Service was wonderful!!!!
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!
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.
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.
Wonderful food, amazing menu/selection. Outstanding and warm service. Each course was unique authentic and delicious. Will definitely be back.
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.
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!
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.
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
it's very nice restaurant.
Staycation date. Fun margaritas. Well trained staff. Great food and selection. Loved the green salsa. BF loved the pasta.
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.
Fantastic for my mother’s 70th birthday celebration. Their Italian is to die for.
Highly recommend hidden gem
Easily one of the best restaurants in Detroit!!!! Amazing Italian and Mexican food and the specials are always amazing!
Loved it!! Alex was our server and he was fantastic! The food was awesome! Definitely recommend.
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.
Great food, prompt and attentive staff...I definitely will be back!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great food and service and ambiance, easy parking behind the restaurant.
Great Mexican and Italian food. The service was great. Overall great experience. Would highly recommend.
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.
Table shared several several of the Italian and Mexican dishes and we liked all of them. The sangria was outstanding.
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.
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.
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.
The mussels in the arrabiatta appetizer were some of the best we have had in the Detroit area.
Great! Wonderful meal. Service was outstanding.
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.
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.
Wonderful service and food!!
Service was marginal. Have been here a few times and service was awesome but not this time.
Seafood pasta is excellent. Highly recommend it
It was very nice but no internet available
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!