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About El Barzon

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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mexican

Hours of Operation:


Monday - closed

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am-2:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-8:00pm

Cross Street:
Michigan Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(313) 894-2070

Website:
http://elbarzonrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Also Available

Executive Chef:
Norberto Garita

El Barzon Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Authentic (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
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Worth the Drive (25)
Outdoor Eating (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Neighbourhood Gem (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Group Bookings (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Romance (14)
Business Meals (14)
Fun (13)
Casual (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Pre/post-theatre (7)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Lunch (4)
Child-Friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Tapas (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Brunch (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

I LOVE this place!! Awesome food. Have been here many times. Ask for Alex, he’s wonderful!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
 (Northern MI)·Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed El Barzon. Good vibe. Good food. A few of our group felt the food was ok.
My grilled calamari appetizer was outstanding!! Five stars for that! Service is very friendly but can be slow. We had a great time, but can't give 5 stars all around. Wish I could give 4.5.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

We had Doris as our waitress she was amazing!!!! The food was delicious. We will come back again!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Best dinner ever!!! So flavorful, service was great! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

We were going to the Windsor Casino & wanted to get something to eat prior to entering Canada. We had an awesome time with a fun server. She was pleasant, professional & funny. The food was fantastic and served hot, just how we all like it. The server came back several times to check on us, but not annoying at all. We were all very pleased with our meals. Highly recommend the TACOS with rice & beans.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Hidden away much like La Dolce Vita, but in a much different part of town, El Barzon offers equally good food but with a Mexican twist that is unique and delicious. Better still, the service is impeccable: prompt, attentive, and courteous. Only downside is a relatively weak bar selection but that shouldn't deter anyone from giving El Barzon a try. Ignore the ragged neighborhood and park in the rear where security is on watch. You will not be disappointed in this dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Food was amazing! The waiter Gustavo was informational and genuine. Will be coming back for sure.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent. We ordered Italian . The Marsala Chicken, Veal and Pasta. All were excellent. The service was top notch. Loved this meal!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not a good spot for New Years Eve. Very disorganized at the outset for first seating.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was cold and drafty at our table, we let our server know and she fought for the next open table for us to move. She got us our new table quickly and the restaurant never sat anyone else in that spot so they wouldn’t have to be cold, we found that unusually thoughtful for any restaurant. Server was incredibly nice and the food was amazing as always.

Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

The night we had dinner the heat was not working it was very cold in the restaurant

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

El Barzon is our go-to restaurant for excellent food, good service, and a menu that everyone in the party will like.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience1
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and service was wonderful as usual but for some reason it was uncomfortably cold. Also Opentable showed there were no reservations between 5-7 but when we left the restaurant at 630 we were the only ones in the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

El Barzon is my absolute favorite Detroit gem! You can't find food like this outside of Italy. It's the perfect mix of Italian and Spanish cuisine, with something to offer for everyone. I've been here multiple times for my birthday, friend's birthdays and family birthdays. Each and every time Eddie has treated the special occasion as if it were the only one happening in the restaurant. If you're in Detroit looking for the best spot to eat, this is it! And don't forget to request Allysia as your server! She makes your dining experience truly 5 star with her menu knowledge, warm welcome and attention to detail!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The neighborhood gave us pause. But the restaurant was nice, the food good and a very good wine and drink menu. We would go back for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Food was delicious. I will be a repeat customer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Three words... It was awesome!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food, the atmosphere and the service were fantastic! Gustavo, our waiter made the experience the best! I highly recommend El Barzon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 22, 2017

The waitstaff was fantastic and elegant. Long-awaited option in Mexican dining (Italian available, too). The menu options are a high-end take on typical fare; I've never raved about beans and rice, but here they've made even that absolutely delicious! I could've had a whole plate and been happy!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our favorite spot in Detroit. Food was outstanding as usual! The Cavetelli is a must. Order a full plate as an appetizer and share with the table!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

Consistently one of the best restaurants. The service is outstanding and the food as well. We have been going here for years and always walk away saying what a great experience love it!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 15, 2017

We went here for a birthday. Was a great mix of foods. Was amazed at the selection of Italian and Mexican dishes. Both our meals were amazing. Would recommend to anyone and we return for many more visits.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 7, 2017

Loved the authentic Italian and authentic Mexican food! So many delicious choices. Food was served hot and at a perfect pace for our corporate holiday dinner. He halibut was a hit with 4 of our guests and the veal chop was huge and tasty. I would recommend El Barzon for any event lunch or dinner.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My mom & I were seated right away & had our orders placed promptly. I ordered the pasta trio and she ordered the lemon chicken dish. We waited well over 45 minutes before our meal arrived. The restaurant became full after our order was placed. I’m not sure if our waitress forgot to enter it in, as tables seated after us received their meals before us. Frustrating but what can we do? We both ask for boxes, which she brought back promptly but minus our bill. We waited another 10-15 minutes and only received after we flagged another server down. I kept looking around for her but she never seemed to be available. The food was tasty but our overall experience was definitely soured by the poor service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We took our grandson and his date before the concert. The restaurant was attentive and made sure we were served in a timely manner so we would not be late for the show.
The food was hot and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Eddie and the staff of El Barzon know how to treat their guest. Amazing food and top notch service. I will always recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful service, food and drinks! Glad to have gated parking

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was wonderful, as was the service.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

El Barzon is personally my favorite restaurant in Detroit. I just love the menu (food and drink) and the atmosphere. Alex is literally the best waiter I've ever had wait on me. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

El Barzon was excellent. I highly recommend their specials and also their margaritas. I would send anyone here to eat!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Will go back

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my second time, first with my wife this time for a business meeting. Regardless of the occasion this is an exceptional eatery. will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
Food1
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loud and disappointing but the server was fun and I’m glad we went but wouldn’t return
Food was very wverage

Food5
Ambience3
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great enjoyed the goat dinner. Very noisy and appears not enough servers to accommodate the crowd.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was cold when it was served. Only thing that disappointed me.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Goat tacos were perfect

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food and service. All but one of us decided on Mexican and it was fantastic all around.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food4
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Interesting menu of Italian and Mexican dishes!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Consistently excellent. I especially like the Italian side of the menu

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, great wine and great service. Our waitress, Kathy, was phenomenal with her suggestions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining

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