BORN by Tapavino - Barangaroo

4.6
704 Reviews
$40 and under
Spanish
BóRN is the 3rd venue in the award winning Tapavino stable and takes its cue from the tapas bars & restaurants in & around El Born, Barcelona. This food menu goes hand in hand with the 300 Spanish Wines, Sherries, & vermouths on the list.
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ValH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the set menu and there was a LOT of food to get through. Beef cheeks were so tender and can't go past the Dessert!

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Neha
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food , lovely ambience - highly receommended specially their set menu

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BeateT
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food variety unfortunately is not the greatest. The place is nice,staff very friendly but we finally got our drinks when we finished our meal. Needless to say we didn't wanted to stay for a second or dessert. The food flavour was different The Beef cheeks where tender but had a little burnt taste. Starter the croquettes do shine as always. The chorizo main was very tiny and average in taste. Sorry to say but we won't be back in a hurry.

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Christine
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful staff, great crowd pleasing food and the ideal spot to have an afternoon drink

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AndreaS
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food & wine consistently good & tasty. Service could be slightly improved - could be more helpful with providing alternatives no meat options. But we always enjoy dining at Born.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set menu 75pp dinner was lovely. Would recommend for the experience - atmosphere as well as food.

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MarionB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing! Ambience great and everything but the service was a bit off. The lady who served us outside must not have been having a great day, she was a bit abrasive and almost seemed angry? When going through the menu I asked "sorry where are you reading from?" She snapped back and angry said entrees!! This type of attitude and lack of patience or friendliness continued throughout our stay. Such a shame because we otherwise absolutely loved this restaurant!

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asyc
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food! We were so happy with everything. Got the set menu and it was all amazing.

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Rdiner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

not recommended.
food below average and service rushed and impolite

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JoyM
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant, I have eaten here a number of times. Last Friday we had a long 'Girls' lunch and stayed over 4 hours. Staff were attentive but not overly, just there when we needed them, food is always fantastic, cocktails were great and just the best outdoor ambience at Barangaroo.

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MarcT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beef cheeks were amazing. Good value ...went for a business lunch and would do that again

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greengirl
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall tasty food and drinks and a hip vibe. However, the restaurant was particularly busy and the staff appeared to be struggling with the demands of wait service. It took a long time for a staff member to acknowledge us at our table and bring us the menu. The bread for our starter was cold and not fresh. Our other dishes came at random times.

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joggerchick
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy, yummy food and fab wine recommendation in lovely outdoor setting.

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BrittanyM
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently tasty and flavoursome, service is fantastic and staff very friendly and helpful, and timings of plates being served was great. I recommend going here with 3 or more people so that you can order a large number of plates and get a variety of dishes to try.

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MaggieJ
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of COVID there was a time limit on the time we were allowed to stay however I spoke to our wonderful waitress when we arrived and she was incredibly helpful and allowed us to continue on with our lunch well past the 1.45 that was allotted to us.

The food was excellent, the restaurant is very well positioned and we had such a wonderful afternoon catching up with friends we hadn't seen for a while.

Would definitely recommend the restaurant to all my friends.

Thank you for a memorable day.

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AngelaT
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting delicious food, great service & value for money. We’ll definitely go back.

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NoahT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I visited BORN for an anniversary dinner as I knew it was realiable and always has excellent food. However, other than one of the entrees, the food was either sub-par or tasteless at best. This was dissapointing as it put a damper on an otherwise delightful night, the service was impecable as usual and the atmosphere was lively and enjoyable.

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LLWalker
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many wonderful dishes to select from and each one is delicious, as I have eaten at Börn several times. It's an ideal spot to have a lovely relaxing lunch or in the evening, a place to celebrate a special occasion. I highly recommend Börn.

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SandyB
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day out with friends! And the service made our day! Great vibe, great food, great company and great wine list! Thanks!

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LoriC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed everything except for the rice dish, tasted too fishy would have preferred a paella style of rice.

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Tania
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love BORN we have been here several times and the menu is out of this world!

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LouiseJ
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the set menu for a group of 8. The food nice, I wouldn’t say outstanding. Our waiter was very helpful with food and wine suggestions.

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JoannaH
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for a family birthday. Service was fantastic, seating comfortable and food very tasty. No problem with two vegetarians in our party. All the dish choices were amazing and a lovely crisp dry rosé.

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vipMichaelA
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food

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RobertO
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious. Location and Ambience great. The Somelier was great.
The let down was service. Basically .. no one seems to want to clear a table. At the end of entrees we had piled up the plates ourselves because they wouldnt all fit on the table .. seems staff want to bring out food but no one clears the finished plates. Finally I had to ask for the table to be cleared. Then Mains turned up and same thing .. long after we finished it was all sitting there at the table. We were going to have desserts but no one asked and no one cleared our Mains. So we got the bill and left. (Ads the bill was wrong with one additional meal of $29 that we never ordered or had). I just hope some manager reads this review and calls a staff meeting to re-inforce that there job is not only bring food but also clear plates away !!

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DeeBee
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was disappointed. Won't be coming back for awhile.

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MorganeA
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, offering high quality food and wine. A must go on your list.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tapavino is one of my favourite places, the atmosphere is lively, the food is always great and there is an extensive wine list to choose from!
Our sommelier was very helpful in choosing the wine, however they were so busy that we had to keep asking him to top our glasses up (the table was not really big enough to leave the wine on). That was the only negative and actually it was probably a positive as it meant we didn't drink too much....
One of my favourite dishes is the cabbage salad & beef cheeks - the meat is cooked to perfection and just melts in your mouth. The addition of roasted chickpeas gives it a nice crunch.
We also tried the bunuelo (doughnuts) for dessert, served warm with custard, they were an excellent end to the night - just be aware there are about 6 doughnuts in a portion, so it's very filling!!
It's not the cheapest place to eat, especially when you add wine, but for a special occasion, I feel it's worth spending that little it more
Overall an excellent night and we will definitely return.

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SilviaP
Brazil
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great food and service. Great experience!!
I highly recommend this restaurant!!

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ChristineR
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 6 celebrating a birthday. Very attentive and friendly wait staff. Two diners were vegetarian and the waiter suggested a couple of choices that could be modified to be vegetarian. The food was very, very good - really tasty. Desserts were delicious too. Drinks list was also good. Highly recommend Born at Barangaroo!

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CoreyM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that I would have loved to be able to get a Corona.

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CraigW
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night had by all .......................................

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LeviC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really loved the service. Wait staff constantly checked our table if everything was okay as well as answering questions about the wine they had on offer.
Food was served within a reasonable wait. Being Barrangaroo it's a bit pricey but I guess for special occasions it's worth it.
Would I come back here? Yes.

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LitsaP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I've had better spanish/tapas before. Most dishes were nice, but nothing special. Not a great selection in the menu. Very small serves for most dishes. A bit overpriced. However, service I cannot complain about.

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DanielH
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorites are the Warm Cow’s Milk Cheese Wrapped In Jamón Serrano with Truffled Honeycomb, the Yellow Fin Tuna Cruda, with Green Apple, Kohl Rabi, and Black Sesame, the 'Arroz de Marisco’ Bomba rice, with saffron and calamari. The dessert was a refreshing vanilla meringue topped with plums and raspberry sorbet. Divine!

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MoanaA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant for food, service, ambience and value for money, highly recommend!

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MathewC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always a fantastic day out. The wine list does my head in every time but the food is terrific.

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John
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit cramped on a table for 5, great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and food, quality wine list if a little confusing pictographically.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A small group of friends had our first experience at BORN for a long awaited get together. It was a great choice. The espresso martini’s were to die for, the food was delicious, especially the Beef Cheeks, and the service was efficient and helpful. Lovely location. Shame it was raining but we still had a wonderful evening.

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BORN by Tapavino - Barangaroo is rated 4.6 stars by 704 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.