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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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Winchester, Virginia
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in town for a show and took a chance on this place. We're fans of tapas and this place did everything perfectly. The place was busy but still maintained a quiet vibe. I started with a bowl of gazpacho that was as good as I've ever had. Next up was a dish that was memorable. Sauteed spinach with... More 

Thank bluezlover
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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243 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

On an unusually warm February day, when downtown Frederick was teaming with people who just wanted to be out and about, we were able to get a table for six at Isabellas. I've been to Spain so have had many tapas- today's were excellent. So many choices it was almost overwhelming. I started with a pear and cranberry sangria, very... More 

Thank Retiredrn365
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a number of times, and yesterday's visit (18 FEB 2017) will be our last. The food was very good, between filet mignon, jumbo bacon-wrapped scallops and paella (chicken & wild mushroom). All were fantastic in taste, but pricing was beyond what they should be by a fair margin. We did order entree dishes in addition to... More 

Thank jfwilder
Jaime E, General Manager at Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Isabella's. I do apologize for the poor experience that you had. I would love to discuss this matter in more detail, so that I may take appropriate steps to correct the problem. Please email me at jaime@isabellas-tavern.com More 

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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 4 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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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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

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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
USD 20 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?