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El Barzon

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3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210-3028
+1 313-894-2070
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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420 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
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 

Thank jocelynd102
Hoboken, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank Kathryn S
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Sflam
Glenview, Illinois
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

Thank sw1945
Lincoln Park, Michigan
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Frank V
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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%!

1 Thank Karita05
Detroit, Michigan
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147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Smogboy315
Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

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

Thank Mark M
Detroit, Michigan
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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Thank 7808BillyD
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed May 5, 2014

First things first, this is the loudest restaurant I have ever been to. Literally I could not hear the people seated directly across from me, and we had to start writing on the paper tablecloth to communicate with each other. This place seems more like a German beer hall than a restaurant, there are no booths, or dividers of any... More 

Thank John S

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, 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: +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?