BORN by Tapavino

4.4
327 reviews
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$40 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
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.

Special Offers

30% off your food bill

Lunch with us during the months of June, July & August and receive 30% off your food bill. Choose anything off the food menu for 30% discount.

Terms and Conditions: Only available Monday to Wednesday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm, (last tables must be vacated by 5:45 pm). Not available on public holidays. Choose anything off the food menu for 30% discount. Not available for tables of 9 people & over. 30% discount doesn’t apply to set menus. 30% discount is only available for inside tables and not the terrace. Limited seating available for this offer. 1.5% surcharge applies to all card payments.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 5 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Wed 12:00-16:30

What 327 People Are Saying
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LS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely staff. Definitely recommend it!

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food, extensive wine list. Helpful and attentive service. Beef cheeks are delicious and the chocolate tart was amazing. Definitely recommend.

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RP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Interesting Spanish fare in relaxed setting. The tapas starter and entree scallops were delicious followed by spicy tomato meatballs as main and yummy cheesecake for dessert. Totally recommend!

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m
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Born at Tapavino on Saturday night for a special occasion. The food was absolutely amazing. Our waiter Antonio was very attentive and provided flawless service. He made the night great for our group. The Spanish wines were fantastic. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great wine recommendation from our waitress and delicious vegetarian options

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IV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Really nice venue and staff. Food was amazing. Best salad and octopus i ever had. Waiter Antonio was suuuuper nice and tried to get everything we asked asap. Good job guys

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KE
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had lunch with 4 friends and the food was fantastic, the staff very attentive. We had a really lovely time. thank you.

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KB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great wine and great service. Would definitely recommend

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GC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always excellent quality food, fantastic wine list and attentive staff, highly recommended it

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RW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favourite for tapas! Great atmosphere and the food is always outstanding!

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J
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb tapas experience enjoyed by the whole family. Would recommend to anyone and can't wait to go again.

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NA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Its was a nice experience but just found it pricey. Staff were nice and wine selection was great

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SB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints! Great service, great food, delicious wine and fun atmosphere!

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PT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I visit Sydney from Melbourne each long weekend in June and since trying born by tapavino the first time always book to include the restaurant in my schedule. I love the modern twist on traditional Spanish food and always find many dishes of interest. This year my experience was even better due to the fact you now have an excellent sommelier Cecile. His suggestions and service were first rate. He is a great addition to your staff. Thank you. I will be booking next year on my return. Pamela Turner

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JV
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the loveliest evening there, the staff assisted us in meal choices and wine options. The advice they provided gave us beautifully delicious food.. I’ll be back next time I’m in Sydney

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LB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never fails to impress. Delicious food. Great knowledgeable staff, huge variety of Spanish wines and great ambience. I love this place

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RP
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a leisurely Sunday lunch. The food was delicious and the service friendly and professional. We shall return!

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HC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely awesome! Food, wine and service were exceptional! We will be back soon.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The staff were rude and hurrying. It was like they didn’t want us there.
We went to enjoy happy hour and were told we couldn’t order another drink while our glass was still on the table from the current drink.
Then when they wanted us to leave they were like you have 10minutes left before the next booking. And we still had a glass of wine each.
Very disappointing.

BORN by Tapavino
Responded on 3 June 2019

It's our responsibility of serving alcohol, because what’s stopping someone ordering 5 drinks 2mins before it ends. Therefore, we serve the next drink only after you’ve finished your current drink. We finish happy hour at 5.30pm because the restaurant is booked at 6pm, that is why you were informed 10mins before the table is required, it needs to be cleaned & reset before the booking arrives. You're more than welcomed to finish your drinks at the bar, like most other people do. Regards,Frank

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CT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Was nice enough food. Not as good as tapas vino in the city though. Too busy. Hard to get a waiters attention. The business took away from the location really.

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KG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, the set menu is well worthwhile. Extensive Spanish wine list.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

It was a delicious meal, but it was freezing and very windy sitting outside, and that impacted on our enjoyment

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Octopus was over cooked.

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MS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great wines and the tapas is excellent. Sommelier recommendation for wines very good. Recommend for a casual dinner. Good for groups. Beef cheeks and croquettes highly recommended.

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N
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service!! There’s quite a variety to choose from and it’s something we really enjoy! Great ambience being by the waters as well.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, the waiter ordered for our table and didn’t disappoint. Great choice and variety in food, returning customers who will be returning again

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Mother’s Day

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GJ
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, excellent service, but they do pack the tables in pretty tightly together.

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VS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food designed to share. Impeccable service with a friendly vibe - we’ll definitely be back!

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LG
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service, food outstanding as usual. Have been a couple of times and it's always been amazing.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice variety of dishes. Will definitely come back

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DS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As usual, great service, joyful staff, and lovely food.

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CH
Sydney / NSW
17 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always amazing food, and a wonderful Spanish experience, share plates are fabulous.

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J
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was our first time at Born. The food was beautiful, the wait staff went out of their way to place a heater next to my wife.
Will be back again.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

For the price the food was very average. Croquettes were cold, jamon platter that was recommended was way to big for 2 people and meant we were overfill. Potato in octopus wasn’t cooked. Chorizo slider was cold and bread was stale.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Slow and poor service with a frown and food was average.

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t
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service was very poor and very slow.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

These guys do it really well. The food and service are excellent. Everyone seems switched on from the moment you walk in - which looks easy when it’s done well - but too many places prove otherwise. I felt the pulpo (Galician octopus) - which was superb- was overpriced and undersized. At $28 I was expecting a main size dish to share but it’s only really a small starter. In Spain that serving at that price would be looked on with disdain. But it’s a small irritation in an otherwise great experience.

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MC
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We just love Born at Tapavino. Our starters were the jamon croquettes, jamon topped with manchego and spicey eggplant along with negronis and sangria. All delicious and very flavoursome. Our mains were the octopus and chicken with almonds. So tasty. The service and food was top quality. We love returning to this wonderful restaurant for the ambience and whole dining experience.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Was serviced by 2 staff members. The islander/kiwi staff member gave excellent service.

The French/spanish staff member annoyed me with his lecture on how the drinks menu works, yes your wine menu is excessive but not complicated to understand.
If I order a drink, please don't question me 20 times if I'm sure and then explain the menu again and suggest something else, I came to taste something new, not to have my curiosity questioned.
Please advise your staff to not be overly inquisitive and annoyingly aggressive because it ruins the experience.

The islander kiwi staff however, suggested I have 1 glass first, and if I enjoy it he's more than happy to serve me the whole bottle. Now that's proper service without annoying customers.

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