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El Born

4.6
251 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

El Born in Brooklyn, New York has a number of different menus, all of which are influenced by Barcelona. The name itself comes from the El Born district of this famous city, where ancient alleyways feature the latest fashions and nightlife venues. Here in Brooklyn, El Born serves up new twists on Spanish favorites.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 251 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration!
We had a BLAST!
Great drinks and glorious tapas!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Celebrated my fiancés birthday here last night but got mediocre service and everyone looked too busy to clean up and close up for the night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing - but the BEST part was the service! We came with a stroller on a busy Saturday night, and the staff truly made sure we were comfortable and made us feel at home :) we will come back soon!

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DerC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for the bottomless brunch. The staff was incredibly nice and the food was good.

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

People are friendly, food was overall great. I love the veal cheeks the most. Tapas were great, however, paella was the only dish that I think could be better. The taste was salty and didn’t have layers compared to other outstanding small dishes. I believe it could be more rich and not only the saltiness.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Henry was amazing per usual. Love this place so much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to El Born to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The food was delicious, atmosphere was great and everyone was so friendly. I definitely recommend it.

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Matilda
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite, cool neighborhood spot. Great happy hour menu!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

SUNDAY BRUNCH - This place made too many reservations - we waited for 25 minutes and we ended up leaving and going to five leaves instead.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibes! Great deal! This is definitely going to be a regular date night spot!

GK
GeorgeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have enjoyed El Born enter since they opened. One of our Greenpoint favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing tapas, best octopus in nyc, we would definitely come back


Highly recommended.

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Daisysendslove
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food! Love this place! The food is absolutely delicious and the presentation gorgeous. It's tappas style so I recommend going with a group and ordering a bunch of different things and sharing.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. A bit late for our reservation and they were so gracious. The food was phenomenal, closest thing to Spain I’ve had in a long time.

SB
SabaB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the prices were a little on the higher side.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the croquetas.

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Brklynbkr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We ordered four tapas dishes. Extremely disappointing food. Wilted greens. Nothing with particularly interesting tastes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, friendly attentive staff and the food is absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back.

JD
JamesonD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great tapas! Highly recommend the garlic shrimp and patatas bravas.

EH
EmmaHB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, love the atmosphere, love the themed nights! Thursday is Gin & Tonic night (you buy one, they give you another for free). Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to El Born for our wedding anniversary and it was lovely. Service was perfect, food amazing.

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TinaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They have a great wine special on Tuesdays -- half off a bottle priced at $42 or more. Tapas were tasty, as was the paella. Make sure you also try their croquettes!

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, many delicious menu choices

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Dennis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Consistently poor, slow service. I like the concept, the food is good, the wine is good. They need to hire more staff, it's always an issue there.

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vipHal9000
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tapas very good. Skip the paella. Very little quality seafood and taste was very one dimensional. Service was great and nice ambiance.

JF
JaredF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, and the prix fixe menu was a terrific value as well. Will surely be back!

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AndreaQ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great value! My friend and I got 4 tapas, a paella & bottomless mimosa/sangria all to share for only $60! Best Brussel sprouts I’ve ever had and the vegetable paella was cooked perfectly. Amazing!! I do admit if I was with my bf the portions wouldn’t have been enough but still a great value!

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EmilyJ
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our waitress Sarah was amazing and suggested some great tapas for us to try.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious and having an all tapas menu allowed us to try many varied dishes. Will definitely go back.

CA
CASS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for bottomless! The food is delicious anddd we weren't rushed so were able to enjoy it. The staff is super sweet and the restaurant itself is really pretty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this little spot. Food was amazing but the staff was the best part of our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. Went for bottomless brunch and it was absolutely worth it. The sangria was great and the waitress was attentive on filling up drinks.

Definitely get the Brussels sprouts and the bacon wrapped dates to start. We got the meat paella for our main course and it was so flavorful. Would definitely recommend anyone this place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That’s to Sarah S for giving such great service! Our food was amazing and Sarah was helpful and made great recommendations. Our glasses were never empty! Best bottomless brunch hands down.

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AmishS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food

DT
DanielleT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Who knew that Tuesday was Paella Day! We got a free bottle of wine with our meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot emphasize enough how GOOD the food was. I got the bottomless brunch option with one friend. From the tapas to dessert, literally every single thing was so AMAZING, the flavors, freshness and overall quality of food was 10/10. The price you pay for the quality of food and service was definitely a steal, it was so reasonable I was wondering if I was even in New York anymore. This place will not disappoint.

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vipQueenBea
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

You can't beat their $30 bottomless brunch deal! One of the best I've had in NYC.

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vipSMBl
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Recommend going on a weeknight when it isn't crazy busy. I went on a Friday evening and the wait for the food was quite long as well as getting drink/drink refills. Everything was good but not the same quality as it is when I go on a weeknight.

LG
LauraG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Born is always a great place, the food and ambience is amazing. Never disappoints.

PC
PaoloC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for bottomless. Great and friendly service. The food was plentiful for six of us and super tasty. Totally recommend.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Born using the Order Online button. El Born also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 844-9295.

El Born is rated 4.6 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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