El Barzon

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762 reviews
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Detroit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was packed for Valentine’s Day but we still felt appreciated by the staff! Great food, amazing service and a great way to celebrate a special occasion! Fernando was an excellent server and treated us very well - we will absolutely be back!

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DS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is always stellar, though twice now they've tried to seat us in the less-desirable bar area, despite open tables in the main dining room.

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JL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous. This is not your typical Mexican food you may be used to. I had an Italian dish the waitress said was her favorite and it was delicious. I also had a side salad that was light, fresh and great. My friend had Mexican and said her meal was good. By time her food came she was full because she ate so much of the bread and their lucious butter. We also ordered their melted cheese mixed with Chorizo. I do have to say Chorizo just isn’t my favorite. Our waitress was very kind and efficient. Would highly recommend for a great meal.

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Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, amazing menu/selection. Outstanding and warm service. Each course was unique authentic and delicious. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall the experience and food was incredible. I was slightly disappointed because even though I made a reservation over a week in advance we were stuck at a table in the very back of the restaurant by the kitchen door (there were a handful of other tables that were open the whole time), and no one seemed to know or get that this dinner was for a birthday—even though it was noted in the reservation.

It kind of killed the mood a bit because this was one of the coldest days of the year, and we were blasted by cold air constantly because we were also need the entry door.

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T
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to El Barzon since it opened! They have expanded their menu as well as seating capacity! The food was great and so was the service! Highly recommend it!

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NM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service as usual. We frequent this restaurant in the Spring/Summer/Fall for the outdoor covered patio seating. The original interior restaurant is nice, but the outdoor seating experience is what really makes El Barzon so special. That and the very attentive and friendly staff. The mixed-grill seafood platter is fantastic (when it is available). We recommend El Barzon to all our friends heading into Detroit.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is truly a Hidden Gem in Detroit conveniently located off of Junction in Michigan the decor is beautiful. They beautiful music in the background with dim lighting. We took my brother for his birthday all of us had separate dishes and they were all delicious some Mexican some Italian. We are Italian polish but also love our Mexican food. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious! Our waitress was superb for a table of six she did great and recommended some great specials like the Tomahawk Steak and gnocchi with chorizo was superb! Definitely great for Valentine's Day or to impress a first date. Will be going back soon

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it's very nice restaurant.

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E
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staycation date. Fun margaritas. Well trained staff. Great food and selection. Loved the green salsa. BF loved the pasta.

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M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Mexican and Italian entrees. I personally lean toward Italian but ordered Mexican and it was excellent. Parking is free and in rear of building.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic for my mother’s 70th birthday celebration. Their Italian is to die for.

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Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend hidden gem

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easily one of the best restaurants in Detroit!!!! Amazing Italian and Mexican food and the specials are always amazing!

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LM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! Alex was our server and he was fantastic! The food was awesome! Definitely recommend.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park in back. Park in back. Park in back. Had heard about this place and that a Mexican chef classically trained in Italian had really something amazing going. This place isn't super chic, it is an old building with old tables and semi-cool decor. But the vibe festive or maybe I was just super excited to try the food. Well... the mushroom cream sauce will blow your damn mind. I asked for a couple of tweaks and they were very flexible. No one is putting on airs in this place, but they absolutely know their stuff.

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c
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, prompt and attentive staff...I definitely will be back!

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Detroit
41 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table side deboning of our Bronzini was a delight. This is our favorite Detroit restaurant, and the parking is free! We were celebrating a birthday, and the birthday guest got a a"Happy birthday" decorated dessert. The wait staff gathered around to sing to him. A very nice evening.

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OB
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Post holiday dinner with friends group of 6. Easy to miss this place unless you are looking for it. A really great evening, drinks, food, desserts all great. A large menu with mix of Mexican and Italian dishes. Not an everyday combo, but it works here. Both cuisines are given careful treatment. Our group went 4 Italian and 2 Mexican dishes. The whole branzino and the pollo Barzon were especially good. The limoncello cake with a shot of limoncello was a very tasty dessert. Will return in the spring/summer to try the patio seating.

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k
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The best Mexican\Italian place in the region. I lean toward the Mexican side of the menu.
The appetizers are fine and the goat dish may be best I've ever had.
Service can be a little challenging between the noise level and most servers not being native English speakers.

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HL
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. My husband ordered a Mexican dish and my 2 adult children and I all had Italian dishes. All of our entrees were fantastic! We plan to return and would highly recommend El Barzon. As it was December we did not have the opportunity to sit outside, however the outdoor seating looks like it would be fun in the warmer months.

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EM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

First time I have been disappointed in a meal here...maybe they are stretching too thin with the new place. While one entree was good, the chef's special was barely edible. The sauce was sandy and cold....the waiter said it was supposed to be cold and then warm in the middle. I wish now I would have just sent it back.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and ambiance, easy parking behind the restaurant.

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KW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Mexican and Italian food. The service was great. Overall great experience. Would highly recommend.

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B
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely fantastic time for my birthday dinner here. The staff is incredibly friendly and the service was wonderful! I can't wait to go back.

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K
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table shared several several of the Italian and Mexican dishes and we liked all of them. The sangria was outstanding.

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SK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Took a while to get a server. Food was great. The parties destroyed the atmosphere due to taking so many pictures and instagramming minute. My wife had someone’s butt in her face while eating. Wish the managers would’ve controlled the situation.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went with a party of eight people. The consensus was that the food was good but not great. The drinks were too expensive and were somewhat watered down. We enjoyed our visit because we enjoy each others company but we decided that this restaurant would not go on our list to visit again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! However, staff should be permitted to give out change (the bar staff did not have change for my &100 bill. Also, when I paid for my meal, I had to ask that my change be in small bills.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The mussels in the arrabiatta appetizer were some of the best we have had in the Detroit area.

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PS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Wonderful meal. Service was outstanding.

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AK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My husband and I enjoy El Barzon based on it’s interesting menu, well-prepared food, and delightful staff. This is the first time that our meal was less than we expected. Disappointing, too, as we introduced the restaurant to friends who were first-time visitors. The pasta selections were a bit over cooked and the cream sauce heavy. I have enjoyed the dish on other occasions and it was of lesser quality. Our server was delightful, even offering us a few samples of sauces that we had not tried. We will definitely return but sure hope that the kitchen issue returns to its previous standard.

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with friend during the week. It was not crowded with only a few other larger tables. The only thing I would say is that they sat all of the large tables close together. Which did get a little noisy. Everyone really enjoyed their entrees and desserts were awesome.

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BW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was marginal. Have been here a few times and service was awesome but not this time.

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Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Seafood pasta is excellent. Highly recommend it

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was very nice but no internet available

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

El Barzon is a restaurant that we have enjoyed for years and we had the opportunity to introduce this favorite of ours to our friends. All 6 of us enjoyed the evening. Perfect place for wonderful food and great friends!

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