Embargo

4.7
334 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Embargo is open and is the place to be on Cape Cod, featuring a chic and sophisticated atmosphere with amazing food and handcrafted cocktails. Our menu features dry aged steaks cooked to perfection, mouth watering tapas, and of course, fresh local seafood. Each meal becomes an event when shared with friends and family!

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, we do not guarantee reservations for outdoor patio seating. Tables are sat on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a reservation and request outdoor seating, you may endure a brief waiting period. All reservations are held for 10 minutes and will be considered cancelled without a phone call. Please also note we only take reservations for dining tables only.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
What 334 people are saying
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LOVEgreatfood
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was AWESOME! (Travis)
Food was really top notch! The only thing we were not too crazy about were our desserts, but other than that we would ALL come back again! We had all 3 creme brulee options, key limes pies and ice cream.
Food, drinks ambiance, host and servers were just excellent!

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viptjje
New England
105 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Another awesome meal at Embargo. It remains one of the best places on Main Street.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our wedding anniversary! Such a fantastic place! We didn't want to leave! It was like a party. Great food, excellent service. Everything was awesome!!

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EmARK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went out for tapas and the food quality and service was good. It was a little hard to predict how much food we were ordering due to the varying sizes of each dish - for example the gambas al ajillo only had 4 medium shrimp, but the buffalo oysters were about a dozen.

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Likesconversation
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, especially the lamb lollipops, they were perfect.

LM
vipLynnM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

While we enjoyed food very much the host was very unhelpful. We did arrive early and he told us to come back since it was busy. When we did come back he then said they were too busy to seat us. What is the point of baking a reservation if the host will just decide we are not to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sinner before a concert

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viptjje
New England
106 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun, friendly, good and reasonable - especially during happhour!

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gavinsmimi
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tapas -we had stuffed mushrooms, eggplant parm, lamb lollipops, pan seared scallops all at half price from 4:30-6:30 — even on Saturday Fun way to dine.

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DianneS
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Older as well as younger crowd, all excited for karaoke night Wednesday. Food was delicious! Especially loved the mashed potatoes and the raspberry creme brulee.

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John
Atlantic City
76 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tapas menu and all choices were excellent. The speciality drinks were excellent. Went back the next night for drinks. The restaurant has a parking lot behind the building. Would definitely recommend.

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ReneeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were good. Liked that they took reservations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant on the Cape. We make sure to stop in when we are in the area and are never disappointed.

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val13
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had John... made our night

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EmilyE
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Nice outdoor seating area. The inside was too loud for me, but that’s personal preference.

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vipWinelover
New England
38 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Waitstaff were great and the food was good. It was extremely noisy, especially when we were seated next to a large table of people who were yelling! We were moved to a table in a quieter spot which was a bit better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to have drinks at the bar before dinner and ended up staying at the bar instead of grabbing a table. Dave the bartender was awesome! Very personable. We asked for 5 of the best topaz and we got 5 awesome topaz! Great food, great atmosphere. Thank you guys for a great evening.

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vipirishboston
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This resturant was excellent. The food was amazing. The drinks are awesome. I will be back for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome experience. Great cocktails, martinis and good. Will come back again!

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thomasf
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 12 different tapas items at our table and everyone of them was fantastic

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aprilm
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrated a special occasion. We had to Change the reservation three different times and every time I called on three different occasions I got Scott twice and then another gentleman and each were very nice and accommodating for our large party of 14! food was great service was spectacular and we would definitely come back!

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LeeRC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful variety for our group of eight people. Everyone enjoyed themselves

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KathleenT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here at least twice a month. The tapas are amazing and the service outstanding. They take reservations now, which is great because they are always busy.

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BettyC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, excellent food, decent prices. It’s a hangout for the younger crowd and by 8 or so, it gets crowded and noisy, which we knew, and we chose an early dinner time (6). The staff could not be more friendly. Great eating spot, just be warned, it’s a big, crowded bar space with live music once it gets cranked up later in the evenings!

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vipMarkP
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the years we have dined at Embargo (and its predecessor) a great deal. Due to Covid we did not dine there at all last year. Last night was our first trip of the summer. Over the years, the kitchen and staff never seemed to have the right rhythm when it came to getting orders out in a timely fashion. Last night they totally nailed it and we had a blast without any of the residual anxiety of when those last two or three plates of food were going to emerge from the kitchen. Very efficient, our server was excellent (thanks Michelle), and the food was delicous.

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DianaD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tapas are amazingly delicious, any things you choose is in a good portion, great presentation, any martinis are delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was wonderful. we were a table of 4 and somehow the table magically flipped, probably an earthquake of some sort. it definitely, most certainly had nothing to do with our alcohol intake. martini glasses shattered and we were soaked with alcohol and the staff could not have been cooler about it. they cleaned it up, made sure we were ok and brought us new drinks and gave us fresh drinks. the waitress was so nice and didn’t make us feel bad and deservingly teased us for the rest of the night 😂 we loved it and will definitely be back!

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KateG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Great and would go back. The food was awesome, servers attentive,

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Waitstaff was super attentive, awesome atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We got dinner at embargo before seeing a show at the cape cod melody tent. Our server Travis was AWESOME! Attentive and helped us make sure we could leave on time to make it to our show. There was a lovely live jazz band playing and we enjoyed our food very much, particularly the sliders and the flatbread pizza. The tapas were larger than we were anticipating, we ordered four for our group of two people and probably would have been fine with two or three. We will definitely come back again when we aren’t rushing and have more time to enjoy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Loved everything about this place but the noise level. The food was amazing and the service was wonderful. Hope to return very soon.

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Dinewfriends
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and the choices. Fun night for all

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EdwardS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The good. Food was excellent. Very tasty and delicious. Drinks were excellent could actually taste the alcohol

The bad. On the high pricey side relative to the amount you get

The ugly (very ugly). Once dancing started way past The stated time, immediately drinks were spilled on the floor and one big sticky mess. Terrible. Drinks are allowed on the dance floor so there you go. The DJ had zero personality and the music selection had no variety All the same.

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Levmom
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and fun atmosphere! Came for my husband’s birthday with a group of 7, all with different dietary needs. Everyone wan happy with the plates they ordered. Cocktail menu is extensive and service was excellent! Definitely would go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service

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EyeW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Excellent food quality !

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LoriS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had crab cake, baked clams,eggplant parm, coconut shrimp all great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food for a great price. The drinks were delicious, too. Sitting in Embargo feels like you’ve been transported to NYC or Boston - it’s a very hip restaurant with its house music and ambiance. This is a great restaurant for a date and I’ll definitely be returning again when visiting the Cape!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very friendly and super fast despite the restaurant being really busy. The food was delicious and came out quickly! All of the flavors were amazing and well balanced. You’ll want to try all of the cocktails because their bartenders are top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live Embargo and all the people that work there. From the hostess that greets you to the waitstaff that brings your food. We have to mention our fabulous waiter Blake…Blake is friendly, attentive and professional. We eat at Embargo every Tuesday night for 1/2 price tapas. It’s our favorite night of the week!!! ~Debbie and Ted

FAQs

Embargo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 771-9700.

Embargo is rated 4.7 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Embargo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/embargo/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.