La Noria Bistro

4.5
69 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Located 3 miles from Little Cesar's Arena, Comerica Park, and Ford Field. Mixing the best of fine Italian and Mexican Wood-Fired cuisine with affectionate attention to detail and gracious service, Chef/Owner Norberto Garita and his top notch support crew established a stylish, open floor plan gives way to a multifaceted, flavorful eating experience with a variety of delights offered with a delicate touch and served by a friendly staff.

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

This Year for Cinco De Mayo we will be having live entertainment by Mariachi Gallos de Oro and Muchachos de Arranque from 5pm-9pm. Reserve your table soon!!! Spots fill up quick

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for our first easter Brunch from 11am-3pm limited seating available call ahead to reserve your table!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 69 People Are Saying
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T
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waiter and the bartender. Food was great as always

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GG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and perfect for pre-symphony dinner. We will come back again!

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BT
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the first time for Sunday brunch. It was a wonderful time. It is a very nice space. The service was incredible. The menu for Sunday brunch offers a lot of choices.

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T
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times and every time all was perfect. This time however the salmon was very dry Service was excellent though and the guy who accommodated us in the room with bar instead of the first eating area was wonderful.

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AL
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

La Noria recently added brunch which we had to try since we had a great dinner there previously. The brunch menu offered a different array of options, some rooted in the Southwest style and other more traditional. Overall the items we ordered were prepared well and looked nice when plated. The service and ambience is exceptional.

A few thoughts to help the kitchen: the bacon omelet special was overly salted and the croissants too cold. One huge request os to up the coffee, it was more cafeteria tasting than restaurant quality.

We will be back!

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CG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and clean interior, waitress was very friendly and attentive, food was very good, our table had a mix of Mexican and Italian fare and we all were very happy.

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PB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Disappointing that they were out of Two James Vodka and substituting Tito's. The chicken mole pizza was disappointing - the mole sauce on it was so thin as to have almost no taste. A real disappointment as the mole is usually so wonderfully spiced. The calamari was excellent and the stir fried/crisped arugula was a really nice crunchy addition.

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KH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A group of people went out after work. The menu was very diverse, something there for everyone. It was a good place to eat and have nice conversation.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Service was pretry decent

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T
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food drink and wait staff were all excellent!

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S
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. We really enjoyed ourselves. Prices were very reasonable.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to El Barton and wanted to try their sister restaurant . So pleased. Lovely space, attentive service, everyone loved their food. We’ll be back with more friends.

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DS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent fresh and tasteful food. Staff was very friendly. Will definitely return soon.

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JJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for lunch! Second time, order Mexican first time, Italian is his time. Both were very good.

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ET
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

I was shock that the food and service were poor. I have gone for years to El Barzon for years. The food and service is always excellent. The restaurant was cold. A big disappointment.

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LS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My only suggestion is to offer coffee with desert ',,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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K
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food and great service! This will definitely become a spot for us to dine regularly!

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T
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food.
Great service.

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KW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I very much enjoyed the space and the service we recieved was genuine and kind. The food we had was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch!

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JI
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week. Husband enjoyed ragu with lamb. I did not like flour tortilla for fajita, for me too much flour, was all I could taste

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b
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would go back to see the regular menu. We were there for restaurant week and felt the menu was mass produced for that event and was very bland

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K
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable setting. Casual but not sloppy. The staff was very attentive and clean. The food was delicious. Simple but amazing flavor. Love their twist on the over done chips and salsa, it was great. I would definitely recommend trying this place, it's a great testament to what Detroit is doing with the food industry right now.

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TC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall pretty good. Not sure when I would go back, but I would give another try.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious pizza! Will definitely be back to try out more of the menu. Limited beer selection but the wine list was good enough. Ambiance would be great for a date, but there are also a few TVs so it’s not exclusively an intimate experience.

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LC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the seafood ravioli and it was delicious, very flavorful! The menu describes shrimp and lobster so I did expect some shrimp and lobster bites on top of the ravioli. The ravioli was stuffed with lobster and there was 1 shrimp on top which I thought was a little expensive for lunch at $23 for 5 lobster ravioli and 1 shrimp.

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LN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely marvelous! The chicken mole was sublime, so smoky and flavorful. Every bit as good as big brother El Barzone next door.

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ET
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The ambiance of the restaurant is awesome and all the staff was super friendly. The service was a little slow but they were noticeably busy so I understand. The cocktails were so unique and tasty! I would definitely like to come back and try another round of fun cocktails and great food!

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MY
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Really cramped in the dining room. Felt like I was going to get a meal dropped in my lap. ; )

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BM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cool space. Inventive and well crafted cocktails plus an agreeable wine selection for most. My group ordered items from both the Mexican and Italian side of the menu and were equally impressed. Minor negative was that menu was a little bloated and could have used a little curation, though our waitress helped us narrow down options effectively. Don't skip the green sauce!

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S
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time at La Noria and very pleased by all aspects. The restaurant was very busy the service was top notched as was the food. A wide variety of options to select from. We end up with a pizza - very tasty, a pasta choice in a white sauce, fish tacos and a very flavor full fish soup that had a bountiful of fish a very tasty red sauce.
We will be back to try other selections!

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A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Make sure to sit in the back room with the bar and pizza oven. The atmosphere is much better.

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AR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food...great value...our waiter didn't have a good knowledge of the menu...however everything else was excellent.

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OT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place

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AL
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very good time at La Noria Bistro! The staff was welcoming and friendly. Upon entering the first room was empty due to the cold winter evening but once in the anterooms, the atmosphere was warm and comfortable. The menu, though similar to the sister restaurant next door, offered a few differences, especially in the preparation by La Noria's kitchen. The calamari appetizer was exceptional, a simple style and presentation. Our main dishes were very good as well, especially the lake perch with lemon & caper sauce! We'll be back for brunch and dinner!

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h
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Love the dining experience. I did not love the lasagna. Next time I will try something else.

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a great spot, we went with a group. We loved the margaritas, service, food and place. Delicious! My favorite: the Clamari and salad. The Poblano pasta was delicious but too hot for me. My husband had Fajitas and he really enjoyed them. Everyone in the group enjoyed the clean, good and well presented food.
Bad: We were sitting for dinner next to a door to the patio. People kept going out & in to smoke and letting the January 15 F wind coming in. :(

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JP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I felt the menu resembled their sister restaurant next door

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MS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall experience was great. Service left something to be desired. Drinks took very long, guest meals did not come out at the same time. Bottle of wine didn’t come until after dinner.

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G
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food. Unique and interesting menu. Cool drinks. Fresh seafood and pasta. Very delightful meal.

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