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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

#124 of 2,936 Restaurants in Dallas
#130 of 3,211 Places to Eat in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Oak Lawn
Mexican
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1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 747-1121
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delivery Option!

Had El Fenix delivered on my first night in Dallas. Getting tacos and queso delivered right to your door is pretty great! Food was fresh and delicious with just the right amount of spice. Will definitely order again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
crcoop11
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Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a very pleasant restaurant offering authentic Mexican plates. We walked in without a reservation about 5:30pm and was seated in about five minutes. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Midland, Texas, United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped into this restaurant after visiting the Perot Museum, and although the were in the midst of a Mary Kay convention and VERY busy, we were seated quickly and everyone was very efficient. The food was delicious, as well as the mojitos! We liked it so much that we stopped at the Weatherford location on the way home:)

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had El Fenix delivered on my first night in Dallas. Getting tacos and queso delivered right to your door is pretty great! Food was fresh and delicious with just the right amount of spice. Will definitely order again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visit this place very often, the food is always good, the service is excellent. The food is always hot and comes out fast!! The chips and salsa are delish! They atmosphere is fun and very nice. If you like Mexican food you will like El Fenix!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place is always packed, but never a long wait. Totally worth it too. The queso is a must have and so are the quesadillas.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was traveling with my 5 year old son through DFW when our flight was canceled. The restaurant was a pleasant 5 minute walk from our Hotel (LaQuina) and did not disappoint. The atmosphere was relaxing, fun and full of old world charm. My 5 year old loved the food and asked for more! Great place to eat, we will... More 

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Daytona Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wonderful food, with wonderful service. The $4.49 margaritas are wonderful too. This is our new favorite Mexican restaurant in the DFW area.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We enjoyed lunch at El Fenix in downtown Dallas. The service was incredibly speedy and everyone enjoyed their meal tremendously. Great place for two or for twenty!

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Durant, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We ate here when in Dallas. The food was very good. A little pricey for Mexican food but the taste and atmosphere was great. We really enjoyed eating here. I would go back and eat again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We came here in January with some friends, the food was really good! If you like food spicy food with some nice waiters/waitress, this is the place to go!

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Address: 1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: (214) 747-1121
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighborhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: (214) 747-1121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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