Embargo

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$30 and under
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Embargo 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: We will only hold tables for 10 minutes after a reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food & drinks here. Never disappoints.

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SheilaM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, we had 5 small plates. Everything was fresh and done to perfection. The service was excellent. We would go back again and highly recommend it.

DB
vipDianeB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints. Fun place for date night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the music too, we just had a table too close to the musicians so it was hard to have a conversation at the table.

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ArnieL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. We had raw oysters, shrimp, and steak. Can’t wait to go back and try some of the other tapas offerings. The vibe and ambiance were great: it was a bitter cold Valentine’s evening, and the on screen fireplaces gave us a warm feeling. Our server was both attendant and so nice. If I had two tiny suggestions one would be to put a hook somewhere inside the ladies room stalls, as we hate to set our purses on the restroom floor.
And the other was the dessert slice. It was a delicious sort of chocolate cheesecake, which we got ‘to go’ to share at home. So, of course, we didn’t expect a double slice while paying for just one. But compared to other restaurants, it was quite small. But these things are not really relevant to the overall great experience and fun night we had at Embargo. Will try to return soon.

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vipj32martini
New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere, menu and cocktail selection. I enjoy a tapas style place to try out many different flavors and great for sharing.

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vipDotsgirl
New England
71 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never been here before but will definitely be back. Great food and drinks. Service was great

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FrankM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is a perfectionist and the Food is excellent. Jazz on Saturday was super. John the manager is gracious and a wonderful host. The 2 bartenders are Master Mixologists serving the perfect cocktail. Travis our waiter was personable, helpful and always there to check on us and provide us with what we needed. Kudos to David the owner for assembling this staff.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fun place with excellent service and great food

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for Saturday evening, but arrived about 45 minutes early. No problem! We were seated immediately and got amazing, attentive, but not intrusive service from TJ. He answered all of our questions and made several suggestions regarding wine and food, which were spot on! The food was delicious, flavorful and fresh, and cooked to perfection. We listened to great live jazz, and enjoyed the lively ambiance a lot. Embargo is not too loud or too light, and the contemporary decor is clean and welcoming. We will return, and ask for TJ. Thanks for a lovely, lively, friendly dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For true tapas lovers, there aren't many 'authentic' tapas on the menu.
That said, they do a nice selection of small plates.
Good cocktails; friendly atmosphere.
Great before the symphony or theatre.

CR
vipCadeRider
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was our second visit, the first was 2 years ago when they still had the sushi menu. Maybe its a different chef now, but the food was not nearly as good as last time. It was just "OK" compared to awesome last time. We would go back again, but we wouldn't go out of our way to do it.

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Sunny
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation. Asked for a quiet table and were seated in a corner. Noise was very high anyway. We sat at that table for about 25 minutes, and no one ever came over, although various workers saw us there. No one offered us drinks or asked if we had questions or took our order, so we finally just got up and left. Seemed as if the place was so hung up on its "renovated" "hip" vibe that it didn't have time for a couple of old fogies just looking for a nice dinner. This wasn't our first time at Embargo, but I'm pretty sure it was our last!

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Elrob
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food— extensive amounts of small plates if you like to graze and have variety for your meals. Really nice list of cocktails and martinis. A big bar crowd made it pretty noisy but tolerable.

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ToddB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Embargo is nicely decorated and a very interesting and flavorful menu from Tapas to Big Plates. We really enjoyed the Scallops as well as the muscles and the seafood casserole in sherry sauce was very good! The highlight was our server TJ who is the ideal spokesperson for the restaurant. He knows the menu backwards and forwards, made excellent recommendations and was very attentive to our table. He was a real pleasure to have as our server!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolute blast at Embargo. Our server (I believe his name is Travis) was top notch, super friendly. The food was really high quality. Very creative concepts and solid execution. Can’t wait to go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Half price selected tapas were awesome... The $7 Mexican street corn which came with no cilantro... such a simple dish that is usually so good anywhere was disappointing and not worth $7

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KarenE
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner before a show at the Melody Tent!

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vipmacappa
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Restaurant is great but the chef will not be flexible with a thing and the waitstaff lets you know he is difficult.

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BILL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent tapas somewhat overpriced for portion size but they were excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Billy was our waiter and the entire staff was awesome

MC
MargieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner outside on the patio for our 45th anniversary last week. We enjoyed all our favorites including the cod fingers tempura, the scallops with rice and rioja honey. We also decided to try the scallops wrapped in bacon which were equally delicious. The cheese board was such a nice start with machengo, goat cheese and gouda with guava jelly and crackers. The hummus and tahini was delicious on pita that was soft and warm. Shauna was a great waitress and kept our orders coming. She also helped resolve an issue we had with our reservation. We had informed the hostess upon arriving that we were a bit early for our reservation and would like one of the outside tables. She appeared to notify someone inside so we thought we were all set. Half way through our meal, I received an email from Open Table asking why we had not shown up for our reservation, which was rather unnerving. Our waitress explained that they do not reserve outside tables, which I had clearly indicated was my preference on my reservation but this was the first I was aware of this. Also, though I had indicated that this was a special occasion, there was not even a welcoming Happy Anniversary. Too bad the reservation management is not up to the quality of the food which keeps us coming back year after year and had made a special trip to the Cape for our Anniversary this year.

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PatriciaN
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Using Groupon coupon was confusing and pointless. I understand that you cannot use for happy hour but why bother buying this when I was charged another 57.00 for using Groupon. Won’t do again

DG
DonnaG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! A little pricey but well worth it! We would definitely revisit!

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vipCouplescoach
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat outside which was great except for the noise of a fan from a restaurant across the street,

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martinm
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretty good food, American version of Tapas, nothing outstanding, priced too high for sure

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vipRVich
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Menu great. Food great. Drinks lousy. Watery with little flair - had higher expectations based on an entire page of drinks. Wished the server told us that dessert kitchen was closing as we didn’t get a chance to put our order in (we ate late). Training opportunity.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Been going there for years now. Food is great... Tapas, small plates, great variety. Drinks are great. Wide wine choice. Awesome deserts, most made in house. Bar manager, Luis, is awesome! Staff is attentive and fast. Friday specials great values. Jazz musicians Saturday night. Dancing after. Easy, free parking a short walk away behind the JFK Museum. This place has it all. Our favorite in Hyannis.

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SOFcc
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

There were 4 of us. Our food arrived at different times, and one item didn't arrive at all. The kitchen said they had sent it. We were never offered water, and our waitress brought the wrong beer to one person. While the food that arrived was good, we're definitely not going back.

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vipRoberto
Naples
68 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy hour is great! Food was excellent service caring. Would recommend!

RC
RobertC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, newly renovated, enjoyed the tapas, great drink selection.

NE
vipNETraveler
New England
73 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Don’t miss having desert. Tapas are great but good deserts to share. Our server helped make our choices

Not sure music a plus if you want to talk

KH
KimH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing selection of tapas and each one was better then the last!

TC
vipTomC
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

This is the second time we've eaten at Embargo and the best recommendation I can give is avoid the place. Given they have live music during peak dinner hour should be the first indication that they are pulling out all stops to get people into the place. We had the Hummus dip and it was literally disgusting--I had one bite and that was more than enough. Then we had their "house special" asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and although edible was nothing special. We decided to skip ordering dessert and walked down the road to a decent Mexican restaurant given the wait at the seafood establishments.

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Dinnerout2
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time. Missed eating at this establishment. Glad they are back open!

DF
vipDianneF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our waiter was great!

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lizzie
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

A bit disappointed in the quality of the food this time.

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donG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to see they have finally re-opened, this is a favorite for us!

PB
PeterB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful experience! Great service, great food, great drinks!

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Embargo is rated 4.4 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

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