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TAMPA, Fla., – For more than 112 years, customers of Florida’s Oldest Restaurant ℠, the Columbia Restaurant, have enjoyed savory Spanish/Cuban dishes that the Columbia made famous. Many of those favorites like Columbia’s Original “1905” dressing, sangria mix, all purpose seasoning mix, 10-year-old balsamic vinegar from Rioja, Spain, salsa picante hot sauce, and Cuban and American coffee can be purchased from the Columbia's seven gift shops, or by calling 813-247-2469, or by visiting our website at Prices range from $2.95 to $12.95.

Columbia signature food items are also available in gift baskets, which come in a wide range of prices and include the Columbia's specialty foods as well as the restaurant's private label wines and hand-painted ceramics from Spain

A great gift idea is "A Taste of Columbia" assortment that includes a traditional paella pan, imported from Spain and filled with a bottle of Columbia’s Original "1905" dressing, a box of Columbia’s signature sangria mix, a bottle of Columbia’s specially blended hot & spicy picante sauce, a jar of Columbia’s all purpose seasoning mix, a handmade and hand-painted Spanish ceramic bell in the shape of an elegant senorita, and a paella shaped magnet, along with our family's paella recipes.

The Columbia Restaurant in Tampa’s Historic Ybor City was founded in 1905 and is Florida’s oldest restaurantSM. Additional Columbia locations include St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, the Historic District in St. Augustine, Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, Central Florida's town of Celebration, Columbia Café on the Riverwalk in Tampa and Columbia Restaurant Café at Tampa International Airport. All Columbia locations are owned and operated by fourth and fifth generation members of the founding family except for Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport, which is operated in partnership with HMSHost. Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please see for more information.

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Contact: Angela Geml at 813-248-3000, ext. 17, or [email protected]