake needs to be on menu
  • Hannah W.
    Hannah WilliamsJuly 21, 2013
    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..
  • Karen D.
    Karen DieterJuly 21, 2013
    Absolutely get the 1905 salad!
  • Nikki P.
    Nikki PetersJuly 16, 2013
    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. :)
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HanilyJune 15, 2013
    Excellent as always
  • Joe C.
    Joe CornwallJune 10, 2013
    Cold food and indifferent service
  • Joe C.
    Joe CornwallJune 10, 2013
    Cold food indifferent service
  • Jillian A.
    Jillian AlcottJune 1, 2013
    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.
  • Angela L.
    Angela LottMay 16, 2013
  • Monty W.
    Monty WilliamsMay 13, 2013
    Make sure to try the 1905 salad.
  • Edgar J.
    Edgar JonesApril 28, 2013
    Be warned the flamingo dancing is separate from the dining experience. Plan according when making RSVP
  • Jaquaida
    JaquaidaApril 28, 2013
    The waitress Lauren sucked big time.
  • Micah💛
    Micah💛April 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    bread pudding. best ever!
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KunzApril 11, 2013
    They say their salad is supposed to be one of the top 10. Maybe at a Vegas Buffett terrible.
  • Trish M.
    Trish McFarlaneApril 9, 2013
    I love the wall recognizing employees here. Some have worked here 50 years! Great ambiance.
  • Mariella C.
    Mariella CoelloApril 3, 2013
    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.
  • Ana C.
    Food was .. Ok. Service was slow.
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan RaynorMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The service here has really sucked lately.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BakerMarch 25, 2013
    1905, Spanish Bean Soup, Plantain
  • Andy R.
    Andy RiddickMarch 23, 2013
    Breaded steak melts in your mouth
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CMarch 5, 2013
    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.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmythMarch 5, 2013
    Seriously, one of the greatest experiences of my life. Great food, great staff......great time
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy ThompsonFebruary 25, 2013
    Cuban sandwiches on Cuban bread is the best"
  • Chris W.
    Chris WhynoFebruary 14, 2013
    Best restaurant in the state of Florida.
  • Marla
    MarlaJanuary 27, 2013
    Everything is delicious. Love the flan and the black bean soup.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SchmidtJanuary 26, 2013
    Mojitos are the best here! Order a pitcher!!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SchmidtJanuary 26, 2013
    Mojitos are amazing!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SchmidtJanuary 26, 2013
    If you are gluten free they have a lot of gluten free dishes!!! Yum!!
  • Rosalie D.
    Rosalie De CanagaJanuary 17, 2013
    The paella is to die for!
  • Douglas F.
    Douglas FolkenDecember 27, 2012
    1905 Salad is the best
  • Brandi M.
    Brandi MccorkleNovember 15, 2012
    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 :)
  • Delilah
    DelilahOctober 29, 2012
    Omg the food is amazing the salmon is delicious
  • Nick P.
    Nick PasquisOctober 16, 2012
    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
  • Rob K.
    Rob KehsSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for a tour, the kitchen is huge 5,000 sft
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisAugust 27, 2012
    Try the 1905 Salad - Crisp Iceberg lettuce with julienne of baked ham, natural Swiss cheese, tomato, olives, grated Romano cheese and garlic dressing
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisAugust 27, 2012
    Try the Chacho Manhattan - Chacho Bourbon, a dash of guava syrup, sweet vermouth and bitters
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonAugust 20, 2012
    Try the 1905 Salad - "The Original" - Named "One of the 10 best places to make a meal out of a salad" by USA Today
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonAugust 20, 2012
    Try the White Sangria - A staple at Florida's oldest restaurant, established 1905.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RienbeckJune 30, 2012
    One of the best mojitos I've had.
  • $ŦEPҤλ₦łE V.
    $ŦEPҤλ₦łE VJune 18, 2012
    Great place! Have their House Salad to die for. Romantic setting, quiet. Great Rice, Chicken, Cubans, Everything. Not really expensive
  • Michael R.
    Michael RotgersApril 30, 2012
    Amazing food and great service. The shrimp supreme is Delicious with a chardonnay
  • Albizu A.
    Albizu AcevedoApril 27, 2012
    Overpriced, over hyped
  • Claudia R.
    Claudia RinaldiApril 26, 2012
    Best plantains and bread pudding
  • Chett P.
    Chett PritchettApril 21, 2012
    Terrible service and bland food
  • G$
    G$April 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place used to be great. Tonight's meal was awful
  • VISIT FLORIDA Smart Travel Insider
    Best mojitos ever. If I weren't pregnant, it would be game on!
  • Allison P.
    Allison PlanteMarch 28, 2012
    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.
  • Brian M.
    Get the 1905 Salad, Ropa Vieja, Sangria, and catch the Flamenco show! The Best Cuban food in Tampa!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RayMarch 23, 2012
    This restaurant has been around for 40 something years! Great food!
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey WagnerFebruary 26, 2012
    One of the best meals....I've ever had.
  • Heather G.
    Heather GallmanFebruary 23, 2012
    Make a reservation or else!
  • Chris S.
    Chris StearnsFebruary 20, 2012
    Overpriced & overrated. Would not go back to spend $75 on a mediocre meal for two.
  • J. Michael G.
    J. Michael GardnerFebruary 5, 2012
    No dress code. Not worth it. Place is dates
  • J .
    J 🏁January 30, 2012
    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.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PittmanJanuary 6, 2012
    Best. Cuban. Ever.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LedfordJanuary 3, 2012
    Everything is oh so good! I always order the palomilla and extra platanos.
  • Linn
    LinnDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not leave without trying the Spanish bean soup. Perfect!
  • Samantha D.
    Samantha DammerDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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 tender you dont need a knife
  • Linn
    LinnDecember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the El Floridita Daiquiri!
  • Kellee A.
    Kellee AbozoglaiDecember 1, 2011
    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!
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SandersNovember 27, 2011
    So good!!!!
  • Bob Buckhorn
    Bob BuckhornNovember 18, 2011
    Everything 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.
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JohnstoneNovember 9, 2011
    Loved the veal milenesa.
  • Megan J.
    Megan JepsenNovember 9, 2011
    A Tampa Tourist MUST
  • Guys Automotive
    Guys AutomotiveNovember 9, 2011
    great place to eat
  • Daisy R.
    Daisy RodriguezNovember 6, 2011
  • Dana W.
    Dana WestbrookOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Must get the 1905 salad and a Cuban sandwich....yum! Oh and the table side sangria rocks too!
  • Candy W.
    Candy WatsonOctober 13, 2011
    BEST Cuban food there is HANDS DOWN! Sangria to die for, atmosphere is incredible, and right in the middle of historic Ybor City. Family friendly
  • It's me
    It's meSeptember 24, 2011
    Best bread and rice ever. I'm simple what can I say.
  • Bob R.
    Bob RossSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    1905 Day is great fun to line up for. We bring bloody marys and chairs. Read more
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher ScharaldiSeptember 16, 2011
    Very disappointing sangria was great my roast pork was terrible. Rice was under cooked pork was tough and waiter was clingy I love the Columbia but wont go back on a weekday. Weekends are better.
  • Anect R.
    Anect RivasSeptember 5, 2011
    Great white Sangria
  • Chris M.
    Chris MitchellSeptember 2, 2011
    Astounding and wonderful
  • Cathi B.
    Cathi BallAugust 28, 2011
    If charlie is ur server....request another
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo MunguiaAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring back the George's burger!!!!!!!! Taking it off the menu is a tragedy!
  • Deborah H.
    Deborah HeggAugust 10, 2011
    Awesome mojito and Sangria. Get the pitcher made at your table.
  • Pam D.
    Pam DeckerAugust 10, 2011
    Awesome service, food, mojitos and especially the sangria!
  • Vanessa I.
    Vanessa IshJuly 30, 2011
    Sorry for the typos below. Basically, tourists beware, most locals know better.
  • Vanessa I.
    Vanessa IshJuly 30, 2011
    Cool building. Crappiest ovwrpriced food. Tou are better off microwaving black beans and rice at home.
  • Vanessa I.
    Vanessa IshJuly 30, 2011
    Overpriced rice. Most locals know better. Crappy ingredients and most meals that involve rice such as paella.... Well all you get is food colored rice.
  • Mark S.
    Mark ScrimshireJuly 29, 2011
    The langostini cannelloni is amazing!
  • Brent S.
    Brent SarverJuly 28, 2011
    Largest Cuban restaurant in the world = slowest service. Arroz con pollo took twice the time promised and the waiter essentially blamed me for 4 of the other entrees being cold. Appalling.
  • Bob R.
    Bob RossJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to take out-of-town visitors. Not bad for natives, either. Read more
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CorneliusJuly 21, 2011
    1905 Salad, Black Bean Soup & White Sangria
  • Jaycie R.
    Jaycie ReneeJuly 17, 2011
    Great food! But it Takes forever to get out to the table if you have a big group.
  • Lizz H.
    Lizz H. 🌴July 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not on the evening menu, but they will make you one of their famous Cubans if you ask.
  • Misty S.
    Misty SwendryckJuly 17, 2011
    I LUV the 1905 Salad! Classic! Table presentation for the salad and Mojitos always adds to the charm of the resturaunt-and they are delish!
  • Hornblasters
    HornblastersJuly 8, 2011
    Chicken was spoiled. Will not return.
  • Brycen E.
    Brycen EdwardsJuly 5, 2011
    I have tried most of the tapas menu and everything has been good. I love the Ropa Vieja and the fresh fish of the day is always good. The 1905 salad is HUGE as well most of their portions are big.
  • Carlos E.
    Carlos EatsJune 29, 2011
    George's Burger made with Cuban bread is great for lunch. Read more
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomJune 21, 2011
    Tampa's grand palace of Spanish cuisine since 1905. From its flamenco dancers to its ceramic exterior, the Columbia is all color. By day, it's business lunches; by night, a Tampa tourist draw.
    HelloMetro.comJune 9, 2011
    One of the most romantic restaurants in Tampa/St. Petersburg! Read more
  • dd
    ddJune 8, 2011
    beautiful atmosphere filled with history, hospitality, and excellent food.
  • Deb E.
    Deb EvansMay 23, 2011
    great white chocolate bread pudding!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DeMaioMay 14, 2011
    1905 Salad!
  • Tim L.
    Tim LockridgeApril 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for lunch (served till 4) and get George's Burger! Worth the effort and every penny!
  • Lizz H.
    Lizz H. 🌴April 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not on the menu, but if you ask, they will serve you their famous Cuban at dinner (my kids' favorite).
  • RedSonja1313
    RedSonja1313April 7, 2011
    The champagne sangria is the best thing on the planet !!!!! Everything on menu great but get it with the yellow rice
  • renee u.
    renee uihleinNovember 4, 2010
    seafood dishes are better here, meats are good but sauces are mediocre..i.e., chimichurri..ok. white sangria is good!
  • Visit Tampa Bay
    Visit Tampa BayOctober 13, 2010
    A Tampa landmark covering more than a block. Open since 1905, but now Spanish paella, ropa vieja and flan are served up nightly with live flamenco shows.
  • Jen P.
    Jen PughSeptember 27, 2010
    The bean soup was outstanding
  • Kelly T.
    Kelly TournadeSeptember 1, 2010
    Great Spanish bean soup!
  • Ashlyn R.
    Ashlyn RAugust 13, 2010
    Paella Valencia! And order a Caipirinha.
  • Ivonne T.
    Ivonne ThompsonJuly 22, 2010
    Gotta get the Sangria...delicious! Feel free to order anything and everything on the menu, everything is delicious1
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MoyerJuly 2, 2010
    If you are a vegetarian don't be afraid. They have a few selections that are all amazing!
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MoyerJuly 2, 2010
    1905 anything is awesome. DEFINITELY get the Sangria... it's amazing.
  • Theresa L.
    Theresa LinaresJune 19, 2010
    Awesome live band here Thurs- sat. And amazing sangria and food!
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FrazierMay 24, 2010
    We had our rehearsal dinner here and it was awesome! Less than $2K for 35 people and everyone left happy
  • Alyson D.
    Alyson DiazApril 25, 2010
    1905 Salad, Devil Crab Croquettes, and Sangria are a MUST! Stop by the cigar shop next door too! Classic part of Tampa's History!
  • Craig C.
    Craig CarmanMarch 28, 2010
    The Cuban sandwich is excellent.
  • Taylor C.
    Taylor CrawfordMarch 17, 2010
    1905 Salad is a must. Great Sangria too.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FarisMarch 15, 2010
    Imported sangria is where it's at.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MeyersNovember 23, 2009
    See the Flamenco dancers!
  • Gustavo S.
    Excelente Cena y el lugar es impresionante!! Imperdible. Pedimos Ensalada de palmitos:10 puntos!!! Y luego shrimp salteados ( arroz, chorizos, morrones, ) excelente también y terminamos con un flan
  • JL C.
    JL CVDecember 26, 2016
    Todo es especial... !!
  • JL C.
    JL CVDecember 26, 2016
    Excelente vino... Don Cesar... y la comida extraordinaria!!! 20 ptos
  • Thiago L.
    Thiago L.February 11, 2016
    Simplemente fantástico! A salada é imperdível! A paella é sensacional! O creme brule de sobremesa é divino!
  • Sonia B.
    Sonia BarreiraOctober 15, 2015
    Lugar interessante e comida ok. As dicas estão além da qualidade real. Bifes bem feitos e saladas boas. Mas não é aquela Brastemp !!
  • Barry W.
    Barry WellsFebruary 4, 2015
    1905 salad croqueta de langostino....
  • Angela L.
    Angela LottMay 15, 2013
    Sangria de Cava
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Jackeline O.
    Jackeline OrtizMarch 16, 2012
    Excelnte tablao y comida, para obligatoria en Tampa.
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