One of the best places to taste local flavor is Columbia Restaurant Ybor City. Pay
an extra $6 per person to watch one of the two nightly Flamenco dance shows.
Southern Living - May 2007
Founded in 1905, the Columbia Restaurant Ybor City is Florida-s oldest restaurant
and the world's largest Spanish Restaurant. Order the sangria, then spoil your palate
with their succulent Paella "A La Valencia". Their nightly Flamenco dance show is
a must, you'll want to watch it 100 times. JetBlue.com
- January 2, 2007
click here to see a preview of our Flamenco show:
Experience the fire of Flamenco at Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's historic Ybor City. You'll enjoy a captivating performance by The Columbia Restaurant Dance Troupe, led by Artistic Director, Maria Sevilla.
This group of talented dancers performs two 45-minute shows Friday and Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m, and one 45-minute show Monday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m. There are no shows on Sunday. There is a $6 cover charge per person for the show.
Please call (813) 248-4961 for Flamenco show reservations.
The flamenco, one of Spain's traditional dances consisting of rhythmic dance steps
performed on a hard wood floor, originated with the Spanish Gypsies and has evolved
through the years to the more structured form we have become familiar with. The
classical Spanish dances consist of ballet moves in colorful Spanish costumes accompanied
by the sound of castanets.
The Columbia Restaurant Dance Troupe brings the culture and dance traditions of
Spain to Ybor City as a complement to the internationally acclaimed Spanish cuisine
of the Columbia Restaurant. They have been performing at Columbia Restaurant since