Always enjoyable and flavorful
Always enjoyable and flavorful food. Great housemade margarita mix (BYOT)
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
THis Mexi-Cali byo has great
THis Mexi-Cali byo has great california mexican standards and always adventurous specials - usually lots of them. If you have someone with you who doesn't like Mexican (really??!!) there are several entrees that are more american in flavor. We've eaten here many times and love it. BYO tequilla and they have lots set ups for it.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Isabel is a great neighborhood
Isabel is a great neighborhood spot - a little off the beaten path on the ground floor of a high-rise apartment building. Food was outstanding - authentic and flavorful. Will go back again and again!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Isabel and we will definitely come back. It is a small and casual BYOB but in all good ways. The food was excellent and well prepared. We don't eat at Mexican restaurants too often so I don't have a lot of comparisons but I would say this is by far a cut above, very tasty, delicately seasoned, different and "gourmet" Mexican fare, not your run of the mill. We had a great meal!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the convenience of
I love the convenience of this neighborhood gem. Food is always good, although service can be a bit slow. BYOT is a great option.
5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
mother's day brunch
wonderful setting on fairmount, bright windows, spacious, informal though elegant. food was very tasty, worked for brunch with kids, will be back at night for byob
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We did not know much about Isabel but were pleasantly surprised. The food quality was great and very inventive (the raspberry gazpacho was wonderful). This is a BYOB but just bring your tequila as the pitchers provided by Isabels were really tasty! Everything was a really great value as well. We plan to go back soon.....
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Isabel is a small space in an apartment building across from the Museum of Art. The range of entrees was extraordinary for a place that bills itself as Mexi-Cali. The space is used well, the food (I had scallops) was very good and our server was very familiar with how the specials were prepared. There whenever we needed him, left alone when we did not. Looking forward to returning often.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the pineapple and mango guacamole. It was delish. The rest of the food was really good as well. Service was prompt and the server knew what he was talking about and even accommodated a special food request. Overall, great experience. Would def go back again.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this restaurant close
We found this restaurant close to the art museum for a quick meal before an event. The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere was charming. Don't forget to bring your own bottle!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed everything, especially the Quinoa salad and the Paella special..
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty food, long wait
We got there when they opened for brunch. Everything was great except that even though we ordered first of the three tables there it still took the food over a half hour after waiting over ten minutes to order. Food is delicious, space is very pleasant.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had one of our best meals
We had one of our best meals ever at Isabel. THe gaspacho was very good. The Duck enchilado was great. Like the new menu. We will be back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy my experience at Isabe
Great food, pleasant ambiance, excellent service. Love that it's a BYO. Best guacamole ever
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome byo tequila for mexican!
although it is in 2601 building it has great mexican food AND desserts. pitchers of margarita are $9 and glasses are $3. what a deal! food is delicious.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
velada muy agradable
We dined outside on a very nice August evening, something you would not think would be pleasant this close to the Art Museum [or in August].
Food and service were great. Menu had some less common dishes that are well prepared. Service was great. Margarita set-ups were great. Bread pudding was outstanding, Got free parking on the street close by. What's not to like?
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have walked past this restaurant
We have walked past this restaurant many times and finally decided to give it a try on a Saturday night. The service was not only professional but very friendly and accommodating. The four of us all tried different appetizers and main dishes and all were well done. The stuffed pepper and the spiced pork really hit the spot. Dessert and La Colombe coffee rounded out the meal with a very reasonable tab.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was going to be in the area, fond this on open table. It turned out to be a great choice.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful brunch! The specials were fantastic and the mixers are amazing!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Several friends and I had an early dinner here on Saturday night. The waitress was very welcoming and helpful. We all had delicious soup and meals. My crispy duck was outstanding. It truly was crispy. For me this place will probably become a regular since I live in the building above.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM