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
DON'T BE PUT OFF BY CURB APPEAL!!! PARK ...
DON'T BE PUT OFF BY CURB APPEAL!!! PARK AROUND BACK AND FOLLOW SIGNS. The food was terrific and the scratch cocktails well thought out. The service at times was a bit slow and the coffee poor but otherwise I can't complain about this gem. Had both Italian and Mexican dishes and desserts, all wonderful. The veal and goat on the Mexican side had lots of flavor depth. The pastas with chorizo and fresh tomatoes on the Italian side were equally as good. Definitely stop by and sit outside if the weather is nice.
One of the best patios around, but crowd ...
One of the best patios around, but crowded and very loud. Food is great unless you are a vegetarian, few/if any choices. Service is outstanding.
I would not recommend this restaurant. ...
I would not recommend this restaurant. The food was not appetizing and the presentation of the food was not very pleasing. I informed my waitress that I was not please with my food, but she didn't offer any type of resolution. She didn't apologize nor did she offer me anything else. Very poor service!!!!!
I'll start with the positives - the pati ...
I'll start with the positives - the patio is gorgeous, and the drinks were great. It ends there, though. I chose El Barzon for my birthday dinner, and was absolutely disappointed with the food and will not be returning there. I carefully read reviews and after seeing 4 stars on yelp and google, I thought I couldn't go wrong with El Barzon for my choice. The food had no flavor, at all. There were three of us in our dinner party, and we each chose various dishes which were all equally bad. Lack of flavor is really the biggest complaint, it wasn't appetizing to eat and two of us did not finish our meals. I had high hopes for the restaurant, but it looks like it's a drink on the patio kind of place. I really do not understand these reviews that day it's some of the best food they've had, I question if they know real Mexican or Italian. Our waiter wasn't very attentive, either.
We had a table reserved on the beautiful ...
We had a table reserved on the beautiful patio area. Our waiter recommended excellent drinks, we had our favorite meal special made for us and a surprise dessert for a birthday that we were celebrating. El Barzon never disappoints!
For an 8:15 Saturday reservation it was ...
For an 8:15 Saturday reservation it was hardly upscale, people were mostly in shorts and a polo shirt at best. I was the only one in the place wearing a sport coat. That said the food was delicious the drinks were about average for the price. Timing of food and drinks was not perfect, but at this price point it's not a complaint. I'll continue to recommend friends to this Detroit staple.
Food is always fabulous and service is g ...
Food is always fabulous and service is great. Lovely outdoor dining. Celebrated a birthday here and they brought out a special birthday surprise for the birthday girl. Always a great time here.
Wonderful Food, Service and Atmosphere
The patio is worth the trip! Then throw in the food, service and wine list and you have a great experience. Worth the trip and highly recommended.
Best food EVER! Gnocchi was perfect. Enc ...
Best food EVER! Gnocchi was perfect. Enchiladas were authentic. Wow. We will be back.
The Mole Pablano was amazing. It had just the right balance of sweet and spicy. The patio dining is one of the best in Detroit and the parking lot was convenient. The birthday firework and dessert was just the right ending to a fabulous evening.
Very good food and an excellent patio! F ...
Very good food and an excellent patio! Food just a little overpriced , I think
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!
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.
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.
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!
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