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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
Good Old School Tex Mex

Consistent service and food. Plan on a wait. Its very good for what it is, but I wouldn't rank it high on my list of places I look forward to visiting. But if you are simply looking for decent quality, reasonable, tex mex food, and aren't terribly concerned about the dated interior (that is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

While traveling we were served a catered lunch and I fell in love!. The beef and chicken fajitas were incredible and I ate my weight in chips and salsa. I can only imagine how good the food is at the location if they do that well with catering.

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Amarillo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Used to stop in here quite regularly for a cheap good lunch. Restaurant is in an older building but well kept. Service is quick and the food is always fresh and hot. Normally for lunch I ate the tortilla soup or enchilada platter. A good place to stop in for a quick bite when you have limited time downtown.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Tex-Mex. This place is the gold standard for planet Earth. It simply does not get better because perfection cannot be improved on. I want these people to adopt me or in the alternative I'd settle for working as a bus boy if they threw in meals. Heck, I'd pay them to let me work there with meals.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Consistent service and food. Plan on a wait. Its very good for what it is, but I wouldn't rank it high on my list of places I look forward to visiting. But if you are simply looking for decent quality, reasonable, tex mex food, and aren't terribly concerned about the dated interior (that is a drab and makes me wonder... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great setting with wonderful good. Appetizers were to die for. Food was flavorful and up to par. I loved our waiter, he was of great attendance and he wasn't a bad conversator either. Very friendly staff

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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