La Noria Bistro

4.4
36 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Mixing the best of fine Italian and Mexican cuisine with affectionate attention to detail and gracious service, Chef Norberto 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.
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place

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AL
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 9, 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 26, 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 13, 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
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to this restaurant several times and a sister restaurant many many times. The food is always great and the service is always terrific

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SC
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Our server was not good at all. We had a confusing exchange over how I wanted my food and over wine they didn’t have and then did have. Yes confusing. Food was good though and I’d go back and hope for someone that listened more and understood what the customer wants.

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SM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service at a reasonable price. Just wish it was closer.
La Noria is our new favorite restaurant!

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SS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved loved loved great menu, great meal and will be back soon

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TK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is apparently owned by the place next door and has a lot of handwritten signs. Parking was down a back alley in a big lot. They do have some Italian dishes on the menu, but it was actually mostly Hispanic food listed. The prices were fairly high for the portion size and location. If I knew that this was not truly an Italian restaurant, I probably would have just done next door for "Mexican" food!

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED our dining experience at La Noria Fabulous selection to choose from Huge portions Excellent wait staff. Noise level was just perfect you could carry on a conversation Definitely will return

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DO
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

owned by el barzon. similar menu. service a bit slow.

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reviews were very good. And we enjoyed elbarzon. But we were very pleasantly surprised it was just as good and better than the reviews. Loved it

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MF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!! Food and service are always fantastic here!! Very recommended!!

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r
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lobster Spaghetti was fabulous, as was the Sangria! All four of us loved our dinners! Can't wait to return!!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian and Mexican food. Tried new food- mole sauce was outstanding. Drink menu is fun too!

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W
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined here for our anniversary and the food and service was very good. They served us a delicious anniversary slice of cake to share

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LL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Shared the Hawaiian pizza, La Noria antipasto Salad, and some tacos. All were very good. The pizza is thin crust style, and was very tasty. We loved the authentic tacos as an appetizer, and were an excellent value at $2.50 each. The salad was delicious made with heirloom tomatoes, sliced mozzarella and shrimp. Had reserved the patio, but it was closed, so dined inside, which was very quaint, and our server was attentive. We will definitely be back again, and would reccomend this unique resturant.

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HL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Server didn't refill water pitcher, didn't ask how the food was, didn't provide us with dessert menus upon request, side of broccolini had RUBBER BAND around stalk. No discount was placed on bill like manager said. I just paid it and left. The food was on par with every generic place in the city.

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DZ
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

the only thing is that they charge for ice tea refills
I'm a big ice tea drinker

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AB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, if you like El Barzon, you’ll love La Noria. Italian items are outstanding.

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FB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tacos were great. Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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AW
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very well priced! We had a lovely meal with a very nice server! The food was delicious and came out very quickly. The restaurant was a bit understaffed and could use some work on the ambiance but the building itself is very cool. I suggest a sign outside or something- it was hidden. Must compete with the restaurant next door- La Noria is not as great but much more affordable. If they stepped up their game it would be a new Detroit hotspot.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The goat tacos are life changing!

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LG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress,Rosa, was very attentive and helpful. the food was fantastic and the sangria was wonderful!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We dined here on Saturday, July 7th. The atmosphere was nice. Both pizza's had too much cheese but the crust of each was good! The waitress, while very nice, couldn't answer questions I had about wine. The bartender didn't help her much based on the answer she provided our waitress to give to us. The manager was very attentive but has his work cut out for him. I was disappointed bc I expected much more. Btw, I've never written a bad review so I take it seriously.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t good. We were only group in restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The food was really bad, pizza was oil, most the Mexican dishes were dry. Guacamole had no flavor! Overall food was really bad, will not be going again.

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PJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

La Noria Bistro is now on our favorites list. The service and staff were awesome, attentive and provided excellent suggestions. We started the meal with the onion soup, a delicious soup with an interesting twist. We wanted to try the tacos so we had the open-faced marinated pork tacos on corn tortillas - excellent flavor highlighted with onions and cilantro and only $2.50. Our entree was the mole dobladas and hands-down the best mole sauce with a complex but bright flavor. And a sizable portion so we were able to take home uneaten portions. Lastly, we had flan for dessert as a nice cool, flavorful ending and not too big. We did not have cocktails (opted for beer) but clearly they have a fully stocked bar with multiple tequilas and other liquor. We can't wait for our next visit and the chance to try the pizzas.

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MB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mexican + Italian, all in one place? Yes, and it's awesome. The hardest part is deciding which to pick. I had the chicken mole, my date had the chicken parmesan. Both were outstanding. It's the best chicken parmesan I've ever had -- no exaggeration. Can't wait to go back!

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J
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and the food portions were perfect! Also, the cocktails were extremely well made, which is a rarity in restaurants these days.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

We were told upon arriving there was no alcohol being served. It would have been nice to know before heading out that way from downtown. Food was pretty good otherwise.

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S
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We dined at LaNoria on Cinco de mayo so it was pretty lively! There was a special menu that night The food was good but I was looking forward to a salmon dish that got great reviews and it wasn’t on the menu!
We loved the mariachi band and will go back for the regular menu soon

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L
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went on Cinco de mayo, Rosie was our waitress she was very nice. We ordered tacos and drinks.. my first drink at the bar was great.. tequila with OJ & fruit! Yum! the tacos were cold and dry.. it took an hour after ordering the food to receive it and it was dried out and cold..ugh. Then i ordered the margarita once we were at the table, it was was very weak, mostly margarita mix and it was sour and i had to order a shot of alcohol just to make it taste descent. The live band was great.. the staff was nice but the food was “just ok”.

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