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Columbia Restaurant
Ranked #43 of 583 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Spanish, Cuban
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Family-owned and operated for over 111 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 and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 110-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 in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. Please visit our website for the most current menu listings.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

I can't say anything bad about them! The food is awesome! The 1905 salad is my favorite! It's a must when visiting St A and a fav for locals!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank RandiGirl
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good, as Usual”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We've eaten at Columbia quite a few times, both in Tampa and St. Augustine. They are consistent in delivering good dishes.

Visited August 2014
Thank Dixie C
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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Went on a friends recommendation”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to not eat any chain restaurants the whole time we stayed in St. Augustine. Therefore we had to go on what Trip Advisor and friends recommended. This was our favorite place the whole stay. Jacob was our server and he was fantastic. His recommendation for food and drink was spot on. We also asked about things to do and he was better than most tour guides. Best food and server on the trip

1 Thank Chris M
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Alachua, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Spanish restaurant”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Delicious food and wonderful service in a beautiful setting! I'd recommend tapas and a salad for a family-style meal. Nice place to cool off after walking through Old Town.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Martine H
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River Edge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience all the way around”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This restaurant is was fabulous. Not the fanciest place in the world, but that is not what we were looking for anyway.

Great location, inside is beautiful. Food was great - had the 1905 salad...being from New Jersey, this is really just an antipasto, but the dressing was yummy. Had the table side white sangria, one if the best I've had.

I had the paella - delicious, flavorful, exactly what I had hoped for. The other people I dined with had the filet mignon and shrimp/chicken combo respectively...both were very happy with their meals as well.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank meghan_colleen86
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