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Cafe Bueno

) #28 of 320 Restaurants in Frederick $ Mexican, , Latin
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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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
503 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5234
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is really good, authentic and very reasonably priced. The service is adequate and friendly. The atmosphere is basic, but clean. Not a "first date" type of place, but definitely a regular "go to" for my partner and I.

Thank dawnhg
Reviewed 1 week ago

It reminds me of some place you see on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's small and the food and service were average. We won't be rushing back anytime soon.

Thank YorkieGal29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love cafe bueno. The torta's here are delicious. i drove past this place for 3 years before I actually stopped in and don't regret the decision. Its can get super crowded because seating is limited. Everything on the menu including the torta's and tres...More

Thank sophelia
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I have been in this restaurant at least 50 times. The food is always awesome! The kitchen staff do their research in providing typical Mexican dishes. They make their own chorizo! Their 4 homemade sauces are superb! Try the tongue tacos! If you really crave...More

Thank Guillermo P
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful, understated and consistently good. Ordered favorite spicy pork tacos served traditionally. Fresh corn tortilla, cilantro, lime and guac- can't beat price or service.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We stopped here on our way back to DC from Harpers Ferry. The servers working were very nice and the restaurant had a local friendly vibe. The food was good, but not exceptional and not enough to go back. The prices were good. I had...More

Thank Cavi
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Probably our favorite Mexican place in Frederick. Staff is friendly and selection of food is great. BUT go for the stuff that is not on the menu, like the tongue tacos etc. They have a selection of three sauces to go with the food. Try...More

Thank Taosmeister
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I love this place and dine here frequently! It's the best hidden gem in Frederick. The wait staff is friendly, efficient and courteous. The food is excellent and I highly recommend trying any of their daily specials.

Thank Penrose42
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I was at one of the local breweries checking TA for a place to eat. The bartender ask what I was looking for. I said authentic Mexican. Right away he said hands down this was the best in town and only locals know about it....More

1  Thank SteveofPA
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Food is great. The serve several different sauces to try from green to habanero. Located in a little strip mall next to 7-11, it s atmosphere is quaint and real. Try the burritos or tortas or even the fish tacos.

Thank suprtoy
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 16:00
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 of genuine Mexican ingredients, including tomatillos, jalapenos, guajillo chiles and chile de arbol. Our meats are all hand-cut, marinaded to perfection, and served on tacos or on a massive torta sandwich. The infamous torta cubana is not to be missed - a combination of steak, spicy pork, ham, hot dog, egg, lettuce, tomato, mayo, onion, jalapeno, and avocado. We serve Mexican breakfasts all day, including huevos rancheros, huevos con chorizo (our chorizo is made fresh in-house, of course!) And we serve all the American classics, like eggs, homefries, pancakes, and french toast, until 11am. 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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