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Cafe Bueno

503 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5234
+1 301-620-8858
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tortas” (7 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“tacos” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
503 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5234
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I always come either to dine in or pick up food whenever we don't feel like cooking or whenever we're in a dire need of real Mexican food. My mom grew up in California and she was disappointed about giving up on...More

Thank tandyyy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is simple and very tasty. You can dine in or carry out. They offer two sauces at the table so you have the option to spice it up a little or a lot. I stopped by for an early dinner on Wednesday around...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very well prepared. Service was fantastic! My wife had the chicken tacos americano style and i had the beef and chorizo Mexican style tacos! So deliciously prepared, the green, red and habanero sauces complemented the meal tremendously.

Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I have heard from several sources that this was THE place to go to for good Mexican, so I had to try it for myself. We went for a farewell dinner for my daughter since she is going to college. It is among her favorite...More

Thank Naja F
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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 30 June 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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