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453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3928
508-771-9700
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tapas Thursday

This is a very nice restaurant. On selected Thursday's (I think perhaps the first Thursday of the month), the offer four tapas and a bottle of wine for $39. The tapas selection is wide and I think it caters to many different palates. Ambiance and service are great. Entertainment is early in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Michelle A
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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will feel pretty hip at this dimly lit bar, sometimes providing live music on the weekends in summer. An al fresco area is nice in summer weather but the bar is open year round, with comfy, oversized booths good for relaxing with your cocktail. The tapas vary, but we agree that the Kobe beef sliders are luscious. The Belgian... More 

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MA-USA
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great food excellent ice cold fresh oysters and tasty drinks Don't listen to the haters try it out for yourself...you'll love it

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1 Thank Joe D
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant. On selected Thursday's (I think perhaps the first Thursday of the month), the offer four tapas and a bottle of wine for $39. The tapas selection is wide and I think it caters to many different palates. Ambiance and service are great. Entertainment is early in the evening, which is appreciated by those of... More 

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1 Thank Michelle A
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Tip: Go for dinner or drinks and appetizers before the bar scene starts. Love the sliders. Eat at the bar for the best service. Good place to go before a show at the Melody Tent. We really, really like this place!

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1 Thank SandyNeck59
Easton, Maryland
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Restaurant was not busy yet service was terrible as in missing waitress for long periods. Music extremely loud, cocktails were promised as fresh but clearly made with mixes, food was average, disappointing experience.

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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145 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Love the food at this location. The food is unique and very tasty. The servers were great. The only negative is that it gets loud in here.

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Thank Derek V
Somerset, MA
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Tapas is another word for a full priced appetizer portion. Stayed on the Cape last weekend in Oct. We had a $15 for $30 certificate and decided to go on Halloween evening because they had a jazz group that night. The first thing we noticed was the absolutely frigid temperature in the place. Looking around, we didn't see anyone with... More 

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Thank GoodEatsAmI
David N, Owner at Embargo, responded to this review

Interesting review. I give it a 2 More 

Cape Cod
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This place has an urban feel to it, in a way. The tapas is great. They have live music and dj's, great drinks (the bartender, Luis, is the best), and a cool oval bar. For Cape Cod, this is a really nice spot for dinner or evening activities. I'm not really into dancing, but you can do that, too.

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Thank val7379
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We came in on a Sat night for dinner, attracted by the cool jazz playing and the general vibe. We weren't disappointed. The tapas has a distinctly US Cape Cod flavour, with tempura cod fingers with sauce, ( yummy and fresh fried), a good serve of back ribs with coleslaw, also delicious. Lots to choose from as well as a... More 

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Thank CrystalBayLady
Sutton, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were in town for a convention, and walked along Main ST, looking for somewhere fun. WE FOUND IT!! Dana was the hostess with the mostest!! And Brian was our server, and was so attentive, in a busy and boisterous atmosphere. What a fun evening! Will definitely be back!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3928
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis
  • Phone Number: 508-771-9700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?