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Cafe Bueno

503 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5234
+1 301-620-8858
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“burrito” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
503 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5234
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm always in search of a real mexican meal, and for the East Coast, this was one of the best so far. A very simple menu, with real Mexican offerings. A word of caution, the menu is not diet friendly, if you're vegetarian the options...More

Thank GlobeGuides
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did like the food that I could actually eat and the atmosphere is nice, however, they ruin Mexican food for those of us with gluten allergies. I can eat at almost ANY Mexican restaurant, because their food is inherently gluten-free if you avoid flour...More

Thank Christina D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good food, cheap lunch specials & "real" Mexican food! Try them today if you're craving good food. Last I knew they allowed BYOB in the dining room since they don't serve alcohol & there's a liquor store right next door. Tacos, fajita salad are big...More

Thank margret272
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We found this little gem tucked away in the manufacturing side of Frederick. It is in a strip mall by a 7-11. They have some good food. We had chicken tacos that were seasoned very nicely. Delicious flavor. Also on our tab was the naked...More

Thank debbie w
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Ordered pick-up/to-go. Great telephone and in-person service. Very friendly staff. Camarones à la Diabla is my favorite dish here. Corn tortillas are very good. Shrimp were very well prepared and significant in size & portion. $15.00 is a bit pricey but you get 4 tortillas,...More

Thank MDTJ
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Stopped in for a late lunch and my group left satisfied, commenting they would return. Our meal ranged from Fish Tacos, Steak Burrito, and a Chicken Burrito. Staff were very welcoming and friendly, food was prepared quickly, nicely presented and most of all we were...More

Thank dovo51
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The meal was excellent from the chips and salsa to the fried ice cream. We had a steak, chicken and shrimp burrito and a fajita salad with chicken. The salad was delicious! It is a small place, but we were seated immediately and our service...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Have been eating her since they opened a few years ago. Have lived in California and Texas and - until this place finally opened - there was little in Frederick that resembled authentic Mexican food. I still remember the tomato-sauce like salsa at my first...More

Thank HoyaSchaef
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Sorry to be contrary but we had great expectations and we’re greatly disappointed. Three adults and one toddler went for lunch. We asked for some chips/salsa and were told they were a “side”. They arrived quickly and were stale, undercooked/chewy, and too salty. The little...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 24 January 2018

By the looks of this place you may not expect the food to be too great. But wow, the tacos are so good here. Very authentic and full of flavor. The staff we interacted with were attentive and kind. You can tell a lot of...More

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21 November 2017|
Response from Denise B | Reviewed this property |
They serve a nice variety of local micro brews and national brands. Not sure about wine.
21 November 2017|
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Response from Roberto R | Reviewed this property |
They serve craft beer. Not sire if they do wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5234
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-620-8858
Cafe Bueno is located at the intersection of East and 5th Streets. We are located in the same center as 7-11, about 3 blocks north of Shab Row. There is plenty of free parking in our large front lot.Cafe Bueno serves authentic Mexican food, and yes, we are the real deal! We have ten different kinds of tacos! A few highlights are our hand-breaded fish tacos, topped with radishes, cabbage, and served with cilantro salsa on the side, or tacos al pastor, which is a combination of spicy marinated pork and pineapple, served on a soft corn tortilla and topped with onions, cilantro, and fresh lime. Our salsa verde and salsa roja hot sauces are freshly made in-house. We serve Mexican breakfast all day, including huevos rancheros, huevos con chorizo (our chorizo is made fresh in-house, of course!) We also have daily specials showcasing other authentic Mexican dishes, such as sopes, huaraches, carne asada, chile rellenos, mole enchiladas, carnitas, and much more!
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