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Where To Eat In Tampa
"It boasts 15 dining rooms, 1,700 seats, and 52,000 square feet of space—sized for weddings, celebrations, or just wandering around after dinner with your date."
Welcome To Florida Podcast, Episode 113: Richard Gonzmart
Richard Gonzmart, fourth generation owner of the Columbia Restaurant, explains how the two sides of his family - one from Cuba, one from Spain - came to America and opened the restaurant which has survived Prohibition, the Great Depression, World Wars and, most recently, COVID.
Cooking Channel's 'Emeril's Florida' features Columbia restaurant
"Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse stops into the Columbia in Ybor City to watch fifth-generation owner Andrea Gonzmart make her signature sangria and paella Valenciana."
St. Augustine Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
"Hispanic Heritage Month is here, and what better way to celebrate than visiting St. Augustine, the place where Hispanic influence began in the United States."
The Largest Restaurant In Florida Has 15 Dining Rooms And An Unforgettable Menu
"Not only is Columbia Restaurant in Tampa, Florida the largest restaurant in the state, but it also holds the title for one of the oldest Spanish restaurants in the entire world! "
A Brief History of the Columbia Restaurant in Tampa, FL
"Columbia Restaurant began as a small cafe serving authentic, reliable food such as Cuban sandwiches and café con leche, Cuban coffee, to armies of cigar makers longing for a taste of home in Ybor City."