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About El Barzon
Detroit, MI 48210
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
Food was fabulous, service was impeccable. We all tasted several entrees - made from scratch mole poblano, they roast and grind their own spices, it was delicious. Pasta is homemade, sauces are amazing, especially the cavatelli alla boscaiola, goat shanks were very tasty and cooked to perfection. Cappuccino and flan for desert, both amazingly wonderful. The staff was very friendly and looked happy to be there, we noticed how much they helped each other out. Everyone smiled which doesn't happen in all restaurants :-/ The atmosphere was really pleasant which added to the tastiness of the food. Definitely recommend this place!!
This place has a mexican menu and an italian menu - don't mistake it for fusion. Chips, salsa and guac were good. So were the margaritas. I had the goat taco - different but not something I'd have to get again. I had the porcini mushroom and meat ravioli with a butter truffle sauce - Delicious!!!!
I went to El Barton for the last night of restaurant week with my mom and sisters. All four of us enjoyed it. Amongst us we had the chicken Marsala, chicken limone, and the skirt steak. All the dishes were perfectly prepared and delicious. Also, Our waiter Luis was very attentive. We will definitely go back.
Had a date night here last weekend, and it did not go as planned. First they seated us under the heat vent, so we were sweating half the night, then my ravioli's ended up have some sort of rubber pieces in them. Not sure what happened, but I will never be back here again.
We had an excellent time at El Barzon! A work colleague had recommended it...I'm so very glad we went. Amazing service!! The food was also very, very good... the Arrachera (especially that!) and Pollo Marsala were outstanding; as was the Tres Leches cake. The staff made our anniversary dinner and experience truly special. This place outshines for service and hospitality - and has the best Arrachera I've found in the US - really. We are already talking about when we can go back. Can't wait to try out the patio this summer (which looks amazing!!).
The one thing I will say I didn't like is that I felt kind of rushed and am still unsure why when the entire restaurant was empty with the exception of 4 other tables of 2 ppl each. So for like a total of 10 patrons during dinner. Our waiter kept rushing me to decide what I wanted and I was eating with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time.
I also feel like the options offered for restaurant week weren't worth the $39 ticket.
i have been to El Barzon many times and i have never been disappointed. The seafood is fresh, and all the chicken dishes are exquisite. The pasta is prepared in house and is comparable to any other high end italian restaurant. As for the drinks my favorite is the cucumber cilantro margarita but their other hand crafted margaritas are also very unique and tasty. something worth noting is that the service is excellent, when you leave El Barzon you leave happy and looking forward to your next visit.
Very good food and pretty good service. Our waiter was attentive but didn't ever refill our water glasses even though they were empty for ~ 1/2 of the meal. We definitely didn't leave hungry though and we both liked our dishes (chicken carbonara and asiago gnocci special). However, the restaurant was so loud. There were several large groups, which probably increased the volume, but for part of the time we ate in "silence" because it was too hard to hear each other and we got tired of yelling.
Reviews had been super so we made the drive into this sketchy part of town. Ambiance was much nicer on the inside than we would have guessed. Tasty Margarita but served with a straw in a wine glass - ?? Staff was great, they even sang Happy Birthday and decorated a flan for the celebration. But the food was underwhelming. We all went with the Mexican side of the menu (maybe Italian would have been better?). Flavors were heavier on salt than authentic spices. Textures of the only two desserts that night, flan or creme brûlée, were also wrong - too heavy and too thin, respectively. Maybe we will try again in warm weather because the outdoor patio looks like a lot of fun.
El Barzon is totally unexpected. When you walk in, you're transported to a comfortable and upscale dining room. The food is delicious! Who would've thought Mexican and Italian could be made so well under one roof? I don't know how, but they've done it! Really well!! I can't wait to go again and try something else... There's a large menu, so I'll be back often.
I was pleasantly surprised that we were seated for our 7 pm reservation precisely at 7!! Wow!! We started with a caprese salad and poblanos rellenos. The caprese salad was made with salad tomatoes rather than Campari tomatoes but it was still tasty! The poblano pepper was decent not terrific!
We found the drinks to be over priced but our service was impeccable. My wife ordered a pasta with Italian sausage recommended by the waitress and I ordered a chicken dish with artichoke hearts, capers, and olives. My wife LOVED her pasta. My chicken was ok but the sauce was very bland. We did order tres leches, one of my favorite Mexican desserts, it was terrific.
We will return but will do so in the summer and sit in their outside patio. This is the gem of the restaurant.
They had a bunch of awards on the wall for some of their food, but the few I looked at weren't even on the menu.
They say you can get Mexican or Italian but it is way more Italian with very little Mexican.
my wife and i went here for the first time, after hearing rave reviews. don't let the sketchy neighborhood turn you away - they have a well lit parking lot (and entrance) in the back. the food and service were amazing - you get to pick either Mexican or Italian, or both. they also had a fusion of both on their specials that day. chips and amazing salsa and a great Italian meal - can't beat it!
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