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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

6811 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225-2212
(214) 363-5279
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Dallas, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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7 reviews 7 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

My husband and I were in the mood for Mexican and on vacation in Dallas Texas. We researched and found El Fenix. The hostess and waiters were fun and recommended items for us to try. Their chips/salsa and Guac dip are the best I've ever had. The service was quick and the drinks were frozen. Please stop by and tell... More 

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Okla.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Chain Mexican food is my least favorite, but this was a little better than expected. Good salsa and guacamole, decent entrees. The hit of the evening was our waiter Luis, who handled our group of 12 with ease, was polite, charming and handled a couple of unusual requests with no problem. He did receive a generous tip.

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

If it isn't the birthplace of Tex mex, it's pretty darn close. Authentic texmex at a very resonable price.

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Dallas, Texas
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1,738 reviews 1,738 reviews
1,284 restaurant reviews
734 helpful votes 734 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Food and service is still very good. Lot's of diners eating here.El Fenix has been around for many years and nothing much has changed as far as the food is.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

New dinner specials are excellent. Just like high end/price TexMex for less. Fish tacos were amazing as was the new queso with poblano peppers. The staff was friendly and attentive without being annoying and pushy. Can not wait to go back!!

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Additional Information about El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

Address: 6811 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225-2212
Phone Number: (214) 363-5279
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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