El Barzon

4.7
1357 Reviews
$50 and over
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1357 people are saying
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Stan
Detroit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! This restaurant is a Detroit gem!

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MIKEW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Unique twists on dishes! Excellent Goat and Italian dishes as well.

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KatieB
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing!! We will be frequenting El Barzon very soon!!

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vipRickA
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every trip to El Barzon is excellent. The service is top notch, the food is delicious, the drinks are divine. Will be back!

JM
vipJMadigan
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my family’s favorite place!

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FirstTimer
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time going and I can't believe I waited this long to go there. Our food was great and our waitress was great. I will definitely go back.

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Michelle
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great menu. So many good choices it’s hard to make a decision. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I both loved the entire experience. The food was delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were there on a night that wasn’t very crowded. Alex our server was amazing the service was some of the best we’ve had from any restaurant. The food was incredible as well. The wait staff was attentive . The margaritas were fresh squeezed and yummy. . We will definitely be back

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Comet
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Good atmosphere. The staff was friendly and helpful. Great experience for family.

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal and service! Highly recommend! Appetizers, entrees, and dessert were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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vipBTPlymouth
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was attentive and they kept the table cleared of excess dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner. Dawn served us and was wonderful!

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SylviaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always incredibly nice and the food never disappoints. One of my Detroit favs!

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Pauljanh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Return visit after years.
I have not been to El Barzon in more than 5 years. I just had not been in the area. We decided to check it out again, and we forgot just how good the food is! We had a Motown Marguerita (yummy), a Chorizo/cheese appetizer, and the Pappardelle Tre Boconi. It had a rich tomato based sauce with Prosciutto, meatballs, bacon, peas, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes. There were so many interesting things on the menu that we plan on coming back soon to check more things out. It is a nice, family run restaurant with reasonable prices, good service, and delicious food.

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ScottS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to El Barzon was a wonderful experience. The restaurant was very festive and ready for the holidays. There was an abundance of service staff and everyone was in a great mood. The food and cocktails were wonderful. Can't wait for our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my parents and siblings here. It was an excellent atmosphere, great decor, awesome service and food. We ordered many things and did “family style” so we could all try everything. Everything was delicious: cocktails, salad, cold apps, hot apps, and pasta entrees. Everyone really enjoyed it.

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NoahM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Maybe I’m just a grumpy old man living in the past, or maybe newer Italian restaurants in Detroit have given it some real competition, but I don’t think El Barzon is as good as it used to be. I’ve been coming here since it opened and it used to be a revelation every time. I don’t get that anymore…like I said, maybe it’s just me. Still, it’s a very good restaurant and certainly worth trying if you haven’t been.

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JuliD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner here before a play. There were 4 of us. We had a Italian food and it was fabulous! Everyone loved their food and the margaritas were yummy too!!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great. We had 10 people at dinner. the food delivery was fast and the wait staff was very cheerful!!

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CaroleG
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been dining here for many years and have always loved the food. Last night we had our family Christmas dinner here and everyone enjoyed everything! The perfect combination of Italian and Mexican cuisine. The cocktails were tasty as well. The El Jefe was my personal favorite, a charred lemon and Licorice 43 were just some of the components of this perfectly balanced cocktail. ❤️

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LisaP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - so many good things on the menu that it’s hard to narrow it down come time to order.

Have had both the Italian and Mexican offerings now and have not been disappointed yet !

Risotto is delicious and the jalapeño margs u get a table side presentation which is cool.

Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were excellent! I would definitely come back

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vipMichaelR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Well worth the drive

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DougM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was far better than what I was thinking

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Vikas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was great. Food was amazing!
Cocktail was expensive but gorgeously presented and delicious!

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Sat waiting for 45 minutes. Had to get our drinks at the bar myself. Finally asked someone for help. Completely understand understaffed issues but everyone around us was getting good service. Ordered lobster and shrimp ravioli and was served literally plain ravioli.

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Marn
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the three pasta dish. To say the kiss pasta was amazing is an understatement. My chair was very wobbly though and should be replaced. Otherwise, a new favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend there on our first in-person date (we’d been only online for months) and it was exactly as I’d hoped! Tasty creative food options, wonderful service that was attentive and friendly, nice romantic atmosphere. The noise level was much lower in the patio than inside, so I’m glad we got the patio, surprisingly heated well in the winter! Thanks for an amazing start to a first date!!

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soulhdez12
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Drinks, Service and Ambience are always up to par. One of my favorite places to have dinner, will recommend over and over again.

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glenr
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed our meals and drinks. Service was great, but there was a trainee that required some back and forth.

Lots of things I will come back and try!

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JulesW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One would think Mexican and Italian at the same restaurant could not possibly be good… but it is amazing. Menu is huge… made deciding difficult. Food was great. Service was excellent. I am obsessed with the jalapeño margarita.

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tma26
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Anna was our server and took care of us very well with her support staff!

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DGNick
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My so-called Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli came with only one little shrimp. The description was definitely misleading.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. I am always impressed and have a great experience.

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gdvd
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, great servers, outstanding food. Great drinks.

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June22
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday celebration. The food, atmosphere and service was great.

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vipKimmy
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world style with Spanish and Italian flare. The food is delicious and the service is over the top fabulous 😘👌🥂

FAQs

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

El Barzon is rated 4.7 stars by 1357 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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