We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Embargo Grill

3960 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5643
+1 619-786-7522
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“yellow rice” (7 reviews)
“beans” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3960 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5643
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (99)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 97 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great family dinner : very relaxed. Fun attentive staff Love the vacation feel music fans and smells Great kids menus We loved our meals and fair priced

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The food offered here is intense with flavor. The south American influences are apparent and delicious! From drinks to entrees, the selection here is plentiful. The serving size is even more plentiful. Service is well aware of how delicious their food is and is happy...More

1  Thank Uwana J
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and fantastic service. We picked this place because it had gluten free options. Food came out quick and was larger than average portions. They have alcohol choices which featured two house sangrias. Owner was friendly and walked around engaged in conversation with everyone...More

1  Thank Austin W
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after reading some reviews while out at Sea World. We were not disappointed!! They recommend items for us and it was so good and full of flavour. Wish we were staying closer cause we would eat here every night! I would definitely...More

1  Thank Erica L
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear Erica, We So me to please and are excited when we succeed. Thanks for your kind words and, of course, your business. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon this while scrolling restaurants for dinner. I took a chance and called for a delivery. It was so worth it! I ordered the cucumber salad, the chicken sandwich, and the empanadas. All so delicious! 4 stars instead of 5 because I ordered...More

1  Thank scmellor
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear Scmellor, Thanks for your business and wonderful review. We apologize for not getting your order correct.

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Good medianoche. Good key lime tartlet. Pleasant informal atmosphere. Friendly staff. Brewed iced tea.

Thank SDTwit
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear SDTwit, We are glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you sharing the love.

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Found this place while driving down and Cuban food sounded just right. Delicious food all around, everyone was happy. Bummer they don't have a full liquor license, but the sangrias were great. My pulled pork was amazing. Wish I lived nearby as I'd come all...More

Thank Shrubbo
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Shrubbo, We are very glad you found us and appreciate your business. We do hope you visit us next time you are in town.

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

So I came here by myself and I immediately felt the Miami Vibe as I walked up to the entrance! I'm original born and raised in Miami for 18 years and I joined the Navy & got stationed out in San Diego and I have...More

Thank Steven G
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Steven G., Fist and foremost, thank you for your service to our country! Thank you also for discovering us and letting us and the world know...you had a great experience. We are glad we bring back good old memories and look forward to many...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

Wanted to try Cuban food so I ordered their Key West. Tasted as good as it looked. Was told it was their #2 seller. The Cubano sandwich was great and very filling.

Thank mark m
Hudi E, Owner at Embargo Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear Ricky, We are glad you tried us and we are excited to hear you had a wonderful experience. See you soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 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 24 October 2017

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

Nearby HotelsSee all 287 hotels in San Diego
Holiday Inn Express Sea World
304 reviews
.26 km away
Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World
206 reviews
.32 km away
Ramada Limited San Diego/Near SeaWorld
684 reviews
.50 km away
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
2,428 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Phil's BBQ
3,644 reviews
.63 km away
21 reviews
.17 km away
The Pho Shop
10 reviews
.56 km away
12 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
SeaWorld San Diego
9,198 reviews
1.16 km away
Modern Times Beer
58 reviews
1.52 km away
Kobey's Swap Meet
51 reviews
.84 km away
Valley View Casino Center
74 reviews
.96 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rosie H
1 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, 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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing