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El Barzon

4.7
4.7
1443 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 894-2070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Norberto Garita

  • Catering

    Not available for the moment

  • Private party facilities

    Call For More Information 313-516-5416

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Michigan Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking Also Available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,443 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Outdoor Dining

  • Detroit

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. KM

    KellyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the flavors of everything. Not your typical Mexican restaurant! Definitely go back!
  2. JN

    JohnN

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service with concern for details and presentation. We will keep going. Worth the trip
  3. b

    bradlyg

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and quality always impress me here. The drinks, appetizers, and dinner entrees were all amazing. Highly recommend this hidden gem.
  4. LO

    LaurenO

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the staff were fantastic. We also loved the outdoor design - it was beautiful. Highly recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I come here it’s always very good and the service is always on point. Highly recommend coming here!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great for special occasion or everyday dining. The courtyard is truly a gem. Highly recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent!
  8. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was spectacular and food was amazing. Highly recommend!!
  9. S

    joanneS

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love the patio for al Fresco dining. Food was very good with healthy side portions. Drink menu was great also. I will say the price was a little rich for occasional dining so we’ll plan this venue for special occasions.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants we've ever been to! As we were eating we were planning our next visit lol The chorizo queso appetizer is a MUST!!
  11. ME

    MaryE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was so personable.
  12. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around -- the grilled watermelon salad was spectacular! The inside dining room was really loud but there are a lot of tables outside if you want to avoid that.
  13. k

    kt48044

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was mediocre at best. Great place to have drinks.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Italian-Mexican food was incredible and the combination was very good.
  16. CM

    CourtneyM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! The jalapeño marg is awesome. Had wonderful apps, like the calamari and the queso. I recommend the homemade pasta as well. Great food!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. El Barzon is now our favorite restaurant. From the ambiance to the servers, to the food. Amazing in every aspect!! Their pasta is so good it’s almost identical to the pasta dishes we had on our honeymoon in santorini!
  18. EW

    EricW

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Went on a Sunday so it was relatively quiet. A bit of an oasis tucked into a southwest neighborhood. Food was very good and menu had much to offer. Loved the bronzini, enchiladas were okay.
  19. r

    ryanc

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, unique spot in Detroit. Highly recommended.
  20. S

    Satisfied

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very nice and pleasant. Food good as usual.
  21. AM

    AlejandroM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place tends to be towards casual, but well set specially in the patio/ indoor-outdoor area. However the food along with the service are of a high end restaurant, excellent. The influence of Italian and Mexican cultures, make this place an great fine dining experience.
  22. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We were sat at the bar since reservations don’t guarantee a table on the patio. The bar was full of junk and back of house supplies. Our bartender addressed us after being seated for ten minutes to get drinks. Then one more time to take our order…another 20 minutes after drinks. We were then never addressed again. Several staff were behind or near the bar but made it a point of not speaking to us. The food was okay but not worth the price. No one bussed our plates and we had to sit with very limited space to eat among our food, used plates and all of the other things and empty boxes on the bar. We’ve never felt more ripped off on a night out and will never return again. Terrible experience.
  23. ES

    ElizabethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Waitstaff and food were amazing as always. Our waiter was so funny and helpful. Lots of flair!
  24. NM

    NicholasM

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We have been eating at El Barzon since it opened. Always great food and service, but this visit was a bit off. It was extremely busy and it took a while to order and receive our appetizers, dinner and to get the check. My ZUPPA DI PESCE WITH BLACK INK LINGUINI was very good flavor wise, but it had too much salmon and not the usual number of shrimp, mussels and scallops. All the pastas, the FILET BRONZINI (SEA BASS) and POLLO AL LIMONE were all very good (as usual). We love the outdoor patio. We will be back soon.
  25. BA

    BeckyA

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service, beautiful ambiance.
  26. KK

    KathleenK

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible menu and outstanding service and food.
  27. CT

    CatherineT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and food! Highly recommend
  28. KO

    KathyO

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and large portions. Everyone on our party loved their meals. Also the margaritas are fabulous all fresh made
  29. NH

    NancyH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks, apps and entres. Our server was outstanding with his recommendations and attentivness to our table. The chips and salsa are delish!!
  30. L

    Lene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This was my first time going along with the 5 others that were with me. Everyone were satisfied with there food and the service. Will definitely go back again. Great choice you won’t be disappointed.
  31. MB

    MarinaB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening celebrating Mother’s Day. The food was amazing as it always is. Service was phenomenal!
  32. GK

    GregK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good restaurant, but nothing special. We expected more fancy and better food
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I forgot how great El Barzon is. Food and service was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back again.
  34. MM

    MichaelM

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined for Cinco De Mayo.We had several first timers at El Barzon and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
  35. NB

    NancyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the specials was Veal Wellington…..fabulous! My friend had veal piccata and loved her entree as well!
  36. E

    Eatoutoften

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food is wonderful. Large menu. Fun drinks. Highly recommend. There is an enclosed patio area that is more open in the warmer months as well as indoor dining.
  37. TM

    TerryM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extensive varied menu. Very friendly service. A different experience and very pleasant.
  38. LS

    LisaS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always! Never a disappointment. Mexican/ Italian fusion. best of both worlds.
  39. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time with our friends. Our waiter, Alex, was the BEST. Always smiling and engaged, all while he was super busy with all of his tables. Great night out!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a jewel in Detroit. Must visit to get a flavor of how wonderful homelike cooking. Service was excellent and we were very pleased with our welcoming.

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

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 1443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for El Barzon

3710 Junction St Detroit, MI 48210

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Michigan Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking Also Available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Norberto Garita

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (313) 894-2070

  • Catering

    Not available for the moment

  • Private party facilities

    Call For More Information 313-516-5416

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