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El Asador

1312 Springwells, Detroit, MI 48209
+1 313-297-2360
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (15 reviews)
“flautas” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1312 Springwells, Detroit, MI 48209
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose El Asador for “Father’s Day,” since we had never before visited the restaurant and it had received good reviews in TripAdvisor. I was also intrigued by the story of its chef, who seemed to be familiar with regional Mexican cuisines and had previously...More

Thank Marzel2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had visited more authentic Mexican places (in terms of cooking), but this is a good place nonetheless. Spice and heat a bit dialed down, but flavors are good. Service is attentive without being cloying. Prices are about average

Thank CanRu
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The restaurant is located close to I-75 and is easy to find. Although it is a somewhat desolate area, we did not feel unsafe. The ambience is OK, but a notch below what you would expect for steaks that cost almost $30. The service was...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I love reading Eater Detroit and like their recommendations for restaurants so I decided to try El Asador, one of their current top choices. All in all, our experience was just ok. On the negative side they don't have beer (no cerveza?), they have one...More

Thank jt1120
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Service - 5 stars Food - 2.5 stars Value - 4 stars As everyone describes it, it's off the beaten path but super easy to find. My wife and I wanted to try a new restaurant for a date night, so we gave El Asador...More

Thank OhMikeGod
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Yes, it's a gem hidden in the city, but what you find is friendly service, good foods, and plenty of folks who took the drive from the suburbs. The guacamole is prepared table side and excellent. Thought we were back in Puerto Vallarta! Steaks and...More

1  Thank Michaelbirmingham4
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This place is not in any of the vibrant revived areas of the city. In southwest Detroit, off the beaten path, but WELL worth going here. Great apps—lobster quesadillas, a “bubbly” chorizo/cheese dip & steaks. Yes steaks! They have all the traditional Mexican dishes, but...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Was excited to try this place out after hearing about it for years. Drove into the back parking lot and felt a certain uneasiness in my gut (flight or fight), but we kept walking to the front and was again uneasy at the interior decor...More

Thank NikaNumber1
Reviewed 19 October 2017

First time for all of the group at El Asador. Ordered the tableside Guacamole and right off the luncheon menu afterwards. Pleasant, kindly service; excellent dishes (especially the chicken chile rellenos). Chips and salsa were super as well. Additionally, this lunch was an excellent value....More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent. Best Flautas in town. The tableside guacamole is fabulous. The owner is awesome and Luis the waiter is so attentive!

Thank Rhonda P
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sharon m
20 November 2015|
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Response from sueski99 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. What else would you carry in? Scotch and Water? I would call and ask as to not embarass anyone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Springwells, Detroit, MI 48209
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-297-2360
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