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El Barzon

3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210-3028
313-894-2070
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Ranked #31 of 957 restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
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143 reviews 143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love this place. Whether you have Mexican or Italian it is all great. If you feel adventurous try the goat, it is the best!

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I absolutely loved this restaurant. My Sea Bass was delicious. The service was wonderful and our waiter was very professional and warm.

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