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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

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44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with friends on a pleasant Saturday evening and it was great. Located right in the heart of downtown. There is a parking garage right around the corner that is very reasonable. The restaurant is in a bar-style space; lots of dark woods. They serve tapas but they have entree dishes too. We ordered a couple of tapas dishes... More 

Thank Todd H
Cizur Menor, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can not say enough about this place. The staff was very helpful explaining what each plate consisted of. They are very friendly and efficient. The albondigas plate was my favorite. They have a watermelon and strawberry gazpacho that was very refreshing and tasty. It had the typical sweet flavor you would expect but had a savory garlicy finish that... More 

Thank nunya104
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Isabellas, from 4-7, has a nice happy hour Tuesday-Friday with an expanded complimentary buffet on Friday. That's when we were there, and the bar is very nice, bartenders very friendly and the food offered on the buffet was constantly changing. You have to ask the bartender for wings and they bring you three at a time. The buffet had lots... More 

Thank Donna M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is really good. I had the goat cheese fritters salad with strawberries and pears and it was amazing. Try the empanadillas and ceviche for tapas. The spanish mule is the perfect drink! Cheers.

Thank Katiuska B
Belle Haven, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dined at this restaurant many times and it is always a delight. The service is unhurried and the food quite delicious.

Thank Meloutoo
Frederick, Maryland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop on Frederick! Tapas are the choice and many of them. Not a bad item on the menu and they also have a great brunch on the weekends. Very friendly and always a good time.

Thank David W
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Brunch at Isabella's is great! Food is delicious and staff is always pleasant. Definitely a place to visit if you're in downtown!

Thank nmtrips
Westminster, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went tonight to Isabella's expecting good tapas. Ordered salad, was good. Brussel sprouts which had great flavor but were so oily and greasy the sprouts were sitting in a pool of oil. Third tapas, eggplant with cumin ground beef; oily mess of hamburger meat drenched in its own grease. I couldn't eat it. Under salted and no cumin taste. I... More 

Thank Joan A
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We had reservations so there was next to no wait. Water on the table before we even sat down. An expansive menu that we took our time trying out. The datiles rellenos were my favorite--xrispy bacon wrapped dates stuffed with chorizo and bathes in goat cheese. Papas fritas were shared too. We tried the entire restaurant Week tapas/entree/dessert menu and... More 

Thank randomadventurer13
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288 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were in Frederick for 1 day and stopped here for Brunch. The setting is nice, a beautiful historic building and service was good. We both had Corned beef Hash and it was probably the best that I have ever had. The portion was quite small but I did not want a huge breakfast, my husband could have eaten more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Bar, Spanish, Mediterranean, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?