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Columbia Restaurant

411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
+1 941-388-3987
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (337 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (299 reviews)
“salad” (1,535 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
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Reviewed yesterday

Love this place. Incredible menu, nice restaurant, indoor/outdoor seating. We go every year on vacation.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joan B
Reviewed yesterday

What I love about Columbia is that it is unique. I don't feel like I have every been anywhere quite like it. The food and service are excellent and we always have a wonderful time there.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great bean soup followed by the signature salad is all you need here. After my first visit, wherein I couldn’t finish my entree, I only order soup and salad. In fact, I crave the salad so much that I require a special trip for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank basilr919
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walking around the circle we finally came to the Columbia. Was very busy on Saturday of thanksgiving weekend. Staff was friendly even though a few spoke no English and I speak no Spanish. Our waitress was very nice. I had a Cuban sandwich which was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank choz06
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good spot for lunch in Armands Circle. We have visited a few times and the food is always good. I had the Cuban sandwich very filling

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RVDruns
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the half Cuban sandwich and their signature salad. The waiter made the salad at our table and it was a generous portion. The salad was delicious and would get it again if in the area. Try the sangria, you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dannyJCO
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sat at the bar ( as, we usually do) Great fantastic "service" & "food" What more can we a say??! Loved our bartender....

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank travellsmart
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just cannot resist the salad here. Our favorite. I also love the black bean soup. Promptly seated on week night. Very helpful and friendly waitress. Try this place, you will be very pleased.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EdMonroe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The closing of the restaurant in Saint Petersburg has left us with a longing for good Spanish food (the other Spanish restaurant in our home town has turned into a Hooter!) so we were looking forward to dinner with my Sarasota cousins at this restaurant....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JackieCK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has been coming to the Columbia Restaurant since 2004. Today experience though was like no other. Today we had a newer server named Norbert whom made the dining experience exceptional. While the food, Tapas and bread was amazing, I highly suggest coming here...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Daryl T
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epr120
5 November 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We want you to know that this experience that you are describing is not the Columbia way. We are sorry that you were subjected to this behavior. We are sharing your comments with our manager to remind all of our employees of... More
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hamilhboo
22 April 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, we do take away. Call us at at 941.388.3987 to place your order.
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chgreen
22 January 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
No, we do not offer happy hour. We do have a full bar. We are open 7 days a week, serving lunch and dinner daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$48
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
Family-owned and operated for more than 114 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. 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," Red Snapper "Alicante," and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, an over 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.
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