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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Tapas Restaurant in Frederick..

The wait could be long, even if you have reserved online, but I'll take that because they have a big variety of tapas and that's absolutely great food which everybody appreciates..You can choose from a wide range: shrimp, jamon Serrano, salmon, meatballs, sausages, asparragus, even the expensive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
DamianPiedra
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Odenton, MD
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My husband, father-in-law and myself were in Frederick for a beer festival downtown. We stopped into Isabella's to have a snack before heading back home to Baltimore. My husband ordered the mojito, which was made with lots of mint and lime (no sickly syrup here!). It tasted so fresh and wonderful! I ordered one of the Blood Marys (it had... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The wait could be long, even if you have reserved online, but I'll take that because they have a big variety of tapas and that's absolutely great food which everybody appreciates..You can choose from a wide range: shrimp, jamon Serrano, salmon, meatballs, sausages, asparragus, even the expensive jamon iberico!..They also have paellas but we didn't order any...Amazing feast for your... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After driving through a food desert for most of the day, we found an oasis of unique restaurants in Frederick. There was a wait at 6:30pm when we arrived but we snagged two seats at the bar where we could order from the full menu. We shared a salad and each had a small plate and then dessert. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had my son's rehearsal dinner at Isabella's. We live in Texas and were planning this long distance. Everyone was great in helping with the planning and choosing of the Tapas menu. When we arrived the room was well set up and there were two wait staff just for our party. The sangria was brought it and next asparagus fries.... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Isabella's as your rehearsal dinner venue, we are so glad that everything was perfect. Next time you are in town, please stop by and see us. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We used to come to Isabella's frequently. Really enjoyed their food and drinks. Unfortunately, the last few times we have gone the service has been really, really slow. We almost thought they had forgotten us it was so slow. Disappointed that a great place is no longer enjoyable because you wait so long for food, drinks, refills, the check even!

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

We are sorry to hear that you plan not to return to Isabella's. We would love to have the chance to redeem ourselves. Please feel free to email our general manager, arthur@isabellas-tavern.com we take all criticism and feedback very seriously. Hopefully you give us another try. More 

Frederick, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stopped for an afternoon snack, and enjoyed the tapas of green beans, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese. And the flourless cake, raspberry coulée. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Can't wait to eat here again. My granddaughter (Isabella) wants to go on her birthday week. I asked for and received a children's menu and very pleased.

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

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We cannot wait to see you again to celebrate Isabella's birthday! More 

Northport, New York, United States
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Bravo! My favorite restaurant in Frederick! What a nice tapas menu, great variety, and they even have bravas potatoes! Every dish we had was superb, well presented, perfectly portioned and well-seasoned, very flavorful. The service was authentic as was the food, a little piece of Spain right in the heart of Frederick. They have something for everyone, fish, meat, and... More 

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

Thank you very much for the wonderful FIVE star review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Isabella's so much, we hope to see you again very soon! More 

New Jersey
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We didn't have near enough time in this charming town to explore all that there was to see, but we did stop for lunch at Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar. I'm glad we did. For $10.95 we each chose three tapas and all of them were delicious. My favorite was the deep fried asparagus with a french dressing dipping sauce... More 

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

Thank you very much for joining us for lunch at Isabella's. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us so much. Please join us again very soon! More 

Delaware
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Was recommended by our innkeeper at the Lighthorse Inn in Harpers Ferry and we were not disappointed. Ceviche among the best I've ever had and the atmosphere in historic downtown Frederick was great. Service was great, food delicious and wait staff was very knowledgable about the menu and about the area. Highly recommended!

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

Thank you very much for the wonderful five star review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner at Isabella's so much, we hope to see you again very soon. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

mi wife did lunch few times with her coworkers, and she look the menu for dinner. We talk about it and we when for dinner the whole family

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

Thank you very much for the FIVE star review, we hope to see you and your family again very soon. More 

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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, Greek, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?