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El Barzon

4.6
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1072 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Located 3 miles from Little Cesar's Arena, Comerica Park, and Ford Field. El Barzon Restaurante has been a staple to the city since 2007, serving both Mexican and Italian Traditional dishes. Chef/Owner Norberto Garita was able to obtain his culinary experience working in Manhattan N.Y. and in the later moved to Michigan where he worked at the famously (now Closed) Ill Posto Ristorante Italiano.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1072 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TonyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The service and the food. We’ll definitely return!

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bobh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

good value for what you got smaller portion but good

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FooDeeeee
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Underwhelmed. The food was mediocre at best. Our server was often difficult to find, and she wore her mask under her nose the entire time which is obviously not protective. There were not enough space heaters working, so we were very cold eating on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time we go here it has been consistently great food with amazing service. They care about what they are doing and it shows. We come back over and over for the great food.

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MitchW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Detroit. A little price but well worth it.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food and our waiter, Alex, was fantastic. Drinks were excellent!!

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Dmwar
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great! Definitely will be back

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HeatherR
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique dining place. Everything was outstanding and a little different (in a good way).

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vipTraveler
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner there. Our server was excellent. We sat in the patio area and liked the decor. The neighborhood isn’t pretty but the restaurant is a gem and we highly recommend it.

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the place and had a great experience. The service here is just wonderful.

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FlatRockRay
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

All in all a good experience. Nothing special. The Italian dishes we ordered were good, but not great.

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ShelleyM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mole sauce is out of this world. Our Mexican dishes were authentic and full of so many intricate flavors. Can't wait to go back and try their Italian dishes.

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alex was awesome and made it a special evening for our group, including a happy birthday dessert and song. Our group decided to share plates and every dish we tried was amazing.

El Barzon set the bar very high and never disappoints!!!!

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CherylS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal! The dishes are rich in flavor. The patio is a great dining experience. The speciality drinks could be a bit larger for the price but are delicious. The complimentary chips and salsas are a great start to the meal.

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MalloryM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome. The ambiance on the patio had me feeling like I was on vacation. My husband and I ordered one mexican specialty and one italian specialty and they were both delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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JDEE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Overall excellent food . Only concern would be the Calamari which was way overcooked and too chewy. Main dish was perfect
Patio is one of the best in town. Concern was the inside seating, moderate ambience and conception. Maybe a little more décor to beak up the tables (plants?) Understandable though under the present Covid environment.
Took a while to get a server, also understandable since the staff has to walk a long distance for the patio . I will definitely be back. So many wonderful dishes to try. Hopefully we'll get to sit on the patio

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AnnM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delious food. Impeccable service relaxed aospgere

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was adequate. The ambience was somewhere between a lounge and club, blasting loud music all while waiters and waitresses were dressed extremely formally, very odd juxtaposition. If there was a more cohesive and organized presentation, maybe we’d try it again.

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Brent
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service started slow but we came in right before closing and didn’t know. Open Table have us a 8:45 reservation and the place closes at 9:00. But after it got started everything was great. The asparagus soup and the special, that was a pasta with stuffed prosciutto, was excellent. Noteworthy enough to come back just to eat those two things. Lovely experience.

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vipElaineI
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Apps served , not hot. 😞 waiter just ok.

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RosanneR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Used to love, food quality seems to have gone down. Sorry to say. No longer on the top of my list.
Alex our server was great very pleasant and prompt.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could get this restaurant more stars I would. Amazing on all levels. Our server, Alex, as well as all of the supportive serving staff, were so attentive and fast. Some of the best service I've experienced.

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craigr
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Everybody was friendly. They even made a special very hot hot sauce for me

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ChristianF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were wonderful as always. Service was fantastic as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday

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vipJMadigan
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday! Her favorite!!!

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Alena
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

World class food for sure! I have never tried a goat meet in my life, so I decided to have their goat special and I wasn’t disappointed . My husband had their hot stuffed pepper with interesting sauce with some sort of nuts and pomegranate. Highly recommend For the food. I gave the ambiance 4 stars, as I feel the inside of the building and bathrooms need a little TLC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and Ana, our server, was amazing!

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vipmartym
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brothers birthday !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered this hidden gem in Detroit. The entrance was in back. They had a really cool patio dining area and amazing food.

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vipGloriaC
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone should experience El Barzon at least once!
The food is delicious, the service is excellent and the owners make you feel like royalty. This is a hidden gem for sure. Love love love El Barzon! I guarantee you will be hooked !

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vipSteakLovingTomTCVR
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge variety of choices on the menu and everything that we have tried over several visits has been delicious and different from the standard fare. The outdoor area has great ambience and the food never disappoints. Best of all, however, is the friendly staff - especially our favorite server, Alex. Eagerly looking forward to our next visit. (Carol & Tom)

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very relaxed atmosphere. Great patio!

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LukeC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, good food, great service, a wonderful dinner.

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StephenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Every dish here is very well done. Best Chile Rellenos anywhere. Pasta is always al dente. Value is excellent. And don't be fooled by it's dated Plain Jane exterior. This place is awesome!

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AnnetteM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LarsLaurs
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner with my wife. Drinks, appetizers and meal was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was great. Nice and spacious with great food and service.

FAQs

El Barzon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 894-2070.

El Barzon is rated 4.6 stars by 1072 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.

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