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Contemporary, American, Bar, Spanish
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453 Main St, Frnt, Hyannis, MA 02601-3930
+1 508-771-9700
16:30 - 01:00
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cape cod
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114 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice ambiance and vibe. Half price apps are great and gives the guest a way to try different dishes at an excellent price. NIce wine list. Most staff are friendly and helpful. I go there about once/week for an app (or two) and a drink.

Thank iosilver
Centerville, MA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good tapas--fun to share small plates--and a nice big bar. Well-located on Main Street with some outdoor seating and reasonable prices. A favorite.

Thank Capecodder12
Tiverton, Rhode Island, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot believe how many errors were made that cost this restaurant money! 1. Waiter misheard drink so brought straight vodka 2. Although we were very clear re husbands dairy allergy, one dish came out with dairy. 3. Two other dishes were totally wrong so runner obviously brought us other tables dish..... 4. Server dropped one of those dishes so no... More 

Thank Seena F
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is right downtown Hyannis so expect to pay for location. This is a tapas restaurant/bar so they have small meals that you can share or eat yourself. The prices were high for the food you received and the drinks are weak, so order beer/wine if you want to enjoy a drink. They have an extensive martini/drink menu with... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We usually have Christmas Eve either in Wellfleet or in Upstate NY. This year it was on The Cape. When we drive in from the Boston area we generally stop in to Hyannis for a quick sip and this year the only place open on Main St. was Embargo. They had just opened for Christmas Eve festivities and the two... More 

Thank LondonBunnies
Centerville, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped on the way home for a night cap. Thank goodness for Luis, as Brie was not a favorable bartender. Luis set us up with menus etc & was happy to provide whatever we needed. As we we were looking at the menu for drinks, Brie came along & Asked if we needed anything. My husband ordered a Baileys straight... More 

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David N, Owner at Embargo, responded to this review

Breanne has asked me to pass on a message to you. "Im very sorry for offending you, that was not my at all intention. Please please come back again and enjoy a round of Bailey's on me!" More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Embargo on my birthday, 1/17/17 for the first time. It was a Tuesday and they offered 1/2 price on most Tapas. We had 7 different tapas, both hot and cold. The price was great and so was the food, service and atmosphere. Will go back and suggest to all.

Thank pasojack
Baton Rouge, LA
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252 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Recommended by a local, we visited Embargo on a chilly Hyannis evening. It seemed to be the local bar scene. Our fellow patrons seemed to be mainly local people out for a drink. We decided to try the menu while we were in there and weren't disappointed. I would not make it a dinner destination but do recommend if you... More 

Thank MGKelly
Missouri City, Texas, USA
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had read several reviews and we decided to go in early on New Year's eve. The bar staff was wonderful and very helpful with the menu. We went during happy hour when almost all of the tapas plates are half price. The food selection was excellent. Will definitely return.

Thank MissingtheCape
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We decided to have tapas @ Embargo on New Years Eve in the late afternoon. They advertise 1/2 off tapas between 4:30-6 PM. Check online for the tapas menu; Con: 1/2 price isn't included on any daily tapas specials, Pro: 1/2 price is on every day in the off season including Saturdays & holidays. I like sitting @ the bar:... More 

Thank Jeebo1965

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 13
Contemporary, American, Bar, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?