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Columbia Restaurant

411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
+1 941-388-3987
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (294 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (266 reviews)
“salad” (1,363 reviews)
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Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
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Reviewed yesterday

They offer a wide variety of spanish, cuban, american food. It is all very good. They bring hot cuban bread and butter to your table. Their sangria is very good. You can buy it by the glass or pitcher. They have delicious stone crab claws...More

Thank cpwtrip
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You must try the 1905 salad as it is delicious with unique flavor that includes plenty of garlic. We also had a few tapas. Our favorite tapa was the empanadas followed by the fried shrimp (not greasy). The chicken tapa is a solid choice. Service...More

Thank 2berries
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is huge. Indoor and outdoor seating. Menu is extensive. The tuna special was wonderful. The fresh bread was crunchy and warm. The waitress was very attentive. Portions are generous.

Thank 4StarDave
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to sit, eat, and watch the world go by. We sat outside and had a very nice lunch. Hadn’t been there in many years and the food was still great, the service very good.

Thank STLCardsFan72
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing food and great service always!! I have always had their special Cuban sandwich along with their 1906 salad! Incredible! It is always one place I take visitors to the area! A must if visiting Sarasota! Loved the eggplant too!

Thank lynnhunt12390
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great Restaurant, good food, busy place but lots of seating. Appetizers are excellent, and the Fillet is second to none. Nice out door seating!

Thank Becka2
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful Lunch with excellent food. Staff was great and we will tell others to go plus we will return

Thank newportagency
Reviewed 6 days ago

This iconic Cuban-Spanish restaurant began in Ybor City in Tampa in 1905 and it has been a go-to for west coast Floridians and tourists alike since then. Amazing food in beautiful surrounding, particularly the one in Sarasota on St. Armand's key. Staff is always friendly...More

Thank jmaison
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice being seated with a view of St.Armands circle.The atmosphere was pleasant.The service somewhat slow.The restaurant was very crowded.The food was good but not outstanding.

Thank Irene A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant features Cuban and Spanish food and claims to have been around since 1905. We felt the menu was fun and included interesting stories about long time employees. I had the feature fish tapa of the day and a cup of black bean soup...More

Thank BikeHawk
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Theresa S
11 October 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, here you go: CHILDREN'S MENU - For children under 10* ________________________________________ Cuban Sandwich $5.95 Macaroni & Cheese $5.95 Chicken Fingers $5.95 Steak $5.95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3987
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Family-owned and operated for over 112 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 100-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 Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors on our patio, or inside our Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.
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