Family Recipes

"1905" Salad

Columbia's Original 1905 Salad

Crisp iceberg lettuce with julienne of baked ham, natural Swiss cheese, tomato, olives, grated Romano cheese, Lea & Perrins ® Worcestershire sauce and our famous garlic dressing.

Arroz con pollo

Arroz con Pollo at the Columbia Restaurant

During lunch, this dish is cooked in batches, in the style of the Columbia's chef of the 1950s and 1960s. By night, it is made to order Valencia style and baked in a traditional Spanish clay dish, or cazuela.

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Devil crab croquettes

Columbia Restaurant Devil Crab Croquette

Adela always liked to make these much

smaller than typical

Cuban devil crabs.

Columbia Hot Sauce makes this appetizer 

"hot as the devil"

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The Original Cuban Sandwich

Columbia's Original  Cuban Sandwich

No mayo. No lettuce or tomato. No turkey. A true Tampa Cuban is layered from bottom to top: ham, roast pork, salami, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. The better the quality of ingredients, the better the sandwich.

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