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 dined in for a friends 42nd birthday. ...
We dined in for a friends 42nd birthday. All of us are in the hospitality industry and rarely have a wonderful time out. Alex was our server and he took amazing care of us! I have never had a better dining experience. The food was to die for and he made us all feel like we were at home. We Will definitely be telling everyone and dining here again.
Excellent service & creative menu. Want ...
Excellent service & creative menu. Want Mexican or Italian but can't decide?? Don't. El Barzon has both & it's very authentic & you can taste the love in the food. Neighborhood isn't the greatest but we had no issues. Can't wait to go again (the Barbacoa is a must!)
We have dined at El Barzon many times bu ...
We have dined at El Barzon many times but were very disappointed with this visit. Service was slow (except the young lady refreshing water and bussing tables), but more important was that the food was not prepared well. All dishes were lukewarm at best, and two (out of 4) had to be returned. The daily special was especially bad (Chiles Rellenos).
I will wait until next summer when the patio reopens to give it one more try.
Experience was a mixed bag. Luis, our w ...
Experience was a mixed bag. Luis, our waiter was very good, informative, and attentive. We all elected to stay on the Mexican side of the menu so I can't speak to the Italian fare. Positives. . .chips and salsa were fresh and the flavor of the green and red salsas was excellent. Restaurant was clean, people friendly, and service was very good. Mole sauce, was highly recommended by Luis, and my two friends who ordered it loved it! Luis also brought us a side of the Mole sauce to sample before ordering - which was nice. All the entree's were flavorful and the sauce on the Enchilada Suiza was fantastic. Room for improvement. . . 3 of the entrees were cool, not cold, but nowhere near where the temperature should have been. I believe Mexican food should be hot (temperature, not spice) to be enjoyed. All of the sauces and cheeses mix better at the proper temperature. The calamari, which was also highly recommended, was slightly overcooked and rubbery - but that is a risk of calamari, I guess. The margaritas, a Mexican staple, were underwhelming and served in large water glasses (very uninspiring). The $19.50 price tag on the top shelf margarita seemed significantly overpriced so we didn't bother trying. All-in-all it was a fine Mexican meal but nothing that set it apart from any other place in the area. Finally, we visited in November and the outdoor patio was closed for the season. I bet the atmosphere on the patio in the summer would make it a much more enjoyable experience. I plan on giving El Barzon another try in the summer - but will probably sample the Italian side of the menu!
This was my first dining experience at ...
This was my first dining experience at El Barzon and it was wonderful. I chose this venue to celebrate my birthday with my family. I had heard about this restaurant but hadn't been there. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and informative about the menu and their specials. I had a great time and will be returning. The food was exquisite and reasonable. Thank you El Barzon for a memorable evening.
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!
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