Dropped into Embargo on Friday night to meet old friends for cocktails. I was greeted with a smile from the hostess and moved on to my table. As I sat with friends, within seconds the waiter appeared and took my drink order. I strayed away from the martini and ordered a draft, which was on the table in about a minute.
It was my first time here, and the place is known as a martini and tapas bar, so we tried almost every offering (they also offer dinner). The tapas are well prepared, visually appealing, and the most important part...tasty. The Embargo Clams were delicious. The Chilagro Beef was cooked to perfection (I might be mispronouncing this one, I was on my second beer). The Vegetables in Tempura Batter were good as well. The Cod...well, not my favorite. It was okay, but not great.
There was also a table-side magician that night and he was headed our way. I was tempted to excuse myself (felt like I was on a cruise ship)...but I stayed seated and I'm glad I did. It was not what I expected. It was fun and performed well.
All in all, a fun couple of hours. Embargo is a good place for a cocktail or two with friends. The waitstaff is friendly as all get-up, and service is fast. We've already made plans to return for Wednesday Night Drag Karaoke. (HUH?)
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