El Barzon


When Norberto and Silvia Garita opened their modest little restaurant on Junction south of Michigan Avenue in 2007, few would have guessed that, in the space of just a couple of years, diners would need to call ahead for reservations on Saturday nights if they wanted to sample the mole poblano or strozzapreti prepared in the Mexican/Italian kitchen. But, in much the same way that Slows Bar BQ quickly made its mark in an unlikely neighborhood, the quality and freshness of the Garitas’ authentic Mexican and Italian dishes have struck a chord. 3710 Junction, Detroit; 313-894-2070, elbarzonrestaurant.com. $13