I have been wanting to eat at Embargo 62 because I love a good Cuban sandwich and happily had my chance last week. The first thing you notice is the decor. I love it. There are wooden tables, with mismatched worn metal chairs, lots of colored glass and even a huge fish on the wall. But what I loved the most was the wall that was made to look like a real bodega. It is painted in blue and white with a roof line and the food actually comes out of the small window. Super charming, such a nice touch.
My husband has eaten there for lunch before, so he knew to order the ceviche. For drinks I started with a Cuba Libre and I forgot to take note of what my husband ordered.
My Cuba Libre was good, it arrived in a metal cup. However, when I saw the table next to us get their mojitos, I knew that was going to be my next drink. The Ceviche was excellent. I could have easily ate the whole plate and just called it a day. It was seasoned perfectly with a hint of cumin. The plantain chips were crispy and the perfect accompaniment.
My husband ordered the cuban sandwich and I ordered the medianoche. The Medianoche is basically the Cuban sandwich on a semi-sweet roll. They were both good and served with more plantain chips. Though I think next time I’ll get mine on the authentic Cuban bread. Because there will definitely be a next time.
Embargo 62 is located at 301 Cherokee Blvd Chattanooga, TN 37405
Their phone number is 423-551-4786
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