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453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3928
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Ranked #18 of 175 Restaurants in Hyannis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $13
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

beautiful layout and décor. not a large restaurant, but more of a great bar with really good food. lots of locals. not crowded in fall but must be very busy in summer. good service and menu selections. wish it were in my hometown.

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Prattville, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I visited during our anniversary trip to Cape Cod. We were walking down Main Street in Hyannis looking at menus of all the restaurants. A nice local gentleman told us to try Embargo. We were glad we took his advice. Great jazz combo playing and a fantastic tapas menu made for a fantastic dinner. Try the Lobster... More

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Dallas, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were visiting Hyannis for a couple of days and tried the restaurant based on reviews. The drinks were horrible. Not sure what it is they call tonic, but I do know there was little to no gin in it. We complained to the bartender and he did nothing. Based on the drinks we only ordered one item, the steamed... More

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David N, Owner at Embargo, responded to this review

This review is about one thing and one thing only.. That the bartender would not put extra booze in your drink. Maybe that's how you do it in Texas, but it is illegal in Massachusetts. All of our drinks are the same size pour, and we sell thousands a week without complaint. Wouldn't life be wonderful if all you had... More

Barnstable, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I love tapas and never knew until I visited Embargo. I've been here several times and try to try something new each time. Loved almost everything I've tried (not a fan of the Gorgonzola Flatbread). Service can be a bit slow at times, but the food is worth the wait. Lots of yummy beverages as well. Happy hour with half... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We had planned to sit outside but in the end sat in a booth after enjoying several cocktails. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive recommending both cocktails and tapas options. I agree with an earlier comment that this isn't tapas as we know it in Europe but we're in Massachusetts and I don't think there was any pretence on... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The hold and cold tapas at Embargo would be first rate at any time, but during happy hour (4-6) and all day Tuesday, they are a great bargain, selling at half price. Note 1 is that tapas containing lobster are not discounted. Note 2 is that by Mass. law, drinks cannot be discounted. The venue in on Main Street in... More

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great food and great service in a great location. The small plates ( tapas) makes it easy to choose several to get a great sampling of food. See you soon.

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lancaster, pa
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The tapas are amazing. We had a vegetable terrine, marinated artichokes on spinach, skirt steak, I forget what else but this was one of the best tapas restaurant ever and we have chosen tapas on three continents so far. We enjoyed the street life walking by. The servers were a real delight and very obviously enjoyed working there, and eating... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I don't know who Aunt Polly is, but I've been here a bunch of times and have always been impressed by the food. Martinis are great too. Service, however, is the reason why it's not 5 stars- so slow! You'd think when the food is small and the menu is limited it would be out faster...but we must have waited... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Whilst on a 2 week honeymoon trip my wife and I spent 4 nights in Cape Cod, and regrettably this was the worst experience by far. We were initially enticed by the appearance of the place and the atmosphere, but the food was such a let down. My wife and I are from Europe and eat tapas regularly but the... More

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Additional Information about Embargo

Address: 453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3928
Phone Number: 508-771-9700
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
Cuisine: Tapas

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