About BORN by Tapavino

BóRN is the 3rd venue in the award winning Tapavino stable and takes its cue from the tapas bars & restaurants in & around El Born, Barcelona. This food menu goes hand in hand with the 300 Spanish Wines, Sherries, & vermouths on the list.

17 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo, AU-NSW 2000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday 11.30 - 10.30pm
Saturday 12pm - 10.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 9.30pm

Cross street:
Wulugul Walk

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 8072 7387

Website:
http://www.tapavinobarangaroo.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

BORN by Tapavino Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food is excellent at Born - slightly disappointed that the first 4 things we ordered were not available but they gave us a free dish to compensate...service is excellent and the sommelier is brilliant - found us some great wines..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 4 December 2017

Food was authentic, service was professional and pleasant. The overall experience was above average.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2017

very much enjoyed the food and the price was good, we all left feeling happy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Business Meals
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Food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 27 November 2017

I've dined at Born by Tapavino three times over the last year with friends and family. It's a wonderful addition to the dining scene - comfortable seating, excellent value for money, consistent quality and brilliant service. I look forward to many return visits.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

We had a lovely evening at Born. Our waiter was helpful in recommending the number of dishes he thought was appropriate and our waitress was helpful in guiding us through the wine list. Overall a pleasant experience. The food was delicious. If only our stomachs were bigger as there were many other dishes we wanted to try!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

We had such a fantastic night with amazing food, wine and service
Absolutely amazing despite being very busy we were so well taken care of
We will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Tapas
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Food5
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Always a pleasure dining here. Big shot out to the gorgeous waitress we had. She was so sweet. We forgot to leave a tip. She was a Colombian girl.
Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
Ambience3
Service2
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

I was seated in the middle section of the restaurant and the light from sunset bounced off glass or steel of the restaurant structure and came straight into my line of sight. For 10 mins, I sat there not able to see my friend or the food due to the glare. I told the restaurant wait staff but he said there was nothing he could do about it. How about moving us to another table ? I don't believe I am the first to report this so the restaurant should avoid seating their guests at such tables or seat them elsewhere should it be reported. Otherwise, the service was friendly and prompt.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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Food4
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Fantastic ambiance in a relaxed setting... a pleasure as always!

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, People Watching, Bar Seating, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 16 November 2017

A really interesting and tasty menu topped off with excellent service. Well done.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

We were greeted by friendly and attentive staff. Our waiter had extensive knowledge of their menu and we ordered everything he recommended and it did not disappoint. Food portions are a good sharing size. Food not only looked amazing but tasted even better. Compliments to the chefs. Will definately be going back.

PS: Must have the patè!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Great food, wine and service. Wish we could have stayed the entire afternoon....

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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Food4
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Really enjoyed our night out. Great food, Great location, good service

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 31 October 2017

The service was excellent. The eggplant and goat's cheese tapas was our favourite - it was remarkable. We thought the crab slider was too bland. Prawns were great as was the coffee and wine. Our table was in a good position and we were able to talk easily.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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Food4
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Service1
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Food was delicious but would not go back because:
1. the desire to take away plates that still had food on them was annoying
2. The look of contempt on the face of the young waitress when we indicated we were ready to order was priceless.
3. Adding a credit card surcharge when we asked for the bill when we didn't indicate whether we were paying by credit card and then keeping the change
4. We booked table for 7pm, and were told at 8pm we had to leave at 815 as they needed the table. We were not informed that at booking.
Irrespective of whether we were locals or tourists, the above really let down what could have been a good night. We were prepared to stay and have dessert and more wine but their loss.

Tags: Tapas
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Fabulous food & service, would expect nothing less from the people at Tapavino.
Great al fresco dining

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

The food is excellent, the waiter who looked after us was attentive, polite and knowledgeable with the food he recommended for us. Will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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Food5
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·Dined on 26 October 2017

Great Spanish style food at a reasonable price. The fish was fantastic, as was the parfait. Desert was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Good food, very helpful staff.

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·Dined on 13 October 2017

I loved the relaxed and chill vibe of the restaurat and bar. Was a great experience with amazing food and excellent staff. Food was bery flavoursome and some of the best food i have ever consumed. Staff were very friendly and had exceptional knowledge of everything we asked. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends, till next time

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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Food4
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Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 13 October 2017

Food quality was excellent however, portions were smaller than expected. Front of house staff were lovely and helpful. Our waitress however, was a little abrupt.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 9 October 2017

Really delicious, authentic Spanish food. Staff were friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Cozy, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service5
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Lovely night. Good food, outdoors waterside, perfect for special occasion

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Our waiter was excellent - he ordered for us and his recommendations were excellent. The wine 'guide' was a bit OTT but might appeal to some. We were seated outside on a quiet Sunday evening so it lacked atmosphere but the food certainly made up for that. Every dish was fabulous, and delivered quickly. Overall a great experience!

Tags: Tapas
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Food5
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

We flew in from Melbourne for the day to celebrate my husband's birthday & sisters 50th. We had a deliciously leisurely 3 hour lunch grazing our way through beautifully created tapas share plates, great Spanish wines, superb service & lovely atmosphere. The beef cheeks & king prawns were amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Waterfront, Scenic View
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Food4
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Service4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 6 October 2017

We had an axcellent time at Born by Tapavino. On a Friday night the atmosphere was very lively and fun. The food was delicious, the staff mostly excellent. The staff uniforms are a little strange, with yellow- and red-striped ties tucked into black shirts. Overall, the experience was excellent and I would go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tapas
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Food5
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Service2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Even though the food was delicious and the ambiance great our female waitress was rude and impolite. Every time I would ask her a question she would roll her eyes and speak under her breath!
I don’t drink alcohol and asked if they had a Virgin cocktail list and she rolled her eyes and said no but the Barman can make up anything
I asked her to find out what fruit juices he uses she once again rolled her eyes and gave me a fake smile! I tried to explain that there’s certain juices I can’t have due to dietary reasons and she just looked at me and sighed a sigh of frustration!
In the end I picked an alcoholic one and said tell him to make me this minus the alcohol.

I wish I took her name. She has blonde hair and is skinny!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 16 September 2017

I can't wait to go back and try the dishes I didn't get to. A perfect spot of lunch and the sangria is delightful also.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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·Dined on 14 September 2017

Loved tapavino, the food and wine was divine! Great ambience and formal and casual at the same time. Only issue we had was with two dishes not coming out, however we were actually pretty full anyway. And the semi soft rind cheese was really a bit too full on for us. Aside from this, a wonderful night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Overall it was great. Good food. Outside dining is great if it was not so windy.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Tapas, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

Service isn't very good as they forget you outside. Had to ask for more wine 2 times. Food is yummy though and great menu selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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Service4
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

If you're after good Spanish tapas this is the place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Absolutely sensational dining experience! We were absolutely sated after dining at Born by Tapavino. The service was exceptional also! We will be recommending to everyone we know!

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Tapas
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 August 2017

My wife and I had a trip to Sydney and were keen to experience Barangaroo dining. Location was excellent and the restaurant easy to find.

Our waitress was very helpful recommending suitable dishes and the drink waiter also gave us thoughtful advice in relation to the extensive drinks list.

Overall a very enjoyable meal and look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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Food5
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Excellent service and quality food. Main was not big, sides were good and delicious. Will go again for other occasion.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

My friend and I went for lunch on Sunday. Staff were friendly, helpful and lovely.
Food was good value for money. Size of the portions are not what you expect for a Tapas place. The Jamon Serrano with Burrata was the highlight dish.
Wine was great with the food.

Overall good experience, would recomend this place.
Thanks guys.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 22 August 2017

Enjoyed a sumptuous lunch. Lots of variety with fantastic service where everything was explained clearly (where needed) from wine to food. We will definitely return soon. Already highly recommending to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Great food and service . Great for large groups as the meals are to share .

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 August 2017

Rude service from Spanish girl. Did not try to even accommodate. So we opted for another waiter whom was lovely. However, food looked prettier than they tasted.

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Food5
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·Dined on 18 August 2017

Good food and surprising delicious rice dessert. Amazing wine list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic
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