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El Fenix

401 State Hwy 114 W., Grapevine, TX
817-421-1151
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Ranked #83 of 200 Restaurants in Grapevine
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 25, 2014
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English first
dallas, texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

WE LOVE EL FENIX! our favortie store is the original restaurant in downtown dallas. but we have never been disappointed in an el fenix. not sure what they do to their hamburger meat, but they have the second best tacos i've ever had (first is husband's). love this place!

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Southeast Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very reasonably priced food with amazingly good chips and salsa. Several menu items are not your traditional TexMex and they were excellent. Also, they have the BEST sopapillas we have ever had!!

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a restaurant but serve you food like a taco bell. Taco bell has better Nacho than this restaurant.

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Carrollton, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I dined here recently with my elderly mother. Our waiter was great; young, energetic, attentive. The food was disappointing to say the least. The Tilapia was the least offensive dish I could find and my mother's 'crispy' taco shells were soft and greasy. I guess it might be a good place if you like fast food at a sit down... More

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Colleyville, TX
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130 reviews 130 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

House Margaritas to start in a tall salt rimmed glass but they must have thought my wife and I were underage as the tequila was missing. Chips were fresh and the salsa tasty. My wife enjoyed the chicken enchiladas which she enjoyed while I had a special combination of beef and shrimp fajitas. These were in a delicious sauce and... More

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Lufkin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Real TexMex like what you used to find everywhere before they cut chili con carne and went to "sauces" that a mystery. Loved it and went there every weekend for the 6 weeks we were there.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Had dinner here while in town on business, was a short walk from my hotel. I had the special mexican plate which had enchilada, tamale and taco, food was average as was the price. Sevice was acceptable but not great.

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Eufaula, Oklahoma, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Lots of food, authentic, great taste...very reasonably priced. Fed a family of 7 for $60. Sopapillas are HUGE! Great place!

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Grapevine, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Always good service. Easier to get into than some area restaurants but that doesn't mean the food is not good.

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Abilene, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The chips and salsa were good. Waitress was friendly, not very busy when we were there. Food was good...edge of the enchilada was a little tough?? This was our first time here.

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