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El Barzon, Detroit, MI
El Barzon, Detroit, MI
El Barzon, Detroit, MI
El Barzon, Detroit, MI
El Barzon, Detroit, MI

El Barzon

4.6
4.6
1780 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Located 3 miles from Little Cesar's Arena, Comerica Park, and Ford Field. El Barzon Restaurante has been a staple to the city since 2007, serving both Mexican and Italian Traditional dishes. Chef/Owner Norberto Garita was able to obtain his culinary experience working in Manhattan N.Y. and in the later moved to Michigan where he worked at the famously (now Closed) Ill Posto Ristorante Italiano.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 894-2070
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Norberto Garita
  • Catering
    Not available for the moment
  • Private party facilities
    Call For More Information 313-516-5416
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Cross street
    Michigan Ave
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking Also Available
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Italian

  • Detroit

    Italian

1,780 Reviews
  1. DiningInNyc

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! Service was awesome. The bartender made me a phenomenal mock tail! Would definitely recommend.

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  2. PracticallyPerfect

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A must-go spot!!! Try it as soon as you are able!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, really good food and great service

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  4. BobT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service and ambience. Love the combined Italian Mexican menu choices. Excellent food quality. Our special place for birthdays and anniversary celebrations.

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  5. Lynn

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We arrived on time and were seated immediately. The restaurant was very busy. Fair prices on bottle wine. Food was just ok - nothing to write home about. The noise level was very high and there was not music playing just loud voices. The worst part was that it was SO SO SO hot inside and there were no windows to open. They also had propane heaters in the outside porch with the smell of the propane wafting inside. It was not very pleasant

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  6. LeslieD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinners for four were all well-prepared and delicious. Staff was attentive. Inside the garden area was a bit chilly despite a good heater going but the temps outside were very low and we could have chosen to eat inside. Overall a very nice dinner which keeps us coming back. (We have dined there four times and each trip has been excellent. )

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  7. Jayrock

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jose our server was very good. Food was great. Will be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, and always consistent. Can’t wait to go back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy but the food was great. I think I would recommend this place to anyone

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El Barzon was overbooked for Valentines Day which was unfortunate but they had availability at their sister restaurant La Noria and we ate there which was fantastic.

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  11. JustinW

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Not sure how this place was so highly reviewed. Food is nothing to talk about. Service was poor. Won’t be returning.

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  12. JKRJr

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit. The atmosphere was great. The appetizers and entrees were outstanding. Our server was not as attentive. The place was busy since it was Valentines Day weekend. I would have given it an overall 5-star but for the service. I'll definitely go back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great meal! Food and service was awesome. We will be back.

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  14. GnMB

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Haven’t been in a long time. Not as good as we remembered. Back room is cold & poor temperature controlled. Food wasn’t bad, just not great!

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  15. AlexaB

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to wait quite a bit for service, but for being the weekend before Valentines Day I wasn’t surprised by that. Food was great and the staff was so kind!

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  16. JulieM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El Barzon is amazing! The food is outstanding from the menu selections to the specials. Drinks are delicious too. They go out of the way to make sure their guests are happy. Highly recommend!

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  17. ValerieS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, staff and ambience was amazing, they need to change the Christmas music though.

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  18. Cpdl

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

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  19. TonyK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always. This is a favorite spot in Detroit for us.

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  20. DonnaV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was great. The staff was amazing and the service was excellent. The owners are warm and friendly and make you feel like family. They made our son’s 27th birthday dinner celebration a lovely and memorable occasion!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing! Service was okay. When my group was seated, we were not all there. The waitress took place settings away for the rest of the people without saying a word. When told they were coming, she walked away and continued with a rude demeanor. Overall, I’d go back for the food with another server.

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  22. BruceE

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the variety of food choices and the taste of our entrees and desserts.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A small family gathering and it was just right! One of our favorite places to eat!

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  24. MichaelF

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent NYE venue for dinner. Food was excellent...service was good given the night.

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  25. KevinC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    El Barzon never disappoints! Exceptional food and service!

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  26. Charles

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden Gem in the city. One of my regular places that never disappoints. Very unique menu and always different. Great mix of French, Italian, Spanish. Server Monica was so nice and helpful.

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  27. JoeH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jasmine is great Food and wine great again Amazing everything is made fresh and to order Lisa excellent wine knowledge

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  28. EricaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were amazing! We had a great experience.

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  29. CathyV

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and exceptional service as always. Love dining at El Barzon.

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  30. BernadineS

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    All six people had different fabulous menu items, margaritas and michelata (sp). Great service. Great chips and green salsa.

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  31. valerieb

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone loved it (kids and adults). The service was awesome. The food was pretty. The taste was great.

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  32. leem

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always

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  33. kathleenm

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, whether Mexican or Italian, is outstanding. The wait staff is top notch and the atmosphere is elegant and peaceful. Everything you want in a dining experience.

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  34. CynthiaH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food was excellent and the service wonderful

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  35. JC48009

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had Italian entrees this time but next time we will explore the Mexican entrees. We had a great evening.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took way too long, had to go find our server three times to get things going.

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  37. MichaelM

    Detroit

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El Barzon is one of my favorite restaurants and again lived up to my expectations.The food and service were excellent and the prices are very reasonable for everything you get.I cannot wait to dine here again !!

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  38. chrise

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem. Looked scary from the outside , completely different atmosphere inside. The food was exceptional as well as the service. Booked a table for Christmas.

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  39. Judes

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do yourself a favor and go! We met for a holiday dinner - food was absolutely delicious! The waiter, Alex, was pleasant, well versed with the choices and very attentive. Our water glasses were always refilled and he checked in without being annoying. I had the chicken Marsala - delicious and the scalloped potatoes melted in my mouth as did the spinach. So good. It was a Wednesday night so it was not crowded which we enjoyed as we could hear each other talk. Loved the Italian choices as well as Mexican and some that were a unique fusion of the two. Christmas salad appetizer was so pretty and tasty.

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  40. Ryan

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. We had a great night.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

El Barzon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 894-2070.

El Barzon is rated 4.6 stars by 1780 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Barzon

3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Michigan Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking Also Available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Norberto Garita
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (313) 894-2070
  • Catering
    Not available for the moment
  • Private party facilities
    Call For More Information 313-516-5416
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