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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
21-3496-1781
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17:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 02:00
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Norway
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Gerencia_cliente, Gerente de relações com clientes at El Born, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We hope you come back soon! :) More 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Gerencia_cliente, Gerente de relações com clientes at El Born, responded to this review

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

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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El_Born_Gastrobar, Gerente de relações com clientes at El Born, responded to this review

Thank you for coming! :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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El_Born_Gastrobar, Gerente de relações com clientes at El Born, responded to this review

Thanks for all! We hope you come back soon! :) More 

Porto Alegre, RS
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank markushohn
El_Born_Gastrobar, Gerente de relações com clientes at El Born, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for all! We hope you come back soon! More 

England
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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 

London, United Kingdom
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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.

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8 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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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.

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
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: 21-3496-1781

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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