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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

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44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
3016988922
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Nelson, Canada
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu is unusual and sophisticated. It features shrimp dishes,crab, mussels,beautiful use of brie and other cheeses as well as meat dishes. These are all tapas, but, larger servings that I would have expected. The interior has old world charm with comfortable bright tables and more dimly lit big booths. The lunch menu, if I remember correctly offered 3 tapas... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All four of us enjoyed our evening there. We arrived at our reservation time of 6 PM, got seated and served promptly. Lots of delicious choices.

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Thank alphawolf
Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ordered tapas for lunch: the brussel sprouts, the homemade potato chips with the goat cheese dip, the gambas, and the mussels. All of the dishes were excellent! Our waitress recommended the brussel sprouts and the chips and she was right! They were very good! And all four tapas were enough for my wife and I. We finished all and... More 

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Lincoln, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a restaurant owned by the the very good chef and restauranteur, Mike Isabella!! We had lunch there - the wait person got the order wrong, the food was very mediocre and some was inedible - namely the asparagus fries - not good at all - the sauce for the chorizo in potato chip was pretty good as... More 

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Damascus, Maryland
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed in Isabella's. It is best enjoyed for a long leisurely meal. I recommend ordering a few items to start, but keep the menu and order more as you go. Some of my favorite dishes include the calamari, shrimp with black rice, mussels, chorizo with mashed potatoes, bacon wrapped dates, and any paella. Can you tell... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I would not generally recommend this place to out of area visitors for a full dinner - it is a great place for a few drinks and Tapas. I've visited Isabella's several times - both with business groups (small and large) as well as family - and while enjoyable, it's not my go to place for a nice, sit-down... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

American and other European food intrusion makes the " Spanish" part of the name somewhat suspect, particularly the lunch sandwich specials. But the fried asparagus was good, even if the choice of dressing could be more refined. The gaspacho was okay, but the lentil soup was a disappointment. I had the turkey club, which was good, but I will try... More 

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Thank Bing M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every dish was top notch great service nice atmosphere and wide variety of tapas selections. Drank and ate a little too much but we all had a fantastic time. A must try in Frederick.

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Thank Jim & Debra W
Brunswick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Food was terrific with so many choices it was hard to select. Sharing with friends solved that quite nicely. Service was very good. Only suggestion is to reduce the volume of piped in 80's music so I didn't have to talk over it.

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Thank Renee D
Damascus, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Let me start off by saying that my server was amazing, couldn't have asked for a nicer guy. With that being said, here we go. My boyfriend made a reservation for our 2 year anniversary at 7pm on 8/20/2016, we arrived a little early but they actually weren't that busy and the manager said they could seat us. THE MANAGER... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: 3016988922
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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