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El Born

4.7
241 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 241 people are saying
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GeorgeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

OT
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.

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SabaB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

OT
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!

OT
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
78 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!

AQ
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!

EJ
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.

OT
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.

OT
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 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!

OT
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.

SM
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.

EG
EzgiG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In love with the beer selection! We ordered 7-8 type of food. I liked everything except veggie paella. I went there to eat paella, so it was a bit sad. I highly recommend veggie appetizers and fish (especially octopus) though. Thank you for the great ambience!

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Shari
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely incredible experience. We have spent time in Barcelona and this comes as close as possible to getting on a plane and dining in the stunning light of Spain. Quite possibly the best cocktail I've ever had- (the Wawa) which had the PERFECT balance of spicy, smokey, and sweet- and the braised Oxtail was a thing of beauty. The staff was so lovely (although they need more people when it gets crowded). Every single thing we ordered was phenomenal. The bacon wrapped dates are a MUST as well as the papas bravas. We'll be back soon!

NM
vipNinaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here and always come back because of the wonderful staff and food! Thank you always to Azis, Christine and Henry for looking after me!

MB
MeganB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Born is absolutely one of my favorite NYC restaurants -- the food is excellent, the atmosphere is fun and lively, the drinks are delicious, and the service is always friendly, quick, and accomodating.
I highly recommend going with the chef's menu for dinner, their brunch special is one of the best in Brooklyn, and their tapa Tuesday special truly feels like a steal.
Top dishes include: Caneló De Cua De Bou, Gambes Al ‘ajillo’, Cols Amb Pernil, Dàtils Amb Bacó Fumat, Braves El Born and ALWAYS get the Croquetes Del Dia!!!

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Daniela
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO glad I came across this place when searching for restaurants near Williamsburg/Greenpoint. The staff was super friendly, the paella and tapas were both amazing, and we were so pleasantly surprised with how reasonable the bill was after dinner. It came out to about $33 per person (note that only two of us had drinks).

Highly recommend. Wish I lived in New York so I could go here all the time!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience! Food was great!

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Mrl1234
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. The chef’s special is a total steal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our table was at the end of the communal table so it was very disruptive for people when I had to constantly get out of my seat to let people out of the small space. We ordered the chef special with paella which we thought was the most bang for our buck. We specifically said no pork and they served us 2 dishes with iberico ham. Instead of replacing the entire dish with something on the menu, they came back with the same dishes, but without the ham. The service was good. Probably would have not chosen the chef’s choice option if we ever decide to go back.

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AnnieS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is INCREDIBLE! Get the chef’s tasting menu with 10 surprise courses, you will NOT be disappointed!!! I can’t wait to come back.

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Taylor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is amazing, but I think the waitress forgot to ring our food in because we were the first table there and everyone who arrived after us got their food right away, but we didn’t get ours until I asked about it (50 minutes after we ordered).

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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 241 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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