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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

#162 of 2,918 Restaurants in Dallas
#171 of 3,191 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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great taste of Texas

Our first trip to Dallas. After sightseeing in Downtown Dallas, we went for a late lunch. Great margarita, great service. Can't beat the fresh guacamole. Traditional Tex Mex menu. Larger than life, colorful decor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
MooresvilleMom
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Mooresville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wonderful, true Mexican food. Friendly staff, worked hard to keep us happy. The food was delicious and although the restaurant was busy, the food was delivered quickly and correctly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This weekend Southwest airlines had an awards banquet in Dallas and I went with a friend to celebrate. We stopped at El Fenix for lunch. Everything was really good!!!! The complimentary chips and salsa were delightful. The chips were light and crisp. I ordered the Rosalita taco salad. It was quite yummy. The portions are enormous. The service staff was... More 

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Abilene, Texas, USA
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped here for lunch before heading across the street to the Perot Museum. I'm a fan of Mexican food, and although the food and experience was good, it wasn't anything extraordinary. I've had plenty of equally good or better quality food at plenty of other places. Our server did a great job and made a good recommendation when I... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We are here on a Thursday night and it was packed, which is always a sign of good food. As busy as it was we still got seated with no wait and the food was very good. As good as the food was, the service was even better and the overall atmosphere was invitating and pleasant. I will surely eat... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I think that we ended up at this place because it is a Dallas institution. I was happy to see that the decor was clean and not dates as these types of places tend to be. I wouldn't visit this place for its food. It was pretty run of the mill Mexican and there must be much better around town... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

El Felix Mexican restrant in Dallas one of the most famous Mexican restrants in Dallas & the state of Texas. Very quick service ,food was delight ful . Had a very good margerritas & beef enchiladas came with refride beans & Spanish rices. The water was very knologeble of the menu and very helpful, thanks el Felix!!!

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our first trip to Dallas. After sightseeing in Downtown Dallas, we went for a late lunch. Great margarita, great service. Can't beat the fresh guacamole. Traditional Tex Mex menu. Larger than life, colorful decor.

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have eaten at several locations of El Fenix in the DFW area and this one is our favorite! Great locations and ambience. Service always with a smile, good bar tender, food is always fast and delicious. Parking at peak times can be a little difficult.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

love the fajitas if you want the best come here avoid coming hereon sundays lunch if possible too crowded also the sopa de tortilla is delicious

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Georgetown, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food here was old school Tex-Mex, but it was very good. Certainly you get your money's worth. But th service was outstanding! The staff was very attentive and brought things out quickly. Our waiter brought us some extra napkins for the grandkids, and when we thanked him, instead of replying

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

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