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El Fenix

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401 State Hwy 114 W., Grapevine, TX 76051
817-421-1151
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy Mexican Food

The chips and salsa were some of the best I have ever had. The service was fantastic, and the enchiladas were delicious. El Fenix is now on my list of best places to go when traveling, since we don't have one in our area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has the worst Mexican style food my wife or I have EVER had. Save your money and go to Jack in the box! JITB two for $.99 tacos have more meat in them than their 3 brisket taco platter. Not to mention the rice and black beans had been served and reheated in tbe microwave. My wife's dinner... More 

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Lubbock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The chips and salsa were some of the best I have ever had. The service was fantastic, and the enchiladas were delicious. El Fenix is now on my list of best places to go when traveling, since we don't have one in our area.

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Laval, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went there a couple times during my week in Grapevine in March 15. Good food and good service, Brisket Tacos are amazing !

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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is just an average Mexican place but higher prices.... It was convenient is the only reason we went.... Right next to the hotel. We are in town for a week, however convenient or not we probably won't go back..but the chips and salsa were fabulous!!!

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Hurst, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

El Fenix was always a family favorite Mexican Restaurant until the last few times we visited in Grapevine. The service is not as good as in the past but the major change is in the quality and quantity of food. I normally order a salad and in the past was always very satisfied. Not anymore. We visited, for the very... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

My waitresses told me she has only worked there three weeks. She had no clue of the menu. I never received my chips and salsa. The margarita was just sweet and sour mix. My shrimp and chicken fajitas was burnt to a crisp. The know nothing waitresse brought me butter packets. I guess it was for the dried charred meat.... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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94 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

visited this location while on business in the Dallas area for lunch. Both coworker and I had the chicken fajitas. They were delicious and well seasoned. The service was quick and the staff was friendly. The decor is on the Latin side but an upgraded version. I plan to return when I go back to the Dallas area. A definite... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food is always good at this El Fenix but the last 3 times in a period of 6 months the service has been lousey. The waiters forget to bring items to the table. Or they bring it when the meal is 1/2 gone. not good.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I made the mistake of ignoring the yelp! reviews and took my family here for lunch when we were visiting from out of town. It was a Saturday for late lunch. We stood waiting to be greeted and seated behind 1 other couple for 10 min. I mean no one was hostessing and the mgr was cashiering and never acknowledged... More 

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Gros Ilet, Gros-Islet, St. Lucia
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I like the El Fenix chain for lunch because they are so fast. You can get a quality meal in no time. However today, this one was and extended service time. Didn't get chips and salsa for quite some time. Once I was allowed to place my order, the food showed up in minutes. But then again it took quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 State Hwy 114 W., Grapevine, TX 76051
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Grapevine
  • Phone Number: 817-421-1151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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