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“Beautiful and Historic!”

Columbia Restaurant
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Ranked #67 of 632 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Family-owned and operated for more than 113 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 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants to go to while in St. Augustine. The ambience is wonderful in this historic area. The service was good and the staff was very friendly. The only issue I had was that it took a little too long for the food to come out. Other than that, the food delicious!

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Thank ejodoin70
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Always a great experience. Great food and very friendly service. Must haves: the 1905 salad, the sangria (any one of them all good) and any dessert!

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We have been long time customers of the Columbia and this location is the worst of them all. The restaurant is beautiful. The atmosphere is incredible, probably the best of any restaurant, anywhere. The drinks are also incredible, great margaritas, sangria and cocktails. You will find much better Latin food at pretty much any small family Latin restaurant. I have tried the fish entrees, the roast pork, the crab cakes and all were below average and uneventful. Even the black beans and rice were uneventful. Our server on this visit had an attitude and purposely overcharged us on 2 items. Instead of helping customers with their order they seem intent on padding the bill. Make sure you order clearly with the server and ask for clarifications or options. Management should adjust this culture.

Thank kaizenkid
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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

We can’t tell you how much we hate to read that you did not have a good experience on your visit. When we read comments such as yours, we know that we have let you, our valued guest down, and we apologize for that. We stress to our employees that we MUST provide outstanding service along with a great meal for everyone who chooses to spend their time and money with us, and we are sorry that we got it wrong on your visit.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

They waitress suggested a lobster meat and chorizo flatbread that I was a little skeptical about and was pretty sure was going to cost my left arm... but wow... so good!! And less than $15... the sangria was prepared at the table and we got a full history of the restaurant from the lady helping us! Lunch and dinner only, but well worth the wait!!

Thank Brad L
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Reasonably priced for a very good lunch, on a hot day. My husband and I had the lunch special of Cuban sandwich and good soup. Came with large pickle and coleslaw. Add a lemonade and it was perfect. Ambience is great. Cool break from sightseeing.

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Thank Da-dot
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