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Columbia Restaurant Cafe

Tampa International Airport

Columbia Restaurant Cafe


Tampa International Airport (Airside E) Serving Delta, Frontier, and Air Canada
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Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men.

Open Daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner daily.
Open 365 days of the year.

*This location does not accept reservations.

Tampa International Airport

The Columbia Restaurant- A Florida Tradition Since 1905.

  • The Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport was named One Of The 35 Best Airport Restaurants Around The World by The Daily Meal
  • Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) Award of Excellence
  • Named One of America’s Most Historic Restaurants by USA Today    
  • Golden Spoon: One of the Top 25 Restaurants in FloridaFlorida Trend
  • Best of Award of Excellence for Spectacular Wine List SelectionWine Spectator
  • "If you cherish your palate, visit the Columbia.”Southern Living
  • “The Cuban sandwiches are melty masterpieces, the '1905' Salad, a citywide obsession.” – “Every Day with Rachael Ray”
  • All-American Icon and Fine Dining Hall of Fame – Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Florida’s Oldest Restaurant and Largest Spanish Restaurant in the World – Florida House Resolution 9013
  • Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant – Southern Living
  • “One of the most picturesque dining spots on the downtown Tampa waterfront, the cafe has indoor and outdoor seating overlooking Garrison Channel separating downtown from Harbour Island. The cafe serves the most popular dishes from the restaurant's flagship in Ybor City, including the Original ‘1905 Salad’ and chicken and yellow rice. The cafe also serves cocktails, beer and wine, including the Spanish cava sangria made tableside” – Tampa Bay Times


About This Location

Located in Tampa International Airport in Concourse E serving Delta, Frontier, and Air Canada.
Inside the Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport, guests can dine at a scaled-down version of the original mahogany bar at Columbia Ybor City, built more than a century ago in 1905 by the Brunswick Company.

Our guests enjoy many of the same century-old family Spanish/Cuban recipes that have made the Columbia world famous. Additionally, as a convenience to early travelers, this is the only Columbia location that serves breakfast. A full bar is available.

The Hernandez Gonzmart family opened the landmark Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Today, it’s Florida's Oldest RestaurantSMand the world's largest Spanish restaurant.

Fourth and fifth generation family members work hard to preserve the family's legacy that Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. created more than 115 years ago when he opened the Columbia as a corner cafe frequented by local cigar workers.

Visit Our Gift Shop

For those looking for the perfect souvenir, choose a taste of The Columbia with signature food items including "1905" dressing, Sangria mix, Columbia all-purpose seasoning, hot sauce, and Columbia Cuban and American coffee. For even more selections, go to our online store.

Tampa International Airport

The Columbia Restaurant Cafe is in Concourse E serving Delta, Frontier, and Air Canada. Click here to view the video tour.


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