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Columbia Restaurant

Ybor City Historic District

Columbia Restaurant

2117 E. 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605
813.248.4961

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Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men.

Now Reopen
Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Live music featuring the Dick Rivers Band on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.

Monday through Saturday, with reservation times for the show at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show and at 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. for the 9:30 p.m. show. There are no shows on Sunday. There is a $8 cover charge per person for guests over the age of 12 for the show.

Please call 813.248.4961 for flamenco show reservations.

Live music in the Cafe Tuesday – Saturday

7 p.m. - 11 p.m. with the Dick Rivers Band.

Serving lunch & dinner daily.
Open 365 days of the year.

Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available. 

Ybor City Historic District


The Columbia Restaurant- A Florida Tradition Since 1905.

  • Named One of America’s Most Historic Restaurants by USA Today.
  • Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) Award of Excellence
  • Golden Spoon: One of the Top 25 Restaurants in FloridaFlorida Trend
  • Best of Award of Excellence for Spectacular Wine List SelectionWine Spectator
  • "If you cherish your palate, visit the Columbia.”Southern Living
  • “The Cuban sandwiches are melty masterpieces, the '1905' Salad, a citywide obsession.” – “Every Day with Rachael Ray”
  • All-American Icon and Fine Dining Hall of Fame – Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Florida’s Oldest Restaurant and Largest Spanish Restaurant in the World – Florida House Resolution 9013
  • Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant – Southern Living

About This Location

The Hernandez Gonzmart family opened this landmark Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Today, it’s Florida’s Oldest RestaurantSM  and the world's largest Spanish restaurant.

Fourth and fifth generation family members work hard to preserve the family legacy that Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. created more than 115 years ago when he opened the Columbia as a corner cafe frequented by local cigar workers. Join the celebrities, tourists and locals who flock to the Columbia and make your next meal an experience to remember.

Our guests enjoy many of the same century-old family recipes that have made the Columbia world famous, entrees such as Paella "a la Valenciana," Red Snapper "Alicante,"Pompano en Papillot, Roast Pork "A la Cubana" and Filet Mignon "Chacho.” 

Visit our store for unique gifts such as hand-painted Spanish ceramics plus “1905” salad dressing, Cuban and American roast coffee, hot sauce and Columbia seasoning.

Click here to learn more about hosting a group or catered event at this Ybor City Historic District location.


Experience The Fire Of Flamenco

Enjoy a captivating performance by the Columbia Restaurant Dance Troupe at the Columbia Restaurant’s historic Ybor City location.

Tuesday through Thursday dinner reservation times for the 7 p.m. flamenco show are 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday dinner reservation times for the 7 p.m. show are 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

For the 9:30 p.m. show on Friday and Saturday, reservation times are at 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

There is an $8 cover charge per person for the show for guests over the age of 12.

Please call 813.248.4961 for flamenco show reservations.


Jazz

Live music featuring the Dick Rivers Band on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.


Tour Our Dining Rooms

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Click here to learn more about hosting a group or catered event at this Ybor City Historic District location.


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