Wow; the waiter was so nice and friendly and excited and the food was amazing!! Sometimes in Mexican restaurants, they give way too much food; here the portions were appropriate. Sometimes in fusion restaurants, they do too much combining; this felt like 2 distinct experiences. It is an excellent choice for many people; so much to choose from. I will be back!!!
Our 16th Anniversary
The restuarant was very pretty, the staff was very proffesional, and the food was amazing! I do suggest going when it's bright out, it's a bit challenging to catch the correct lot in the dark
Celebrated my birthday here! Alex, our server, was so friendly and kind. The entire staff is wonderful and sang happy birthday and provided me with a birthday beverage and dessert. So nice! My dish was a little salty but other than that, I enjoyed everything. Love this little spot!
The Italian dishes at this Mexican-names restaurant are excellent. As, of course, are the Mexican dishes. Always a truly enjoyable dining experience.
Food was average. Ordered mussels as an appetizer and expected a bowl full, as what is typical in other restaurants. There were only 6 mussels and 4 clams. Ordered a seafood dish with linguine that was supposed to be in a spicy tomato broth. I am not a big fan of spicy but enjoy it every now and then. The broth did not come close to being spicy. The amount of seafood was adequate but the calamari was over cooked and chewy. Food came to the table extremely fast which makes me wonder how early in the day it was prepared.
I did dine here once before and do not remember anything negative so I was anxious to return but was disappointed on this visit. Overall the experience was average. I might recommend to a friend but with caveats. Appears to be a popular place so maybe it was just me and high expectations.
Highly recommended by friends. Somewhat sketchy area but not too bad. Heard a lot about Mexican / Italian being offered but really is minimal Mexican. Italian is old school all the way. Not the healthiest preparation but tasted ok. Not amazing, not bad just pretty average. Service was good. Very accommodating with substituting on menu. Really was ok just not the anazing experience I had been told.
We had always talked about going to El Barzon for a long time. My wife’s Birthday was the perfect opportunity. The food was great I had a veal dish with a Bortola wine sauce my wife had a fish dish that she loved. The service was very good. We will definitely go back again, probably in the summer so we can sit outside.
This was our second visit and such a disappointing experience that I doubt we'll return. My husband and I were seated alone outside of the main dining area, so he had a view of a dark corner and I was facing the bar. No one else was seated in this area the entire time we dined, so we felt pretty isolated.
Our server was all over the place, clearly inexperienced and she was far less professional and knowledgeable than the server we had on our first visit. She never even gave her name, just started incomprehensibly rattling off specials. Our busser asked us to let her know when we were finished with our tortilla chips so she could take them. She explained that she was alone so trying to get all her work done - totally inappropriate.
The food was enjoyable enough (mixto frito, barbacoa and tris di pasta were good), but I felt like the standards for service were lower than the price would have you expect. This was supposed to be a great birthday celebration for my husband, but I ended up wishing I'd chosen another restaurant. Next time around, I will.
Amazing in every way
Alex was great! The food was great! We definitely will be back!
Great place ! Service wonderful and food amazing ! So flavorful! Will definitely go there again soon!
Great place! Food, service and ambience was outstanding!
First time and the experience was outstanding. Excellent foods, from antipasto to desert with impeccable service.
The food was very good. The waitress was lovely and answered our questions about the menu. The dining room is very loud. I did a lot of pointing at the menu and asking for the waitress to repeat herself.
If you want to talk to your date, do not bring her/him here . However, they do recognize special occasions and we were surprised and delighted when the waitress brought out a dessert for our anniversary. Very nice! We found parking on the street, then realized there was ample parking in the rear of the restaurant and moved the car. Better parking information would be great to have on the restaurant's website .
Terrific variety on the menu. Food and service were both great.
The patio is lovely, service is good, and food was wonderful.
One of the best Italian / Mexican fine Dinning experiences in the Metro Detroit area.
Seafood pasta was great. The waiter was very good. Excellent dinner, reasonable prices for very good food.
Inside dining is really a disappointment after having enjoyed the patio during the summer. The ambiance is really lacking inside--try some music, some spicy Mexican sounds and artwork to enhance the dining experience. The craft drinks are fabulous. My fish dish was just ok--sort of bland. The service felt rushed. Probably won't return until next spring.
Food and service was fantastic !
Always outstanding from start to finish! The food is delicious and authentic! We were the last patrons and they didn’t make us feel rushed in any way. One of our Detroit favorites!
El Barzon’s food, drinks and excellent service keeps us coming back! The Italian dishes are excellent as are all of the Mexican entrees. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone. A hidden gem!
Excellent food and cocktail menu. Great seating indoors or out. Must stop if you're in SW Detroit
Atmosphere was very fun and eclectic. Food was unbelievable! Where else can you have chips/salsa AND pasta?! YUM!!
We have been coming here for a number of years. Excellent food as always. Very consistent. One of our favorites!
We loved the patio - very pretty in the evening. The food was delicious also.
An enjoyable experience- IF the noise level hadn't been so high.
The acoustics outdoors do not need "music"- people had to yell
to be heard. Really ruins the ambiance for every one, especially since
the service and meals are outstanding.
Also - folks drive for miles to attend & this does not encourage a
repeat visit. btw Where does the chef get the black truffles &
are they 'really' truffles from the Piedmont ? *_*
Great food. Patio provided a nice outdoor atmosphere.
There were 8 of us and we all had a great meal with the exception of the lasagna which seemed to be lacking meat and cheese. We had a couple different types of fish which were great, appetizers (sausage w/peppers and calamari) were great! Our service (Alex?) was exceptional! Also had a couple of the specials that night and they were great! It would be nice if the prices were given when they tell you about the specials. Great evening overall!
I will tell all my friends about it. Phenomenal.
We will be back. We sat outside and had Margaritas that were awesome and a nice Italian dinner.
It was fantastic in every way...drinks, food, service, atmosphere. We will be back!
Our first time there, but certainly not our last. The food was only serpassed by the service, outstanding!!!
Unique setting with good food and service.
The waiter lowered the sound which was nice. I realize the norm is loud nowadays, but being old, hearing can be a problem.
Amazing patio, bread/butter, margaritas... Great spot & great food!
Food was delicious as always. The sangria is fantastic.
We always love our time at meals at El Barzon and this one was just as exceptional.