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3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210-3028
313-894-2070
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Ranked #44 of 973 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you are looking to celebrate a special event, look no further. El Barzon has some of the best Italian and Mexican dishes I have ever experienced. An appetizer is a must do. Our favorite is the Italian sausage and peppers. The fresh calamari lightly fried is outstanding as well. I tried the roasted poblano pepper soup which was very... More 

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Taylor, MI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Since my wife and I both avoid flour ingredients in our cooking, we thought we'd be safe at a restaurant that features both Italian and Mexican (provided we steer clear of flour tortillas and pasta). Boy were we wrong. The waiter was difficult to communicate with so he sent the manager to our table. The manager said (paraphrasing) "I feel... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to El Barzon for a friend's birthday dinner. First - the neighborhood - you will not expect to find a fine restaurant around here. That being said - stay the course, it'll be worth it. You go through a run down neighborhood, turn down a seedy looking alley, and arrive at a fine dining destination... go figure. Valet... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Love El Barzon's menu, Mexican and Italian!! They have tree to four specials and a daily soup that changes. Excellent service. A new outside dining area was added a year ago(my first time seeing it) and it was packed! Parking lot is now enclosed and secure since it is not in the best neighborhood. GREAT improvement. Overall excellent meal and... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The homemade pasta was as good as we've had in Italy! Loved the gnocchi special and the aribiatta - so spicy, smooth and like nothing I've had before. We also enjoyed the mexican appetizers. The patio is absolutely lovely and Alex provided awesome service and made the best drinks - my mouth is still watering over the dessert cocktail!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Two of our party of 12 ordered the steak. It was overdone, and was the toughest, chewiest steak I have ever been served. When brought to the server's attention, he simply shrugged. This restaurant does not deserve the accolades.

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Glenview, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

First, about the setting. It is a rougher part of "Mexican town" in Southwest Detroit, but when you enter the place it is special. A pleasant, mostly covered patio dining area in addition to the restaurant. The staff is welcoming and helpful. The menu offers both Italian and Mexican. I was a little suspect since I am not a fan... More 

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Lincoln Park, Mi
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a nice meal at El Barzon. Nothing fancy. I had a very nice lasagna and my beautiful wife had paste with shrimp in a bolognaise sauce coved with arugula. The outdoor patio was happening. The dining room was its normal high decibel environment. El Barzon is one of our favorites.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was so impressed with this restaurant!! Food was delicious, the manager prepared me an excellent drink made with rum, strawberries and basil. The atmosphere was beautiful, it was like being in a Hacienda. I recommend this restaurant 100%!

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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a special out-of-town guest that we wanted to impress and El Barzon lived up to the task very well. She was a devote foodie from Manhattan and thought this place was unique. Don't let the slightly manic menu scare you as BOTH Italian and Mexican fares are some of the best around. The service was attentive and quick.... More 

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Additional Information about El Barzon

Address: 3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210-3028
Phone Number: 313-894-2070
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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