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453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3928
508-771-9700
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4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Love it!

Small bits or large, I cannot get enough of this place. The food is tremendous and I always look forward to my return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Derek V
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
credit card Amex Card Member Review
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Small bits or large, I cannot get enough of this place. The food is tremendous and I always look forward to my return.

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Waterford, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lovely restaurant! Sat outside on a sunny day! Me and my friends all had a beef burger which was nice and the price was reasonable!

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Cape May nj
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

In hyannis off season and havent been here for maybe 10 years. What a change, tired Cape cafes have just about gone and new wave establishments that remind me more of hip holiday stops around Long Island or NJ shore. Embargo delivered great cocktails, fab food and trendy atmosphere. Top that with really good service. Its a winner!

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were on vacation at the cape and wanted a break from seafood and found this place. I recommend it. Good tapas wide choice and had a great time. I would go back next time in the area.

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Atlanta,GA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant from the Long Dell Inn. The martinis were as great as we were told. I love the music and the trendy/ bar ambiance. We had the lobster arancinis which were not great, but everything else including the stuffed mushrooms were excellent

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?