This post has nothing to do with the famous Spanish restaurant, really, but I gawked at the elaborately tiled façade as I wandered through the historic Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa one morning. Wow!
There are now several locations, but this is the original Columbia Restaurant, founded in 1905 as a small café, eventually expanding in size to encompass an entire city block and seat up to 1,700 guests. This is Florida’s oldest restaurant and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world.
The interior looks pretty sweet as well, but I can’t find anything specifically about this tiled façade, so all I can do share the jaw-dropping eye candy.