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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

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44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic...
We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic Frederick located in the Hendrickson Building. We have selected the finest Spanish cuisine complemented with an exclusive wine list. In the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland, Isabella"s has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike in search of a truly Mediterranean dining experience.
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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderfully interesting and tasty food

We went to this restaurant on a cold January night and found a warm welcome, and tasty food that really excited the taste buds. A large menu of interesting and tempting things. And great fun to share with other people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
T L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant on a cold January night and found a warm welcome, and tasty food that really excited the taste buds. A large menu of interesting and tempting things. And great fun to share with other people.

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Jaime E, Manager at Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for dinner, we are so glad that you enjoyed your evening. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Frederick, Maryland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I ate here for lunch with a large group of people. Our server was helpful in describing dishes and the kitchen did a good job of getting food out for about 15 people at relatively the same time. All of our dishes were delicious. The favorites were the brie and the asparagus spears.

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Krakow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not all people like tapas, but my wife and I do. The advantage of a tapas restaurant is one can eat as much or as little as one wants and be offered a large choice of items. They also have good beer from a brewer restaurant up the street, Brewers Alley, owned by the same principal. This is our favorite... More 

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York, PA
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were there mid-day and had to deal with being shoved onto a back room or waiting until they clear a table near the back of the house rather than a nice booth up front. We watched as they cleared one for a reservation. However, the next nice booth where 3 could sit, they didn't even clear until they could... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Went downtown for breakfast with plans to stop in at very busy cafe Nola but the 45 minute wait did not do anything for my hunger. So we walked up market and walked into the very busy Isabella's. Were not disappointed with our decision. A good hearty breakfast was had by all in our party. The big hits were the... More 

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Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Like everyone else, we thought the menu was huge and wine selection extensive. We shared four small plates and enjoyed all of them. We had the infamous aspargus fries with a flavorful smoked tomatoe aioli , chorizo sausage from a local farm stuffed in a date, wrapped with bacon, covered with goat cheese and fig glaze...loved it.....my husband enjoyed his... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We love the tapas and the Sangria! Especially the Gambas al Pil Pil * Hot Sizzling Shrimp in Spicy Garlic Oil and Caramelized Onions!

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

While in Frederick for a show last weekend, my wife and I opted for dinner at Isabella’s. TripAdvisor reviews looked good, and we hadn’t had tapas in a while. When we arrived (around 6PM), the hostess told us we were looking at maybe a 15-minute wait for a table. We decided to wait at the bar, then realized we could... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Tried this restaurant today. Set in an old building preserved with lots of character. Great old fashioned wood bar dominates the room. Very good ambiance, and the servers are quite attentive. But the food blows you away -- excellent! Try the dates wrapped in bacon and drizzled with goat cheese crème. MMMMmmm. And the deep friend asparagus served with aioli... More 

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Between the excellent alcohol pairings, the delicious food, the ambiance, and the live music... this place is a must visit. Our waiter was fabulous, food was delivered at a fantastic pace to both eat an be social. Overall, an amazing visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic Frederick located in the Hendrickson Building. We have selected the finest Spanish cuisine complemented with an exclusive wine list. In the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland, Isabella"s has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike in search of a truly Mediterranean dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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