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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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
good feelings

love going there for breakfast and sitting in the window area and watching the people go by and having good food and great company and in the summer u can sit out side with your dog it is a great place in downtown Frederick ..don't miss out great spot

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
mrgibbs1
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Frederick, Maryland
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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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

love going there for breakfast and sitting in the window area and watching the people go by and having good food and great company and in the summer u can sit out side with your dog it is a great place in downtown Frederick ..don't miss out great spot

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Hanover, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We always enjoy the food and service at Isabella's. The staff is knowledgeable about the menu and always willing to offer suggestions and assistance to both novice and seasoned tapas eaters alike. The ONLY reason that this is not a five star review is that sometimes the noise level is a little out of control during peak hours. If you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Isabella's was recommended by a friend. My husband and I decided to try it out for a late lunch on Valentine's Day. Wonderful, tasty raspberry martini and so many small plates to choose from! Loved the avocado stuffed with crabmeat salad and the calamari was fantastic! Delicate, tasty and not at all "chewy". The Mediterranean salad was a bit bland,... More 

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

Thank you very much for the positive review. We do apologize for the feeling of being rushed and that you did not enjoy your cauliflower, but are so glad that you enjoyed everything else!! We hope that you give us another try very soon. More 

Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Fun restaurant to share items. Best asparagus fries in Frederick! Have tried other restaurants and they don't compare. Great value for lunch. Visit several times for special lunches. Great sangria also!

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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! It means so much to us that you love Isabella's so much. We hope to see you again very soon!! More 

Frederick, MD
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

LOVE this place! Unusual dishes, topnotch service, quiet elegance, and the sangria is the best! We recommend every single thing on the menu.

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

Thank you so much for the five star review!! We are so thrilled that you love Isabella's so much! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Columbia, Maryland
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Love this place. Came here for a work dinner while hosting my boss from San Fran. She makes it a point to get to Isabella's each trip. This time I had the Paella with lobster and chicken. It was great. If this is your first time here, keep in mind the paella takes about 20 minutes or so once you... More 

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

We are so glad to hear that Isabella's is your favorite restaurant in Frederick. Thank you for the positive review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Gettysburg, PA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

My daughter took me here for a treat and that it was! Located in the theater district, this restaurant is a gem. They have all kinds of exotic appetizers that can be shared. I don't know where to begin, but every single one was as good as the other. The staff was fabulous and patient. We were not rushed either.... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at Isabella's, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal so much. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Farmington, New Mexico
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great tapas, wine and music. My husband and I shared six plates of tapas and a bottle of wine. The chorizo special was excellent as were the gambas al pil pil. Be sure to order bread to soak up the garlic oil.

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

Thank you for joining us at Isabella's, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal so much. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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

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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?