The Hernandez/Gonzmart family opened the landmark Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Today, it’s Florida’s Oldest Restaurant℠ and the world's largest Spanish restaurant.
Opening on New Year’s Eve 1959, the Siboney Room featured two fountains, sculptures, paintings, tapestries and antiques. Bronze works dated to the 16th century. The stained glass was 300 years old, tracing its history to the early days of Spanish settlement in Cuba.
Flamenco dancing and musical performances have entertained Columbia Restaurant guests for decades.