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“Wonderful Lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar
44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
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Ranked #24 of 319 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Tapas
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Washington DC
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Wonderful Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Stopped for lunch and got the tapas lunch special - 3 tapas for $10.99. I had the breaded, fried asparagus - very tasty and the sauce is great. Also had the mac and cheese which was very good. On the menu they had sizzling shrimp but I asked if they could make that with squid and they did. Very accommodating. I thought maybe the tapas would be smaller because it was a lunch special but they were the regular size. I ended up taking some home. Service was great.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick, Maryland
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bar Food!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

You won't get decent tapas here, just crummy overpriced dress-up bar food in a pretend-tapas setting. The atmosphere is ok (tho overly air-conditioned), but the food was uninspired junk and the staff (who don't know food) are strangely arrogant- when you order, you are congratulated by your server for making a "good choice" - as if you need their approval.

Visited January 2013
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“This restaurant doesn't disappoint!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time we have visited this very nice restaurant. We were welcomed very warmly by the manager as we entered. We visit the restaurant when visiting the annual Art Festival. We ordered 6 different tapas. Each was delicious and satisfying. Our service person was attentive but not a nuisance. We enjoyed a relaxing and quiet lunch that day!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice dinner on our anniversary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We LOVE tapas so we are always skeptical going into a new place to try them. Isabella's did NOT disappoint. It's small, and the servers were very attentive. The food was wonderful, and left us full and smiling. We will be back!!!

Visited July 2012
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Maryland
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Been here many times, and it has yet to disappoint. The tapas are delicious, and the service is great.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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