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$$ - $$$, , American
453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3930
+1 508-771-9700
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (202 reviews)
“lamb meatballs” (11 reviews)
“kobe sliders” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3930
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Reviewed yesterday

Embargo was highly recommended by a colleague so we stopped in for dinner while we were.in Hyannis. The service was excellent. Our server helped with some selections which I appreciated. We enjoyed the small plates. It was nice to share a few. Everything that we...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a surprise find in Hyannis! Our friends brought us to Embargo telling us how great it was. They were right! The tapas are about the best we've ever had! The tapas menus is extensive and between 4:00 - 6:30 a good selection of tapas...More

Thank dianep119
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner in this restaurant, which specializes in sophisticated cocktails and small plates, with lots of offerings in each category. The food was surprisingly good and creative. We had the lobster bisque (delicious, even if too salty), an unusual and excellent version of shrimp...More

Thank Violeta1860
Reviewed 1 week ago

Embargo is a fun, upscale place on Main Street in Hyannis. it seems to be a happening place there and is a great place for martinis and appetizers. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the live music. Martinis and apps were both great -...More

Thank RickyD23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place we frequent because we like tapas bars and Spanish food. There are many choices of small plates- we especially like the lamb and the escargot. Wine is reasonably priced and drinks are not meager. Good place for a quick bite or...More

Thank capecod2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate inside on Monday night - the atmosphere was great - food and server awesome. We had scallops in bacon, stuffed mushrooms and lamb lollipops. Everything was perfect. We will be back.

1  Thank gayle m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here twice in one week because of the menu and service. Both were outstanding. This place serves small portions so you can try a lot of the menu. Really enjoyed the peanut noodles and also the crab cakes. Scallops wrapped in bacon and spring...More

1  Thank mflynn12018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On July 28, 2018, at 9:50pm I was attacked by an employee. Attention women! For your safety, avoid emBargo at all cost! I was just verbally attacked by an employee at emBargo. I had dinner with my family and stepped out. I tried to get...More

1  Thank Lena H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shared three tapas plates with my wife. All were excellent. Particularly enjoyed the Buffalo Oysters with blue cheese dip. Cocktails were also very good. Only disappointment was that we only saw our server when she took our order and when she bought us our bill....More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Be careful of 1/2 price tapas for happy hour and Tuesday special. Our server neglected to tell us about the choice restrictions in fine print and then LIED to her manager about it. The manager on duty was rude and said that it is clearly...More

2  Thank littymo
David N, Owner at Embargo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

There’s really no need to be careful people. In the last 12 years we have done 621 half price Tuesdays and 4,387 half-price happy hours. No one has ever once accused us of a bait and switch. It’s explained by the server and there’s an...More

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24 February 2018|
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Response from Nomad0921 | Reviewed this property |
I would describe appropriate dress for Embargo as casual but not sloppy., no ripped shirts or jeans.
6 May 2017|
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Response from LondonBunnies | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they're open that early but it doesn't seem like it would be a problem although the atmosphere is pretty "clubby".
Lucy J
30 January 2016|
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Response from proactivesoccer | Reviewed this property |
Happy hour is half off drinks. Tuesday is half off most tapas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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