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El Born

4.7
4.7
321 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 844-9295

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alberto Astudillo

  • Catering

    Please send us an email at reservations@elbornnyc.com with your catering needs. We would love to cater your next event, à la Spanish! Think croquetas, paellas, sangrías and fun!

  • Private party facilities

    You can book the whole restaurant for your private party! Just send us an email and we will send you all the options!

  • Private party contact

    reservations@elbornnyc.com: (347) 844-9295

  • Neighborhood

    Greenpoint

  • Cross street

    Bedford and Norman

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The closes subway stops are Nassau (G) and Bedford (L)

  • Entertainment

    Live flamenco guitar on Sundays at 7.30pm by Achilles Kallergis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Spanish

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  1. H

    Hayley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall fantastic. Amazing food you can’t find elsewhere. Nice staff and beautiful ambiance! Highly recommend!
  2. DP

    DiegoP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic brunch. The food is really authentic and the service is great.
  3. J

    Josue

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great selection of tapas and wines, definitely recommend trying the patatas bravas and the shrimp
  4. BH

    BenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Go with your friends, eat, drink and leave happy! I recommend the tasting menu.
  5. RL

    RaheemL

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We stayed in the El Born neighborhood in Barcelona over the summer, so our dinner had us feeling very nostalgic. Cocktails were very tasty and the meat paella was a standout. Can't wait to go back
  6. M

    Michele

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Firstly- FOOD IS AWESOME! Great selection of tapas and all were excellent. The bacon wrapped dates were done so well- instead if a whole date it was a paste and the smoothness with the mixed salt,savory, sweet was delectable! The spinach croquetas also a yummy treat. We also shared the oxtail which was tender, in a divine sauce and covered in cheese. So good! But what was truly the topper was the excellent service, we initially asked to sit at the street but the noise of the traffic proved to be too much and the hostess graciously moved us inside to the back patio which was so much better. Our server was attentive and friendly. Excellent experience!
  7. JJ

    JeanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, the quality and variety of food was excellent.
  8. BX

    BXBart

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the staff. The noise levels are simply to high to facilitate conversation, especially along one of their long counters / tables. Food is pretty darn good. 4% credit card charge annoying.
  9. Z

    Zatara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal and had a good time. We’d come back. Thanks!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my birthday with a party of 10. Table was ready when we arrived, food was delicious. Very careful with nut allergies / food restrictions. Felt like I teleported back to Spain. Would 1000% recommend for your next special occasion.
  11. MB

    MarcoB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was amazing, food was amazing, drinks were great! 10/10 recommend
  12. JS

    JStks

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Decent but uninspired tapas in a cozy, lively atmosphere with good cocktails, a good wine list and pleasant service. The heirloom tomato dish we ordered (and didn't finish) was not heirloom tomatoes. The spinach croquetas were delicious. I've never been to a tapas place where the almonds were not marcona.
  13. R

    Rafa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, as were the vibes. Enjoyed our meal here.
  14. B

    Betty

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate a birthday and the cocktails were delicious and not too strong. The paella was amazing, the veggie a must , the fish and shrimp a little on the salty side. Overall 9.5/10!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply feels and tastes like Spain
  16. D

    Dinesalot

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Casual spot with excellent authentic tapas. Especially recommend the sausage and Brussels with ham.
  17. M

    Michele

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband I were celebrating our anniversary. We enjoyed everything about our visit to El Born- the dishes were amazing! The servers were friendly and attentive. Drinks were yummy! Great experience and I highly recommend!
  18. JK

    JulieK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You’ll never be disappointed by any of the menu items, and the weekday specials they do are worth the hype. I go to El Born at least twice a month. It’s a favorite of mine across the whole city.
  19. CB

    ConnorB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious and flavorful - will definitely be back!
  20. FN

    FishNearLincolnCenter

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Tasty bites and great service. The drinks were delish as well. Recommend.
  21. MN

    MindyN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were outside so the restaurant could not control the noise. An opaque shed cover would have enhanced the experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    So slow we waited for 20 mins in between each course
  23. S

    Sophie

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great to share with friends at a group dinner. Wonderful service, the owner stopped by often to check in. Drinks were great too. And all felt so reasonably priced! 10/10.
  24. M

    Mshell

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Not my first time at El Born - def won’t be my last!!! The food is ALWAYS amazing! Great place for meeting up with friends, sharing/trying multiple plates and won’t break the bank. Love and highly recommend this great neighborhood find.
  25. o

    olk425

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Came to dinner for my partner's birthday and experienced awful, negligent service. Took 45 minutes for an order of potatoes to come out as we watched everyone else's food go by. Servers walked past us and actively ignored us. When we explained how long we'd been waiting for our food the server made excuses about how busy they are on Tapas Tuesday. We've come here a few times before (also on Tapas Tuesday) but will not be returning after this experience. Our suggestion - hire more servers!
  26. J

    Jonnnn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Second time here, first time for a proper dinner. sure as hell helps to scratch the itch of missing Spain! Service here is always super-friendly, but does sometimes move at a very Spanish pace (i.e. the "done with all food, wanting to order dessert" to "finally got a check" portion of the dinner was close to if not more than an hour...), which will undoubtedly leave some NY folks confused/annoyed, but if you're prepared for that.. it's super damn good food. the Oxtail with Basil Bechamel alone would have been worth the entire dinner.... will be back for sure.
  27. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional - atmosphere was very fun (cute backyard!) and the food was so delicious that I will definitely be coming back and recommending it!
  28. g

    greviews

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience from start to finish! Perfect for a group of 6 - we did the Chef's prix fix, which was all excellent. The waitstaff was super cognizant of allergies for the table, and were so nice. 10/10 recommend!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very noisy. Low value for money.
  30. KC

    KatC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average experience compared to my first time, which was great and why I wanted to come back. This time around the food came out too fast and it was hard to get the server's attention, everything was still delicious, but wasn't as polished for the price.
  31. c

    cristobalc

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy guay! Todo excelente !
  32. m

    mariascott

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Spanish omelet and sides of Brussels sprouts and Croquetas. The Croquetas are a specialty of the house - flavors change daily and we've never had a bad one. And NO ONE makes Brussels sprouts like El Born...crisp - a touch sweet and a layer of Serrano ham. Just amazing!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best tapas place in NYC! The chef’s choice was a perfect mix of different flavors, with each dish better than the next. The paella was a great conclusion. Tons of food, great drinks—we’ll be back!
  34. B

    Barry

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere were fantastic as usual. One of our favorite restaurants in the city!
  35. NY

    NYCtraveler

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Best of all here is the delicious food - we enjoyed every one of the 6 dishes we ordered. We decided to eat outside since super ordinary generic American pop music was being played inside at an uncomfortably loud volume. The outside seating available was only in the curbside outdoor setup in the front on not exactly bucolic Manhattan Avenue. The backyard seating area, that appeared to be lovely, was closed for unexplained reasons. I'd bet that would be a good option, when made available.
  36. S

    Sofia

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value during happy hour!! Really good sangria.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food and drinks were great but our server only checked in with us once during happy hour between 5-6 and seemed to be avoiding us. We went nearly an hour and 45 minutes without a server checking in on us between 6-7:45, and our server passed by us multiple times and even stood at the bar next to our table chatting to Co-workers without checking on us. Would’ve loved to order more and stay longer but didn’t feel we were being given any attention. Had to flag another server for our check and they were very helpful.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!!! Food, vibes, service — on point!
  39. DH

    DanH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend the Chef's Menu, it's prix fixe, and your whole table has to order, so better for smaller parties. Paella is excellent, so I would recommend the 6 tapas + paella option.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner, I thought the price/portion size/ quality ratio was perfect, which is rare for tapas. Thank you

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.7 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for El Born

651 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bedford and Norman

  • Neighborhood

    Greenpoint

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The closes subway stops are Nassau (G) and Bedford (L)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alberto Astudillo

  • Entertainment

    Live flamenco guitar on Sundays at 7.30pm by Achilles Kallergis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (347) 844-9295

  • Catering

    Please send us an email at reservations@elbornnyc.com with your catering needs. We would love to cater your next event, à la Spanish! Think croquetas, paellas, sangrías and fun!

  • Private party facilities

    You can book the whole restaurant for your private party! Just send us an email and we will send you all the options!

  • Private party contact

    reservations@elbornnyc.com: (347) 844-9295

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