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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
El Barzon is still listed as one of the better Mexican restaurants in Detroit. I have had better meals these in the past. This time it was very disappointing. It took 10-15 minutes for anyone to take our orders although the inside room was practically empty. The appetizers (fried calamari, guacamole, spicy pork and fish tacos) were ok. But the main courses were just average. The mole sauce on the enchiladas was too sweet. The chocolate flavor should not be so pronounced. My wife had sea bass. It came swimming in some sauce and next to 2 piles of what looked like potato salad and the spinach. The spinch had a weird flavor. The arrangement on the plate was not very attractive. Our waitress Merced tried hard but didn't even make a comment when the 2 fish dishes were left half eaten.
excellent food and great value. mexican/italian menu was unique and the table enjoyed entrees from both sides and no one was disappointed. the wine list seemed adequate given the menu price points and the margarita menu had nice variety for those at our table that had the mexican entrees. we will be back and look forward to returning
We were looking for some new restaurants for Sunday dining. We had already been to El Barzon within a year and decided to repeat for the third time. It is a mixture of Mexican and Italian foods. They have good wine and fun handcrafted cocktails. I would recommend this reastaurant especilly in the warm months since the outdoor patio seating area is spectacular!!
I was impressed by the service and the food was amazing from the appetizers to the main courses. There was not one water glass that remained empty or an Arnold-Palmer for more than 10 seconds at the most; which was truly amazing and an indicator of just how awesome the service was here. Alex and Cesar were our two key waiters and they were both excellent. We were celebrating a co-worker's last day with the department and the restaurant had been mentioned by another co-worker and proved to be the right choice. Everyone had a wonderful meal and mentioned that they would be returning soon. Our compliments to Alex, Cesar, the staff, and the chef/s.
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.
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