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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

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44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had 15 different tapas dishes for our party of four with Sangaria. Each dish was tasty and we would happily have each again. If there is a downside, some of the dishes had a very, very modest portion (a plus for those watching weight).

Thank CalinCa
Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I had never before experienced a tapas restaurant and I really enjoyed it, mainly because I like variety. There are a TON of plates to choose from, almost too many and it was a hard decision. There were a lot of foods I wasn't familiar with but I asked questions. Everything was really good. They suggest you get 3-4 plates... More 

Thank ktmk13
Charleston, West Virginia
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I went here for the night of our anniversary. I'm one of those people who reads menus like men "read" Victoria's Secret magazines and it took me almost half an hour to decide on the thing to get for an appetizer. We started with (and ended with, but that's part of the joy) goat cheese and almond... More 

Thank Sasha S
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

First dining experience this weekend at Isabella's at the recommendation of a friend. Enjoyed cured salmon with white truffle and calamari tapas along with paella and a glass of sangria. Both tapas and paella were plenty for the two of us to share. The paella was outstanding and the sangria was very flavorful (and not on the sweet side). The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and we also wanted a place that took reservations on Sunday. We ordered a variety of food and everything was delicious! If you like spice and food that is not your average dishes like most restaurants, I would chose Isabella's. I had the salad with smoked trout and brie. It was... More 

Thank steelpa
Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stopped in just for dessert after seeing the six small bowls of ice cream. Delicious! The wait staff was friendly and accomodating. Ice cream was very good.

Thank Jill Y
frederick, maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I came here with a very good friend for a relaxed dinner. Our server, Brian, was excellent. He patiently took us through the menu with good suggestions and kept checking on our needs; service could not have been better! Food was good; some very good - we particularly liked the paella, served in a tapas-sized portion. The feta and watermelon... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I've heard alot about Isabella's, but was not all that imprssed. It's located in the heart of Fredericks downtown restaurant and bar scene and it's probably better to go for the bar scene at night. The food was not all that impressive, but weekend nights it's jammed packed with dancing and lively night life.

Thank Charles H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My family dined at Isabella's for the first time while on a day trip to Frederick. Our server, while friendly, was unfamiliar with the menu and could not pronounce many of the menu items. My wife, who was born and Spain and visits frequently, tried the paella. To be generous, just because you mix rice and seafood in the pan... More 

1 Thank JackDmv
Washington DC
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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.... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, 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
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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