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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

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6811 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225-2212
(214) 363-5279
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Tex-Mex Dinner

My family had dinner there while visiting the city. The service was excellent! We enjoyed dinner ... which isn't always easy for vegetarians that sometimes have seafood ... and dessert! I ordered a margarita, which was quite tasty. The salsa actually has flavor. My husband ordered the chile... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My family had dinner there while visiting the city. The service was excellent! We enjoyed dinner ... which isn't always easy for vegetarians that sometimes have seafood ... and dessert! I ordered a margarita, which was quite tasty. The salsa actually has flavor. My husband ordered the chile relleno, which had a blend of cheeses - yum! If you order... More 

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We were downtown Dallas and started to get hungry. Looked over and this place was packed so we decided to give it a try. We made a great choice. Chips and salsa was fantastic! They were like corn chips and they tasted awesome. Their queso was good but not great. Would get again though. We got the lunch chimichanga and... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I enjoyed the food at El Fenix. It was definitely in the better-than-average to really good range, but it was the tortilla chips that knocked my socks off. The chips were crisp and thin, but firm at the same time. They did not fall apart or break up. They were just salty enough and not at all greasy. I can't... More 

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Hannibal, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Even though this is a chain restaurant, they have excellent Tex Mex food, great service and a wonderful Mexican atmosphere! We make sure to visit every time we're in Dallas, which is 2-3 times a year. Be sure to stop in!

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was there with friends..very good food..we took tacos and enchiladas!!tasty and cheap..and very good service..recommendable!!

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Dallas, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

disgusting place! terrible food! a few years back, an acquaintance brought us here and I can't believe, with all the money he claims he makes, he eats there! it's terrible.

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Dallas, Texas
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128 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Downtown El Fenix is the OG when it comes to DFW TEX MEX. Quick service, tasty chips and salsa (a good sign of good tex mex) and low prices make this place a great stop. Our favorite thing here is the tacos and enchiladas. New to Tex-Mex? Go for the cheese enchilada with chile con carne, its a great... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The service was excellent. Vary spacious restaurant that has been in business for nearly 100 years. Food was excellent. Salsa and queso are traditional family recipes that taste great!~

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Oakland, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I too have eaten at El Fenix in one location or another for the better part of my life. I don't live in Dallas anymore but I still eat here on every visit. It's true I carry a taste memory from childhood. And yes, the restaurant has seen a few highs and lows over the decades. Right now, however is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I went to lunch at the El Fenix on Lemon Avenue in Dallas recently, and the food quality is really going down. I ordered the Brisket Nachos - a new item on their menu. I got a big plate of chips (the bottom ones were cemented to the plate) with some brisket, beans and tomato chunks sprinkled on top. There... More 

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Address: 6811 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225-2212
Phone Number: (214) 363-5279
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 6811 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225-2212
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: (214) 363-5279

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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