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About El Barzon

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3710 Junction St
Detroit, MI 48210
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mexican

Hours of Operation:


Monday - closed

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am-2:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-8:00pm

Cross Street:
Michigan Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(313) 894-2070

Website:
http://elbarzonrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Also Available

Executive Chef:
Norberto Garita

El Barzon Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (39)
Worth the Drive (35)
Special Occasion (33)
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Good for a Date (33)
Authentic (32)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Fun (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Romantic (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Casual (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Cozy (11)
Business Meals (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Spicy (6)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Scenic View (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

El Barzon is personally my favorite restaurant in Detroit. I just love the menu (food and drink) and the atmosphere. Alex is literally the best waiter I've ever had wait on me. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

El Barzon was excellent. I highly recommend their specials and also their margaritas. I would send anyone here to eat!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Will go back

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my second time, first with my wife this time for a business meeting. Regardless of the occasion this is an exceptional eatery. will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loud and disappointing but the server was fun and I’m glad we went but wouldn’t return
Food was very wverage

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great enjoyed the goat dinner. Very noisy and appears not enough servers to accommodate the crowd.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was cold when it was served. Only thing that disappointed me.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Goat tacos were perfect

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food5
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food and service. All but one of us decided on Mexican and it was fantastic all around.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Interesting menu of Italian and Mexican dishes!

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food4
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Consistently excellent. I especially like the Italian side of the menu

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, great wine and great service. Our waitress, Kathy, was phenomenal with her suggestions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We've been to El Barzon several times now. Each dining experience has been fabulous. The service from the staff is top notch. The menu and specials are so interesting and well prepared. Great food at a reasonable price; what's not to like? We recommend El Barzon to all our friends!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

El Barzon is consitant - good food, great atmosphere, reasonable prices. Never dissapointed here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The place is nice. Outside is better than inside. Food is good. The service is just ok. It was a great experience. Nice pasta and chips.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I felt it was very average. Nothing special for food at all. Certainly not worth the drive.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Love this place! Food, ambience, service..all great. I highly recommend sitting outside if the weather permits. Definitely a hidden gem.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

One of the most unique menus available with delicious options, amazing outdoor vibe, excellent tequila drink options and wine selection. The service is always attentive, timely and friendly. Definitely worth the trip!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Consistently great place for both Mexican and Italian

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of my Top 5 Restaurants in the US!!.....Like a Great Wine.....It keeps getting Better and Better.....Cocktails are very Creative.....Food is over the Top

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a wonderful meal! Can't wait to go back with our family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service was perfect. We had been to this restAurant many years ago and were pleasantly surprised by the newly added addition which made our dining experience leaving us likx s were on a vacation. An added bonus was the quality of the food. Fun and interesting menu. We were sorry we were so full that dessert was not an option. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very good food and a Wonderfull selection of both Mexican and Italian, yes I said Mexican and Italian, food. Great beer and wine selection as well as full bar options and of course creative margaritas.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everything was great as usual. We ate outside and the service was just as good. Food was hot,. I have never had a bad meal there. Just love the place and the owner

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Enjoyed a beautiful evening with family and friends. Tried the goat and thought it was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

SERVICE WAS GRACIOUS AND WITH A SMILE.
FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. ASKED FOR EXTRAS
DELIVERED PROMPTLY. ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
ARE BIT ON THE EXPENSIVE SIDE.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great atmosphere, and food. The fresh pasta and deserts are delicious. 👍👍

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a great meal here on the patio, choosing the Mexican side of the menu. The patio is such a great place to have a meal and enjoy the beautiful space. Our waiter, Gustavo, was excellent and we enjoyed talking to him about Mexico City. The food was spot on and the service was excellent. Overall, we can't wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Loved it. Say on the patio, perfect day, great food. (Get the goat) great time!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I officially have a new favorite restaurant! El Barzon was better than I could have imagined! Took my fiancé for his birthday, and while they did not do anything special for the celebration---the food was outstanding and ambiance was top-notch! We LOVED the patio and we will be considering it for our rehearsal dinner. The asiago gnocchi with chorizo sauce was to die for, we just wish it wasn't a special and it could be on the menu all the time!! We will most certainty be back in the near future!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Amazing food. A blend of Mexican and Italian with exquisite flavors. A definite gem!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The hostess was incredibly rude. She avoided the hostess stand as people waited. We had reservations and it took 10 minutes just to find someone and let them know we were there. She very rudely said it would be a couple minutes which turned into a half an hour. When confronted about the wait she stated "I told you we're working on it". Finally we just seated ourselves. Many patrons left because there was no one to seat them. They had at least 20 tables that were not bused and the manager could have cared less about any of it. Our waiter was terrific and the food was very good. However I will not be returning due to the horrible, incredibly rude hostess, and lack of management. You should not treat paying customers that way.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was pretty good, but service was abysmal. It took over 15 minutes after being seated to be acknowledged, another 20 minutes to receive our initial drink order, and 30 minutes after we finished our appetizers before our main course arrived. MANY other guests were also overheard complaining about the service and food time, with one patron even angrily yelling at a manager near our table. We will not be back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a great meal and the wait staff was friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding! The patio was very inviting and comfortable. A wonderful evening at a reasonable price!

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 2, 2017

El Barzon has been a favorite of ours since it opened. The porch seating is great, although the open flame heaters were too at times. The food is wonderful, service was attentive and responsive.

My one issue, a significant one, is that the bathroom was in need of more frequent attention and definitely needs some upgrading. It is not in keeping with the high quality of everything else.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

This place was recommended to us and it was incredible.
From the outside, it doesn't look anything special but once you go in there is a great outdoor and indoor place. We made reservation in advance.
Service was greatand the foot is excellent. We had one drink each and we both enjoyed it. Overall. Recommend it

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always the "right time" to visit El Barzon for dinner... or lunch. Even a better time when the patio is open for seating and enjoyment. Menu offers both Mexican and Italian. We've ordered from both menu's and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food and service in pleasant outdoor environment. Good value. Would definitely return

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Went for a birthday celebration. Great experience. Great service. Entire staff was focused on making certain everything was moving along nicely. Our server, Alex could not have been more accommodating. He was ever present and eager to assist with our selection. The food was very good. I highly recommend the asparagus soup. Good, rich and creamy. It could have been a meal in itself. We tasted a number of samplings and found everything to our liking. Don't be fooled by the combination Italian and Mexican cuisine. Both are done extremely well.

I would recommend El Barzon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Noise level was only high because of the bar music

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