About El Barzon
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking Also Available
El Barzon Ratings and Reviews
We've eaten at El Barzón several times a ...
We've eaten at El Barzón several times and will continue to do so. It was the first visit for our out-of-town guests, and they were duly impressed. The food, of course, was terrific; and the ambiance on the enclosed patio was, as expected, relaxed and very pleasant. The serving staff was professional, attentive and unobtrusive - none of the over-friendliness that infects so many U.S. restaurants, even some fine-dining establishments - with no hint at all of rushing us. We noted that the owner is finishing up construction on a smaller, less formal restaurant next door, at the corner of Michigan and Junction. Can't wait to check it out.
My experience at El Barzon has been mos ...
My experience at El Barzon has been mostly positive. The most recent meal there was less than stellar unfortunately. The halibut was not as fresh as it was when I had it for lunch and was so thrilled with it as an entree 10 days earlier. Despite, this hiccup I'll go back to eat there because meals are usually delicious.
Absolutely LOVED the whole experience, b ...
Absolutely LOVED the whole experience, beautiful patio, very clean! Friendly staff, interesting menu, but VERY disappointed in the $19.00 margarita! Really?? It was made with Don Julio, OJ, mix & grand marnier; served in a wine glass & full of ice. way way over priced. It was the only item that was disappointing. Was shocked to see $38.00 for 2 mediocre margaritas. Otherwise reasonable prices. Very good food. Just don't order the " top shelf" Margarita. Great birthday desert presentation. 😃
The food was exceptional! Our waiter w ...
The food was exceptional! Our waiter was fabulous. I would highly recommend this restaurant...the food was fresh and authentic with a different flair. Their margaritas were fantasti; made with fresh squeezed organic lemons and limes. We can't wait to go back:)
Went to celebrate anniversary. Been to E ...
Went to celebrate anniversary. Been to El Barzon 3-4 time prior, but not in over a year. Parking was gated and improved. Back entrance and patio for casual dining was new and nice, but we chose to dine inside where it was quieter.
Wife's Tris Di Pasta was good but not as good as previously.
My daily special of a variety of seafood was plentiful but mostly overcooked and underseasoned. Half lobster tail was particularly rubbery. Salmon and Sea Bass just average.
Calamari appetizer was mediocre for $10.
Waitress forgot to bring bread, as well as my salad and my wife's soup.
Waitress offered coffee/tea at end of meal but no dessert. Also did not offer to make up for forgetting soup and salad - No price adjustment, no free dessert, etc.
I've been here twice and both times I've ...
I've been here twice and both times I've been blown away by the food. The ambience is nice and the outside patio is a nice touch when its warm. This is a real diamond in the rough and you could easily drive right past it, but don't!
My husband and I visited El Barzon this ...
My husband and I visited El Barzon this past weekend for our anniversary dinner. We never would have decided on this place based on its street appeal-- a very generic-looking storefront, set off a major road, not a particularly busy stretch of town, etc. But we were recommended to visit by family members, so gave it a shot-- and so glad we did. The back entrance is BEAUTIFUL. Semi-outdoor seating in a covered patio structure with so much ambiance.
We were not greeted promptly, and had to remind the hostess to notify our server after waiting for about 15 minutes or so. However, once greeted, our server was very attentive and pleasant, and seemed knowledgeable and excited about the offerings. The food was delicious, and the drinks were great as well.
The dessert menu was presented on an electronic tablet, and there were plenty of options. We selected the chocolate cake, which was delicious. My espresso was not great, but may have just been a one-off experience (a poorly pulled shot, perhaps).
We'll definitely be back for future special occasions.
The service was really great, despite th ...
The service was really great, despite the fact that we asked to switch tables twice (once because someone was cold, once because it was starting to rain).
The food is honestly just ok - maybe I didn't order the right thing, but I felt like the food was not that impressive.
Very friendly staff, great entree select ...
Very friendly staff, great entree selection! One of the nicest patio restaurants that we have been to in the Detroit area. Great for dining with friends or for a romantic night out. Waitstaff a bit slow on getting our check but overall get place to dine!
What a pleasure it was to be with our da ...
What a pleasure it was to be with our daughter and son-in-law at El Barzon! They live in another city and are always anxious to eat a unique restaurant with excellent food, so they were very pleased. Because I had reserved a table in the front (quiet) room, and because we ate early, the room was quiet and we could actually hear one another without leaning over the table! OUr waitress had a huge smile on her face each tome she approached us - how welcoming!
We came here to celebrate a birthday. It ...
We came here to celebrate a birthday. It was a Wednesday night and still fairly busy. There was one larger party but the rest were couples. However, I think its a great place for any group to gather although I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for a hip scene.
The service was top notch. The staff was friendly and attentive but not overbearing and didn't rush you through your meal (which is something we had just recently experienced so I was sensitive to this). We took our time drinking, ordering and eating. The food was excellent. Everything we ordered, from the salsa to the main entrees, tasted fresh and authentic.
My only minor complaints were that the outside could be slightly more decorated and inviting, although the waterfall and the partial open roof were very relaxing, and the prices were slightly on the high end considering the location.
Other than that, I would still highly recommend this restaurant to anyone for an authentic meal with great service.
Always amazing!! We love to turn new peo ...
Always amazing!! We love to turn new people on to one of our favorite spots. Great pastas, seafood, veal dishes, sausage and peppers, Pozole, tamales etc. Wether you like Italian or Mexican or both you can't beat El Barzon!!!
Very disappointed on the restaurant not ...
Very disappointed on the restaurant not acknowledging my son's birthday even though we noticed that it was mentioned in the reservation. We ordered a cake and paid for it. A free desert or at least a candle on the cake would have been nice, especially after we had paid a lot for the drinks and dinner. Host was not very friendly either when we asked to switch our table because it was raining and the water was sprinkling on us.
Our waiter was attentive until the resta ...
Our waiter was attentive until the restaurant got extremely busy. He then failed to visit our table to take our food or drink order for 35 minutes. There may have been some sort of miscommunication, but needless to say, that is far too long to wait. We left before we were even able to place our entree orders. We have had the same waiter in the past and he was excellent. Hopefully this experience was an anomaly.
Second time here and we really enjoyed i ...
Second time here and we really enjoyed it again. The menu is so interesting that you wish you could order everything. We went with a Mexican appetizer and an Italian entrée. The entrée was very good but we wished that we had ordered something else - something more adventurous. The seafood appetizer, shrimp and squid in a Mexican sauce, was outstanding. Service was excellent , we dined at a leisurely pace and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
I went to El Barzon for the first time w ...
I went to El Barzon for the first time with a group on a Tues night as part of a 'pub crawl'. I was amazed that this little gem existed in the neighbourhood. That Sat we were celebrating a friend's birthday so we went back as I knew she would love the patio. All the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this place to others.
Atmosphere was not what we were expectin ...
Atmosphere was not what we were expecting. We were all blown away. Surrounding neighborhood isn't great, but this place is a GEM. Food is great, drink list is awesome and the atmosphere was very cool. I prefer this place over any place in Mexican Town.
We all LOVED this place. We went for my ...
We all LOVED this place. We went for my birthday. Atosphere is wonderful. Waitstaff was very good. They brought me a cheese cake with a very nice message written on the plate. My friends husband asked that they not sing happy birthday to me (I don't like that) and they listened! All of us were delighted by our entree's and the price was even better. The patio is one of the best. We will most definately be going to El Barzon again. A wonderful hidden gem in Detroit.
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