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Embargo Grill

3960 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5643
+1 619-786-7522
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3960 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5643
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to eat here it is absolutely delicious. I had the pulled pork dish with rice, pink beans and salad this dish has a sweet sauce I would recommend it. The servings are big also. You can create your own dish which we also...More

Thank ashleymF3658KV
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ashley, We are so glad you gave us a try and had a wonderful experience. Our aim is to exceed your expectations and it sounds like we did. Thanks you for your business, for sharing and spreading the love. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Every meal was just finger licking....Ladys enjoyed they Sangaria...Ice cold beer...5+....must try, when in SD

Thank KumarDec2015
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kumar, It's guests like you that make our establishment even more special. We are glad to hear fun was had by all and can not wait for your return. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

In our opinion, this is not what we would consider traditional Cuban food. The bistec tasted like carne asada and the ropa vieja was fatty. However, the maduros were delicious!More

Thank MrsTrueLove
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mrs. TrueLove, Thanks for your business and feedback. As you must have noticed, we coin ourselves: Latin Caribbean Cuisine not Cuban nor Puerto Rican and by no means do we have ANY CHANCE competing with your lovely Abuela...rest assured the bistec at Embargo Grill...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Delicious. I'm not sure what else to say — the food here is amazing! The service, right off the bat, was friendly and quick. After placing my order, there was a bit of a wait to get my food, but it was worth it. The vaca...More

Thank texasbrian
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Brian, Thanks for the kind words and spreading the love. We are excited to have met your expectations and look forward to serving you agaun soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

One of my favorite places in San Diego, by far. I went with my mom and we sat outside, enjoying the wonderful weather. Our waiter was extremely nice and friendly and let us know about all the ingredients and meals on the menu (my mom...More

Thank Moradshahi
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Omid, We enjoyed hosting you and your mom and appreciate the accolades. We look forward to your many returns.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Came here with my fiancé, my buddy, and his wife and tried different entrees from their menu. Everything was amazing. The white and red sangrias were heavenly drinks on earth. ~Miami Hat

Thank Shamarr M
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear Shamarr, Your kind words are very much appreciated. We are glad your experience went well and a good time was had by all. See you soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Cuban food. Nice place. Friendly staff. Ordered a steak sandwich. Very filling and tasty. The bread was perfect. Beer was cold. The kids enjoyed their teriyaki chicken and rice off the kids menu. I would suggest this place for a quick lunch.

Thank TravelingDad84
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear Danda, We are glad your family enjoyed the visit. Thanks for the fantastic review and your business.

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Read great reviews from Yelp so we try it out. Food good taste , portion medium, price reasonable. Simple seating environment and casual . Spicy spicy for me

Thank jt93664
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear JT, We appreciate your business and the great review.

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Tried this place for the first time. Wow! This place is super legit! I had the Picadillo, yellow rice and pink beans and all I can say is Wow! The meat was tender and very lean. The yellow rice was very flavorful but, did not...More

Thank lf644
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear lf644, thanks for the very kind words and wonderful review. We aim to please and are very glad we managed to compete with your Aubela...that is always a high bar for us to reach. may she rest in Peace.

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Honestly, we were quite hesitant to try this one out. But we're glad we did it. The dishes were good, and portions are big. So you'll defeat feel like it was worth the money (which is not much, honestly). Service was OK. They only had...More

Thank Francisco V
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Francisco, We appreciate the great review and your kind words. We are happy to hear you had a good experience.

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Rosie H
1 December 2016|
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Response from Hudi E | Property representative |
Yes we do have sevral options for vegetarians. We look forward to serving you.
Danielle L
26 September 2016|
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Response from Hudi E | Property representative |
Hi Danielle, If you could please email us at Embargo Grill we can send you a kids menu to look at. Thanks.
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3960 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5643
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-786-7522
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Embargo Grill features the distinctive and delicious tastes of the Caribbean, house made Sangria and local micro brews. Satiate your appetite with ropa vieja (slow roasted beef), lechon (roasted pulled pork), churrasco (Argentinean style marinated flap steak), Jamaican jerk chicken & Brazilian-inspired mojo shrimp. Enjoy Plantains served as Tostones, Maduros, Mariquitas de Platano and as Mofongo. Other tapas include Picadillo filled empanadas, ham & Swiss cheese croquettas, calamari served with citrus chili sauce & pollo wings layered with Caribbean BBQ and jerk sauce. Tummy satisfying Planchas (sandwiches) include the cubano (classic Cuban pulled pork), medianoche (midnight favorite served with a yellow brioche bread), Elena Ruz (roasted turkey and guava puree) and our very own unique ropa dip (Caribbean twist on the French dip) & jerk chicken sandwich Create your own Embargo Grill Signature Dish or select our flavorful Key West Bowl, Hurricane Bowl or Churrasco Steak Bowl. ​Top your meal and tease your palate with our house-made sauces including chimichurri, mojo, garlic aioli, curry & Jamaican jerk.
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