Sunday to Thursday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Call 813-229-5511 for more information.
A Taste of History
The Columbia Cafe, in the Tampa Bay History Center on the Tampa Riverwalk, creates the charm and flavor of the original Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. The Cafe offers a sampling of the Spanish- and Cuban-inspired dishes that made the 109-year-old restaurant famous.
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Founded in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez Sr., The Columbia of Ybor City is Florida’s Oldest Restaurant, and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world.
Menu favorites include: Spanish Bean Soup, Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad,® Chicken and Yellow Rice “Ybor,” The Original Cuban Sandwich, Café con Leche and Flan. Today, all six Columbia locations – including the Columbia Cafe at the Tampa Bay History Center − are owned and operated by 4th and 5th generation members of the Hernandez Gonzmart family.