El Barzon

4.5
711 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • 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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Cross Street
Michigan Ave
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Valet Parking Also Available
What 711 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and great food. I thought it would be more intimate, but we were seated next to a large party that drowned out our conversation. Overall good experience and we will be back.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We chose it for a Birthday and had a great time. Good food. Outstanding Service. Worth the drive.

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B
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A new favorite, off the beaten path. Chef is creative with flavors. All four at our table raved about their food! Service was outstanding and prices are very reasonable. Love it and we'll be back!

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VP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always enjoy going to El Barzon and now La Noria Bistro too! Food always great and service too! Chile Rellenos are addictive. Will be back there very soon.

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D
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Mexican salsa was very thin and had way too much cumin. The lasagna was excellent though as was the Sangria!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food wasn’t that great for the price

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CM
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner and drinks were fantastic. Alex are waiter was attentive and fun. He explained the specials and took our order promptly. He is an asset to this restaurant. Food was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed our night out.

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a
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We tried two of the specials- one Italian dish, one Mexican, and both were really great. Had the Mexican Town Mule to drink- loved it. Patio area is very charming. Great date spot.

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TD
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined on the patio and had an excellent meal with excellent service. While the price was not cheap, the value for money spent was very good.

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OT
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at El Barzon tonight - Loved it! Met our friends for dinner. Sat i. The patio area - great ambiance. We all had something different - seafood soup, pasta special, chicken limone and stuffed pablano pepper. All delicious! Nice portion size - not too little but not too much - just right. Great drinks. We’ll definitely be back!

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent. We had veal Parmesan. It wasn’t on the menu but they made it special order. The veal was prepared thin and it was delicious. We also had the gnocchi, it was so good my husband wanted to lick the plate! Skinny marguireta’s were awesome. Definitely try this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Sat outside on patio. It was delightful. Good food and service made it a great Saturday night out.

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MF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We have been to ElBarzon a number of times, unfortunately this last visit was probably our last, although our waitress was friendly, the service was horrible! The wait to even be poured our water was 25 min. Not to mention how long it took for our drinks and dinner. My salad never came and when I asked for it the waitress replied “oh do you still want it?” The food itself was simply mediocre. With so many new choices downtown to eat I will not be back to El Barzon.

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RR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The idea of Mexican/Italian fusion works. Service and the food were excellent.

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RU
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, gourmet Italian and gourmet Mexican. Outdoor patio is very pleasant, not too loud. Indoors is pretty loud during busy times. La Noria, next door, run by the same owner/chef, is our next destination.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and left full bellied and hearted! The food was delicious, from the chips and salsa to our meals to dessert. The atmosphere on the patio was perfect, cozy and inviting. I loved the plants throughout. We will be back!

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PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. We tried both Italian and Mexican dishes and enjoyed both.

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NR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

El Barzon is magical. It is my go to summer outdoor dining establishment. Very romantic and intimate. Excellent whole sea bass (branzino)!

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k
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was delicious as always. Excellent service. VERY noisy this particular night and the women's bathroom could have been cleaner and better stocked.

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GC
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You cannot beat the ambiance, delicious Italian and Mexican food and excellent service here at El Barzon!
It keeps us coming back!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

very good place to eat, I loved it!

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k
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I have wanted to eat at El Barzon for years and I finally got the chance this weekend.
I ordered a pasta dish that was really good, but left me unfulfilled and I decided that particular dish was not worth driving 45 minutes for. I think I probably ordered the wrong dish and would like to go back and try other menu items.
When I made the reservation on open table the only available time slot was 4:45, and so that is what I booked. When we left the restaurant almost 2 hours later there was plenty of available seating. Needless to say, I would have much preferred to have had a later reservation.

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CS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

El Barzon is our favorite. The food is excellent. The outdoor patio is amazing. You

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K
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and staff was great!! Will definitely be going back

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AH
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place. First time and came recommended. Get the Biz De Pasta it was awesome. Love that they let us make larger reservation on opentable too!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, ate outside which felt pretty authentic. I got the goat which was phenomenal. Great experience. My only complaint was a darn bee kept buzzing by me.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was incredible! The service was very personable and pleasant. Great energy in the restaurant as well.

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DO
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

MEXICAN OR ITALIAN WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE?
GOOD FOOD AND FRIENDLY SERVICE

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WS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing drinks. Fun atmosphere! Exceptional waiter!

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TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Service was fantastic. The food was average. Not very warm. Pasta overcooked.

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JV
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food and overall great dining experience. Patio dining exceeded expectations.

Can’t wait to return.

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

El Barzon was good but not great. Good food including the grilled watermelon salad. Terrific patio. Nice servers. Not outstanding.

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VL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love this restaurant. Food and service is top shelf BUT the noise level is distracting. We try to make reservations during the week for early dinner due to this issue.

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LA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Looking for a restaurant to attend before the theater. Found this gem on Open Table. Was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance, food and service. We told our waiter we were under a time constraint and they had our meals out within 10 minutes of placing our order. We will definitely return to this hidden oasis near Cork Town.

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Full disclosure, we love this place and have been there many times. However, our most recent experience on a Sunday evening was disappointing due to extremely slow service. After being seated we waited 20 minutes for water and chips and another 10 minutes before seeing our server for the first time. Our arrival was not logged properly by staff, so while waiting we received an Open Table inquiry about why we had missed our reservation! Once ordered, it was 15 more minutes before drinks arrived. The food, when it came, was exceptional as usual. One incident like this won’t keep us away, but another one might.

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J
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I used to come here all the time before I developed food allergies. They already made everything in house so u didn't think it would be an issue. I was shocked they couldn't work with me!! We had to leave because our waitress took over 15 minutes to come by then went to ask the Chef what he could do for me and she never came back for another 15 minutes so we just got the check for our drinks which we didn't even want now that we wouldn't be eating!! Also, a couple of the people in my party came for the tacos which they said are no longer on the menu. They should change their online menu then since it lists that they do.

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went before a show at the Opera House. Amazing ambience in the out door patio! Our waiter was superb. The food was outstanding. Gnocchi in cream sauce is to die for!!

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RW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful. The Cucumber Cilantro Margarita was very refreshing. We really enjoyed the patio.

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HR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was prepared perfectly and presented beautifully.

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DS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. The food was fabulous the outdoor patio was fabulous .

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