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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
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Ranked #30 of 321 restaurants in Frederick
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Price range: $20 - $35
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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77% Recommend
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English first
Catonsville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Northern VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love the asparagus, the in-house cured salmon, goat cheese fritters, pretty much everything we have tried. They have some decent draft beer from Brewer's alley down the street (who own this restaurant I believe) but just the basics. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff has always been helpful and friendly...even if they often can't pronounce the names of... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Good: Order the favorites - the asparagus, the goat cheese fritters, the meatballs, you can't go wrong; I love their options for 3 tapas lunch and their early bird menu; their happy hour is also really great Bad: The bar can get really crowded and then you miss out on HH deals Ugly: Not a thing

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Frederick, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I do love many of the dishes, but this is a real "cheat" place if your trying to eat healthy. Many fried dishes, but its a fun atmosphere with a nice bar.

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