Saint Petersburg is about two hours drive from Orlando. We went to the Pier just to have lunch at Columbia Restaurant known as the oldest restaurant in Florida (1905).I ordered chicken and yellow rice which is called Sarapico, a traditional dish from Ybor City in Tampa, Florida. OMG! Their plate is huge and this portion can fed 4 hungry people. On the plate is a quarter chicken baked with yellow rice, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, spices and virgin oil. It taste good but, not my favorite. All the ingredients are over-powering.As I've said, the food is good but, not for me.All main entrees include hot Cuban bread and butter. I'm not a fan either. It just tastes bland but, our friend enjoyed it.The location of this restaurant is awesome. It is over-looking the Tampa Bay where anyone can see glance of dolphins playing on the waterfront.The picture above is the Pier and this restaurant is located at the top floors. While enjoying your meals, you will enjoy a panoramic view in 360 degrees. If I want to go back? Sure! I will check it out again and try the other recipes.
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