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Columbia Sand Key: Dining Cuban Style on the Water

Tampa’s Columbia restaurant is world-famous for its’ exceptional Spanish and Cuban cuisine, gorgeous ambiance, and lively Spanish flamenco dancing. The historic Ybor City location opened in 1905, making it the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Florida, as well as the oldest Spanish restaurant in the country. Today, you can enjoy Columbia’s wonderful food offerings and […]

The Best Vegan Dishes to try in the Tampa area

It can be difficult to find quality vegetarian/vegan cuisine in the Tampa Bay area. As the area is most well-known for its’ world-famous Cuban and seafood based offerings, most restaurants barely offer a vegetarian option, let alone anything vegan. However, if you look hard enough, you will find a number of fantastic options throughout the […]

Columbia: Florida’s Oldest Restaurant

In 1905, Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. founded Columbia. Today, it is Florida’s oldest restaurant. In addition to being the oldest restaurant, Columbia also claims the title of world’s largest Spanish restaurant. The original location still receives much traffic today in Tampa’s historic Y-Bor City. Due to the immense popularity, six other locations have opened throughout the […]