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El Born

4.8
192 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 192 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bottomless brunch. $30 pp family style. Will definitely come again!

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MesaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch deal in NYC (possibly in the world)!!!

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Excellent
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tapas great meal. One of our go-to’s any day of the week

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deniza
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food, service, drinks - everything is great! try all the tapas & the lava cake

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Klaudia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant! If you are debating coming here, just do it! You won't regret it.
The staff is super nice as well.

KH
vipKathH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value, food, and service in Brooklyn! Amazing happy hour.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We came here for a birthday dinner and tried about 1/3 of the menu. Food was very average. The meat and cheese plate, bravas and squid ink paella were good but the rest of the items were below average for the price and for the nyc standard. The cauliflower was bland despite the bechamel sauce, the eggplant was soupy, the pork ribs were tender but grossly under seasoned and the steak tartar with bone marrow was very plain and boring. The ambiance was good and the service was standard, but once again nothing to rave about. I came here expecting more given the location and talk about this place but was disappointed. I suppose it is a good place to get the meat and cheese plate paired with some wine but the kitchen is severely lacking in character. I would recommend offering a more limited menu with some fine tuned items as it would lead to a more enjoyable dining experience for patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Omg the oxtail and seafood paella was to die for. The food overall was great! Will def recommend and come back for more! Authentic Spanish food!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oxtail was incredible. Service was a little slow

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mattd
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to El Born 4 times and they never disappointed. I intend to start bringing my clients here for lunch as well. The team there is top notch. Extremely patient and friendly and the quality of the food is always great. Every man should have a go-to restaurant. Enter El Born

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mariascott
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garden was very cozy. Staff is always so friendly - we go there quite a bit but this was the first time we made a reservation and I'm so happy we did! They were very busy but the staff always makes us feel welcomed. Cocktails were terrific - try the Rita or if you're a bourbon drinker "Avio de Paper". Nobody makes Brussels Sprouts like them and the Patatas Bravas are amazing. We'll be back again and again

PC
PatriciaCM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, though I would have like a wider selection to choose from
Great service!!
I have already recommended it and I will definitely go back

AG
AlexG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Snapster
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
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 :)

AW
vipAliceW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food with warm friendly staff and service!

OT
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.

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

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

BK
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.

LN
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.

PM
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

AS
AllieS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Best Spanish tapas in NYC. Wonderful and unique.

LW
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
21 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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!

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

Amazingly accommodating and food was excellent. 10/10

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

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

VP
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!

GB
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

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 192 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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