Back to Florida again, to June 30, when we enjoyed a special lunch at the famous and historic Columbia Restaurant since 1905 in Sarasota, Florida.
Alongside Beautiful St. Armands Circle in Sarasota you find this gem...
The setting is very tropical with a covered patio.
We both LOVE history and if you can experience such a historic gem of a Spanish Restaurant - we are game!
We're so fortunate for having dear friends that used to have their business at St. Armands Circle and they sure did tip us!
It seems that the Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's Ybor City is the oldest one of their chain.
In 1905, Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. the great-grandfather of this family business, immigrated to Tampa's Ybor City from Cuba and opened a small café called Columbia Café.
You can read the history here above...
So I had to have the Ensalada, Columbia's Original '1905' Salad
As for me, I opted for the Columbia Original '1905' Salad with Shrimp 'Al Ajillo' (Cuban Garlic Shrimps) and Pieter had the one with Turkey.
There are now 7 locations all over Florida...
We did enjoy our lunch on the patio, partially in the sun.
For sure we will be back on a next trip as we loved this place!
Thanks for your visit!