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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 - 11:00 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
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 69
    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
Love Tapas? You'll love this place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
PamGav
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Frederick, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Frederick, Maryland
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Northport, New York, United States
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

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

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

Thank you very much for the FIVE STAR review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoy Isabella's so much and we hope to see you again very soon, the patio will be open on nice days from here on out. More 

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed the Isabella's experience so much. Please ask for the back dining room, if available next time you dine with us. The noise level is much lower in that area. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
42 reviews 42 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 

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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?