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$8 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I had dinner here tonight. Excellent food and great prices, and staff was very nice. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 7, 2020

We’ve been here several times and always thought it was good. Tonight was a different story! First, no enchiladas on the menu anymore (unless it’s a special and you get what they offer). My wife loves enchiladas and asked if the menu had changed and...they said yes about 5 weeks ago. They did have a chicken enchilada special so that’s what she ordered (but not the enchilada she really wanted). I ordered steak fajitas. They didn’t bring chips/salsa to the table so I asked if we could have some...they charged $4.50 for what all other Mexican restaurants provide for free. My fajitas were delivered with no “sizzle” and were warm, but not hot. And my wife said her enchiladas were okay. Something has changed since our last visit in early January and not for the good! Probably won’t go backMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Was supposed to meet someone here for lunch and when they didn't show I'm so glad I decided to stay anyway to have lunch. This was my first visit but it will not be my last. Ordered a Taco Bowl off the lunch menu and...it was absolutely delicious! The place was packed and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The staff was really friendly and attentive to me. If you've never been make this a must visit; you won't regret it. I'll definitely be back soon.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic experience! It is in fact authentic Mexican food. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly about gluten free options on the menu. The food was delivered fast and was delicious. While this is not the place for large parties it is definitely a new favorite....It is handicap accessible and can accommodate someone with a walker. I had the steak tacos and another member of our party had the fajitas, both were tasty and the restaurant was beautifully decorated. The staff was friendly and attentive to our questions and the service was excellent. Check it out! You will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Arrive around 5:00 on weekends as gets very crowded! Excellent service!!! Food portions good size.. salsas nice change from other Mexican spots. 4/5 bc no margaritas!!! Try Cafe Bueno and you’ll be god you did!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant is OUTSTANDING! Wow. Real Mexican food in Frederick MD. Wow. The Vampire Margarita is outstanding! Try the Texano Burritos. Now for a real treat, go for the Tongue Tacos! Wow.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

the food was so good!! said the wait would be 15 minutes for carry out, took them 5. people were so nice. will continue to go there!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Tiny and cramped and worth it. Great authentic food. Fantastic friendly and prompt service. We will be back

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 12, 2019

This restaurant recently moved. This was my first visit to the new location. The new location is tastefully decorated and my food was good. But I had a charge on my bill which I have NEVER seen anywhere and will keep me from returning. The...tacos I ordered were listed as coming with beans and rice. I asked for no beans. My bill contained a 99 cent charge for rice only. I asked the server who verified that this was correct. Really you change me for removing something from my plate. Not going back again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

I just don’t get the hype on this place. My husband likes the food so we’ve been three times over the course of 12-18 months or so. I’m done with it after our last trip. Had to ask for chips and salsa at least 3...times. Our app (chips with queso) came after our meals arrived. My son’s “3 tacos, plain, meat and tortillas only” came fully dressed and with rice and beans. By the time he got his correct order, my husband and I were done. We were waiting for his meal to come back, but had to start eating before ours was cold. Server never came back to refill drinks. We had to ask. 2 stars because the food is okay. Not great but okay. Service gets 1 star. And yes, we still left 20% tip. Because we’re supposed to. 🙄More

Date of visit: December 2019
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November 21, 2017|
Response from denisebJ8621EH | Reviewed this property |
They serve a nice variety of local micro brews and national brands. Not sure about wine.
November 21, 2017|
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Response from robertorC1039IX | Reviewed this property |
They serve craft beer. Not sire if they do wine
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Bueno

  • Yes, Cafe Bueno offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Cafe Bueno offers delivery services.

  • Cafe Bueno is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5