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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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