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Columbia Restaurant

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649 Front St, Celebration, FL 34747-4676 (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
+1 407-566-1505
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Boston, MA
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

We eat here every trip. The food, ambiance and staff are top notch. Try their famous Salad and the pressed Cuban sandwich. And of course the fresh baked bread. We've also had several items off the tapas menu - cheese dip and chicken croquettes are especially tasty. Staff is always friendly and efficient. As to the decor and ambiance, feels... More 

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Naples, Florida
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Our family of five had a great dinner. Our server, Rebecca, was wonderful. Everything from the bread, sangria, 1905 salad, and entrees were delicious. The sangria was the best I have ever tasted! Even the restaurant itself is beautiful. Great night!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough about this restaurant. We are excited to try another location on our next trip to Florida in 2016. We were served complimentary fresh bread at the table. We had the 1905 Salad, it was one of the best salads I ever I had. I'll be trying to replicate the recipe at home. We had a wide... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Our family enjoyed thoroughly our dinner at Columbia Restaurant. The choices of various Cuban inspired dishes are impressive. The flavors were delicious. The service is outstanding. Try one or both kinds of Sangrias. The 1905 salad could be a meal on its own.

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Florida
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

We loved the ambiance, the service and the menu! The Paella is amazing! (BTW, they make the Sangria and Creme Brûlée table-side).

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OLDSMAR
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and the ambiance was very nice. Our server Kennedy was excellent! The gazpacho was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Some friends invited us along to this restaurant and my wife and I were pleasantly surprised at the decor, service and food. My first impressions were how lovely the furnishings were with a very authentic South American feel. Its quite obvious that a lot of time and effort has been spent by this family run business in creating this atmosphere... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

The Columbia restaurant has absolutely great food, service, and atmosphere. The freshly baked Cuban Bread is awesome and the 1905 salad can't be skipped. The restaurant specializes in Cuban food and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. If you're in the area, do not miss out on a wonderful meal!!! You won't regret it.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

If I could have rated this place a 3 1/2 I would have. I really wanted to like this place since it was our last night of our trip and I made the reservations. The Sangria made at table side looked delicious and refreshing. The atmosphere and service was very good. My whole family agreed the food was just OK.... More 

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about these issues with your family’s meals and beverages, and we apologize for letting you down. We appreciate our guests letting us know when we make mistakes so that we can make improvements. More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

6 adults and two kids ate here and had a great time. We sat outside on the porch and had great service and wonderful seafood. The Snapper Alicante was delicious. Reasonably priced and close to Disney!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Front St, Celebration, FL 34747-4676
    (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Celebration
  • Phone Number: +1 407-566-1505
Description
Family-owned and operated for more than 111 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors in our cafe or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.

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