El Barzon

4.5
648 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mexican
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Hours of Operation


Monday - closed


Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(313) 894-2070
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Norberto Garita
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Michigan Ave
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Parking Details
Valet Parking Also Available
What 648 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Detroit
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Always love going to this place in the summer. The outside patio seating is fantastic and covered so if it rains you can still enjoy outside. Plus its shaded for those hot summer days. The food is great and the red Sangria is a must have!

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MB
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently great food! Wonderful atmosphere
One of my favorite places to go out

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BB
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was terrific- both Italian dishes and Mexican. Service was terrific. Our waiter was great.

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OT
Detroit
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

My only negative was excessive fruit flies flying around our table inside during our meal....had to fish one out of a glass of wine! Everything was great!

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KM
Detroit
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time here and it did not disappoint!! Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu! The food was outstanding as was the margarita. The patio is so beautiful! We will be going back!!

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OT
Detroit
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wish we knew to reserve a patio spot instead of sitting inside.

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JL
Detroit
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

El Barzon was awesome, as usual. Always great food and even better service. My partner and I took my sister from out of town on a Saturday night. It was busy but not packed. It was very hot outside, so we opted to sit indoors as opposed to the quaint covered brick patio. We all had great craft cocktails, salads, entrees and tequila for dessert. Two had Italian entrees and I had a Mexican one. I can't recall the name, but it was a stuffed poblano pepper covered with a creamy pecan sauce and pomegranate seeds. Delicious!

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MV
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fabulous food, service and beautiful outdoor dining!

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KP
Detroit
3.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food service so slow.

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OT
2.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Took forever to get us our table despite reservation AND several open tables. Air was broken.

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PL
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

It was a very hot experience because the air conditioner stopped working but, the food was delicious. Our server was okay, we would have preferred Alex!

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AT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was warm so we didn't want to sit on the patio, but it looks like a great and relaxing place to dine. The food was delicious, pasta made in-house was spectacular! We had a great father's day meal. All of us chose to eat Italian style dishes, but the Mexican style dishes looked wonderful, as well. The chips and salsa offered to us were great!

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CG
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 1st time. I was taken fr my birthday. Wonderful place, ate in porch/patio
just enough outside but well protected by brick walls 3 sides. Ambience was lovely. Wait staff super knowledgeable and service incredible. White sangria
by the bottle was reasonably priced and delicious. Food outstanding. Best Mole ever and italian was delish. Cannot wait to go back.

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OT
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience, ambiance, and meal!

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M
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful waitress Ana who was excellent . The food was delicious and the birthday flan with name in strawberry writing was elegantly presented. Thank you.

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OT
Detroit
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Drinks were really unique and very good. Service was great as well. Appetizer (melon and prosciutto) was okay but some chunks of inedible meat. Strozapretti was unreal. Bad luck with the table. Couldn’t cut on one side without holding the other side down to stabilize. No joke do rocked a solid 3 inches side to side. Not sure they knew though and didn’t want to be difficult. Would definitely go again.

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OT
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place. The wait staff are phenomenal and the food is out of this world.

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d
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and Great environment!
Service was wonderful

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BM
Detroit
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had heard good reviews of this place from some of my clients. Had also viewed this place online several times when looking for new restaurants to try. Booked a table for a pre-theatre dinner with my friends. When we arrived we were a little leery of the neighbourhood as it looked to be in the middle of "the 'hood" however the restaurant had private parking in the back along with their main entrance. You entered the restaurant through their outdoor eating area which looked pleasant and inviting with high walls for privacy. The interior of the place was nothing spectacular and was very quiet allowing us to enjoy our meals and carry on a conversation without having to raise our voices to be heard. My friends complained about the menu stating that everything looked so good they didn't know what to order. After settling on what to have, service was attentive but not too intrusive. I ordered the Veal ala Limone which came with garlic spinach and the creamiest potatoes I've ever had! I could have made a meal out of those alone! Dessert was a delicious flan which was light and not too filling. I was definitely impressed with this place and will certainly tell other people about it. Will definitely return!

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NR
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My experience was exceptional. From ambiance to food to service; exceptional.

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j
Miami
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Mexican/ Italian food prepared expertly.
The patio during season is probably the prettiest in the Detroit area . The waitstaff is wonderful.

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R
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks. My Shrimp Scampi dish was amazing.

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D
Phoenix
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for retirement party. Everything was excellent. Service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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LA
Detroit
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food and the patio is the way to go!!!

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OT
Detroit
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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B
Detroit
2.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

I think an off night for the restaurant, I hope so. The outdoor area is lovely but I think they tried to cram in as many tables as possible due to a large party that was taking up half of the patio space.
We felt the food was not very good that night either. I had a very amall portion of pasta on my plate and wondered if they ran out of fresh pasta. The seafood in the dish tasted like the typical frozen products you can buy at the local grocery store. The gnocchi was heavy as well
as the sauce. I hope this isn’t a sign of the times to come.

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OT
Detroit
3.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Went for our anniversary on the patio. Server acted a little distracted not very attentive. Other servers were huddling getting ready for a huge party and very noisy moving tables around next to us. Drinks sounded very good and tasted good but seemed as though there was no alcohol in them. My husband ordered a steak and he said it was tough- has had better. I ordered a seasonal dish - stuffed pepper with pecan sauce. It was good but tasted very “Fall” and topped with pomegranate which made it look like a fall/winter dish not spring summer since it’s May lol. Overall food was interesting but overpriced for the area and atmosphere.

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H
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Ambiance was just perfect for a Spring evening. Lovely staff.

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OT
Chicago
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience, great food, great staff! Highly recommend.

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OT
Detroit
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Never disappointed...

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DI
Detroit
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service very good. There are a wide range of food options for everyone's taste.

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LS
Detroit
4.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My first time stopping in, the staff was friendly and the food was delicious.

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RR
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply the best dining experience I can remember in a long time!!! Service was exceptional, Food was EXCELLENT and atmosphere was fun and energetic! First time but will not be the last! Our new family favorite! Who knew Cactus soup was so fabulous!!!!!

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JE
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific as always. The food is so fresh and fabulous, you have so many good choices it's had to decide what to order. We try to get something different every time. Our server Cathy is great, she remembers us and is always happy to see us. Looking forward to our next visit.

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TM
Detroit
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My first visit. It was a beautiful day so we were able to sit outside. Great margaritas, great food, great atmosphere. I will be going back!

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DY
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The first time I went to El Barzone we sat outside on the patio and it was not a busy holiday. We loved it! This time,we went for Mother’s Day and sat inside which is kinda ho-hum, not so nicely decorated.....sorry El Barzone. We had fish and seafood ravioli and all thought is was just mediocre. However, the guacamole was OUTSTANDING! So, my recommendation is and what I will do in the future is sit outside on the patio and stick to the Mexican cuisine!!

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A
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

excelent food and service, the only complain is to long of a wait for our food to be serve.

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MB
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I tasted one of the best things I've ever tasted at El Barzon.

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ET
Detroit
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice celebration dinner for Cinco de Mayo.

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OT
Detroit
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Anniversary

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