We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 272: English reviews
Cebu City, Philippines
Level Contributor
149 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Bing M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Jim & Debra W
Brunswick, Maryland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Renee D
Summerville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cozy restaurant which is a nice place to try a variety of tapas with drinks. If you want a meal, they also have very good entrees. Definitely worth trying this place out.

Thank Willbaugh
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants downtown. I enjoy going for lunch and getting 3 tapas for $10.99. I wish this was offered on the weekends also during lunch. Asparagus Fries are one of my favorites tapas. The sangria is also really good. Definitely a must try if you haven't been

Thank dexMD
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good tapas, nice atmosphere. A great selection of different dishes. Great options for healthy eating also. I would recommend the chorizo with white beans. It was really good. The paella looked great also.

1 Thank Zachary L
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat at the bar and had tapas and martinis...they make the best flavored martinis I have ever had. We sat on the back side of the bar so we could people watch and not be in the crowd. The bartenders were awesome, ask for their tapas recommendations...the tapas change and the bartenders seemed in the know about what was good.

1 Thank kjmyers73
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In search of a Mediterranean food experience, I joined a family group for lunch at Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar (44 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701). The establishment was set comfortably in the historic district of this conspicuous Maryland burg and offered authentic Spanish cuisine. My party was waited on by Brian Klitch, who offered his vast knowledge and... More 

2 Thank Steve L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch tapas specials were perfect. Just the right size- 3 on the special. Very tasty and beautifully presented. Two of us got the special so we shared 6 plates. All were excellent. Shrimp, beef, rice, empanadas, etc. were all perfectly cooked and arrived within a couple minutes of each other. The service was great, too. Isabella's is a gem.... More 

2 Thank Barbara M
Annandale, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, it's on Market Street right in the middle of the city, so it's not exactly hidden away, but you could still overlook this place if you didn't know about it. That would be your loss, as it's actually quite delightful. Tapas (small plates) restaurants are not common in the mid-Atlantic area, and they're a great opportunity to mix a... More 

2 Thank Doug S

Travelers who viewed Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar also viewed


Been to Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?