Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City

Columbia is Florida’s Oldest RestaurantSM, founded in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Family-owned and operated for over 112 years, earning acclaim for old-world charm, and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men. Some much-needed improvements to 21st and 22nd Streets in Ybor City have slowed traffic near the Columbia Restaurant. Please allow a little extra travel time so you arrive punctually and without stress. Today our guests enjoy many of the same century-old family recipes that have made the Columbia famous like Paella "a la Valenciana," Red Snapper "Alicante," Pompano en Papillot, The Original Cuban Sandwich, and Filet Mignon "Chacho." Enjoy an ice cold pitcher of Sangria or Mojitos, or sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo from our award-winning wine list. Experience the fire of Flamenco with shows Monday through Saturday for an additional $6.00 per person. Be sure to call the restaurant to check availability and make reservations for dinner and the show. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays, serving lunch and dinner daily. Reservations accepted.



Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Multilingual Staff, Parking, Valet


Cuban, Spanish

Dining Type

Casual Dining

Hours of Operation

Dinner, Lunch, Open Year-Round