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El Barzon

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3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210-3028
+1 313-894-2070
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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Lake Orion, Michigan
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129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised that we were seated for our 7 pm reservation precisely at 7!! Wow!! We started with a caprese salad and poblanos rellenos. The caprese salad was made with salad tomatoes rather than Campari tomatoes but it was still tasty! The poblano pepper was decent not terrific! We found the drinks to be over priced but our... More 

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Bloomfield Township, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress, Kathy, made a birthday celebration even more special with her attentiveness to every detail including bringing the tequila bottles to our table to show us what had been poured (we were experimenting!). Everyone enjoyed their meals (meat to seafood were ordered) and they even brought a special birthday dessert surprise for my dad. It was a wonderful night.... More 

Thank Janette F
Detroit, Michigan
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a delicious treat worth the trip and off the beaten path. The dishes can be a bit exotic to good old family favorites. I've been twice so far with a social group and plan to take a friend who is a foodie, when she visits next.

Thank Darryl D
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This place has a great menu...Italian and Mexican. I had a Mexican dish and my daughter had a pasta dish...both were excellent. Good wine selection as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely be back soon!

Thank Marie A
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

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 September 28, 2016

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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13 reviews
12 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 6 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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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: +1 313-894-2070

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