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A Taste of Spain in Sunny Florida

by Charlie Peay on May 27th, 2009

Since 1905, Columbia Restaurant has been serving up authentic Spanish cuisine in beautiful open-air Mediterranean-style surroundings. As Florida’s oldest and most time-honored Spanish restaurant, Columbia Restaurant has been family-owned and operated for five generations. Serving up a long list of delicious recipes in the classic Spanish tradition, it is little wonder that Columbia has been recognized as one of Florida’s top restaurants every year since 1967 and in 2006 was named to the Golden Spoon “Hall of Fame”, which is the highest award given by the Florida Restaurant Association to one of its members.

A wonderful assortment of taste-tempting salads, hors d’oeuvres, seafood and steaks adorns the menu along with along with a fabulous selection of all- time favorite Spanish recipes and select Cuban dishes. Pollo Riojana, Snapper Adelita, Roast Pork a la Cubana, Mahi Mahi Cayo Hueso, and Paella a la Valencia, the national dish of Spain, are just a small sampling of the delicious entrees to be found at this “Gem of Spanish Restaurants”.

The next time you’re in Southwest Florida, be sure to visit one of Columbia’s scenic restaurants, located “In the Historic District of Ybor City” in Tampa, “On Beautiful St. Armands Circle” in Sarasota, “At the Pier Overlooking Tampa Bay” in St. Petersburg, “On Sand Key’s Intracoastal Waterway” near Clearwater Beach, “In America’s Oldest City” of St. Augustine, or “In Central Florida’s Town of Celebration” near Orlando. You’ll definitely be glad you did!


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