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El Born

4.8
180 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 180 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.7
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlexG
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bottomless brunch in Greenpoint! The black rice is also our favorite. Super recommended!

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Snapster
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was the best! The back patio makes it feel like you are not in the middle of Greenpoint - it was a bit crowded with the tables quite close together but overall I really enjoyed the ambiance - the service was great and for 45pp for the prix fixe, we dined like kings - I used to go to Barcelona often for work and obvious haven't been since 2019 - this was a great way to get transported back - delicious and serene :)

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vipAliceW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food with warm friendly staff and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Food is good but not spectacular. There were no staff at the wait area and had to go to the bar just to get their attention. Despite advanced reservation, it took 15-20mins to get use seated. In the menu the disclaimer said paella takes 20mins, it arrived after 45mins. Overall it wasn't fun.

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Laumillie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Not enough servers on shift. A meal that should’ve lasted an hour an a half lasted over 3 hours. Overall though the food was delicious and very happy with the bottomless brunch menu.

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JustinA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They were not staffed well-enough for the chaos that was brunch

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BrookieKnowsBest
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO YUMMY! Brussel sprouts were to DIE for. The extensive Gin & Tonic menu was a bonus. Wait staff super friendly and actually from Spain. Nice crowd, love Sunday brunch.... highly recommended.

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LNik
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, but music didn't fit the ambience- more YMCA but in a Barcelonian restaurant.

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vipDanny
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quickly becoming my favorite Spanish restaurant in town.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Opted for the chef’s menu instead of the unlimited tapas on a Tuesday and it was worth every dish. Great wine selection as well.

DA
DontaiA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very inviting, and helped break down the menu. I also must say with the utmost confidence they make the best brussels I’ve ever had in my LIFE.

And the bottomless mimosas were perfect.

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PabloM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I recommend the bottomless brunch menu. We staying at the back patio and it was really charming

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AllieS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience. Wonderful atmosphere and very attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Spanish tapas in NYC. Wonderful and unique.

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LizW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious, really lovely setting in the back patio, awesome all around.

AW
vipAliceW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipcaratgal
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!!! Loved the food and atmosphere. Definitely a place to try out.

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

One of the best brunch that I had in so long. Food was great, the bottomless drinks were just a perfect match, and the paella was just incredible. Really friendly staff, good prices and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places.

ME
MonicaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this neighborhood joint. Friendly, delicious. I'm only sad it took us so long to try it!

JS
JoannaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! Would highly recommend the brussel sprouts, bacon wrapped dates, and Spanish omelette. Will definitely be back soon!

MM
MichaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The papas bravas.. sooo good! Would deff come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience and excellent food. Brought me back to Spain with flavors, but provided subtle NY twists to classic dishes. We’re new to Williamsburg and will definitely be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly accommodating and food was excellent. 10/10

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EstiB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with amazing food. It really feels like Spanish food!

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VanessaP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very solid Spanish place with great service and fun vibe. Back garden is great and can't wait to sit indoors now too!

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GaBe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great value and very authentic Spanish food.

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amyd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect
Expect the door to the patio was always open so we were freezing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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Jocelyn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Born has the best brunch deal. I've been here for both brunch and dinner and thoroughly enjoyed both, but the bottomless brunch deal really can't be beat. The service is always very friendly and the food is delicious. One of my neighborhood favorites!

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KatherineT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing octopus and the back porch was warm and cozy even on a winter day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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MelissaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Came for bottomless brunch with 3 other people, we ordered the croquettes, bacon dates, Spanish cheeses, and shishitos with a meat paella. Everything was delicious and glasses were kept full, service was awesome and came out to just under 40pp with tax and tip. Cute area to walk around after, lots of vintage shops.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We were seated in the front by the door and every time the door opened it felt like you just walked outside. Our reservation was at 745 and we didn’t get to leave until 10pm and it wasn’t because we were having a good time. The food was average in my opinion.

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LisaBrooklyn
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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Patty
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambient was great we didn't enjoy the food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had such a great time at El Born! We ended up sitting outside, but they had comfy seat pillows and blankets, so we hardly noticed the cold. Three out of four of us split the red sangria pitcher, and we each got about 1.5 glasses. It was a great deal and the sangria was delicious. The croquetes del dia were mushroom and SO GOOD, we wanted to order more. The braves el born were also killer. My friends got a superb eggs Benedict and I had a kale salad that was perfect. We finally wrapped up with the creme brûlée, which was really good but definitely served in an alternative fashion to your standard dish. Overall 10/10, can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food, definitely recommend.

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vipYvie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super friendly and attentive. Food and drinks were great! Looking forward to brunch next time.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best outdoor dining experience I've had since the beginning of covid and that is saying a lot considering it was one of the coldest days yet this winter. The food and service were wonderful and I felt safe.

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 4.8 stars by 180 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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