Columbia Restaurant, 98 St. George St.


The Columbia Restaurant Café, a Tampa-based restaurant, has a rich history in the state of Florida. Founded in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez Sr., Columbia’s cuisine in authentically Spanish with chorizo, black beans and plantains appearing in several dishes. Voted “One of 10 Great Places to Make a Meal Out of a Salad” by USA Today, the restaurant’s signature “1905” salad has not changed in more than 100 years. For information, call 904-824-3341.

Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday noon–10 p.m.