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$$ - $$$
Contemporary, American, Bar, Spanish
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453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3930
+1 508-771-9700
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually have Christmas Eve either in Wellfleet or in Upstate NY. This year it was on The Cape. When we drive in from the Boston area we generally stop in to Hyannis for a quick sip and this year the only place open on Main St. was Embargo. They had just opened for Christmas Eve festivities and the two... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped on the way home for a night cap. Thank goodness for Luis, as Brie was not a favorable bartender. Luis set us up with menus etc & was happy to provide whatever we needed. As we we were looking at the menu for drinks, Brie came along & Asked if we needed anything. My husband ordered a Baileys straight... More 

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David N, Owner at Embargo, responded to this review

Breanne has asked me to pass on a message to you. "Im very sorry for offending you, that was not my at all intention. Please please come back again and enjoy a round of Bailey's on me!" More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Went to Embargo on my birthday, 1/17/17 for the first time. It was a Tuesday and they offered 1/2 price on most Tapas. We had 7 different tapas, both hot and cold. The price was great and so was the food, service and atmosphere. Will go back and suggest to all.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Recommended by a local, we visited Embargo on a chilly Hyannis evening. It seemed to be the local bar scene. Our fellow patrons seemed to be mainly local people out for a drink. We decided to try the menu while we were in there and weren't disappointed. I would not make it a dinner destination but do recommend if you... More 

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Missouri City, Texas, USA
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Had read several reviews and we decided to go in early on New Year's eve. The bar staff was wonderful and very helpful with the menu. We went during happy hour when almost all of the tapas plates are half price. The food selection was excellent. Will definitely return.

Thank MissingtheCape
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We decided to have tapas @ Embargo on New Years Eve in the late afternoon. They advertise 1/2 off tapas between 4:30-6 PM. Check online for the tapas menu; Con: 1/2 price isn't included on any daily tapas specials, Pro: 1/2 price is on every day in the off season including Saturdays & holidays. I like sitting @ the bar:... More 

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New York City, New York
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170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

My first visit to Embargo. Very nice upscale modern atmosphere. The Bar staff was friendly, welcoming and proficient. 6 oysters ( $7.50) with a Sam Adams Seasonal Octoberfest, ($6.00.) Tapa Time: ( I have been to Madrid, Spain for Tapas) 3 Lamb Lollie,( $3.00 ea) , ($9.00). Asked for medium rare, 2 were, 1 was well done. Seasoned well and... More 

Thank Ric C
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Very nice place to go for a relaxing evening with friends or a date. The live jazz makes for a perfect evening. The tapas (and entire menu) choices are amazing, no shortage of selection no matter what you are in the mood for. Recommend the hummus!

Thank MannyDana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice place with half price Tapas on most items on Tuesday. A great selection of Martinis. Service can be a little slow though. Will be back but only on Tuesday as prices are a little high.

Thank G G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went out to get something to eat Saturday night.. being the Cape there aren't many options.. we yelled to the doormen if they were still serving(this was about 10:30 pm food stops at 11) they said yes! We rushed in and sat at one of the booths.. sat there for about 5 min, after we told... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $13
Contemporary, American, Bar, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3930
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-771-9700

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