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Columbia Restaurant

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649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747 (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
+1 407-566-1505
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and good service. I wish they had a better beer selection. It wasn't too busy at 5:30pm but by 7pm it was busy.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and service was attentive but not intrusive. It was a very busy night but we did not have wait for our food to arrive. Would recommend anyone to try the delicious Cuban food for themselves!

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice Atmosphere Very extensive menu The service was very good The food was nothing to get excited about.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for a late lunch to this Cuban restaurant in downtown Celebration (which has been in the same family for five generations) with 11 friends who all thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The server was both friendly, competent and well-knowledgeable about the menu, which was quite extensive. We had the delicious black bean soup, their famous 1905 salad, and a wonderful... More 

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Virginia Beach VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for Margharitas one afternoon and returned for dinner and music in the tapas bar a few nights later. I have had sangria prepared tableside on previous visits and was disappointed that they don't do that in the tapas bar. The food was delicious and the jazz was nice but I think this restaurant is most enjoyable when you can... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Cuban food, great service, highly recommend! Columbia Restaurant has lovely outdoor dining overlooking beautiful park in the what I call "pretend" town of Celebration....planned perfect little town Disney built....really lovely area, with nice homes, streets, restaurants and businesses...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the third time I've been here. The first time, a year ago, was good. But the subsequent two times have been pretty bad. No one is friendly, not the hostesses...not the servers...not even the bus people. There were 3 hostesses standing around and none of them greeted us or asked if we needed to be seated. They were... More 

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Oh my goodness, we cannot believe the many ways that we let you down on your visits. Please accept our apologies for these many unacceptable service issues, and for the issues with your meals We will use your observations for further training, and to remind all of our employees of the care and concern that we expect them to show... More 

Buffalo, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came for lunch and had a wonderful meal. The restaurant was very busy but the service was excellent and the food came quickly. After placing our order, our server brings each person a piece of fresh, warm bread which is excellent. We began our meal with the 1905 salad which is excellent. Our party had Vieja Ropa, Salteado, and 2... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like Cuban food or true Spanish food (not Mexican) this is the place for you. The atmosphere is even just like you would fine in Spain. I had the Lacosta cannelloni pasta and it was just delicious and exactly what I expected. My husband enjoyed his dish as well. We ordered dessert and coffee and OMG! You have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the food and ate outside enjoyed the experience the service was a little slow at busy times

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747
    (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Celebration
  • Phone Number: +1 407-566-1505
Description
Family-owned and operated for more than 112 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors in our cafe or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?