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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
+55 21 3496-1780
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15:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 02:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this bar courtesy of TripAdvisor and it was so good, we ended up there twice. The decor and atmosphere are perfect for enjoying some excellent tapas. The staff were excellent too, they even helped us to direct our taxi man on the phone. A bit of a wait for a table but worth it!

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this food gem! I'm normally a basic type of food guy, but after a little persuasion from my wife I ordered a few dishes and I'm glad we did! Food didn't take long to arrive and we were not disappointed!! But I must advise, beware of the roving tapas, they're excellent! 😁 Waiters walk around with menu and... More 

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Salvador, BA
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is excellemt but the portion was a little bit small for the price. Better to wait to go to spain where you ll have the same thing for 4 times cheaper.

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Gerencia_cliente, Gerente de relações com clientes at El Born, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review :) It's very kind of you to take the time to post it. Unfortunately the price of the products imported from Spain are highly expensive and taxed here in Brazil. But we work so hard everyday to offer the best to our costumers... We hope you can back very soon! Kind regards, More 

Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The only issue with dining at El Born is how to choose from the many delectable dishes. We had the salty fish cakes, filet Mignon with broccoli sauce and avocado and tuna salad. All were superb, with generous servings. Our hopes for enjoying main course were dashed as we were already well satisfied. We did manage to share a very... More 

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Thank you so much for your lovely and informative review :) It's very kind of you to take the time to post it. We hope you can back very soon! Kind regards, More 

Shellharbour, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The tapas and the steak are to die for here! Really quick service, good drinks, great vibe, and super cheap compared to a restaurant like this in Australia! Get here!

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Norway
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

If you like tapas this place is worth a visit. It is a cozy atmosphere and nice staff. The food is delicious. You can choose a meal from the menu, or just wait and see what kind of tapas the staff bring around. They come around with all sorts of tapas, and you pay 9 R per dish you choose.... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The tapas coming to the table by the waiters is a new twist on a the Brazilian steakhouse concept with meat coming to the table. The bartender, Aragon, made me some delicious bespoke cocktails with gin. The avocado & tuna dish was excellent and the ambience was very laid back & fun. Great service and smiles from all the waitstaff.... More 

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Thank you for your kind comments. We hope you come back soon! :) More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great staff, chilled vibe and the food is amazing. Best place I ate in rio for sure. Drinks are a tiny bit pricey but I found the food to be quite good value, especially for its quality. Definitely go here if you like tapas

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1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon El Born, and it certainly took me back to Barcelona! Service, ambiance, everything was fantastic. Great selection of tapas and drinks, both traditional and some local flare. The portions were very well-sized, and I couldn't put down my fork!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Nice Spanish tapas restaurant at Copacabana with internet. Good to relax between carneval party's ! Rio is great!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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: +55 21 3496-1780

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
Copacabana
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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