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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 - 20:00
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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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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tapas restaurant! We've visited several times and find the place is "gangbusters" busy every time we go. Love the variety and quality of all the "small plate" tapas, excellently prepared with incredible variety. Very nice bar as well.

Thank Evan R
Kensington, Maryland, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

apparently i ate here a lot last year! the food is consistently yummy: kind of an americanized spanish tapas-type menu. fried asparagus are essential. its all good though.

Thank Lynda A
Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the shrimp/mussels paella and found that the shrimp was overcooked and not spiced well. I've never really had bad shrimp. The paella was good. Don't order the house Chardonnay. It was less than spectacular.

Thank simroy2015
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for Tapas. The food was fantastically good. Great atmosphere and in downtown Frederick. Great meal.

Thank Scott C
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful lunch on Saturday. The service was great this was our third time eating at this restaurant and we enjoy it every time. The food is great and has a great selection. If you love spanish cuisine this is the place to go

Thank Lewis B
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many lovely places to eat in Frederick, but Isabella's was recommended so we gave it a try. We were very disappointed. We ordered drinks and tapas. The Queso al Horno was nice- bread with cheese - but a bit bland, the crispy panko crusted asparagus was overpriced- with 4 stalks for $8 with an aioli sauce, and... More 

Thank MaineCaribbeansoul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My dear friend and I were finally able to get together after the busy holidays! We decided to go shopping in Frederick? MD. Which was close to her house. We had started in Leesburg, VA and moved our way up. The food was very tasty!! (3) tapas for $10 was great! We each ordered (3) different ones and shared. They... More 

Thank Fuzz L
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Came with friends. Ordered heaps and tried it all. The asparagus sticks were my fave. Expensive but we ate well and it was worth it. Interesting restaurant layout.

Thank randomadventurer13
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Good food. Good prices. Nice atmosphere. Go! You'll like it. I was there catching up with friends for about 3 hours, and no one tried to get us to leave.

Thank TravelBug89129
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

First time visit for lunch, fantastic food, great service. Will return, thanks for such a pleasant experience!

Thank nickibrown5

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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, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?