Claimed as Florida’s oldest restaurant, this chain first opened its doors in 1905. Stop in to enjoy a wonderful menu of Cuban food. They are known for their original 1905 salad, Cuban sandwiches, and Valenciana. Make sure to leave room for dessert so you can enjoy the most delicious White Chocolate Bread Pudding.
Colombia Restaurant in Sarasota has not only been around for over 100 years now, but it has consistently made a name for itself as Florida’s oldest and best restaurant in Sarasota! Located at St. Armand’s Circle, this perfectly positioned restaurant is within walking distance of most of our properties from Roelens Vacations, making it the ideal brunch, lunch, happy hour, or dinner spot. The outdoor seating area is great for feeling a cool Florida breeze on your face as you people-watch and sip on an ice-cold cocktail or a glass of wine in the evenings.
Favorite Menu Options at the Colombia Restaurant in Sarasota
If you come here in the evening, we recommend trying one of the family favorites. Start your meal with a hearty and veg-filled soup, like the Cuban Black Bean Soup with a bed of white rice, Spanish onions, and other vegan-friendly ingredients. Or you can try a salad to keep your health click going during vacation. Colombia’s Original 1905 Salad is a huge hit, featuring natural Swiss cheese, iceberg lettuce, grated Romano cheese, garlic dressing, olives, tomato, and baked ham.
For an entree, we recommend getting a few different tapas dishes and splitting them with the table. After all, Cuban food is meant to be shared with people you love! Try the black bean cakes with fresh garlic, shallots, cheeses, and guacamole.
You can also get the Champinones Rellenos, which are baked mushrooms stuffed with spinach, artichoke hearts, and Romano cheese. Other dishes that are perfect for sharing are the Ybor City Deviled Crab Croquettes with cooked blue crab meat, empanadas with spicy ground beef, and Queso Fundido with Cuban bread points.
If you would rather have a traditional Cuban dish all to yourself, don’t worry — there is a huge selection! We recommend the El Combo de Cuba with freshly roasted pork, the Chicken And Yellow Rice ‘Ybor’ with baked chicken and yellow rice, or the Palomilla with a marinated top sirloin steak with plantains.
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If you are tired of the same-old typical American food, Colombia Restaurant in Sarasota is going to hit the spot! Head here for dinner, drinks, or dessert to keep the good vibes flowing, and try some traditional Cuban dishes before heading back to the comfort of your Sarasota vacation rental. Contact us to book your stay with us today!