Fodor's Expert Review Columbia

$$$ St. Augustine Spanish

Befitting its Cuban and Spanish cuisine, this historic restaurant evokes an airy villa, thanks to a white-stucco exterior and an interior atrium dining room full of palm trees, hand-painted tiles, and decorative arches. Favorites on the menu include arroz con pollo, fillet salteado (with a spicy sauce), an array of tapas, and a fragrant seafood paella (allow 30 minutes for preparation). Table not ready? Take in the archival family photos on the walls, linger in the courtyard, listen to the fountains, and enjoy a glass of homemade sangria or a refreshing mojito.

Spanish Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

98 St. George St.
St. Augustine, Florida  32084, USA

904-824–3341

www.columbiarestaurant.com

Known For:
  • Paella Valenciana with seafood, chicken, and pork
  • Long wine and cocktail list, including house-made sangria
  • 1905 salad with ham, cheese, tomatoes, and olives
  • Tapas and mojitos or sangria

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