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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
The service was perfect. We had been to this restAurant many years ago and were pleasantly surprised by the newly added addition which made our dining experience leaving us likx s were on a vacation. An added bonus was the quality of the food. Fun and interesting menu. We were sorry we were so full that dessert was not an option. We will be back.
We had a great meal here on the patio, choosing the Mexican side of the menu. The patio is such a great place to have a meal and enjoy the beautiful space. Our waiter, Gustavo, was excellent and we enjoyed talking to him about Mexico City. The food was spot on and the service was excellent. Overall, we can't wait to go back.
I officially have a new favorite restaurant! El Barzon was better than I could have imagined! Took my fiancé for his birthday, and while they did not do anything special for the celebration---the food was outstanding and ambiance was top-notch! We LOVED the patio and we will be considering it for our rehearsal dinner. The asiago gnocchi with chorizo sauce was to die for, we just wish it wasn't a special and it could be on the menu all the time!! We will most certainty be back in the near future!
The hostess was incredibly rude. She avoided the hostess stand as people waited. We had reservations and it took 10 minutes just to find someone and let them know we were there. She very rudely said it would be a couple minutes which turned into a half an hour. When confronted about the wait she stated "I told you we're working on it". Finally we just seated ourselves. Many patrons left because there was no one to seat them. They had at least 20 tables that were not bused and the manager could have cared less about any of it. Our waiter was terrific and the food was very good. However I will not be returning due to the horrible, incredibly rude hostess, and lack of management. You should not treat paying customers that way.
Food was pretty good, but service was abysmal. It took over 15 minutes after being seated to be acknowledged, another 20 minutes to receive our initial drink order, and 30 minutes after we finished our appetizers before our main course arrived. MANY other guests were also overheard complaining about the service and food time, with one patron even angrily yelling at a manager near our table. We will not be back.
El Barzon has been a favorite of ours since it opened. The porch seating is great, although the open flame heaters were too at times. The food is wonderful, service was attentive and responsive.
My one issue, a significant one, is that the bathroom was in need of more frequent attention and definitely needs some upgrading. It is not in keeping with the high quality of everything else.
This place was recommended to us and it was incredible.
From the outside, it doesn't look anything special but once you go in there is a great outdoor and indoor place. We made reservation in advance.
Service was greatand the foot is excellent. We had one drink each and we both enjoyed it. Overall. Recommend it
Went for a birthday celebration. Great experience. Great service. Entire staff was focused on making certain everything was moving along nicely. Our server, Alex could not have been more accommodating. He was ever present and eager to assist with our selection. The food was very good. I highly recommend the asparagus soup. Good, rich and creamy. It could have been a meal in itself. We tasted a number of samplings and found everything to our liking. Don't be fooled by the combination Italian and Mexican cuisine. Both are done extremely well.
I would recommend El Barzon.
We dined here for a special dinner for my older son is going off to college. He chose El Barzon as the one place to go. Express heading off to U of M. The atmosphere in the patio was quite fun. The food was great as always. The service was excellent. Our waiter Caesar made the night. Although it was quite busy, he was very attentive but not hovering. If I owned a restaurant I would certainly want him on my staff. El Barzon certainly is a gem in Detroit.
Very disappointed in the service. Mentioned on my reservation that this was for a birthday and it was not acknowledged. Food was good but nothing spectacular. Seated outside patio which has a great atmosphere and highly recommend over indoor. Waiter didn't offer any recommendations and was slow and not friendly. I've been waiting to go here for so long and am extremely disappointed.
Have loved this restaurant since it opened, and the patio is amazing. Service was attentive; food is great. The dinners are alacarte; my dinner consisted of 5 cheese raviolis for $20. Wine is a small pour for a minimum of $10 per glass. Overall, a beautiful place with a terrific atmosphere (if you eat outside) and good food, just be ready for a big bill!
El Barzon has been one of our favorites since they opened several years ago. The outdoor seating on the patio has really enhanced the summer dining experience. The wait staff is friendly, endearing and accommodating. The Chef is a master, with his interesting combo of Italian and Mexican specialties, crafted with care and flavor. A great place to meet friends or take the family.
Did not enjoy anything about my experience. Food was sub par - even the chips were not good. The chorizo gnocchi was overcooked, gloopy mess and the mole was too sweet. Stop using an iPad for your dessert menu. It's really silly and even those photos were poor quality. There are better restaurants choices in Detroit.
The food was excellent as always! I recommend ordering the Cavatelli dinner portion and split it with the table as one of your appetizers! It is fantastic. First time we sat outside which was nice.... have to say the service, while polite and accurate.... was almost non existent... I'm so glad we were not in any hurry because it was painfully slow.... overall still one of my favorite in the city!!!
I booked this restaurant for a friend's birthday dinner. We went on Saturday evening and 7:30. Even though it was packed, the restaurant sat us within three minutes, which was great. It went downhill from there. It took the waitress about 15 minutes to show up to place our drink order. It then took another forever to get our drinks and place our food order. The food took about 45 minutes to arrive. My friend's sides were cold and her branzino was absolutely gross, fish and drenched in a flavorless sauce. She ate two bites and couldn't stomach anymore. The rest of us ordered sage and butter procini mushroom and ricotta ravioli. The sauce was a horribly salty combination of chicken broth and butter. It was so salty we couldn't power through it. The manager came by and apologized and asked if we wanted new meals, which was very nice. But at that point we were about an hour and twenty minutes in and starving and had no clue how long it would even take to fix the meals so we decided not to chance it and declined. To add insult to injury, it took another 20 minutes for the waitress to collect and return our bill. Two stars for the lovely manager, the good cocktails and great ambiance, but this place clearly can't keep up with their large crowd and the food is borderline inedible. I was completely embarrassed and sad to ruin my friend's birthday.
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