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Columbia Cafe

  • Gate E68
  • Cuban
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12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Columbia's Original 1905 Salad

The Columbia's Legendary Salad tossed at your table. Crispy iceberg lettuce with julienne of baked ham, natural Swiss cheese, tomato, olives, grated Romano cheese and our famous garlic dressing, served with Cuban bread and butter

$7.99 - $15.99
Chopped Tomato Salad

A favorite of our father and grandfather. Florida tomatoes tossed with julienne sweet onions and 1905 dressing, served with Cuban bread and butter

Half & Half Combo

Choice of two, one half of a Cuban sandwich, one half order of Columbia's 1905 salad or a cup of soup


12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Chicken and Rice "Ybor"

Traditional dish from Tampa's Ybor City, one quarter chicken baked with yellow rice, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, spices and virgin olive oil, served with Cuban bread and butter

Picadillo Criollo

Cuba's most popular blue plate special. Finely ground beef braised with onions, peppers, raisins, olives and capers, served with Cuban bread & butter

Mahi Mahi Cayo Hueso

Boneless fillet of Mahi Mahi marinated in citrus juices and grilled. Served with yellow rice, platanos and mojo, also Cuban bread & butter

Chicken Salteado

Inspired by the Chinese who lived in Cuba in the 19th century, a very hot iron skillet with extra virgin olive oil is used to sautee boneless pieces of chicken, onions, green peppers, fresh garlic, mushrooms, diced potatoes and chorizo, splashed with a hearty red wine. Served with yellow rice and Cuban bread & butter


12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Spanish Bean Soup

Instead of serving different ingredients separately, they're combined all together creating an original version of garbanzo beans, ham, chorizo and potato cooked in a hearty chicken and ham stock seasoned with saffron, garlic and onions, served with Cuban bread and butter

Black Bean Soup (V)

Frijoles negroes prepared exactly as our grandmother did. Served over a bed of white rice and topped with diced raw Spanish onion, served with Cuban bread and butter


12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Miranda's Ybor City Devil Crab Croquettes

A simple croquette made from seasoned cooked blue crab meat, paprika and garlic then breaded with Cuban bread crumbs and fried, served with a side of Columbia hot sauce

Gamba's al Ajillo

Shrimp sauteed in virgin olive oil, fresh garlic and chili peppers

Platanos Maduros (V)

Fried sweet plantains

Black Bean Cakes (V)

A favorite tapa selection of vegetarians and lovers of black beans. Served with guacamole and sour cream


12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Cuban Sandwich

The Spanish brought the fine ham, the Sicilians the genoa salami, the Cubans the Mojo marinated Roast Pork, the Germans and Jews the Swiss cheese, pickle and mustard between sliced freshly baked Tampa Cuban bread brushed with butter and to a crispy finish

Pressed Meatloaf

Meatloaf topped with Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, pickles and pressed between Cuban bread. Served with garlic plantain chips

Mahi Mahi Cubana

The best fish sandwich north of Havana. Grilled Mahi Mahi seasoned and topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms, green peppers and smothered with cheese on Cuban bread. Served with plantain chips

Mojo Chicken Sandwich

Grilled breast of chicken, melted Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and garlic alioli sauce on Cuban bread. Served with garlic plantain chips


12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Our Dad's favorite. Our version made with white chocolate and topped with a rich Bacardi sauce rum sauce


Spanish egg custard

Key Lime Pie

A Florida favorite

Churros "Tres Amigos"

Golden brown Spanish pastry dusted with cinnamon sugar. Served with three sauces of rich warm chocolate, caramel and guava