Founded in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez, Sr., the Columbia Restaurant is Florida’s oldest restaurant℠, and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world.
Featuring world-class Spanish/Cuban Cuisine, the Columbia Restaurant was founded in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez Sr. The flagship restaurant in Ybor City is Florida’s oldest restaurant℠, and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world. Today, all six Columbia locations are owned and operated by 4th and 5th generation members of the Hernandez Gonzmart family. The family’s seventh location, Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport is operated in partnership with HMSHost.
Locations include the flagship restaurant in Tampa’s Historic Ybor City, along with additional locations at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, the Historic District in St. Augustine, Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, Central Florida's town of Celebration, the Columbia Cafe on the Riverwalk in Tampa and the Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport.
Menu favorites include: Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad,® Spanish Bean Soup, The Original Cuban Sandwich, A variety of Tapas, Paella, Red Snapper “Alicante,” Pompano en Papillot, Roast Pork “A la Cubana,” Chicken and Yellow Rice “Valenciana,” Filet Mignon “Chacho,” Café con Leche and Flan. A gluten-free menu is available.
Our wine list is available at www.columbiarestaurant.com
Winner of Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence, every year since 2004, for an outstanding collection of Spanish wines (more than 1,056 wines, inventory exceeds 50,000 bottles).
Columbia Restaurant Ybor City
Flamenco and Spanish classical dance performances nightly, ($8 per person cover charge).
No shows on Sunday. Live jazz band Tuesday - Saturday nights.
Live music every Friday and Saturday night in our Tapas Bar.
Columbia Restaurant Cafe at the Tampa Bay History Center on the Tampa Riverwalk
Live music every Friday and Saturday night.