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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
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Ranked #28 of 322 Restaurants in Frederick
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I made a deal never to eat in the same place for this year but to try all the local cuisine. I had never been here but had tried a few suggestion from the staff. The fried asparagus and shrimp chilled soup (can't remember the name) but overall not bad. This bar however definitely needs to be a stop for... More

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I rate tapas as one of funnest dining experiences you can try. put an order in & in a few minutes munching away in culinary heaven. Server & table runners were tremendous, ice tea was fresh & refreshing. Never knew deep fried asparagus was that good. Just a delightful experience

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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had dinner here many times and our last meal was good as always. The paella is very good and is a large serving. Finally, the red sangria is always good here. Enjoy!

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The new head Chef Mario is bringing his A game and making Isabella's a true destination in Frederick. You must go!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Isabella's came highly recommended by a co worker of mine. I just moved to Frederick and am trying as many restaurants as I can. I dined on a Wednesday night and walked in at about 9:15. There was only a handful of patrons remaining. I sat at the bar as I always do when dining alone and was the only... More

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Montville, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We ate here for lunch on a weekday after walking by and seeing some people eating the asparagus fries out on the sidewalk tables. These are served in a champagne glass with the alioli sauce in the bottom. Great presentation. We enjoyed the special of 3 tapas for $10.99 (?). We enjoy tapas at restaurants as it gives us a... More

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Laytonsville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I were looking forward to Isabella's tonight and ordered several different tapas. Their "fried asparagus" was touted as a signature dish and came out flavorless with a gummy crust and no seasoning. They offered to bring us a new order but we decided to wait for our other dishes instead. We ordered a skirt steak entree that... More

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Durham, New Hampshire
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wandered into this place and had the 3 tapas lunch special with a draft IPA from their sister institution, a brewpub. Third tapa never arrived but after 15 min I asked for,it and it was brought. To my tastes the IPA was chemical tasting .

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New Market, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Isabella's is a must if you live in Frederick, or if you're just visiting. The selection of tapas is great, plenty to choose from for all food groups. Make sure to order the Asparagus Fries, (I forgot the spanish name for them, I believe they're the first option under appetizers.) you will not be disappointed. I don't think I've ever... More

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Easton, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great wine and food. The ceviche is especially good and the variety of dishes is nice. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is lively and casual at the same time. I would recommend this spot for couples and big groups. There are so many choices, there is really something for everyone. Can't wait to go back.

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