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
Great food as always, service was below par.
Our waiter/waitress kept changing. No one ever asked us if we wanted more wine. It was crowded so my husband's head got bumped twice by service trays. I'd still go back for the food. Service staff is very friendly but disorganized.
This was our first time here and we fell ...
This was our first time here and we fell in love with the place immediately. The atmosphere was great, the food delicious and the prices reasonable. There was a large rehearsal dinner going on and so it was a little noisier in the outside area than it probably usually is, but still reasonable. We will be back!
It was good but nothing spectacular.
It was good but nothing spectacular.
Best food, best service. In my opinion, ...
Best food, best service. In my opinion, the best restaurant in Detroit.
This restaurant was a new experience for myself and my five companions. We were very curious to try this restaurant that combined Mexican and Italian dishes on the menu. Our waitress was very attentive and explained the specials and the features available. The food was very good and I would definitely plan on a repeat visit.
I had softshell crab in the breading was ...
I had softshell crab in the breading was way too heavy.
Dinner Great. Brunch Blah!
I have been to El Barzon on four occasions. My last visit was for Mother's Day 2016, where my husband and I took our mothers to El Barzon because we knew it was going to be awesome. The brunch menu was okay but the food was awful. Lacking flavor and the overall quality that we had experienced previously. We were sad to state this as our truth. We really are rethinking if this is one of our go-to restaurants.
Great Vibes and Excellent Food!
I came in from Chicago with my girlfriend to visit friends and we absolutely loved the place. Coming from a city like Chicago where there are numerous restaurants, I was excited to check out the Detroit food scene and El Barzon came highly recommended. Needless to say, the food and ambiance surpassed our expectations and we had a great time sitting on the beautiful back patio. The restaurant is a little bit off the beaten path, but I believe it added to the experiences in doing something different and outside the downtown area where so many new restaurants are starting.
My first time to El Barzon this past we ...
My first time to El Barzon this past weekend and it was fantastic! The food was delicious and as amazing as I've heard!
The Mexican food we ordered was exceptional, everything obviously made from scratch, and the service was cheerful and efficient. An extremely pleasant evening.
All around good experience
Waiter was outstanding. Managers sincere attention to our needs was nice to see. Best of all the food was great
A Detroit Favorite
El Barzon never disappoints. Great food, fun atmosphere and incredible service. Case in point: when my husband couldn't decide on a margarita, they made him three small samplers.
Sweet little gem in Southwest Detroit.
This wonderful restaurant is a great little restaurant for outstanding Mexican and Italian food. Fresh, inventive, beautifully displayed and served with the utmost in professionalism. Make your reservation today!
Due to previous customers our table was ...
Due to previous customers our table was not ready at the reservation time. Though it's technically the previous customers' fault, the restaurant should've had a table ready for us. We had to wait 15 mins past our reservation time. Our experience once seated was great though. Great food and drinks.
Minuscule clams in a very bland linguini Vongole. Gluten free linguini grainy . That was AFTER sending it back for being hard and gummy at the same time! Sauce had no clam flavor and was oily not creamy in texture. Make this at home and live it at LaZingara on Erie St in Windsor.
I love this restaurant! I was very impre ...
I love this restaurant! I was very impressed by the Mexican food. I found it to be very authentic. If I could change anything, I would like to see vegetarian tacos.
Excellent Birthday Dinner
Visited the restaurant for the first time (after wanting to go for a long time) to celebrate my birthday. We were seated right away and received fun and attentive service for the whole meal. The food was delicious and unique (sometimes solidly in the Italian or Mexican camp but there were a few dishes that were inspired by both cuisines). At the end of the meal after mentioning we were celebrating my birthday I received a mini caramel flan with my name and a sparkler. It was a very unexpected but nice touch.
Strozzapretti alla Norccina and Linguini el Barzon - BOTH EXCELLENT!! And, as always, we were impressed with the service (Fernando) and the Manager, Eddie.
Beautiful dining, ok food
El Barzon was a beautiful restaurant, great drinks and ambiance. I thought the food was just ok, nothing to rave about, but my husband loved the goat tacos. For the price, I probably wouldn't go back unless it was Cinco de mayo as the patio looks like it would be a blast.
not worth the price.
I am not a fan of bad reviews but today's experience needed it. The place seems very popular and food is good but tonight between the 3 couples we ordered 9 drinks (tequila based) and the first round seemed really watered down. We did not complain and but then the second round was even worse as if no alcohol was ever used. We then called the manager and he was nice enough to get a round free for us and this drinks did seem good but then on a Friday night in SW Detroit, we did not drive so far, spend $180 on drinks and another $100 on food to have watered down drinks. Something needs to be changed here. Will not return, why go to an isolated place in Detroit when you can go go downtown, midtown or cork town to some amazing food and bar scenes.
It was a good find
I'd like to experience their outdoor as soon as they open for the season.
Time after time, El Barzon's food and service have been perfect. Alex, our server, was spot on as usual, and Eddie, the manager, makes sure everything is just right. Two of us had our tried and true pasta dishes, Spaghetti Gamberoni and Pennette alla Vodka, both were excellent! The homemade sauce at El Barzon is amazing. Goat Chops were a special that evening as was the Gnocchi topped with a chicken breast - both also excellent. We will return soon as it is always a fabulous dinner and experience.
Love this place! A great date night plac ...
Love this place! A great date night place!
Went there Valentine's weekend, naturally they were full. Everyone from the hostess, server, and manager were there to help, very friendly staff and accommodating. The wine list and prices are incredible. Food was great, a ton of options. Only drawback was the noise. Low ceilings and plaster walls don't help, very loud when it was full. Nevertheless, I cant wait to go back, maybe with warmer weather and sit outside.
Delicious & Accommodating
Got to our reservation a few minutes early and at first was a tad annoyed because our name was taken but we weren't told how long it would be, etc. Because it was Valentine's weekend I believe the woman helping us wasn't the usual hostess, however we were immediately sat 1 minute after our reservation time. Looking back now, I don't think the host was sitting people early to give the wait staff some time to keep up with the demand. We were sat near the kitchen, in a high traffic zone however were offered to move to a better located table after we got our drinks, which we were very appreciative of! 2 appetizers, dinner and drinks and it was a very affordable meal. We both loved our entrees and I will definitely come back to enjoy the patio in the summer time. The wait staff was so nice and accommodating and really knew the menu to offer suggestions. Can't wait to come back!
Amazing, as Always
I have been to El Barzon several times and with two birthdays in the family, I decided to take them here to celebrate. Pleasing everyone in this crowd can be tricky with many special request. The staff went above and beyond to not only accommodate but also to wow my guest. Every time I dine here, I hesitate at the prices but after the first bite, I remember why. This is one of my favorite spots in metro Detroit offering a unique fusion of Mexican and Italian. A true one-of-a-kind gem!
Amazing drinks and tasty food. What more ...
Amazing drinks and tasty food. What more could you ask for?! Thankful for all the great service as well.
Excellent food, quiet atmosphere, attentive staff. I had the flank steak special and my wife had the gnocci special. Both were great! We also had come creative margarita's. This was our first time here from a recommendation from a relative. We are glad we went. Definitely would go back.
We had a party of 6, and between all of ...
We had a party of 6, and between all of us we had a nice sampling of both Mexican and Italian dishes. Everything we tried was delicious! The service was top notch also! We loved it so much that we made our reservations for Valentine's Day right then and there!
This was our first time here and our vis ...
This was our first time here and our visit was a very pleasant surprise!! The service was great and the ambiance was nicer than expected. Our server suggested a great appetizer platter, that could have been our meal. Entrees were great - everyone was more than satisfied. We will be back!
The unique menu. Friendly staff. Delicio ...
The unique menu. Friendly staff. Delicious food. The margarita was excellent. Looking forward to returning.
One of my favorites!
It was my gal pal's bday and they brought out a really great flan with Happy Birthday for desert - what a wonderful surprise and nice way to end our wonderful dinner!!! Everything was outstanding and we will definitely be back there soon.
Always a great time!
We always have the best service, and the food is always tasty! Everyone who works there is so pleasant and hospitable. One of our favorite places and I highly recommend!
One of Detroit's Best
You're a fool if you don't choose El Barzon for your dinner tonight. Great menu - Italian or Mexican and a fine tequila list for those with real taste. We go year-round, but especially enjoy the patio during the warmer months.
It was an enjoyable experience
Veal was fatty and chewey. Limone sauce was great. Chicken dish was tasty. My husband first chose the veal then switched to Saltimbocca. When his dinner came, it was the veal and not tasty. He didn't complain. The waiter did not seem attentive. The manager was. The atmosphere was pleasant.
Another outstanding dining experience!!!
Thank you for another great dining experience at El Barzon. Twelve of us enjoyed our meals, service and surroundings in the restaurant's vibrant atmosphere. As well, the appetizers that we ordered were fantastic!! Not to mention the margaritas made from the fresh squeezed juices. Our servers were very attentive that helpful that evening. We ended the evening with our beautifully plated birthday cake singing Happy Birthday. Thank you again for a wonderful dining experience!!! We continue to recommend your restaurant to others.
Great every time.
We love this place. The parking lot is guarded so don't let that keep you away. High end food, fun cocktails and amazing service. We have eaten here three times over the past six months and it just keeps getting better.
First time visit will bring me back
Once you know where El Barzon is located (Mapquest makes it look impossible to get to), returning again and again will be a piece of cake! Genius is the only way to describe offering both Mexican and Italian dishes - you can pretty much bet there is something for everyone to enjoy. The food was good albeit not fantastic, definitely worth a return visit. I had chicken that was slightly over cooked - but just slightly. Because I was eating Italian, I enjoyed a Margarita ... okay, two. Very good. My party of three shared desserts - again, we enjoyed them all but nothing was unforgettable. In fact I can only remember two of the three we shared. I will make it a point to return when the weather warms up - the outdoor patio area looked amazing.
New Year's Eve 2016
The four in our group are vegetarian. There was good selection to accommodate that. The homemade stuffed ravioli was prepared to perfection. I didn't get the names of our waiters, several had various responsibilities in serving us, but all went out of their way to provide what we needed. One even suggesting he bring us a special platter with shredded parmesan cheese and herbs for the olive oil dip for the bread they serve. Great suggestion. Though the garlic butter that comes with the bread is great as well. We got to sample all of it. The neighborhood is not what one would consider a central business district; more industrial to older residential. Don't let that deter you. Parking and the entrance is from the back of the restaurant. It is well lighted. A kind gentleman greets you as you park and walk in. You know the food has to be great by the number of couples, families, and groups who are there each time we have been there. Highly recommend.
Totally enjoyed El Barzon!
How do we describe a Mexican-Italian restaurant? It's really two restaurants in one, which is so much better than melding the menus into something eclectic. This is good ethnic food. Period. The menu lures you in with wonderful-sounding Mexican entrees, then the next page takes you to Italy. There were 7 of us - large enough but our waiter, Cesar, was excellent. Appetizers: Calamari and Shrimp. Entrees: Mexican and Italian (Veal Saltimbocca and the risotto with Asparagus were favorites). Dessert: Chocolate cake (fancier name, don't remember it) and Limoncello cake - both yummy! We are anxious to return for a summer menu when we can sit outdoors, too.
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