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El Barzon

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3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210-3028
+1 313-894-2070
16:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 26 October 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 15 October 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 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 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 28 September 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 28 August 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 8 August 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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Northville, Michigan
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454 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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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166 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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 

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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
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
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?