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Columbia Cafe

813-229-5511  •  $$$
ADDRESS: 801 Old Water St, Suite 1905, Tampa, FL 33602

CUISINE: Cuban, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

FEATURES: Full Bar, Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Patio Seating, Smoke Free

DETAILS

Seafood staples at Spanish-Cuban stalwart Columbia Cafe, located at the Tampa Bay History Center on the Riverwalk, include Shrimp Salteado and Snapper Alicante. 

Kids' menu. Full bar. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

From the restaurant's website:
"The Hernandez Gonzmart family has been making restaurant history since 1905 when they opened their landmark Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's Historic Ybor City, which today is Florida's oldest restaurant, and the world's largest Spanish restaurant. Today, fourth and fifth generation family members work hard to preserve the family's legacy that their great-grandfather Casimiro Hernandez Sr. created over 100 years ago when he opened the Columbia as a corner café frequented by local cigar workers."


"Nearly all the recipes are family treasures, and though they're famous for the black bean soup, we prefer the Spanish bean soup, a meal in a bowl with garbanzos, smoked ham, chorizo and potatoes in ham stock. And don't pass up the 1905 salad, a generous serving of lettuce, ham, Swiss cheese, olives, tomatoes, Romano cheese and homemade garlic dressing - good for sharing."

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Seafood staples at Spanish-Cuban stalwart Columbia Cafe, located at the Tampa Bay History Center on the Riverwalk, include Shrimp Salteado and Snapper Alicante. 



 

From the restaurant's website:
"The Hernandez Gonzmart family has been making restaurant history since 1905 when they opened their landmark Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's Historic Ybor City, which today is Florida's oldest restaurant, and the world's largest Spanish restaurant. Today, fourth and fifth generation family members work hard to preserve the family's legacy that their great-grandfather Casimiro Hernandez Sr. created over 100 years ago when he opened the Columbia as a corner café frequented by local cigar workers."


"Nearly all the recipes are family treasures, and though they're famous for the black bean soup, we prefer the Spanish bean soup, a meal in a bowl with garbanzos, smoked ham, chorizo and potatoes in ham stock. And don't pass up the 1905 salad, a generous serving of lettuce, ham, Swiss cheese, olives, tomatoes, Romano cheese and homemade garlic dressing - good for sharing."

Gayot

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Kids' menu. Full bar. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

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