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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
My husband and I went to El Barzón to celebrate my birthday. I ordered a strawberry jalapeño margarita and it was both sweet and spicy. The calamari were OK, could have been cooked just a bit more so that they would have been a bit more hot and crispy. I loved my halibut and my husband enjoyed his veal in Barolo sauce. I had pinot grigio rosé wine and my husband, of course had Barolo. The restaurant even surprised me with a Happy Birthday flan! We will definitely return to the restaurant and recommend it to our friends!
We had a reservation & were looking forward to sitting in the beautiful garden brick atmosphere. However it was incredibly hot & there was no air. the service was very very slow. Although the food was good, it took twenty minutes for our server to come over for our drink orders. Never even got a second drink as dinner came before I could get a second one. They were slammed. We wanted dessert & just flagged someone down because our server was not around. They comped the dessert as they recognized the service was bad. I would only go back when the weather was cool & probably not on a Saturday night
We were having a nice family dinner and sat down to wait 20 minutes for our waitress who never brought us menus. Drinks took forever. Food was ordered and 2/4 meals came cold. When sent back they were reheated and over cooked and tough.
Disappointed for tonight's meal
Love this place! The patio is beautiful! A small water feature and tons of flowers make this a fabulous covered patio. Our server Cathy was stellar. Friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and attentive. All of the staff was great! Food was fantastic! Glad we finally made the trip there. We will be back!
drinks were amazing, food was okay, dessert was excellent. our server was great, but the manager is a piece of work. not very accommodating. we had called earlier in the day to add two additional people to our party, were told if we wanted to we'd have to push the reservation back 45 minutes, no big deal we didn't mind at all. when we get there they were totally un prepared and acted like we had caused them a huge inconvenience. excuse me?? I CALLED AHEAD (waited on hold for 20 minutes) and PUSHED BACK MY RESERVATION. the issue? he incorrectly sat a four-top at our six-top and instead of apologizing for their error, tried to make my guests and I feel uncomfortable. I might go back in the future for the drinks (food was okay) but would have to seriously consider it after our terrible experience.
a very disappointing evening - we had reservations and we arrived at 8: 15 pm - there was a very long line outside of the restaurant and they took care of seating as quickly as possible. they were so busy that we were ask to order about 30 minutes later, we hadn't received a menu and no one came by to order a drink, we order a drink and that took another 20 minutes to get, very noisy and totally understand being busy but obviously way under staff - waitress came back to take our orders another 20 minutes later - food was not up to par - i advised that the fish wasn't good (very fishy) and the reply was "oh well", the rest of the guest food wasn't good as well- been to this restaurant a few times prior and that night it was just terrible - we had to get their attention to order another drink which took another awhile to get - bathrooms were a mess and what attendant came in and handed toilet paper to a girl in line and said "here" - men's washroom was dirty as well - very disappointing evening overall so its difficult to recommend this restaurant any more
Food was really good. You need to pick Mexican or Italian. It is not a combination of the cuisine. Not too busy in the middle of the week. Service a tad bit slow. Had to ask for water to refilled a couple of times. Same thing for chips
The restaurant was a recommendation from a friend when i said I was looking for a "new" Mexican restaurant. As soon as I saw mole on the menu I was in - and I was not disappointed. The mole was good as I've had in San Antonio - and that was GOOD! The menu is pretty large - it seems a bit bigger on the Italian side - which is good because the friends we were dining with preferred Italian. They also have a nice selection of Margaritas. Once I spied the large bunch of fresh mint prominently displayed however - I opted for a Mojito - which was almost as good as mine. :) The patio is nice and I wish we would have stayed outside to eat. My only complaint is the noise level in the dining room. It was busy (obviously due to the good food) and hard to carry on a conversation. We will definitely be back - but will request patio seating.
Delicious food and very good service during a busy Sat night at 8:30 pm. We had a reservation luckily as place was hopping. Apps and meal were great. The whiskey craft cocktail has some uumph behind it. Great dessert too. Just a fantastic experience.
We wanted to thank you so much for helping us celebrate my daughters birthday. Everyone went out of their way to make sure my daughter's wheel chair was accomodated and out of the way on the beautiful patio so she wouldnt get bumped. And when we had to suddenly leave because my other daughter wasn't feeling good, the personalized dessert you brought the birthday girl even though we hadn't eaten yet and the quick boxing up of our order was so thoughtful. Best take out dinner ever! Highly recommend!
1. Busy Friday night = no drinks menu for 15 minutes and another while longer for the menu. Thankfully they plied me with chips. Friday nights are stupid busy and I appreciate that, but maybe you should let your table know you didn't flat out forget about them.
2. Good outdoor seating with space heaters. You can't tell you're sitting in the middle of a bad neighborhood. Suburbanites would be comfortable here.
3. Ordered spaghetti scoglio $20 - two of three mussels were unopened (shouldn't eat that), one shrimp (seriously), and the rest of the sauce and dish was fishy. And the sauce? Prego, where you at?!
Thankfully the chips were enough to fill me and the green salsa was just bland enough that I could eat a ton without burning my mouth off. Expensive dinner of chips. This place is off my list for good.
We celebrated our son's Confirmation at El BArzon. We had a party of 10 including 3 children. The wait staff was excellent. They were very accommodating to our children and even brought our son, who made his Confirmation, a special dessert on the house. We will be back!
I brought my girlfriend to El Barzon on Saturday evening and it was a WONDERFUL experience. The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal. Our waitress, Analyssia, was excellent and made it a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely be back!
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!!
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