BORN by Tapavino - Barangaroo

4.6
612 reviews
$40 and under
Spanish
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.

Experiences

  • 25% OFF FOOD

    Jan 11 - Feb 26, 2021

    You receive 25% off for FOOD when you dine with us from Tuesday to Friday lunches during January and February. *Terms & Conditions Only for tables inside, not valid on Public Holiday, not valid with any other discount offering by us or a 3rd party. Only for tables of 8 or less
  • a la carte menu with a minimum spend of $90pp

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2021

    Celebrate Valentine's Day at Born by Tapavino. Order anything you like from our a la carte menu with a minimum spend of $90 per person for food and drinks. Please note, all reservations are subject to a 2 hour time limit and your table will be held for 15 minutes only from the time of your booking.

Offers

  • a la carte with minimum spend $90pp

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2021

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with Born by Tapavino. Order anything you would like from our a la carte menu with a minimum spend of $90pp for food and drinks. Please note, all reservations are subject to a 2 hour time limit and your table will be held for 15 minutes only from the time of your booking.
What 612 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mystified
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

My friends and I were really disappointed with the service. After being seated and receiving our first drinks we requested the menu several times to order second round drinks. After finally receiving them and waiting patiently we were told we had 15 minutes before the next booking so would need to leave. We were not informed of this either at booking or at being seated and had yet to receive our drinks. We were essentially told we’d have to drink quickly and leave. It put a real damper on the entire evening. It was really badly handled.

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RitaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were super friendly and accommodative, the food was delicious!

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KimR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just love this place. Took some work colleagues and some had not been there before and who are now going to bring their partners and families. The food is gorgeous and the staff are always so helpful. Highly recommend it!

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RFiore
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our whole experience was amazing. At first we were apprehensive as our last Spanish recommendation wasn’t so great, but we were advised that we wouldn’t be disappointed with Born by Tapavino and that we weren’t!
Flavours were delicious, staff wonderful and overall experience well worth it - definitely would go back and recommend others to try!

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MARISSAL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely venue and delicious food and cocktails. Look forward to my next visit

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JohnB
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great spot for Sunday lunch. Staff are patient and also shared tips on quantities suitable for our group of 4. Sommelier is on hand to explain the slightly confusing wine list. We will be back again.

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LindaB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Third visit and always leave delighted. Beautiful food, great wines and lovely service. Good value too. I recommend the octopus. Also the burrata and jamon. If you can’t make it to Spain, Born is just as good

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place. It’s always a great time - great staff, awesome food and drinks. Feels just like the El Born district in Barcelona.

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CeciliaC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious meal, fabulous venue and delightful company.

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JanineB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

When the waiter delivers an open bottle of wine to the table, where it is not full, but I am paying for a full bottle, then says and quote “ it’s ok I tasted it for you behind the bar”
I believe there was a glass of wine already poured from the bottle
Wow, expensive to start with, let alone watering the staff from my pocket.
Minimum of $90 a head New Year’s Eve,there was 2 of us, ok fair enough, but when I looked at the bill to have had 4 dishes served up slowly at an total cost of $85, then told we had 20 minutes to leave the restaurant without the option of ordering further dishes because they came out so slowly.
One of those dishes was 2 small pieces of sourdough
I asked at the time will this be enough food for the 2 of us and was assured it was plenty, well it wasn’t
So disappointed.

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Rich
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious here, as are the cocktails - a little goes a long way. Staff are friendly and helpful with suggestions.
The only negative would be that we were sat on the bench with a group of 4 people behind us who were loud and every time they moved in their seats it would shake the entire shared bench.
Will certainly return but be mindful of where we're seated next time.

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BellaS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

2nd time going food was just as amazing as the first. only thing was they were missing 4 key items off the menu and we were there for a birthday so that was suuuper disappointing (those were the items we were there for). also the birthday girl asked for a certain dessert and the waiter told us he changed it to something else cause he thought it was better (we think they didnt have the one she asked for and he didnt want to tell us that there was ANOTHER thing we couldnt get). delicious food, good service but this was not the best experience unfortunately.

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EmilyD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service :) Would definitely recommend, especially for larger groups to be able to share several different dishes.

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Eloise
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely phenomenal and worth every cent. The ambience and settings was very elegant and modern and the staff were incredibly polite. I will definitely be returning again

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foodcricket
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Came with my girlfriend for a Christmas dinner. Area and location lovely. Food was not the best. Very boring. Not that flavourful. Wouldn’t call it Spanish at all. Very “Aussie grandparents try Spanish cuisine”. Pretty understaffed too. Drink menu was confusing too. Did enjoy the roasted pumpkin though.

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BerthaF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Service, food & ambiance
We love it . We are planning to return with friends

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and great wine selection!
The staff were very friendly and food was outstanding!

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shirleyd
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Food was ordered however we only received one dish and then 1hour later the second dish and 20 mins after another dish and the 4th dish was never served. There were no apologies jus the bill and see ya later

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JulieA
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service; I've eaten here a few times now and they never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great day with girlfriends... food was fantastic and the margaritas during Happy Hour are to die for 😁

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VinceP
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

the biggest surprise dish was the Pumpkin side dish, it was a highlight in a lot of great dishes.

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JaniceL
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and great service
Good ambience
Reasonable price
Will recommend to friends
Will come again

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NatalieC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

The location, ambience and food is great here. It's perfect for a group get together also and good value for money. The service really let's the venue down, it's almost like you're a hindrence to the waitstaff.
I would recommend BORN by Tapavino but would let people know not to expect good service. I have heard the same from others since speaking about my experience.

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JoannaW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Second experience dining here, not as good as the first time. Less value for money, the portions were smaller and very expensive savory churros. Wine was very good (Spanish) and the sommelier was excellent. Service was good, but felt a bit rushed towards the end as they wanted the table for a later sitting. Would have had dessert there if we'd had the time. All up it was a good experience but I expected spectacular.

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CourtneyW
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Usually I love this restaurant as the food is amazing! However the last time I went, we had really bad service. Wait dress kept trying to upsell and make us order more food. However, she missed half our order. When I asked if some of the dishes she missed were coming, she said “you didn’t order that so no” rather than apologising for not writing our order down. She also took many plates away with some food or sauces left that we were still picking at. She and wipes down our table leaving over the top of us and wiping the crumbs onto many of us sitting at the table. She never apologised or accommodated us.

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MariaR
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

The food was amazing. However, we were utterly disappointed with the service received that night.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

I booked about a month in advance and was expecting an outside table but we were crammed into a corner inside and not given any apology just being told that’s your table everything is booked- the service from then on was not great - nothing personal or special just took our order and then rushed the food out - we were also asked to leave our table an hour earlier than originally told to vacate as per the the booking - all the food was lovely but the people, service and atmosphere were lacking

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VeronicaJ
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic creative menu with plenty of flavours & ingredients.

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Marley
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was fantastic as always. First time taking my family for my brother’s birthday and couldn’t have picked a better place! He is not one to compliment but couldn’t stop talking about the beef and cow’s milk cheese.

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Cintav3
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

great spot , fantastic service , food was good but not fantastic and was expensive.

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kathrynr
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere with tasty food. Service on the money

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We went on a Monday night. Barangaroo was relatively quiet. Staff were attentive and pleasant. The food was quite good. The Sangria and Tap beer were good value. Personally, I would have liked a few more Tapas selections. Overall a very good dining experience.

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BelindaT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend for a long lunch.

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PatriciaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was very friendly, knowledgable & accomodating. Superb wine list. Food was plentyful enough for our group. A must try are the anchovies, which are nothing like the Italian anchovies. The only criticisim is that jamon in the croquets could have had more jamon. Otherwise, wonderful. We'll definetly eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Received really good recommendations on food and wine options and loved everything we had. Made our birthday lunch even more special!

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SydneyS
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was great food. The place was full and probably short staffed, but the waitress still took good care of us.

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Fernanda
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant by the water, good food to share

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

mist dishes are great but the Peepers and eggplant dishes were great and I normally eat meat.

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PamM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very tasty and the service was friendly. A great overall experience.

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Cdngirl
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great location for lunch by the harbour. We had an outside, undercover table that was just perfect. The food was delicious and we appreciated the chef's flexibility to make us a dish that wasn't on the main menu. Our sommelier - Ama, was incredibly knowledgeable and a great help in choosing the wines. Definitely coming back.

FAQs

BORN by Tapavino - Barangaroo is rated 4.6 stars by 612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.