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El Barzon

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3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210-3028
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two thumbs up for the alfresco dining and polite service. The menus has both Italian and Mexican fare and is quite large. The consensus among the four diners was that food was average.

Thank vnBrooklyn
Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One often sees different cuisines combined but in this case they are on separate menu pages as the chef was raised in Mexico and trained in Italy. We were only there one night so didn't get to explore everything. Two of us had the Popian which had the best green mole sauce I've ever had over a perfectly cooked chicken... More 

Thank RayleighR
Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant three times. It has the best salsa verde I have ever had, and the mole enchiladas and margaritas are so good, we will probably go back. However, while on our first visit, we only had to look around once and a server would be there to assist; on subsequent visits we had much less... More 

Thank JenniferTV
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We want for a family Friday night dinner at El Barzon. The weather was great; we dined in the covered outdoor area; a beautiful spot. The service by Alex was generally attentive. But the food was outstanding. One of the specials skirt steak melted in you mouth. Some ordered Mexican and some ordered Italian. I think the Italian has the... More 

Thank bfmscs
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

If you're looking for excellent mole and pipian dishes made from scratch, this is the place. It is an elegant oasis in SW Detroit. I love this fact because many restaurants in Mexico are white tablecloth restaurants. We have such a variety in dishes as well as level of restaurants. Too bad that the image of Mexican food in the... More 

Thank Maria Elena R
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

El Barzon presents itself as a white tablecloth restaurant; a touch that suggested this would be a "fine dining" experience. If only that were so. I wish I could say it was; it wasn't. We had an early dinner here on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon. We sat outdoors and were very comfortable. The restaurant bills itself as Mexican/Italian with... More 

1 Thank Moe B
Northville, Michigan
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439 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

We went to dinner with two other couples and got a nice table outdoors. It was a warm night and very nice to eat outdoors. We had to swat a few flies away, but the setting is really nice. The inside of the restaurant is also very tastefully decorated and is a nice space. The menu is a mix of... More 

Thank BHartMich
Hollywood, FL USA
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159 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Although we had thought this restaurant would contain numerous Mexican dishes according to the website and location adjacent to Mexican Town, we felt that more emphasis had been placed on the other menu selections of Italian related food. However, you can find assortment of chicken and fish dishes as well. The menu contains food selections suitable for lunch and dinner... More 

Thank Daro2013
Livonia, Michigan
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Sorry, but my visit a week ago left me feeling I had paid more than the food warranted. True, the outdoor atmosphere is nice. True, service was excellent but $22 for 2 enchiladas? $14 for a fruit drink? A lot of money for Mexican food that can be had for much less a mile away. The Italian portions were small... More 

Thank RobertLivonia_MI
Detroit, Michigan
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179 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

understated and a hidden garden,,, great spot with excellent ambience. Food is Mexican influence and prepared really well...little off the beaten path and well worth it

Thank slpluigi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210-3028
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 313-894-2070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?