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El Born

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Rua Bolivar 17 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22061-021, Brazil
17:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 02:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It has a good vibe and atmosphere very popular with local people. The tapas food was OK, the same dishes kept coming around, there didn't seem to be alot of variety. A bit pricey for the offering we left feeling hungry.

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El_Born_Gastrobar, Gerente de relações públicas at El Born, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time for the review. We hope to see you soon, take care! More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went here after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. Excellent service, food was delicious and an easy walk from Copacabana beach. Definitely recommend.

Thank Hannah7000
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 9 pm ask for a table and wait for 40 minutes what is ok because we were informed about, however the food was not as expected and expensive, the table are rally small and you can participate to the conversation next to you as the table are almost together. The food was ok, but for that price... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Nice and pleasant decoration and atmosphere. Menu is complicate and difficult to understand how it works with the tapas and other Spanish-like dishes. Staff is not especially nice - when asking for a drink it seems we were interrupting something (I.e. a discussion between staff members). Restaurant is also a bit expensive.

Thank Charles-Henri B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Went there with my family for tapas, and we were very pleased. You could choose from the menu and/or try the different tapas of the night, that the staff "walked around" with. It was a very nice feel in the reataurant, great drinks and food. Also the staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Hanna E
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy little tapas place with good ambiance and friendly and efficient service. Waitors walk around with pinxtos, and the meny has a good variety of different tapas, nice tastes, ok price and great cocktails.

Thank Patrick-Reurink
Atlanta, Georgia
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

El Born is located on a small street with lots of bars and restaurants. We were glad to end up here as the tapas were great and the cocktails, excellent. Made with car and artisanal liquors and fresh fruits. The jam on iberico was wonderful, as was the small pasta with lamb ragu. The waiters will walk around with freshly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went in for a drink and light tapas. Good was excellent, you can order from a menu or select from tapas they bring round. The tapas they bring round is small but only 9 real each so over all works out similar price or marginally less. The atmosphere in there after 7pm was great and the staff were very friendly... More 

Thank Rob T
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We pop up here for cocktails and tapas. It was a good experience. We sat outside and were watching people. The cocktail was good, but overpriced. The tapas is small, like everywhere. So don't expect a whole dish. Try some delicious tapas, e.g. the cheese one or the saslik, what we had was very tasty. Waiters were going around and... More 

Thank Andrea M
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

El Born was a very good surprise in Copacabana. The restaurant serves delicious tapas and very good Catalan dishes. The ceviche was simply delicious as well all the other dishes we ordered. If you don´t like fish they also have chicken and my Casa Batlo was beautiful and delicious. We stopped twice and were very friendly serviced. The restaurant reminded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Bolivar 17 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22061-021, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 21-3496-1781

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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