On the bustling 7th Ave is Columbia, Ybor’s historical restaurant and one of the largest Spanish restaurants in the world. With 1,700 hundreds seats in 15 dining rooms, Columbia takes up almost an entire city block. This restaurant has been in the same family for five generations and have nightly live flamenco shows as well as jazz music five times a week. With a large menu with options varying from tapas to paella dishes, Columbia is a must visit in Ybor City.
2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, United States +1 813-248-4961
With a daily happy hour, a weekend brunch and rotating food specials, Acropolis is a perfect slice of Greek home cooking in Ybor City. Acropolis has a wide variety of food options – from classic greek gyros to seafood platters and shish kabobs. Acropolis also provides nightly entertainment and belly-dancing to add atmosphere and authenticity.
1833 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, United States +1 813-242-4545
On the plaza level of Centro Ybor is Tampa Bay Brewing Company. Family owned since it opened in 1995, this stylish brew-house with open-brick décor will not disappoint. Its eight core beers and 38 seasonal rotating beers grab your attention, but the food makes you stay. Featured on Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,’ try the award-winning cider chicken wings and the spicy curry mussels.
Centro Ybor, 1600 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, United States +1 813-247-1422