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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 92
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 16
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Big family gathering

I've had a lot of very good Spanish food in my lifetime, having lived 25 years in South America surrounded by strong communities of first generation Spanish immigrants and visited Spain also many times. I've never had really good Spanish food in the U.S., although I'v tried all Spanish places I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pearlander2010
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Pearland, TX
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Pearland, TX
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've had a lot of very good Spanish food in my lifetime, having lived 25 years in South America surrounded by strong communities of first generation Spanish immigrants and visited Spain also many times. I've never had really good Spanish food in the U.S., although I'v tried all Spanish places I come across. Well, Isabella's gotta be one of the... More 

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Thank Pearlander2010
Fairfax County, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect place to dine in downtown Frederick! Loved the culinary experience while enjoying the old charm of Frederick. The bacon wrapped and crab stuffed scallops as well as the pot de chocolate desert are to die for. Can't go wrong if you want to mix up your dining experience while enjoying diverse choices of classic tapas or a "regular"... More 

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1 Thank roderpa
Rohrersville, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy the 3-tapa lunch special. You can't beat their Friday-night happy hour, but get there early if you want a seat at the bar. Wonderful food.

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Thank Lynn S
Taneytown, Maryland
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had steak panni with mushrooms and peppers, wonderful. Wife had the 3 tapas lunch. Also a good local craft beer selection.

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2 Thank Steve S
Round Hill, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to Spain twice in the last few years and were excited to enjoy authentic Tapas here at home. Food was good. Croquettes were good although the potatoes should have been a bit "stiffer". The individual Paella was great as were the stuffed figs w cheese. I would suggest that the wine list have a few more $20-$30... More 

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Thank Gary B
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and yummy food. We always get 4 Tapas a meal to share and desserts. The best meal is the paella for two which has mussels sausage chicken and clams. Plus the sangria is really really good. The desserts are made by a super fine pastry chef and you can taste the freshness of them. The ice cream is... More 

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Thank Jenny G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Isabella's is one of my favorite places to go in downtown Frederick. Specially when I have friends and family in town. It's fun to all get different tapas and share them. Everything is always so yummy!

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Thank Danielle B
frederick, md
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We have eaten there often. This time was for a birthday dinner. Upon seating we were informed we couldn't bring in our birthday cake, So we left. But we will go back on other occasions, not for birthdays. Food is great.

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Thank sharkytoucan
Germantown, Maryland
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Nice environment, good food and lovely service. Authentic-style PAELLA both flavorful and enormous ergo a definite must "share" dish. Tapas are most likened to individual appetizer-type portions so generally order a few as one will not be enough for a party of even 2. Overall good eatery in an excellent location.

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Thank Magda41162
Urbana, United States
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We have always been pleased with both the food and service. Fridays are very busy and we recommend a reservation.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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