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El Born

4.7
139 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.


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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 139 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynnV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve so enjoyed our meals at El Born! The chef’s choice is a great way to experience their food - nine different items for a fixed price, every single one of them so flavorful and some with a nice little kick at the end of each bite. Delicious! Great friendly service, too.

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indeel
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress christina was absolutely lovely, and the seafood paella was delicious

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Mofoxi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patatas bravas and the cod were fantastic. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good experience

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Laura24
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Born is one of my favorite spots. Food is always amazing. This time I asked for the chef’s menu and I tried a great selection of tapas. They also prepare the best gin & tonics in NY. The servers are attentive and polite. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovey dining experience at El Born. Friendly staff and delicious plates to share.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our servers !!

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Stefan
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat with friends. Neat seating arrangement. Perfect value

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eitanz123
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, and great value for the $45 tasting menu. Lots of delicious plates!

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SantiagoS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service is excellent. Food is really good. The music is too loud.

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vipScott
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best tapas I have had in NYC. Worth the trip to Greenpoint.

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Gitar814
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Salty fish. Over-seasoned food. Amazing ambience. Would go to once.

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Deli
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

The portions are tiny, is not disclosed. Paid $50 + for three bites of food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My local spot, which I love! Best octopus dish in the neighborhood!

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ArnaldoS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, paella and pulpo are delicious!!

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MichaelC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, enjoyed every dish. We took our time ordering multiple rounds of tapas throughout the night and never felt rushed at all. Will definitely be back again

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vipfunkyfoodie
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here was quite impressive! Not your usual tapas bar with the same 10 items on the menu. Unique ingredients in each dish and high-quality. Was a bit loud but happily my husband and I were at a table for two against the wall so we were able to hear each other. And the high top stools had backs to them so that was a plus. Our server was delightful and knowledgeable. The decor in the restaurant was charming and cozy. And drinks outstanding. Looking forward to returning again!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was good. We ordered the chefs menu that include four tapas ,paella and dessert. Food came out in good time and sever was friendly . The only thing that would perfected the experience is if the server would announced what he was putting on the table. I mean I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to food and I did enjoy it very much but it’s just nice when they explain what they are serving you when you order the chef tasting.

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vipTiffanyJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really great and very tasteful. I love their serving portions because it was the right amount of food to share. The red sangria was so delicious and not sweet at all. I will definitely be returning back for brunch. The place felt so cute and welcoming. Also the staff was very friendly and helpful when we had questions of the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service/food/music was outstanding. Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious.

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RxRx
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I still cannot believe how good it was.

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ninaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and exceptional service..
Had a wonderful evening

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vipChris
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The food was good and I will probably give the restaurant another try. There was a party of 6 or so who were a little drunk that ruined the experience, screaming at the top of their lungs. Everyone in the restaurant was giving them dirty looks but the staff did nothing about it.

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MrsFox
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, lots to choose from. Food came a little rushed, but we enjoyed everything.

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BarbaraF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very satisfied with the service and food. Only complaint is that it was very crowded. That's to be expected -- it's a popular place and we went on a Saturday night. Just a caveat to those who try to avoid places they need to squeeze into.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Grilled calamari was really under cooked and the special (veal cheek) was very under seasoned

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Shughes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious, in tight lively environment. Paella was okay not excellent. Loved several tapas. Wish staff had returned for add’l drink order once food came. Common high-top table worked out fine for large group.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Everything was okay. But everything needed salt and more spices. It was very plain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Just average all around. Food was either too salty or completed under seasoned. Most of the ingredients seemed to be not be top quality. Just average.

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KatherineD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The pallea tasted so burnt. The service was fine but the food was a big disappointment.

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DonW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Let me start off by saying the wife and I live for tapas and we have some pretty high expectations. Our go-to spot recently closed so went on the hunt for a new place and while good, El Born was just not great. We got the chef's menu which was described to us as using seasonal ingredients and more experimental – this was not the case. We ended up receiving three *very* similar cheeses, pan con tomate, pulpo, lobster gazpacho (meh), and brussel sprouts along with squid ink paella. Throw in some patatas bravas and you have the most basic tapas night of your life, so we left a bit underwhelmed.

The staff was very nice but disappeared as the night got busy and we were waiting for a long time to get drinks and our check. I wouldn't tell someone not to go, but I'm also going to keep looking for a replacement as I know theres better somewhere out there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing - I think her name was Christina. Warm and welcoming and made great recommendations. The food was great and flavorful. Perfect spot for a cozy date night but also saw larger groups in the back as well.

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PaulV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The only negative is it’s tight seating. Other then that everything was good. I would go back for sure.

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Moyahe
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great menu to chose from, quality of food good and fine bar. Service was good and received help with the selection. Will return to try other dishes soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to place for any kind of night; catching up with friends, happy hour after work, weekend night out, and date night. El Born is a gem, and always an amazing time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Terrible food. Just awful.

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SaritaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and the place is so beautiful and sexy!

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vipvijchef
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

great spot for surprisingly great tapas. Paella is a little dry, but wortha try. Service and amiance are great! Had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

You should be on Resy!

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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 4.7 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

El Born does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.elbornnyc.com.

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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