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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 - 23:00
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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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Urbana, United States
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We have always been pleased with both the food and service. Fridays are very busy and we recommend a reservation.

Thank Christopher C
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116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Party of 5, great table by window, wonderful service. We had 15 different tapas between us, all 3 sangria flavors plus beer, coffee and dessert sampler. Everything was not only tasty, filling, fresh but so unique.Would highly recommend this restaurant! Great Market St location to walk around before and after. Beautifully decorated & charming for the holidays.

Thank appaloosas3
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Visiting from the UK it is sometimes a bit of a challenge to accommodate my wife's gluten allergy, no worries here at Isabella's! Food was excellent and service just as good, thanks Isabella's.

Thank Dave W
Jefferson, Maryland
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172 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Ate here celebrating friends' birthdays. Ate outside on a gorgeous Fall afternoon. All ordered the lunch tapas special. Delish. Service was great. Food was tasty. I ordered the asparagus fries, goat cheese fritters and the ceviche. Filling and fun.

Thank ticoalra
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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149 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Came in here on a whim with two of my friends. I had the Quesos de Cabrales con Pan Tostado (Blue cheese on flatbread with fig sauce) and my friends had the Jamon Serrano con Melon and Pan Con Salmon Curado. We all tasted each other's tapas and they were delicious. However, as a college student I thought it was... More 

Thank Colinasita
Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We've had brunch as well as lunch and dinner. We've tried items off the regular menu, brunch menu as well as the tapas and all were very good. The bloody mary's and mojitos are outstanding. The only drawback is we've been seated in the very back corner near the fireplace three out of the five times we've eaten here. Moving... More 

Thank Wendy S
Sterling, Virginia
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Isabella's is a great place for something different. Tapas style selections including chicken, seafood, cheese, etc. Famous for Asparagus Fries, that will give you an idea that it's food is unique. Like watermelon with feta cheese and mint leaves. Good bar as well. Bring lots of $$$$.

Thank marc514
Frederick, Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Im not a huge fan of the type of food offered, i prefer more simple food, but their tapas are to die for. I would always ask for the waiters recommendations, they know best for sure! The choices were a bit overwhelming, but after asking, I was pointed in exactly the right direction! Pricey for sure though. Would recommend for... More 

Thank Brooke C
Takoma Park, Maryland, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

There was nothing wrong with our meal at Isabellas. We ordered tapas on a Saturday night, and everything on average was ok although the menu descriptions sometimes didn't seem to match the dish exactly. The service was fairly prompt. But the tapas portions are such that you'll want around 3 items per person, and at these prices that'll add up... More 

Thank 962kathrynl
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

My husband and I stopped in for early happy hour recently after not having been there in many years. We were able to get the lunch special (it was not 4pm yet) of 3 tapas for $10.95. We had the meatballs, ceviche, and pasta of the day (orzo, chicken, and churizo). All were delicious and filled us up! Service was... More 

Thank WVyankee

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