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503 North East Street, Frederick, MD
+1 301-620-8858
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Ranked #3 of 330 Restaurants in Frederick
Price range: $8 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Description: Cafe Bueno is located at the intersection of East and 5th Streets. We are located in the same center as 7-11, about 3 blocks north of Shab Row. There is plenty of free parking in our large front lot.Cafe Bueno serves authentic Mexican food, and yes, we are the real deal! We have ten different kinds of tacos! A few highlights are our hand-breaded fish tacos, topped with radishes, cabbage, and served with cilantro salsa on the side, or tacos al pastor, which is a combination of spicy marinated pork and pineapple, served on a soft corn tortilla and topped with onions, cilantro, and fresh lime. Our salsa verde and salsa roja hot sauces are freshly made in-house of genuine Mexican ingredients, including tomatillos, jalapenos, guajillo chiles and chile de arbol. Our meats are all hand-cut, marinaded to perfection, and served on tacos or on a massive torta sandwich. The infamous torta cubana is not to be missed - a combination of steak, spicy pork, ham, hot dog, egg, lettuce, tomato, mayo, onion, jalapeno, and avocado. We serve Mexican breakfasts all day, including huevos rancheros, huevos con chorizo (our chorizo is made fresh in-house, of course!) And we serve all the American classics, like eggs, homefries, pancakes, and french toast, until 11am. We also have daily specials showcasing other authentic Mexican dishes, such as sopes, huaraches, carne asada, chile rellenos, mole enchiladas, carnitas, and much more!
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Durham, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you're looking for the fabulous food the locals eat, this is it. The location is a little divy (next door to a 7-11), but once the food hits the table you will know why this place gets rave reviews. Our server was tremendously helpful choosing dishes for first time guests, explaining how everything is made fresh, and describing the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have eaten a lot of Mexican food. This place rivals the best places you will find in the southwest. The burritos are amazing. Make sure you get the fried ice cream for dessert. They actually drop the battered ice cream scoop in the fryer and serve it with chocolate or honey. Oh and if you see the Chicken Mole... More 

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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Had heard great things about Cafe Bueno, today was my first chance to go. The staff was friendly and helpful!! Food was AMAZING!! I had Mexican Style Al Pastor Tacos (spicy pork and pineapple in soft corn tortillas with onions, cilantro, and fresh lime) and fresh sopapillas for dessert. The flavors were SO FRESH and very flavorful!! They serve breakfast,... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've had tongue tacos and I recently had the shrimp tacos (not on the menu). They were awesome!! They came with a refreshing queso fresco and sour cream with avocado. They were very, very good! They also served me fresh tortilla chips and pretty darn tasty salsa. I would highly recommend this place!

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Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This small unassuming Mexican restaurant consistently serves great and authentic Mexican dishes. I specially enjoyed the homemade chorizo sausage.

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Frederick, Maryland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This place is tucked away between a 7-11 and laundromat, but don't let its location keep you away. The food is very good and the owner helpful and friendly. I had the fish tacos the last time and it was done just right. The chicken and chorizo tacos (Mexican style with corn tortillas) and the spicy pork burritos are also... More 

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Frederick, MD
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We went in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon--there were plenty of folks waiting for their carryout order, several of them Hispanic which is probably a good sign. The small restaurant is equally a carryout as it is a casual sit down meal. The space is surprisingly light and bright, nicely decorated with pretty tile tables. Even though there are... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

This is a tiny little Mexican restaurant in a small strip mall that many Frederick residents don't even know exists. It's in a weird part of town that people probably don't drive by much (East Street & 5th St. near 7-11) It's a very clean, very small, very good restaurant with very friendly service. I had the chicken & chorizo... More 

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Frederick, MD
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is real Mexican food, not the over cheesy, over sauced bland American interpretation of Mexican food. I frequently get the chicken and chorizo burrito. This is an over stufed burrito with salsa verde and it is fantastic! The chorizo is homemade and perfect. I'm not a huge fan of the sides of rice and beans. The beans are too... More 

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Hamilton, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I've been coming to Cafe Bueno regularly since it opened a few months ago and I have always been pleased with both the food and the service. The new owner has substantially renovated the space and everything is now much cleaner and brighter than before. They offer a number of great Mexican specialties, including tortas, tacos, and fajitas. They also... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Bueno

Address: 503 North East Street, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: +1 301-620-8858
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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