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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A nice Tex-Mex experience

The shrimp cocktail is very hot, not enough shrimp; the shrimp quesadilla was very good; friend ordered chicken fried steak, although the waiter cautioned that American cuisine wasn't there specialty (Jose). She ended up sending it back for the quesadilla. Would dine here again. Heard the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The shrimp cocktail is very hot, not enough shrimp; the shrimp quesadilla was very good; friend ordered chicken fried steak, although the waiter cautioned that American cuisine wasn't there specialty (Jose). She ended up sending it back for the quesadilla. Would dine here again. Heard the enchiladas are very good.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The food was really good. And considering my daughter in law is a Mexican food picky picky eater. Her mom's is the best. She liked it and would go back.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My daughter did not care for her entrée so the waiter brought her something else. She didn't care for that, either. My food was alright but nothing special. They did bring out complimentary, very small sopapillas, to celebrate Independence Day, which she did like. :) The manager was quite rude in asking why my daughter didn't like her meal. Lots... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a family dinner here and some of us traveled from out of state. It was a rare treat to enjoy our favorite El Fenix Tex-Mex from sour cream chicken enchiladas to tacos to chile rellenos to tamales. Also, they still have their famous margaritas and for after dinner, real pralines. I took home a bag full of pralines!... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have been coming here well over twenty years and still it's the best enchiladas ever, and the chips and salsa are really good. Go on Wednesday, it's enchilada day!

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was our first visit to El Fenix in Grapevine and we were not disappointed. I ordered the Chicken fajitas and they came out very hot with an array of veggies and toppings; my spouse had a huge burrito, which looked very tasty and he enjoyed as well. Our server was very attentive without being annoying; all in all a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 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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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
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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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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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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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