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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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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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157 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Bellevue, Washington
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

DON'T BE PUT OFF BY CURB APPEAL!!! PARK AROUND BACK AND FOLLOW SIGNS. The food was terrific and the scratch cocktails well thought out. The service at times was a bit slow and the coffee poor but otherwise I can't complain about this gem. Had both Italian and Mexican dishes and desserts, all wonderful. The veal and goat on the... More 

Thank Real-Insight
Detroit, Michigan
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143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you haven't been to El Barzon, you need to. Period. Great for after a ball game, or for a date. If you are going for a date, make sure to call a few days before and make reservations for the patio. The patio is where it is at, if you ask me. It's covered, so no matter the weather,... More 

Thank Jason H
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This place is so good. We have been here four times in the past year, as a couple, with family, and as part of a large group. It has been terrific every time. The waitstaff is attentive and the food is great. I always chose from the Mexican side of the menu but went Italian on our last visit. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?